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Nambour Showgrounds

Home of the annual Sunshine Coast Show in June and the Queensland Home Garden Expo in July.

  Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour  Map
Nambour Showgrounds
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Large recreational, sporting and events facility, with multi-purpose ovals, grandstand, catering facilities and many meeting and function buildings/rooms for daytime and evening events. Regular activities include cricket, tennis and badminton. Centrally located, close to Bruce Highway, this venue is ideal for large festivals, conferences, expos and trade shows. Popular for equestrian, horticultural and agricultural events with excellent facilities. Hire on a regular or ad-hoc basis.


Coronation Avenue Nambour, Queensland, 4560. Main Entrance via Showground Way

Hire bookings

Administration office on site, Nicklin House.

Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. (Office may be unattended during business hours).

Telephone: (07) 5476 2948
Facsimile: (07) 5441 8338
Postal: Locked bag 72, Nambour Qld 4560

You can hire any one of the numerous meeting spaces, equine areas and ovals on an adhoc or regular basis.

You can check venue availability or make an enquiry online.

Council staff can help you to arrange a small meeting, sporting or club activity, trade display or a large-scale event, festival or conference. Spaces can by hired by the hour or by the day, subject to availability.

Generally, bookings for meetings need to be made at least two weeks in advance and, for events and functions, applications need to be finalised at least one month prior to the event, and before you advertise the event. Hirers are required to hold public liability insurance.

Hire charges

Hire charges vary according to the status of your organisation and the purpose and duration of the proposed booking. For current fees and charges view council's fees and charges.

Spaces for hire

Oval 1 (main)

Suitable for a wide variety of sporting, equestrian, trade shows with a large grandstand available for patrons. View image [JPG 25KB]

Oval 2 and Oval 3

In addition to activities suitable for the main oval, smaller ovals are also ideal for camping, caravan and car clubs. View image [JPG 25KB]

Indoor Sand Arena

Indoor arena has lights and irrigation. View image [JPG 53KB]

Outdoor Sand Arena

Outdoor arena.
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Rodeo arena

This arena is an open unroofed space which with all gates closed is fully fenced.  The fencing height is built to meet rodeo standards, therefore perfect for this type of booking although also hireable for equestrian activities.  One side has a sloped grass space, providing ample natural seating.  Purpose built cattle yards are also attached to this arena and in most yards large water troughs are supplied.  Both the yards and arena can be lit up at night if required.
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Grandstand dining hall

Suitable for limited catering with servery and views to main oval. Ideal for meetings of up to 55 people -- chairs and outdoor tables available. View image [JPG 25KB]

Main pavilion (upper level)

Large open plan area with timber dance floor. Ideal for functions for up to 100 people. Access via stairs -- no disabled access. View image [JPG 25KB]

Main pavilion (lower level)

Large multi-purpose area with a concrete floor ideal for trade displays, auctions and larger functions and meetings. View image [JPG 25KB]

Fergus Scott pavilion

This pavilion is located within the equine area opposite the cattleyards and washbay. It is a large partially enclosed, roofed shed that also includes a room useable as office space during bookings. The pavilion has a good supply of power outlets and ideal for hosting gatherings for equestrian or cattle related bookings.
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Trade display pavilions

Two large covered pavilions adjacent to the main pavilion building: Jim Carolan Pav (14m x 24m) and Ray Grace Pav (25m x 50m over two levels) with lighting and power. Flexible use, available separately or combined. View image [JPG 25KB]

Apex building meeting room

Ideal meeting room with tables and chairs for up to 30 people and a kitchenette. Access via stairs no disabled access.
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School building


Located on Heritage Terrace just inside the showgrounds main entrance, this original building sits high within the facility therefore has great views over the venue and captures lovely breezes. Inside the hall you will find ceiling fans, a kitchenette with refrigerator, uni-sex amenities and tables and chairs to accommodate meetings or gatherings of up to 80 people. The front of the hall provides all access with a ramp and has plenty of on-site parking space next to the building.
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Scout hall

The Scout Hall is located opposite the Showgrounds Management Office within the equestrian precinct and ideal for small meetings or functions of up to 40 people. The kitchenette includes a wall urn for instant hot water and bar fridge. If a larger fridge is required for catering please advise staff when making a booking so arrangements can be made. Tables and padded chairs are provided, along with a white board. The Hall is air conditioned and has an all access ramp.
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Additional spaces

Equine facilities are serviced by 196 stables, cattle yards, wash bays and shower and toilet facilities. Please telephone ahead if you wish to make a stable booking for an over-night stay.

There are several buildings that exist that do not show on the list of available spaces, such as the poultry, cricket building, badminton hall, Apex training facility and bar areas. These are hired with special conditions.

Please contact showgrounds administration to enquire about these additional spaces.

Venue availability

Note: for availability of the equine areas (unroofed and covered), or the rodeo pavillion, contact the Showgrounds Office on (07) 5476 2948.


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You can select multiple options.

Enquire about: Oval 1 (Main oval)
Oval 2
Oval 3
Equine arena (covered)
Equine arena (uncovered)
Rodeo arena
Grandstand dining hall
Main pavilion (upper level)
Main pavilion (lower level)
Fergus Scott pavilion
Trade display pavilions
Apex hall meeting room (upper level)
School building
Nicklin House
Scout Hall
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Last Updated 22-May-15