Located minutes from the Mackay CBD, airport and accommodation hub, surrounded by lush green gardens and unique lagoon views, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is the perfect location for your next event.

A variety of locations from gardens and lawns to an outdoor Amphitheatre are available for commercial/private and public events and have played host to a diverse range of events including movie nights, fun runs, book/product launches, community celebrations, fundraisers and sports and lifestyle events.

Our outdoor venues are hired as green space only. This means the hirer is responsible for providing all equipment required to run the event, such as marquees, bins, staging, audio, lighting, catering, security, fencing, additional toilets, d├ęcor etc.

Enquiries and Applications

The Event Hire Application can be completed online here or click here for a print friendly version.

For all booking enquiries, to view available areas or to check the availability of a date/s, please contact Gardens Administration on (07) 4952 7300.

Any event that is public, sporting, corporate or charitable will require the organiser to submit a Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance (minimum $20 million) as part of their application; this applies to free and ticketed events.

Once processed, you will be advised if your application is approved and if so the applicable fee, bond, payment options available and supporting documentation required.

If the event or function is open to the public, providing some form of entertainment/utilising amplification equipment or food is being sold, you may need separate Temporary Permits (fees may apply). Please contact Council’s Health & Regulatory Services on 1300 MACKAY (622 529).

The Botanic Gardens are an everchanging ‘living site’. The garden you book may not look the same for the event date as at the time of booking, so consider seasonal changes when booking a site.

For further information, please view the Botanic Gardens Event Guidelines.

Ceremony Precincts



Meadowlands Amphitheatre

With a purpose-built stage and roof with attachment points for sound/lighting equipment, capacity for up to 5000 people, 2 air-conditioned green rooms
(both with bench space and a large mirrors), 3 large concession stands and
onsite amenity block you’ll find the Meadowlands Amphitheatre is the place
to host outdoor event in Mackay.

Other event areas within the Botanic Gardens

Click here to view the four other designated event precincts.

These can be hired separately for small events (under 500 people) or in conjunction with the Amphitheatre to compliment your event.