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).
The showgrounds interactive map identifies spaces to hire and provides a brief description of each area. You can also take a virtual tour of the showgrounds to get a better idea of the spaces available.
You can hire any one of the numerous meeting spaces, equine areas and ovals on an adhoc or regular basis.
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
Apex Building Meeting Room
This meeting room is located upstairs within the Apex Building (access via stairs there is no disability access available) and offers seating and tables for up to 30 people. It has fans, kitchenette and veranda that overlooks the main oval. View image [JPG 19KB] View image [JPG 15KB] View image [JPG 9KB]
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]
Grandstand Dining Hall
Grandstand Dining Hall has a good sized hall with seating & tables for smaller functions or meetings of up to 55 people. Disability access available, internal toilets and food/beverage servery area. There are views to the main oval. Other spaces are available for hire within the Grandstand. View image [JPG 25KB]
Indoor Sand Arena
Indoor Sand Arena is a large covered equestrian sand arena with lighting and watering system. View image [JPG 53KB]
Main Pavilion (lower level)
Large multi-purpose area with a concrete floor and fixed display shelving, ideal for trade displays, auctions and larger functions and meetings. Disability access is available to this area. View image [JPG 25KB]
Main Pavilion (upper level)
Large open plan hall with timber floor, ideal for dances or functions for up to 100 people. Access is through the front stairs only. There is no disabled access and no kitchen facilities. View image [JPG 25KB]
Outdoor Sand Arena
Outdoor Sand Arena is a large open sand arena used for either warm up or competition space for requestrian events. Also has sufficient lighing for night events. View image [JPG 25KB] View image [JPG 52KB]
Oval 1 is the main oval (fully fenced) and is located at the centre of the facility and has a 600 seat grandstand that can be hired, inclusive of a dining hall, change rooms and toilets. These spaces can be hired for sporting activities or outdoor events with access to power. View image [JPG 14KB] View image [JPG 14KB] View image [JPG 18KB]
Oval 2 and Oval 3
Ovals 2 and 3 form a large outdoor space area, perfect for outdoor events, sporting activities or caravan rallies. Each field has sufficient supply of power and water outlets and easy access to amenities. View image [JPG 14KB] View image [JPG 12KB]
Rodeo Sand Arena
The Rodeo Arena is a large fenced arena that can be hired for both equestrian or rodeo activities. This arena is an open unroofed space which with all gates closed is fully fenced. The fencing height is built to meet rodeo standards. Purpose built cattle yards are attached to this arena and in most yards large water troughs are supplied. The area also has sufficient lighting for night events and includes a lovely grassed space providing natural seating for events. View image [JPG 54KB] View image [JPG 48KB] View image [JPG 46KB]
The School Building is a Heritage style building available for meetings or functions of up to 80 people and is located on Heritage Terrace just inside the showgrounds main entrance. Sitting high within the grounds the building gets a lovely breeze day and night, although there are also fans inside. There's a small kitchenette with a fridge, internal and external toilet and disability access. The front of the hall provides all access with a ramp and has plenty of on-site parking space next to the building. View image [JPG 20KB] View image [JPG 16KB] View image [JPG 16KB] View image [JPG 16KB] View image [JPG 16KB] View image [JPG 28KB]
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]
The Trade Area is a multi-purpose area that is ideal for exhibitions, trade shows, product launches or markets. This all-weather facility has multiple power outlets and excellent lighting for night events, with amenities and food and beverage servery areas close by. There are two large covered pavilions adjacent to the main pavilion building - Jim Carolan Pavilion (14m x 24m) and Ray Grace Pavilion (25m x 50m over two levels). Flexible use, available separately or combined. View image [JPG 17KB] View image [JPG 18KB]
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 Pavilion, Lapidary Building, Cricket Club House, Badminton Hall, underground 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.