The Showgrounds including the main ring is available to hire for horse events, rodeos and circus type events.

The Ayr Show Grounds Hall has a capacity of approximately 200 patrons seated with tables.

A commercial kitchen and bar permits on-site catering. A PA system is also available for hire.

Venue Hire Enquiries

To book a venue and/or request a quotation please complete the Online Venue Booking Form.

To arrange an inspection contact Burdekin Shire Council on (07) 4783 9800.

Ayr Showgrounds Venue Hire Rates

Fixed Costs
Main hall (weekday, day only)$139.09$13.91$153.00
Main hall (Saturday or Sunday, day only)$139.09$13.91$153.00
Main hall (Sunday – Thursday, night only)$278.18$27.82$306.00
Main hall (Friday or Saturday, night only)$426.36$42.64$469.00
Main hall (Friday night & Saturday night applicable)$519.09$51.91$571.00
Extended Hire of Facility 1/2 day$47.27$4.73$52.00
Extended Hire of Facility Full day$94.55$9.45$104.00
Extended Hire of Hall after 1.30am$68.18$6.82$75.00
Hire of small halls for band practice – weekly fee$16.36$1.64$18.00
P/A System (internal hire only – for use in hall)$77.27$7.73$85.00
Small Projector and Projector Screen (per day)$77.27$7.73$85.00
Security Call – out charge (If Applicable)$95.45$9.55$105.00
Grounds Hire – without power (per day)$94.55$9.45$104.00
Grounds Hire – with power (per day)$141.82$14.18$156.00
Aviary Building
– does not include cleaning (per day)
Bond (per event) No GST$306.00$0.00$306.00
Variable Costs
Air conditioning for Main Hall (per hour)$40.91$4.09$45.00
Venue Supervisor (per hour)$36.36$3.64$40.00
Technical Staff (per hour)$36.36$3.64$40.00
Cleaning Charge (cigarette butts/per hour)$50.00$5.00$55.00
Cleaning of Hall after event (if applicable/per hour)$31.82$3.18$35.00
ConsumablesAt Cost
This is payable at time of submitting signed venue hire agreement.
Security Bond payable 1 month before the event.

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