Located on the waters edge in beautiful Port Stephens

Shoal Bay is an easy 2½ hours drive north of Sydney and just 30 minutes from Newcastle airport. The venue offers a fusion of award winning restaurants, bars, entertainment and flexible function rooms that cater for all business and social requiremnts alike. With an enviable beachfront location and spectacular views of Shoal Bay, the headlands and the waters of Port Stephens, the Shoal Bay Country Club, rich in history, is an East Coast icon that has been held in the hearts of Australian families since 1934.


Three great casual dining options available

We have a mix of breakfast, lunch and dinner options offered daily across our three restaurants. This eclectic mix of foods and flavours ensures that theres options to please everyones tastes and comforts. Get in to the Sandyfoot Cafe from 7am for breakfast, grab an easy meal in the SeaRock Bistro or book a table in Catch for the perfect evening out.


This casual alfresco café and premium wine bar overlooks sparkling Shoal Bay with stunning views across to the headlands of Port Stephens. This is the ideal place to relax with a freshly ground coffee, healthy lunch or a glass of wine. Enjoy satisfying all day breakfast or lazy afternoon drinks in the sun, whatever the occasion, Sandyfoot Café and Bar is the perfect venue to relax and unwind. Learn More →


Café: 7am – 4pm Bar: 10am – 4pm



Relax in a family friendly environment while enjoying cocktails or your favourite beer from the bar. Chill out with regular and free entertainment on offer or catch your favourite sports on the big screens. Dine and socialise inside in contemporary surrounds, or outside in the alfresco undercover courtyard with large outdoor fan for the warmer days, or in front of the large fireplace on the winter nights. Learn More →


Weekdays from 4pm, Sat & Sun from 11:30am



Take in the sweeping views from our upper level with casual dining and drinks on the Catch balcony and restaurant. Enjoy some of the regions finest, with wines like a famed Hunter Valley Semillion or Shiraz, accompany this with a cheese board from local producers, or with fresh local seafood from the pristine waters of Port Stephens. There is simply no better place to be in Shoal Bay. Learn More →


Functions & private bookings only



Entertainment, special events, raffles & promotions

  • Wednsday Nights

    Country Club Hotel Raffles
  • Thursday Nights

    Shoal Bay Fishing Club Raffles
  • Fridays 5.30PM

    Marlins AFL Club Raffles
  • Fridays 7PM

    Fingal Bay Surf Club Raffles
  • Saturday Afternoons

    Sporting Hoping Foundation Raffles


The premiere beach front wedding and reception venue

Imagine the perfect backdrop of the crystal clear waterways of Shoal Bay, stunning views across to the headlands of Port Stephens, wedding guests toasting glasses of sparkling wine and a beautiful bride and groom about to share the commitment of spending the rest of their lives together in front of family and friends.

The Shoal Bay Country Club, near Nelson Bay in Port Stephens, on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, can offer you all this and more. We are dedicated to ensuring you can focus on enjoying your day and that your first appearance together as husband and wife is a memorable and gracious occasion for both you your families and your guests.

Our dedicated onsite Wedding Coordinator will help you plan everything down to the finest detail, ensuring that organising your wedding is almost as enjoyable as the big day itself. With a reputation for award-winning food and wine, we offer a range of dining and menu options that will delight any wedding party. Learn more →

GOLD WINNER 2013 Hunter and Central Coast Tourism Awards
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Award winning conference centre on the Mid North Coast

Searching for the premiere conference, function and events venue on the Mid North Coast of NSW? Search no longer. Multi award-winning Shoal Bay Country Club, near Nelson Bay in Port Stephens, has everything you need for your next conference, function, business meeting or event.

Shoal Bay Country Club is one of the largest providers of conference facilities on the Mid North Coast of NSW and offers services for up to 300 delegates. It is within easy proximity to Sydney & Newcastle and offers not only a spectacular beachfront destination where conference delegates are spoilt with breathtaking views of Shoal Bay, but also award winning onsite conference facilities managed by our dedicated conference team.

Our function venue options include 4 restaurants & 5 bars which enables us to cater for all types of events both large and small, from family get togethers and birthday parties to large scale school formals, we can cater to your needs. Enquire today →

GOLD WINNER 2013 Hunter and Central Coast Tourism Awards
BRONZE WINNER 2013 NSW Tourism Awards


Everything you need at the Shoal Bay Country Club

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Cellabrations Bottle Shop

Open 7 Days
10.00am - 10.00pm

The Cellarbrations Bottle Shop is located on the Tomaree Road side of the venue and offers offstreet parking for customers.

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TAB & VIP Room

Open 7 Days from 10.00am

The Country Club has the punters covered with a large TAB facility upkept with the latest form guides and 24 televisions broadcasting all the live race action. The VIP Room has both indoor and outdoor facilities with smoking permitted in the outdoor area.

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Beer Garden

Bigscreen Sports

Catch all the big sporting events on the beer gardens bigscreens. Undercover, shaded and fan cooled in summer, heated with a giant stone fireplace in winter, the beer garden is the ideal place to relax and catch the action.

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Pool Room

The pool room is located off the main bar and is equiped with two 8 ball tables if you and your mates are up for the challenge. There is a TAB station and plasma TV's to catch all the live sports or racing action.

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Courtesy Bus

Ph:02 4984 8103
Pick ups available for Group Bookings.
Drop offs from venue - please see our Staff.

Please not that the courtesy bus is only available at the venues discretion.