Find an event site
The Mackay region has a wide range of indoor and outdoor venue options for hire to suit a broad range of events.
Major sporting venues
Our major sporting event venues not only cater for sporting events from grassroots to elite, they are also key venues for major events, such as the Elton John ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Concert, NRL matches, PBR events and much more!
Other sporting venues
Choose from council’s six aquatic centres located across the region, and eight skate parks region wide, including the Sugar Bowl Skate Park state-of-the-art facility.
Parks and public spaces
Many of the beautiful parks, reserves and foreshores in the Mackay region can be booked for events. Use our suburbs and parks finder to search for the best park for your event. Explore the local parks and uncover all the equipment and amenities that can be found in each area.
Some of the region’s most popular parks and public spaces for major events include:
The Mackay region has various community spaces available for hire.
Business and performing arts venues
The Mackay region also boasts Artspace Mackay gallery and the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC), the largest convention and banqueting facility located between Cairns and Brisbane. The MECC’s state of the art facility comprises multiple versatile spaces including a 1090 seat auditorium and two plenary halls which, when fully extended, seats over 1400 delegates theatre style or 800 guests banquet style. There are four meeting rooms, a 100 seat studio space, two foyers, a selection of break out rooms, a dedicated event planner office and a registration desk.