Lakelands is a residential suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-west of Newcastle's central business district near the northern end of Lake Macquarie. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie west ward, and was formerly part of Warners Bay.
Along Ambleside Circuit, the suburb's main street, is "Lakelands Business Centre". There is a variety of small businesses including a cafe, barber and psychiatrist. There is a tennis court, playground and also a cricket field in the south of Lakelands.
In 2015, Lakelands was expanded into a former bush area, adding a residential area to the west of the suburb, bordering Warners Bay.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lakelands (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- Libraries;jurisdiction=NSW, personalName=Glenn Wardman;corporateName=Community History-Lake Macquarie. "Windross Drive". history.lakemac.com.au. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
- History of Lakelands (Lake Macquarie City Library)