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The UQ Sport Athletics Centre is one of Queensland’s premier track and field venues! Highlighted by an impressive 560-seat grandstand, the Centre boasts an eight lane synthetic track, as well as runways, pits, cages and circles to stage your field events.

The Athletics Centre regularly hosts Gold, Silver or Bronze-label events – including the famed 1500m Classic that only consists of 1500m races, with more than 20 events for school-age, masters, race walking, and elite-level competitions.

At the top of the 560- seat grandstand and overlooking the Athletics Track is The Meeting Place – a 120m² fully equipped meeting room and function space with kitchen facilities. Within the athletics track is Field 7 – our premier Rugby playing field, home of the UQ Rugby Football Club!

UQ Sport Athletics Centre

The University of Queensland,
Sir William MacGregor Dr,
St Lucia, Qld 4067

Athletics Centre

Monday 5am – 7pm
Tuesday 5am – 7pm
Wednesday 6am – 7pm
Thursday 5am – 7pm
Friday 5am – 7pm
Saturday 5am – 7pm
Sunday 5am – 7pm



  • Starting blocks
  • Hurdles
  • Steeples
  • Shots
  • Discus
  • Javelins
  • High jump
  • Long jump

Athletics Centre Access

The UQ Sport Athletics Centre is a pay-per-use facility, and track access fees are payable during selected periods, as outlined in the Venue Access Timetable.


Peak times: Between 3pm-7pm Monday to Thursday, and 7am-11am on Saturdays, users are required to sign-in and pay a Track Access Fee at the Check-in Booth – situated in the tunnel on the ground floor of the grandstand – where a wrist band will be issued to wear during your session. Payment is due prior to accessing the Track. During these peak times, Track access is not permitted without a wrist band.

All other times: Outside of the peak times, the Track is a general access facility with no Track Access Fee payable. However, all users must abide by the Conditions of Entry. It is recommended that users check-in by scanning the Check in Qld QR Code (posters are located on all levels of the Athletics Centre grandstand). Wristbands are not required outside of peak times.

Casual Track Pass

Users must purchase a single-use Track Access Pass during peak times. These can be purchased at the Check-in Booth – situated in the tunnel on the ground floor of the grandstand. Please see the Venue Access Timetable for more information.


Bookings are required for all large training groups. Please note, monthly invoices can be arranged for training groups who wish to make regular track bookings. Contact us for more information, or to make a booking.


All persons wishing to conduct coaching activities at the Athletics Centre must have their athletes pay for venue access. Coaches are also required to be registered with UQ Sport.  Contact us for information on track fees, and to complete our registration form.

General Access

There are selected times during the day when Athletics Centre facilities can be accessed free of charge. See the Venue Access Timetable for more information.

UQ Sport Athletics Centre Pricing

Track Access Fee – $5

(currently enrolled)
4 months $331.00
12 months$719.00
Weekly direct debit*$16.00

Direct Debit is charged fortnightly with min 13 payments. A $6 admin fee applies at sign up.

Suspension Fee: $10

(staff or alumni)
4 months $362.00
12 months$797.00
Weekly direct debit*$18

Direct Debit is charged fortnightly with min 13 payments. A $6 admin fee applies at sign up.

Suspension Fee: $10

4 months $512.00
12 months$1,029.00
Weekly direct debit*$26.00

Direct Debit is charged fortnightly with min 13 payments. A $6 admin fee applies at sign up.

Suspension Fee: $20

Athletics Equipment

We cater to all Athletics disciplines and equipment is available during peak times, as part of your access fee. Please note, equipment is only available by  contacting us to make a booking ahead of your training session.

Throws Training

For safety reasons, bookings are required to use our javelin or discus facilities. Contact us ahead of your visit to confirm whether you are able to perform throws during your training session.

Javelin or discus is not permitted without a booking, as prior setup is required to ensure all other facility users remain safe.

Word on the Street

Really good. First time going there.
Edna Pema
Edna Pema
01:27 15 May 21
Fantastic experience Norths Eagles Women's Rugby team won.
Scott Read
Scott Read
04:42 07 May 21
Great training facility. Grab a $5 arm band to use. Hurdles and high jump Available too
Jo Harlow
Jo Harlow
10:49 06 Apr 21
High quality facilities. Unfortunately no equipment hire at this time.
06:01 13 Mar 21
Great track. Better than qsac
03:23 12 Jan 21
Easy to access and well laid out
Paul Sherman
Paul Sherman
21:30 07 Jul 18
One of two fews tracks in Brisbane
Pierre Elias
Pierre Elias
11:35 07 Jun 18
World class
Benjamin Moyle
Benjamin Moyle
09:01 22 May 18
Used by the university, school groups and the public, UQ Sport Athletic Centre provides great facilities on and off the track.
Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson
08:27 05 Aug 16
Well-maintained running track, free access for students.
DingXiang Tan
DingXiang Tan
14:35 08 Jul 16


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