1. We're getting our Big Plans done!

  2. We're ticking off our to-do list! Big Plan projects are complete and more are now underway.

    In 2014 Shellharbour Workers’ Club launched the Master Plan for the development of the Shellharbour site over the next 20 years. The planning process behind our ‘big plans’ has taken time to formulate but now we're starting to see the plans take shape.

    Ticked off:
    • Benchmark childcare centre now open!

    Coming soon:
    • We've submitted a DA for our newest asset, The Imperial at Clifton, which we will be developing into an amazing new venue.
    • The Shellharbour Club will be undergoing some venue upgrades including a well-deserved facelift for the Lounge and Sports Bar.


    Following more than two years of planning, we are excited to welcome childcare operator The Grove Academy to our site.

    Located on the far south-west corner of the Club’s Shellharbour site, the benchmark facility is the first of the Club’s diversification projects as set out in the Club’s 20 year Estate Plan.

    The Childcare Centre, which will operate under a long term lease, is strongly aligned with the Club’s vision; ‘to enable the community to reach its highest potential’ with childcare facilities identified as a necessity for the growing young, family market in Shellharbour.

    Nestled within a dedicated 5000m2, the centre is a unique landscaped site designed to bring the outside-in encouraging integrated outdoor play within a generous natural environment. Including a dedicated music room, art room and in-house chef, the childcare facility will be a benchmark facility for Shellharbour and its surrounds.

    The Childcare Centre has officially opened its doors.


    It was time to give our much-loved lounge an exciting makeover! Featuring a fresh coat of paint, new flooring, furniture and lighting, the dark and sultry space is now open for you to enjoy but we’re not quite finished…

    More furniture and lighting is expected in the coming weeks and we look forward to putting the finishing touches on the new space.

    During this time, some minor changes will be made to our regular activities including our promotional activities. Rest assure, we aim to continue to deliver on our exciting weekly schedule of activities for our members and guests. We appreciate your patience during this time and we look forward to bringing you a new and complete space.


    Shellharbour Workers Club Ltd purchased The Imperial at Clifton in March 2015 at public auction. Many people will remember the iconic old pub that traded as the Imperial Hotel from way back in the late 1800s. The Club will develop the Clifton property into a vibrant, unique and multifunctional venue that responds to the needs of the local community and helps to promote the Illawarra area as a tourist destination. The development of the property will aim to optimise its unique location and will acknowledge the past history of the building and the area.

    We look forward to bringing you further updates in the near future.

    Photos from the 'Meet and Greet' here.