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
Administration office on site, Nicklin House.
Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. (Office may be unattended during business hours).
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 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]
Equine arena (covered)
Indoor arena has lights and irrigation. View image [JPG 53KB]
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.
Suitable for limited catering with servery and views to main oval. Ideal for meetings of up to 50 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. View image [JPG 50KB] View image [JPG 48KB] View image [JPG 41KB]
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 hall meeting room (upper level)
Ideal meeting room with tables and chairs for up to 30 people and a kitchenette. Access via stairs no disabled access.
Located just inside the main entrance, this original building is wheelchair accessible with parking. Ideal for meetings and private functions it caters for up to 60 people with 60 chairs, large tables and a kitchen. View image [JPG 25KB]
The administration office is located on the ground floor. Upstairs, overlooking the main oval is a meeting room suitable for up to 20 people (tables and chairs provided). Access via stairs no disabled access.
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. View image [JPG 45KB] View Image [JPG 51KB] View image [JPG 39KB] View image [JPG 43KB] View image [JPG 35KB]
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, Apex training facility and bar areas. These are hired with special conditions.
Please contact showgrounds administration to enquire about these additional spaces.
Note: for availability of the equine areas (unroofed and covered), or the rodeo pavillion, contact the Showgrounds Office on (07) 5476 2948.