Belmont 16s is a nationally recognised sailing club and a leading provider of dining, entertainment and promotions in the heart of Lake Macquarie. Our purpose is to provide outstanding facilities and services for our members and to contribute significantly to the local community.


Belmont 16s is an iconic live entertainment venue offering the absolute best in membership, dining and promotions in the heart of Lake Macquarie. Originally established in 1922 as the ‘Belmont Sailing Club’, Belmont 16s has iconic status in Lake Macquarie. In present day, Belmont 16s is one of the largest clubs in the Hunter Region as well as the leading 16ft Skiff sailing club in Australia.

Trading since 1958 as a licensed and registered community Club, the 16s has continued to develop exceptional club facilities for the benefit of members and the broader community. Recognised as a leading dining and entertainment provider of the Hunter, the Club has hosted some of the most memorable live gigs Newcastle music fans have witnessed over the years.

The Club currently features 3 walk-up bars and 6 dining outlets on ground level with a range of cocktail areas and alfresco lounges, a tucked away play area for children and a sweeping deck on the water boasting 180-degree views of Lake Macquarie.

Upstairs you will find a large auditorium and 3 function suites with unrivalled views, catering to in-demand concerts and ticketed shows as well as weddings, corporate events, private celebrations and community fundraisers. The first floor function centre was refurbished in 2016.

Belmont 16s features disabled access to all areas of the Club including an elevator and bathrooms as well as a parents room facility.

Belmont 16s are active participants and proud sponsors of the local community, offering substantial financial donations and in-kind support for local schools, sporting teams, charities and other community organisations.

Offering casual dining in a fun lakeside setting, Belmont 16s is the ideal location for family get-togethers, coffee dates and catching up with friends. Belmont 16s is open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year from 9am on weekdays and 8am, for breakfast, on weekends.

Visit our website at 16s.com.au for the latest information or find us on Facebook.

Hours: Open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.


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The Parade, Belmont NSW 2280, Australia


Located 30 minutes south from Newcastle CBD and 90 minutes north from Sydney CBD.