Supporting Bundaberg since 1968

From its humble beginnings, every individual who has been part of our club or one of our affiliated Sub Clubs since 1968 has shaped it in various ways. They have devoted their time, energy and passion to sport and the community. During that time, The Waves has seen much growth, change and development, resulting in the ultra-modern, beautiful club you see today. Our membership has grown from those early times to what is now over 85,000 members from Bundaberg, Australia and all over the world.

The Waves now stands as an icon of Bundaberg, not only in its presence but also within the local community, employing over one hundred staff, supporting fourteen local sporting clubs and its very own Italian Choir, and contributing to a countless number of community events and projects each year, with over $1.2M directly donated to local individuals and businesses each year.

Whether you are a visiting guest or a valued member, we welcome you to our multi-award-winning club. We invite you to enjoy fine dining, free weekly entertainment, social activities, promotions, gameshows, children's play facilities, and more.  With a vision to be a diverse social destination, providing a genuine experience and support, we are Bundaberg's truly integrated community club and a place where you can experience real fun every day.


The history of The Waves

First opened on 19 October 1968, the original club was solely utilised for social gatherings around bocce and soccer by early immigrant Italian farmers of Bundaberg and was so named 'Across The Waves', for that was how they travelled to Australia aboard the Angelina Lauro - across the waves of the Indian Ocean. 

Historical photo of founders of The Waves Bundaberg

Club of the year 2023

We are honoured to be awarded Keno & Clubs Queensland Club of the Year 2023!

We are so proud of the team we have at The Waves Sports Club, the board, our CEO Brendan Royall, the management team and the absolutely wonderful staff we have at The Waves. Above all, we would like to thank you, our members, for your continued support of our club. Without you, this achievement would not be possible.

Our awards

The Waves is incredibly honoured to have been awarded an array of recognition and awards. 

The Waves team members holding awards

About the Waves

Mother and child playing

Kids & Parents

Our most recent club redevelopment included the addition of Bundaberg's first 6-star parents' room. This is Bundaberg's easiest, most functional, most attractive parents' room.

The Waves Bundaberg team holding awards in front of bar

Our Team

We thank all of our team on their commitment, passion and dedication to The Waves.

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The Waves intends to integrate a philosophy of sustainable development into all aspects of the club’s activities, establishing & promoting sound environmental practice in our operations.

Our mission is to be a total entertainment provider, bringing communities together at quality sporting and recreation facilities within a family environment.

Careers with The Waves

The Waves Sports Club is a not-for-profit organisation that currently provides employment to over 100 local people, from management, administration, and front-line to operational staff.

See our range of current positions and start your career with The Waves.

The Waves team stand together holding awards in front of bar

The Waves aims to be a premier club of Queensland, providing an excellent offering to our members, guests and the community, both now and into the future.

Our Vision

Dine with us for great entertainment, great atmosphere and great times.