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Southport Community Centre

Located in the heart of Southport close to public transport, the Southport Community Centre is a two-level facility available to the community.

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Southport Community Centre

This versatile venue boasts 12 rooms that can be hired individually or combined to create larger event and exhibition spaces. The ground floor alone offers approximately 1000 square metres of floor space, stage, lighting and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment for the community to hold affordable functions, expos and trade shows.

Upstairs, six modern meeting and conference room spaces provide a convenient location for groups to offer classes to the community.

Southport Community Centre offers a wide variety of services, activities and classes, located only a few short minutes walk from light rail or bus services.

Opening hours

  • Rooms can be hired seven days per week between 7am and 11pm, with the exception of Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day when bookings are available from 1.30pm.
  • If you’re attending a class or event outside of normal business hours, access is only available to the relevant room.

Activities and events

If you’re looking to join a weekly class or regular group that meets at the Southport Community Centre, find out what's on at the Centre on our list of regular activities that take place.

Make sure to visit the page regularly to keep up to date with the monthly updates of new activities. When you find something you like, please contact the individual organisers directly to confirm costs, class sizes, availability and start dates prior to attending your first class.

The Gold Coast events calendar has special events at community centres and other locations across the City.

More about this centre

Southport Community Centre exterior at night Click to enlarge

The Southport Community Centre exists to provide a convenient, safe space where the community can run special events, attend regular activities and utilise services.

Services available

  • Free wi-fi and internet - is available to visitors on their personal devices.
  • Event space - with capacity for 600 people
  • Woodroffe Park - adjacent park with a playground and basketball court.
  • The Migrant Centre - promotes the benefits of multiculturalism, pluralism of opinion, and the contribution of all migrant communities.
  • Guide Dogs Queensland - provide services to carers by appointment within their office.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous - is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


The Southport Community Centre welcomes community members of all abilities and is proud to offer the following specifically designed features:

  • reception office is accessible by wheelchair
  • two designated accessible parking spaces
  • accessible pathways leading to amenities and rooms throughout the centre
  • five accessible bathroom facilities
  • lift access available.

Hire a room

Southport Community Centre multi-purpose hall Click to enlarge

The Southport Community Centre features some of the City’s most modern, technologically advanced meeting and multi-purpose rooms.

Everyone in the community; individuals, businesses, clubs and not-for-profit groups are welcome to take advantage of the 12 professionally presented hireable spaces. Spaces that can be hired range from medium to large meeting rooms, a conference room, performing arts rooms to a large multi-purpose hall.

All the rooms are equipped with the latest audio visual technology and are guaranteed to create a professional impression for the people you invite to your activity.

How to hire a room

There are five easy steps to hire a room:

  1. Choose a room that suits your needs. The Community Centre hire information pack contains photos, floorplans and maximum capacities for each of the hireable spaces. The cost of hiring rooms is detailed in the Community Centres Fees and Charges document, both of which can be viewed or downloaded on the Community Centre hire information page
  2. Complete the online booking enquiry form to check availability. Click the button below to complete an enquiry form online. If you’d like assistance completing the online form, our team will help you out in person or over the phone on 07 5667 5986.
  3. Finalise the finer details with the Community Centre team. One of our Community Centres team members will be in contact within three working days of submitting your enquiry form to find out more about your activity and any equipment you may require.
  4. Pay for your booking in advance. You’ll receive a ‘Notice to Pay’ to the email address you provided on the Booking Enquiry Form. All bookings must be paid in advance, and details of payment and cancellation terms are outlined in the Conditions of Hire document.
  5. Attend an induction. All hirers are required to attend an induction. Inductions may vary from a simple Fire, Health and Safety introduction to the room you’ve hired, to a more complex induction including equipment use and licensing if you are holding a large scale event.

Community Centres booking enquiry form

Getting here

Location: 6 Lawson Street, Southport

Bus: Translink Bus Route 704

Tram: The light rail station is located only 300 metres from the centre.

Car: From M1 southbound or northbound - take exit 66.

Parking: The Southport Community Centre has 30 dedicated car spaces within Woodroffe Park, including two for people displaying a disability parking permit. Parking is by permit only, supplied by the Centre.

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Southport Community Centre entrance
Southport Community Centre performing arts room
Southport Community Centre conference room
Southport Community Centre meeting room F4 theatre style
Southport Community Centre meeting room F5
Southport Community Centre meeting room ground floor 1

Contact us

Contact us between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Phone: 07 5667 5986

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