Community Facilities and Venues for Hire
Looking for a venue to host a meeting or event?
There are a number of venue options that are available in your local area. The below list has been compiled to help locate venues for hire in your community. Please contact the listed organisations directly to check availability, hire costs and other conditions.
Tips for contacting a venue or facility to hire
When enquiring about the availability of a facility or venue, ensure you seek information about:
- what facility is available
- what the facilities provide eg. equipment
- arrangements required to hire eg. public liability insurance, security (if relevant)
- cost to hire and any additional fees
- access eg. parking, disability access
Facility and venue hire
Neighbourhood and Community Centres
Your local neighbourhood and community centre may have a facility, venue or meeting room available to hire for community activities.
Please note that not all centres have facilities or venues available.
Schools are recognised as valuable community resources which can be available for community use, when not required for school purposes. Outside school hours, the use of school facilities by members of the local community for appropriate purposes is encouraged. State school facilities include ovals, grounds, halls, swimming pools, cyclone shelters, classrooms and school equipment.
To contact a school in your local area to check for availability of a venue or facility please visit the Schools Directory.
To ensure appropriate use of school facilities please refer to the Community Use of School Facilities procedure. The procedure includes a link to the Hire Agreement which is required to be completed for the use of school facilities.
Please note that not all schools have facilities available.
Some Queensland universities also have facilities available for hire including meeting rooms, theatres and functions spaces. Please visit the following university websites for information and contacts:
- Australian Catholic University
- James Cook University
- The University of Queensland – Due to COVID-19, is currently not accepting bookings
- University of Southern Queensland
For TAFE Queensland campuses at:
- Aitkenvale, Bamaga
- Cherbourg Nurunderi
- Coomera Marine
- Palm Island
Visit TAFE Queensland’s website and complete an online form.
Councils (including parks and sporting facilities)
Your local Coucil is responsible for a number of venues and facilities, including library meeting rooms, parks, and sporting facilities. Find your local council’s contact details on the Local Government Directory.
Unsure of which council area you are in? Use the Find Your Council Map.
To identify a community organisation that may have a venue available, please visit the Queensland Multicultural Resource Directory where you can search online for venues available.
If you would like to include your community organisation in the directory as having a venue available, you can join the directory online by selecting the option of Community venues and facilities.
Art spaces and venues
You can find arts spaces, galleries and venues to use or hire in many Queensland arts organisations. Often these spaces are especially for youth. Queensland’s major galleries may also have venues available for hire for private functions.
Last updated: Monday, Nov 30, 2020