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, netball 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]
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
Located behind the equine facilities, this is a drive through, roofed partial enclosed area ideal for hosting equestrian gatherings.
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.
Located opposite Nicklin House, ideal for small meeting and functions of up to 30 with a kitchette (tables and chairs provided). Wheelchair access via a ramp. View image [JPG 25KB]
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.