The club was established in 1884 and played in an early version Bellarine Football League that ran from 1895 to 1914. Reformed after World War I, the club continued to play locally until 1923 when it joined the Geelong Football Association. The club also has a junior section with under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, under 16s, under 18s along with the reserves and the seniors.
Queenscliff played the 1957 season in the Polwarth Football League and continued in this league until the Bellarine Football League was formed in 1971. Queenscliff dominated the Polwarth league with Kevin Coltish at full-forward the club won seven premierships in eight seasons.
Since joining the Bellarine Football League the club has a winning rate of 49.9%.