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Facilities Hire

Council has a large range of quality venues, facilities and equipment for hire across the region. Whether you are planning a major conference or sporting event, or want to hold a small fundraising morning tea, there is something to suit your needs.

For information and bookings, contact Council on (07) 4658 4111 or email assist@longreach.qld.gov.au.

If your event involves serving alcohol, you may be required to complete a form for endorsement.

Civic & Cultural Centre

This large, modern Centre in the heart of Longreach has everything you need to create a successful event. It is fully air conditioned and has two breakout rooms, a mezzanine and courtyard. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and bar, and items for hire within the Centre include a PA system, data projector, and portable stage.

Water Tower Lights Calendar 

Out the front of the Longreach Civic Centre is our water tower which lights up our community.  The lights on top of the water tower can be changed by Council or the community (by request) to promote or raise awareness for events or campaigns.  

To make an application for the lights to be changed please complete the 'Water Tower Lights Booking Form'.  Please note, Council will assess your application against an eligibility criteria before approving the application and there may be times the lights have already been reserved by Council for significant events or awareness campaigns.  The lights may change without notice at Council's discretion, where there are no bookings for the lights the colours of white only will be displayed.  

To check the availablity of the lights or find out why the lights are displayed in a certain colour, please view the Water Tower Lights Calendar.  

Water Tower Lights Calendar

Longreach Showgrounds

Located on the corner of Sandpiper and Kite Streets, the Longreach Showgrounds is an attractive area that lends itself to a wide variety of functions and events. Click here for a map of the grounds.

Facilities include:

  • Oval & grandstand
  • Rodeo arena
  • Stables & yards
  • Arts & crafts pavilion
  • Wave roof shelter
  • Bar & cold-room
  • Kitchen
  • Toilets & showers

Please note: Camping at the Longreach Showgrounds is limited. Please discuss your eligibility for a camping permit with Council – (07) 4658 4111

The outlying centres in the Longreach Region also have quality venues & facilities for hire. These include Community Halls for community functions and private hire, and local racecourses for commercial and private hire. For more information contact the relevant branch office.