The UQ Centre (Building 27A) is a multipurpose centre on Union Road on St Lucia campus. The Centre hosts graduation ceremonies, exhibitions, conferences, banquets, lectures and cultural and sporting events.

Contact UQ Centre directly to make a booking.

Catering and alcohol

If you plan to have catering at your event, you can use external caterers who will be given access to the Kiosk kitchen facilities. You can also find out what you need to do to apply to have alcohol at your event or function.

Read the general conditions of hire (PDF, 38KB) for more information about hiring UQ Centre.

Seating capacity

Room

Size

Theatre capacity

Ceremony capacity

Classroom capacity

Tiered capacity

Trade display capacity

Dinner capacity

Cocktail party capacity

Exhibition Hall

56m x 38m x 10.5m

1100

1900

750

700

138 (3m x 3m booths)

750

1600

Lecture Theatre

21m x 20m x 6m

500

-

-

500

-

-

-

Boardroom

L-shaped

40

-

20

-

-

20

60

Lobby

-

-

-

-

-

15 (3m x 3m booths)

-

300

 

Boardroom

The Boardroom is a private, L-shaped meeting room. The space is suitable for:

  • meetings
  • presentations and conferences
  • cocktail parties.

Board room meetings

Board room networking

Exhibition Hall

The Exhibition Hall is a 3-court configuration multipurpose area suitable for high-profile sporting events, including basketball, netball and volleyball, and graduation-style ceremonies. The hall contains:

  • a suspended ceiling
  • a sprung timber sports floor with recessed dip traps that contain services for events requiring data and power access.

Exhibition hall setup for basketball

Retractable tiered seating sits up to 700 sports visitors and up to 1900 visitors for graduation-style ceremonies.

Exhibition hall setup for graduations

The Exhibition Hall can also be used for conferences, trade shows, displays and banquets.

Exhibition hall setup for trade show

Exhibition hall setup for banquet

Lecture Theatre

The UQ Centre Lecture Theatre is a 500-seat lecture theatre. The theatre measures 21m x 20m x 6m and has fixed seating.

Weekday bookings

  • UQ staff: book through central teaching room booking
  • Everyone else: contact the UQ Centre to make a booking

Weekend bookings

  • Contact UQ Centre for all bookings on Saturdays and Sundays.

Exhibition hall setup for lecture

Lobby

The Lobby links UQ Centre's Exhibition Hall and Lecture Theatre, but is also suitable as a function space. The Lobby is suitable for:

  • trade displays
  • guest registration
  • cocktail parties.

Foyer setup for trade show

Kiosk

The Kiosk acts as a breakout space and meeting area between the two halls. A kitchen and serving counter opens onto the external viewing deck. The Kiosk can be used by external caterers.

UQ Centre kiosk