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 an industrial kitchen upstairs.

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

Please be sure to check for bookings that may be running concurrently in the kitchen and the hall and contact to check if your activity can run at the same time.

During late 2019 there will be major renovations outside. These may be noisy; please check with us for details if this is a concern.

Please note: We no longer offer Audio Visual equipment for hire at this space.

This is a Brisbane City Council space for hire; please note that different hiring conditions may apply.

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.
Entry & Exit Procedures

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 Industrial Kitchen

The hall has its own large 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

Community hire rates are for events / courses / classes that are open to the general public to attend and it is mandatory to supply us with information to market the event on our what’s on section.

Supporting documents must be submitted in advance of booking to receive the community rates.

Please note if you wish to hire a space for business, training and/or private functions (including parties) where your event is not deemed to be a community event and/or is not open to the general public to attend then the private rate is applicable.

Casual Hire $30.00 / hour
For community groups that hire out Communify Spaces as a one off / or make random bookings throughout the year.

Permanent Hire $20.00 / hour
For community groups that hire our Communify Spaces five (5) or more times consecutively throughout the year.

Community Hire $15.00 / hour
For community groups who are not an incorporated organisation or a not for profit, but who meet a need in the Community. These groups may have a membership and only charge a minimum fee to cover their basic costs.

Not for Profit Hire $10.00 / hour
For groups / businesses 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.

Core rate $5.00 / hour
For groups that meet Communify’s Core Values.

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

View / Download pdf here

We’ve Moved

The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre has moved to 860 Brunswick St, New Farm while renovations are underway at our traditional home. Most of our events and activities will be moving with us, while some will be finding new homes. Get in touch with the contact listed for this activity to confirm its current location.