Host an event at Northshore

Host an Event at Northshore

If you’re searching for a place to hold your next event, Northshore may be just what you’re looking for.  There are range of event venues and outdoor spaces, including parks and hardstands (suitable for outdoor theatre and cinema, festivals, expos, markets, concerts and other activities) available at Northshore.

Event venues

There are a number venues at Northshore that are ideal for events, big and small, including Northshore Riverside Cafe and numerous options at Portside Wharf and Hamilton Harbour.

Outdoor hardstand

There are two hardstand sites - Northshore East and Northshore West - that can be used for a range of events and activities.

At these sites, Northshore has previously hosted international circus, Cirque du Soleil, BIFF Drive-In Theatre, Anywhere Theatre Festival, children’s school holiday workshops, Active Outdoors Expo, a major annual exhibition, and Containerval Festival. The Northshore West site is currently home to Eat Street Markets.

Event organisers must enter into a licence agreement or lease with Economic Development Queensland prior to the commencement of any event or activity and are required to:

  • pay a licence fee/rent
  • hold requisite insurances, including public liability insurance for at least $20 million
  • submit an event management plan, including a risk assessment, car parking and traffic management plan, emergency plan, refusal storage/collection and power/lighting management plan, and a complaints management plan
  • indemnify and release EDQ from liability or loss
  • obtain all requisite approvals, permits and consents.


Events and activities can also be held at the 2.5 hectare Riverside Park at the eastern end of Northshore, or at the Remora Road Park. Enquiries and bookings for either these spaces should be directed to Brisbane City Council.

More information

Submit an enquiry about your event via an online enquiry form to receive more information about which space may be suitable and available. This form is specific to outdoor hardstand space (Northshore East site and Northshore West site) only.  If your enquiry relates to other space and venues at Northshore, you will need to contact those operators (as above) direct.

For more information you can also contact Economic Development Queensland on 1300 130 215 or email

EDQ Northshore Event Enquiry Form
Online inquiry form for conducting events at Northshore (hardstand sites). Please complete all required fields before submitting this online inquiry form.
Event enquiry information
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Completing this form does not form a booking. EDQ does not represent that any land suitable for the inquirer's use is available, or will be made available, and EDQ does not accept any responsibility for any costs in relation to this inquiry. Acceptance of any inquiry does not create a legal relationship between EDQ and the inquirer. No legal relations will come into existence until such time that a signed lease or permit to occupy is entered into by the parties.