The Whitsunday Region is an ideal location for any event, from weddings to business and sporting events, conferences, gala dinners and festivals. We have a range of venues available to the community, and information about these is listed below.
To hire a park, foreshore, community facility or sportsground owned by Council, you must complete an Event Application Form, including an indemnity form and Statutory Declaration, at least one month prior to your event.
Events are classified according to the type of event and number of people expected to attend. The application will be assessed based on these criteria:
Event Class Type No. of Attendees Application Deadline Class 1 - Major Events >1000 people 3 months prior to event Class 2 - Major Events 200 - 1000 people 3 months prior to event Class 3 - Minor Events <200 people 1 month prior to event Class 4 - Weddings <200 people 1 month prior to event Class 5 - Family Gatherings <50 people 1 month prior to event
Our hardworking Parks and Gardens team tirelessly maintain all our beaches, parks and reserves. Most areas have access to amenities blocks close by and power can be accessed by prior arrangement at most sites.
It is important that Council receives a months’ notice to avoid double booking, ensure the area is not scheduled for garden work or sand maintenance at the time and ensure the sprinklers are turned off during your ceremony/event.
Hire fees are applicable and can be found in our Fees and Charges document. Please note, a bond may be required in certain circumstances, which will be refunded after the event if the site is left in a suitable condition.
Community Centres and Halls
To hire a venue, please use the contact details listed below:
Collinsville Community Centre
Address: Conway Street, Collinsville
Phone: 1300 972 753
Collinsville Football Club
Address: Scottville Road, Collinsville
Phone: 1300 972 753
Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Address: 16 Main Street, Proserpine
Closed until further notice due to redevelopment works.
Proserpine Community Centre
Address: 36 Gardenia Street, Proserpine
Phone: (07) 4945 5915
Bowen Community Hall
Address: 65 Williams Street, Bowen
Phone: 0447 731 947 (Carol Weekes)
Address: Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket
Phone: (07) 4948 1144
Address: Cnr Hay Street & Queens Road, Bowen
Phone: (07) 4786 1383
Request for Council Fee Waiver applications are only available for Not for Profit Organisations and only apply for Application Fees, Licence Fees and Disposal of Green Waste Fees.
Community groups are required to complete this form to apply for a Council Fee Waiver prior to the event or application.
Once the completed form has been submitted to Council, the application will be processed and presented to Council at the next available meeting for consideration. Once a decision has been made, formal notification will be made to the listed applicant.