Belmont is the sailing capital of the Hunter. Featuring national retail outlets, two major sailing clubs, and a public hospital, Belmont provides services to more than 50,000 residents of Lake Macquarie.

Central Business District:
304 businesses and 64,864 leasable floor area.


Total persons Belmont and surrounding areas (postcode 2280)   24,530
Total persons Belmont suburb (excluding overseas visitors)   6,476
Primary age group 25-54 years 36.9%
Total labour force
(includes employed and unemployed persons)
Occupation – top three
(employed persons aged 15 years and over)
Technicians and Trades 18.2%
Professionals 16.6%
Clerical and Administration 16.1%
Industry of employment – top three
(employed persons aged 15 years and over)
School Education 4.6%
Hospitals 4.5%
Café, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.3%
Income (population aged 15 years and over) Median individual income ($/weekly) 373
Median household income ($/weekly) 733
Family characteristics - top two Couple families without children 41.4%
Couple families with children 40.1%
Dwelling characteristics – occupied private dwelling Median rent ($/weekly) 165
Average household size 2.3
Tenure type – occupied private dwelling – top three Fully owned 40.0%
Rented (includes rent-free) 27.9%
Being purchased 24.9%
Source: ABS Census Data March 2010

Belmont Commercial Centre

Belmont is the major service centre for the east of the lake offering a diverse range of Retail, Financial, and Professional Services. Belmont has a strong sporting influence with yachting, golf, and other water based activity playing a significant role in the economic wellbeing of the centre. Belmont provides three large clubs and is the base for the only public hospital within the city.

Total number of businesses 304
Business mix – top three Goods Related Service Industries 103
Knowledge Based Service Industries 77
Person Based Service Industries 66
Leasable Floor Area () 64,864
Source: Lake Macquarie City Council Commercial Centre Study 2009

Belmont and Surrounding Areas Industrial Land

Belmont North

Zoning 4(2)
Total stock (ha) 11.2
Occupied land (ha) 11.2
Vacant land (ha) 0
Vacant premises () 0
Top three industry sectors Wholesale, retail and trade 82%
Construction 9%
Transport 9%
Source: Lake Macquarie City Council Industrial Land Study 2007
"The beautiful lake, enviable lifestyle, and quality facilities - my team and I are working hard to maintain these for everyone to enjoy." Amanda Colbey | Director Operations - Lake Macquarie City Council

About Lake Macquarie City


Lake Macquarie Business

Lake Macquarie City has a strong economy, a diverse industry mix of over 12,000 businesses, and a projected population increase of 60,000 over the next 25 years. As the fourth largest city in NSW, the population of nearly 200,000 provides a pool of highly skilled labour, supporting innovative industry.

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Relax beside the city’s centrepiece, Lake Macquarie, a vast blue-water expanse twice the size of Sydney Harbour. Sandy inlets, secluded bays, and protected foreshores are perfect for water activities, or enjoy the city’s beaches, mountains, shopping precincts, art galleries, and unique town centres.

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Lake Macquarie City offers a unique lifestyle enabling residents to balance recreation and family with business success. A cosmopolitan and progressive city, Lake Macquarie retains a sense of community, courtesy of nine thriving town centres, each with an individual character and focus.

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Lake Macquarie Opportunities

Lake Macquarie is one of the fastest growing cities in NSW. It is located in a strategic position with access to an extensive range of products, services, and transport networks. Lake Macquarie’s natural attractions provide opportunity for a quality lifestyle in an economic climate conducive to business.

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