About Loch Sport Boat Club

About Loch Sport Boat Club

The Loch Sport Boat Club Inc exists to fulfill the following:

To manage and maintain the Loch Sport Safety & Water Sports Centre.
To promote and encourage safe boating in all its forms, particularly on the part of its members.
To promote social fellowship and marine-related recreation and sporting activities.

History of the Club

Volunteers have been the backbone of the Loch Sport Boat Club since holidaymakers formed the club in January 1965. A dream to have their own clubrooms was perpetuated through members and committees over the years, and slowly the funds grew, for 27 years endeavours were made to overcome obstacles to find land to build on.

Water skiing especially long races to Paynesville were early events of the club. Sailing dinghies were introduced with trailer sailors joining in the 1980s.

The club has always encouraged family based activities.

The club activities moved around the foreshore, hiring the old marina then the old hall, also gathering under the trees at the little jetty near the shop. Then behind the toilet block at the deep water jetty until a lease for the present site was finally granted in October 1992, this was not signed until September 1999, because of rezoning. In 1997 clearing began and an ATCO shed was purchased and used until the present building was ready.

In early 2000 the plans to build the Loch Sport Safety & Water Sports Centre had to be revised due to the other organizations that had planned to share the building either going into recess or moving elsewhere.

Members of the Boat Club decided to construct this smaller building themselves with the funds available, commencing in November 2000. More than 64 volunteers worked for many hours to complete the building within budget. Some building materials with furniture and electrical goods were obtained at discount rates or by donation.

The building was officially opened in September 2001.

The Committee of management is pleased to announce that they have renewed the lease for the site for a further 21 years from July 2020

Would you like to use the LSSWSC Building for an activity?

The Loch Sport Boat Club is the Committee of Management.

All requests for use of the building are required in writing stating date and time well in advance to alleviate any misunderstanding regarding the hire and not a clash of users.

This enables the committee to:

  • Check date available with no other bookings.
  • Secure a volunteer available for opening up and assisting with event preparation
  • Secure a volunteer RSA person to man the bar for the event if needed.
  • Advise the members cleaners and maintenance persons when the building is in use for their planning.
  • An agreement appropriate to your hire is required and sometimes a booking fee and/or bond.

All requests to lsbc@loch-sport.net

Note: The club committee and members are all volunteers.

The options for hire include:

  1. $20 -  Booking fee – Community groups meeting only – exclusive use.
  2. $50 -  Half day including use of kitchen and BBQ – exclusive use

Bond required for the following:

  1. $100 - Party and wakes with bar open at club prices or tab on bar.
    - BYO food or caterer. No deep fryers. Midday setup to 11pm. Bar open for 5 hours.
  2. $200 – Party and wakes.
    - BYO food or caterer NO BAR – exclusive use.  BYO licence required. No deep fryers. Midday setup to 11pm.
  3. $380 – Weddings.
    Exclusive use. Includes setting up day before and clearing time after. No deep fryers, own caterer. Bar open at club prices or tab on bar.

Emergency groups should contact club for special arrangements