Community facilities, leasing, sport and recreation

Brisbane City Council recognises the invaluable role community organisations play in providing the community with high-quality, safe, and accessible participation opportunities.

Council allocates designated land and facilities to the Brisbane community via leases, licences, and other tenure arrangements for sport, recreation, cultural and community purposes. We provide these tenure options to maximise the participation of organisations in community life.

Use this section to find information on community leasing, facility management, and how to manage a community organisation.

After hours emergency assistance

In all life-threatening situations, or to report criminal activities within your leased/licensed premises, phone 000 (landline) or 112 (mobile phone).

For flood and storm emergencies, contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

For urgent, Council-related issues, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 at any time.

Other support for Council tenants

Read the resources for your organisation page for information, useful links and resources for sport and community organisations.

Council provides tenants with building and sports field condition audit reports and undertakes asbestos audits (where applicable).

Council offers a range of grant programs that you may be able to access to support your operations.

Eligible community organisations can also get assistance to negotiate applicable fee reductions including development assessment fees, infrastructure charges and rates.

If your organisation is experiencing difficulties (e.g. member numbers are dropping off, you are unable to fill committee positions, or you are experiencing financial hardship), phone Council on 07 3403 8888 for guidance and support.

Related links

To find information about community organisations and services in Brisbane, visit these online directions and websites:

Participating in sport and recreation is an opportunity to be part of your local community. To find a sport or recreation organisation near you, vist the following Queensland Government pages:

More information

For further advice on community leasing, facility management, and operating a community organisation, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated: 18 November 2021

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.