Prospective tenants

Brisbane City Council provides land and facilities for eligible not-for-profit community organisations to use through lease or licence agreements.

When land and facilities become available Council may seek applications from eligible not-for-profit community organisations through a community facility tender process. These opportunities allow eligible organisations to enter into a lease or licence agreement for the land and/or facility.

You can register your interest by completing the Community facility waiting list online form.

Guidelines for tenure of existing community facilities

Council is committed to the fair and equitable allocation of land and facilities to the Brisbane community for sport, recreation, cultural and community purposes.

When allocating a community facility, Council seeks to:

  • promote equitable access to facilities for a range of community, sport, recreation, and cultural organisations
  • provide positive benefits and values to the community
  • ensure the use of community facilities are aligned to the Brisbane Vision as well as Council's strategies, legislative requirements, and regulatory frameworks
  • increase the health, social wellbeing, and community life of the city
  • ensure the facilities are not used for purposes such as political gain or places of worship, or for activities that support violence, intolerance or discrimination
  • promote optimal use of community facilities in cooperation with residents and community organisations
  • work in partnership with community organisations to ensure that the development and management of community facilities reflects community need
  • encourage community development by providing community organisations with facilities and other resources to deliver their activities.


To apply for a new lease or licence agreement of a Council community facility, you must meet the same eligibility criteria as renewing tenants.

For lessees only, you must also have a damage policy covering the full replacement value of all buildings and fixtures within the premises.

For information on incorporating an association, visit the Queensland Government website.

Key performance and assessment criteria

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, Council will assess your application for a new lease or licence agreement against the key performance and assessment criteria outlined on the tenure renewal (lease or licence) page.

Tenure options

Visit our tenure options page to learn more about the types of tenure that Council offers.

Tenure obligations and responsibilities

Visit tenure obligations and responsibilities for more information about tenant responsibilities for Council community facilities.

Community facility waiting list

Not-for-profit community organisations can register via the Community facility waiting list online form to receive information when Council is seeking applications for existing community facilities that become available. A copy of your certification of incorporation must be uploaded as part of this registration.

Establishing a new facility on existing Council land

To establish a new facility on existing Council land, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

More information

For more information on the community facility tender process and registering your interest via the community facility waiting list, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

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Last updated: 1 July 2023

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