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"Charging into new territory"

Australian Hotelier

"2021 HAS been a significant year for pub operator Black Rhino Group with portfolio expansion through acquisition in its home state of Victoria and its entrance into South Australia."


A little while ago we had the pleasure of hosting the team at Channel 9 for the filming of Postcards in our lovely town of Ballarat. We can't wait to see our beautiful hotel featured on channel 9 this Sunday, as well as the rest of the town.


Very exciting times ahead for Black Rhino Group as we enter the SA market. Barmera Hotel is the 5th South Australian pub to be confirmed within the group, with another 3 hotels to be confirmed soon!!


“Despite having its doors closed since March, the hotel has made the most of their break, completely renovating the modern award-winning bistro.” Not only updating the venue, there has been updates to the menu. You will find a larger selection with items now including spicy chicken wings, loaded nachos, garlic pizza, truffle & parmesan chips and even bao buns. 


Richmond Social had a visit from Izabella Staskowski on Saturday the 14th September 2019 as part of TODAY'S segment on Melbourne's Nightlight Boom. We were absolutely thrilled to have her don an apron and give bartending a try!


We’ve crunched the numbers and we sold 8,615 Chicken Parmas across our venues throughout January. So we’ve donated $2 per Chicken Parma sold - $17,230 to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal!
The Victorian Government has partnered with Bendigo Bank and The Salvation Army to establish the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. 100% of donated funds will go directly to communities in need.

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Barmera Hotel Motel


What an exciting month it’s been at Black Rhino Group! We’ve been lucky enough to kick off 2022 with some amazing South Australian acquisitions, one of them being the Barmera Hotel Motel!

Portside Tavern, Port Pirie


Black Rhino Group has made an exciting move into Port Pirie after successfully acquiring the freehold & business of Portside Tavern! We can’t wait to hit the ground running in this beautiful hotel and give the people of Port Pirie their favourite local pub.

Newmarket Hotel, Port Adelaide


We are absolutely ecstatic to welcome our second South Australian hotel into Black Rhino Group, the Newmarket Hotel located in Port Adelaide. We can’t wait to see where this hotel and our move into South Australia takes us!

The George Hotel, Millicent


We would like to welcome our FIRST interstate hotel to the Black Rhino Group – The George Hotel, Millicent SA !

The Phoenix Hotel


We are welcoming The Phoenix Hotel in Point Cook VIC, to the Black Rhino Group family. Just a short drive from the Melbourne CBD, this hotel features a large bistro featuring all the pub classics, a large TAB & sports bar, beer garden, gaming lounge and function spaces. We are thrilled to welcome The Phoenix Hotel to the growing portfolio of venues within Black Rhino Group!

Elgin's hotel, Wodonga

Elgin’s Hotel built in 1935, located in Wodonga is a family orientated hotel. This hotel offers superior services including a large bistro menu, beers, wines, function spaces, sports bar and a gaming room; entertainment for all ages. Elgin’s Hotel pride themselves on the hospitality provided and the services that are offered to all clientele making sure everyone is provided with the best experience. Elgin’s hotel has been with the one family for 86 years and we are thrilled to be the second family to own this piece of history.
This showstopper of a hotel will be welcomed into the Black Rhino Group with supreme excitement as we watch the growth of this historical pub.

Players Hotel, Dandenong

Located in the centre of Dandenong, Players Hotel is a pub that has been around for more than 30 years. Our architects have been working hard to make sure it will be the best place in Dandenong and will blow everybody's minds that walk through the doors. It will be the place to go in Dandenong. We are excited to announce that this show stopper hotel is now apart of the Black Rhino Group and we are thrilled to watch the growth of the pub.

Craig's Royal Hotel

Located in the heart of Ballarat in Lydiard Street, it is the legendary Australian gold rush era hotel. Ballarat's first official licensed pub built in 1862, walking through this historical hotel with magnificent accomodation, dining, banquet and meeting facilities you will see the regions finest heritage hotel.  We are thrilled to announce that this beautiful and historical hotel is now apart of the Black Rhino Group.  

Windermere Hotel

Windermere hotel in Kangaroo flat was established in 1962. It is a beautiful hotel which has a lot of history providing the ideal location for a delicious meal and drinks with family and friends. Windermere hotel also presents a large function space for private events, bistro area, outdoor areas, bar/lounge offering entertainment and sports. We are looking forward to Windermere Hotel becoming part of the Black Rhino Group family. 

Grand Hotel, Mornington

We are thrilled to welcome the Grand Hotel, Mornington to the Black Rhino Group. Built in 1889, it is over 125 years old, the Grand lies in the heart of Mornington. Looking onto the Main Street, with the bistro reflecting the Hotel's history in a modern and inviting setting. Click on the image on the right to be directed to The Grand Hotel's website to have a look at the menu and book your next visit.  

Longbeach Hotel

Longbeach hotel, situated right next to the beach with a sea breeze throughout, the hotel has been designed to offer several areas for you to enjoy our premium dining, entertainment and sophisticated styling.  Longbeach offers indoor seating in the spacious bistro where you can walk to an outdoor terrace with our inviting cafe where you can make it your own while enjoying that refreshing Chelsea sea breeze.