What are the dimensions and capacity of the exhibition centre?

The exhibition centre is divided into two internal areas plus external verandah:

  • The eastern side measures 45m x 32m = 1,440m2 floorspace.
  • The western side measures 45m x 24m = 1,080m2 floorspace.
  • The verandah measures 24m x 6m = 144m2 floorspace
The non-COVID capacity of the exhibition centre would be:
  • approx. 600 pax sitting
  • approx. 1200 pax standing.
The COVID capacity of the exhibition centre would be:
  • approx. 300 pax sitting
  • approx. 600 pax standing.
NOTE: The exhibition centre is not considered a confined space.

What are the features of the exhibition centre?

The features of the exhibition centre are as follows:

  • State of the art colourbond structure
  • Concrete floor
  • Fully weatherproof
  • Fully lockable
  • 3 main access points
  • Vehicular access to the interior
  • Power available
  • Amenities nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Capacity - 500 sitting or 1000 standing

What can the exhibition centre be used for?

The exhibition centre can be used for the following events:

  • concerts
  • dinners
  • trade shows
  • community meetings
  • expos
  • demonstrations and displays
  • functions
  • markets and auctions
  • receptions
  • formals
  • fundraisers
  • car shows
  • antique fairs

… the list is endless.

What are the hire fees?

Please refer to the Stanthorpe Showgrounds facility hire fee schedule.

How do I apply to hire the exhibition centre?

To book a pavilion for an event, please complete the event application form and submit to

The Stanthorpe Showgrounds Peter Bonner exhibition centre stands proud at the southern end of Stanthorpe Showgrounds near the High St entrance. Common questions about the exhibition centre are answered below.