Gatton Campus offers short term accommodation and catering for conferences, sporting clubs, schools, formal events and all interested groups. Special events include weddings and formals, as well as educational groups.

Gatton Campus is a 30 minute drive from Toowoomba or Ipswich. Public transport is also available to and from the Campus.

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Lecture Theatres

As a university campus with close to 2,000 students enrolled, UQ Gatton offers a wide range of lecture theatres, ranging in capacity from 60 seats up to 298 seats

All of our lecture theatres are air conditioned and feature audio visual systems that include:

  • Podium microphone
  • Computer terminal
  • Projector linked to computer interface
  • audio and video recording options for presentations
  • live link-up

Meeting Rooms

Foundation Building

The heritage-listed Foundation Building was constructed in 1896. It is ideal for short courses, conferences, meetings, presentations, weddings, and formal dinners. A small chapel (seating 25 people) is located near the building and is perfect for anyone planning a wedding on campus.

Rooms for hire:

  1. Function room: Seating for approximately 50 people
  2. Northern room: Seating for approximately 50 people
  3. Board room: Seating for approximately 20 people


  • Air-conditioning
  • Kitchenette available in the Northern room
  • Standard white board, projector, screen, TV/Video/DVD
  • Wide wrap-around verandahs

The Homestead

The Homestead was built in 1897 as the Principal’s residence. It is ideal for short courses, training, seminars and smaller meetings.

Rooms for hire:

  1. Lecture room: Seating for approximately 30 people
  2. Meeting room: Suitable for small groups and workshops


  • Wide verandahs
  • White board, projector, screen, TV/Video/DVD
  • Air-conditioning
  • Inter-changeable desks (Meeting room)
  • Entrance and private round-about, parking

Multi-Purpose Hall

The Elton Burns Recreation Building (Multi Purpose Hall) is perfect for short courses, conferences, exhibits, and dances.

Room for hire:

  1. Large hall with concrete floor: Seating for approximately 500 people


  • Open floor plan: 589 m2
  • Wheel chair access
  • Wide entrance doors for large machinery
  • Good ventilation and lighting
  • Portable stage
  • Suitable for partitioning off display booths
  • Canteen, courtyard and bar area

Continuing Education Centre (CEC)

The Peter Roberts Continuing Education Centre is connected to the Gatton Campus Motel by a walkway and is perfect for short courses, conferences, meetings, and presentations.

Room for hire:

  1. Conference room: Seating for approximately 40 people


  • Courtyard/Pergola, wheel chair access
  • PA System, air-conditioning
  • White board, projector, screen, TV/Video/DVD
  • Entrance/Foyer, Kitchenette (tea and coffee making facilities)


UQ Gatton Campus offers short stay accommodation for visitors and conference groups. Options include the motel and cottage (year round, subject to availability), and the Halls of Residence for larger groups of up to 436 (only available during non-teaching periods).

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The Halls of Residence Conference Unit, in conjunction with Compass Group, provide an on campus catering service that can be booked for your event, large or small.

Guests can also book for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Dining Hall. Menu options include delicious breakfast selections, gourmet lunches through to premium cocktail party packages, formal dinners and BBQs.

Special dietary requirements are also catered for. All catering requires at least 48 hours notice.


Recreational Activities

Tours of the campus are available as an interesting recreational option for groups during their stay (additional charges apply).

The UQ Sport Gatton Fitness and Aquatic Centre includes a 25 metre heated pool, cardio and weights gym, sporting hall, squash, netball, basketball and tennis courts and playing ovals. This facility can be included in your conference package for an additional cost. The UQ Fitness and Aquatic Centre is open to the general public.

Audio Visual Services

All lecture theatres offer state-of-the-art audio visual facilities.

In addition, the campus Audio Visual Department can provide customised services upon request (additional charges apply).