The Launceston United Soccer Club was formed in 1958.

In 1989 the club merged with "Launceston Matric" under the name of "Launceston Soccer & Sports Club". Launceston Matric had been promoted to the Tasmanian State League from the Northern Premier League the previous year. The club lasted two seasons in the state competition before withdrawing in 1990 and returning to the Northern Premier League.

Launceston United reverted to their original name in 2008.

Launceston United's home colours are royal blue and white. The alternative or away colours can include green and red.

The club theme song is 'Boys of Launnie' and is sung by the clubs senior team's in the dressing rooms after a victory.

The club motto is Esse Quam Videri it is a Latin phrase meaning "To be, rather than to seem".

The club fields teams in the Veto Men's Northern Championship, Veto Women's Northern Championship, Veto Men's Northern Championship 1, Under 18's Northern Championship, Veto Under 16's Northern Championship and in the Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Association competitions for Under 6’s through to Under 16’s players.