212 Ashgrove Ave, Ashgrove Qld 4060

The Newmarket (formerly The Newmarket Bowls Club) is a beautiful historic venue offering three different areas: a large upstairs hall, a downstairs lounge bar, plus a Brisbane City Council-licensed industrial kitchen upstairs.

This venue is capable of accommodating a huge variety of activities and functions.

Venue Details

Floor Plan

Hall Dimensions: 22.6 m long (including Stage) x 9.4 m wide.

Check out this venue’s layout and exact dimensions here

Venue Access

This venue requires: Swipe Card.

Upstairs Hall

The upstairs hall has a polished wooden floor, chairs and tables and a small stage. It is light and airy with a stunning high ceiling. This room is ideal for wedding receptions, parties, training days, conferences, yoga, dancing and so much more.

The hall has an extension on one side, (the “100 club” area) overlooking the bowling greens. This is a useful aside section which can be used for smaller gatherings, or as a separate seating area. There are 180 chairs, and 15 tables available for use upstairs. The upstairs hall and downstairs lounge area are offered to be booked together. The kitchen is offered as a separate booking. 

Upstairs BBC Licensed Industrial Kitchen

The hall also has its own large BCC licensed industrial kitchen which can be booked out separately. The kitchen includes huge bench spaces, a dishwasher, oven, fridges and a microwave.

Downstairs Lounge Bar

Disability Lift

Emergency procedures

Please watch this short 2 minute video if you’re going to use the lift.

Access the lift

If you or one of your guest have a disability and would like access to the disability lift, please contact Communify in advance to get the pin code to the key safe.

The lift is locked when not in use.

Please note, it is your responsibility to read the operating and emergency instructions prior to operating.

Read operating instructions here


Hire Rates

Casual Hire $30.00 / hour
For those people who hire our halls as a one off bookings, random bookings throughout the year or are a commercial business.

Permanent Hire $20.00 / hour
For those people who hire our halls 5 or more times consecutively.

Community Hire $15.00 / hour
For those community groups who are not an incorporated organisation or a not for profit but who meet a need in the Community, have a membership and charge only a minimum fee to cover their basic costs. Supporting documents must be submitted in advance of booking to receive this rate.

Not for Profit Hire $10.00 / hour
For those groups that have an ABN and a certificate from the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) website or a Certificate of Incorporation as an Association with the Queensland Government. Please note Communify reserves the right to request additional information. Supporting documents must be submitted in advance of booking to receive this rate.

Core rate $5.00 / hour
For those groups that meet Communify’s core values. Supporting documents must be submitted in advance of booking to receive this rate.

Corporate and Private Event / Function, and Exhibition Rate $50.00
For all corporate and private functions, and exhibitions. Community rates available on application.

Amendments and Cancellations

All amendments and cancellations 7 days prior to the booking incur a $10 fee. All amendments and cancellations within 7 days owe full booking fee.

Payment Terms

Invoices are issued monthly in arrears and all payment is due within 7 days.


All hire rates include GST.

Administration and Account Setup Fee

One-off account set up fee of $25.00

Community Spaces Terms & Conditions

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