Woolloongabba Substation

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Rehearsal Space, Art Gallery, Photography and Film Location, Markets

    Woolloongabba’s beautifully renovated local heritage substation (1928) has concrete floors and exposed brick feature walls.

    Located in the trendy Woolloongabba café and restaurant precinct, the Substation is perfect for a huge range of creative activities from art exhibitions, dance, drama, markets and small group activities.

    The ability to have a function with BYO or to sell alcohol is available at Woolloongabba Substation, however conditions do apply. Please contact the Community Spaces team to discuss further.

    Pricing Terms

    Administration Fee: $25 - One off administration and set up fee.

    Casual Hire: $30 per hour - For groups that hire our spaces as a one off or make random bookings throughout the year.

    Permanent Hire: $20 per hour - For groups that hire our spaces five (5) times or more within one transaction.

    Community Hire: $15 per hour - For groups who do not hold a not for profit certificate from the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and meet a need in the community.

    Not for Profit Hire: $10 per hour - For groups that have an ABN and a supporting documentation from the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission.

    Training, Workshops, & Private Functions: $50.00 per hour - For all corporate and business training and workshops or private functions.

    Amendments and Cancellations: $10 - All amendments and cancellations seven (7) days prior to the booking incur a $10 fee. All amendments and cancellations within seven (7) days owe full booking fee.

    GST: All hire rates include GST.

    Communify aims to strengthen the community’s capacity by supporting all services and programs that respond to the diverse needs and interests of people living in the inner city communities of Brisbane.

    If the hiring costs of our community spaces are a barrier to implementing your program, please contact Kate or Pam on (07) 3510 2700 or email: communityspace@communify.org.au.

    Special Requirements

    Please contact us further to discuss BYO options.

    Lease Conditions


    Public Liability Insurance protects the hirer against claims of personal injury or property damage that a third party suffers (or claims to have suffered) as a result of any business or personal activities at our community spaces.

    As a hirer you must have public liability insurance for at least $10,000,000 whilst hiring a Communify Space. You must produce documentation of the insurance to Communify at the time of registration.

    If you fail or refuse to arrange Public Liability Insurance then Communify may immediately terminate your booking. You must ensure that your Public Liability Insurance is kept up to date and continue to send Communify updated renewals if you are a regular hirer.

    If you are booking as part of an organisation, the insurance must be in the name of the organisation. If you are booking as an individual, the insurance must be in your name.

    Please contact an insurance provider or broker to arrange your Public Liability Insurance &/or assist with any questions you have.

    The following list provides web links for various insurance providers:

    Alliance Group

    AON (provides individual cover)

    Duck for Cover


    Local Community Insurance Services (provides individual cover)

    Public Liability Insurance

    Parking Notes

    Woolloongabba Substation is within the "Gabba Traffic Area". On event days, parking restrictions apply in the local area surrounding stadium. Check event dates by downloading the events schedule.

    There is limited car spaces available on the premise, please email us for more information.

    Plenty of Brisbane City Council metered parking is available (Woolloongabba is Zone 2 - https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-and-transport/parking-in-brisbane/parking-meters-and-fees/parking-meter-fees-for-cars).

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftDanceExhibitionsFashionFilm LocationMeetingsOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsProject SpacePublic art installationSingingSpoken WordStylingWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 55.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 65
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits