The Company has grown significantly over the years and caters across the spectrum of sporting and community venues, in corporate hospitality and retail, as well as catering regularly for large attendances at events, functions and restaurants.
Built for the 1982 Commonwealth Games, it was on this famous track that the giant Games Mascot, Matilda, gave her now famous wink to the world.
Today, the venue, situated on Kessels Road, Nathan, is one of Queensland’s premier elite training facilities and houses recently refurbished, modern and stylish function rooms, with a capacity from 10 to 395, for use by the wider community.
From company conferences to private cocktail parties, this stunning arena provides a dramatic backdrop to any event or function. Packages can be designed to suit your individual function needs, tastes and budgets.
Professional support staff are available to assist in the planning and coordination of your event. Let us do the work while you and your guests sit back and enjoy the unique track-side experience that only a function at QSAC can offer.
Sleeman Sports Complex
A multi-faceted sporting and entertainment complex perfect for events with a difference.
Product launches, corporate parties and even spectacular functions on the pool deck are all possible at this iconic Brisbane landmark.
With facilities that include the 4,300 seat Brisbane Aquatic Centre, a 2,700 seat indoor arena, a 1,500 seat Theatre, a cycling velodrome with grandstand seating and self-contained accommodation facilities, Sleeman has the capacity to host international, national and community events year round.
If you’re looking for that unique environment to set your event apart then the Sleeman Sports Complex is the venue for you.
Albion Park Raceway
The Albion Park complex is steeped in history stemming well back into the earliest years of Brisbane, being initially used for gallops racing for approximately 100 years before the last meeting was held there in 1981.
Also 1981, the QLD Racing Minister Russ Hinze, a harness racing enthusiast, declared a new complex would be built. The complex was unveiled to a huge crowd in October 1983, where Albion Park was dubbed “the speed pacing capital of Australia”.
The complex is still maintained and operated primarily for the uses harness racing by the ‘Albion Park Harness Racing Club’ and greyhound racing by the ‘Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club’.
It is a rare occasion when there is no action on track. Attendances vary according to the calibre of racing ranging from 2,000 to 15,000. So whether it is harness racing or the dogs, this venue presents a truly unique and memorable function for your guests.
Willowbank Raceway is located 30 minutes west of Brisbane, on offer is a year-round program of drag racing entertainment for the whole family. Along with weekly Saturday and Wednesday racing, there are several major events held annually, with a variety of features including Top Fuel dragsters, the nitromethane-burning kings of the sport.
Selected events also offer nitro-burning Funny Cars and supercharged sedans in Top Doorslammer. The Castrol EDGE Winternationals, which is held on the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend each June and is the largest championship drag race held outside of the United States. Attendances range from mid-week events of 2,000 up to 60,000 for major events.
This is Australia’s premier drag racing facility and has built a reputation for providing attractive, yet affordable corporate hospitality. An opportunity to view an action packed program of top-class drag racing, while enjoying the fare of a full menu and beverage service allows your personal and business associates to mingle in a relaxed, carefree environment.
Brisbane International Speedway, Archerfield
A long-time destination on the national speedway circuit, Archerfield is a favourite venue for many teams & drivers. The venue hosts action packed dirt racing every Saturday night through the summer season and plays hosts to numerous rounds of Australia’s premier speedway series’ including ‘World Series Sprintcars’ featuring Australia’s best drivers taking on the several top USA drivers.
It is the home of the Queensland speedway racing offering many championship series featuring wheel to wheel explosive action every second of the evening. Archerfield has several hospitality options including private suites that overlook the finish line.
Home of the Queensland Reds until recently, the grounds still hosts the Reds high performance centre as well as their administration offices.
The grounds also host State, Local and GPS Rugby Union games.
Attendances range from 500 to 20,000 depending upon the specific fixtures each day.
Since commencing operation 48 years ago with the first vehicle ferry, MV Myora, Stradbroke Ferries has grown to become the largest marine operator in Moreton Bay, with seven vehicle ferries and one water taxi offering services to Stradbroke and the Southern Bay Islands. Open for business 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in which Stradbroke Ferries vessels make approximately 25,000 crossings of Moreton Bay.
The North Stradbroke Island terminal is located at Toondah Harbour at the end of Middle Street in Cleveland. It is marked clearly by the iconic four storey tower, which originally came from Expo 88 and was the B105 broadcasting tower.
For the past five years QCS has operated the ‘Straddie Island View Café’ at Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour as well as the on-board café services on the vehicle ferries transiting Moreton Bay between Cleveland & Dunwich.
North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)is home of the Quandamooka people. ‘Straddie’, as the island is lovingly called by locals, is one of Australia’s natural treasures and is right on Brisbane’s doorstep. Stradbroke Ferries has been an integral part of the North Stradbroke Island community for the past 48 years and has made a significant contribution to the community and visitors in both economic and employment terms and assisting with the continued growth of the tourism industry.
North Stradbroke Island is one of the largest sand islands in the world and as such is resplendent with sandy white beaches, magnificent inland lakes, hidden waterways and scenic walks. One of the most spectacular, the breathtaking North Gorge walk, is a favourite with visitors, most especially the hundreds of whale watchers who visit annually between June and November to watch the humpbacks travel past. Dolphins, turtles and manta rays are also often sighted from the headlands.
Whatever your holiday desire, Straddie has it all. For the more energetic there’s bushwalking, swimming, four wheel driving, snorkelling, fishing and sand boarding just to name a few. Those wanting to relax can head to a spa, laze on the beach, go for long walks and hang out in the cafes and restaurants around the island. Accommodation options range from resorts to backpackers and camping grounds, rental homes and holiday units to suit all budgets.
The friendly locals, laid-back atmosphere, abundant natural wonders and activities on offer means all visitors are spoiled for choice. Families, couples, groups of friends, local and international travellers can all enjoy an unforgettable holiday experience on North Stradbroke Island … where summer never ends!
Exhibitions, Trade Shows, Concerts and Community Events
ACDC, Pearl Jam & U2 Concerts – QSAC
Along with regular school and regional athletics carnivals, QSAC has recently sort to attract various concerts and events to increase revenue streams and utilise the facility in a way that benefits the community. QCS has worked closely with Venue management to achieve a F&B service that is capable of servicing the large number of patrons in a relatively short period of time.
In 2010 the venue hosted headline artists AC/DC & Pearl Jam, with our commitment to assisting the venue achieve the best possible result, we bumped in an additional 18 food outlets and a further 22 bars, this along with existing infrastructure totaled 61 retail outlets. With the QCS supplied infrastructure and an adequate staff ratio of 650+ staff, we were able to serve over 200 patrons per minute.
This resulted in what was the highest per head spend at any venue of the AC/DC Australian Tour, not only this we also provided the widest ranging quality menu, with limited waiting time, resulting in all patrons going home happy and we receive thanks from the promoter for a job well done.
EKKA – RNA Showgrounds
The Company has had a long association with the RNA and it’s most prestigious event, The EKKA, where the attendance over the ten day event is in excess of 600,000. The Company has Restaurant and Retail facilities on the grounds including the iconic EKKA Buttered Sandwiches (in the Dairy Hall), The Pancake Restaurant & Bushman’s Eatery (on Machinery Hill), and Showtime Takeaway & Café Alex (in Alexandria St).
During the show, QCS provides catering to the sectional area judges and officials. For many years QCS has also had an involvement through sponsorship with various sections including Woodchop, Poultry & Agricultural divisions.
Gold Coast Indy 600 Sounds Concert – Broadwater, Gold Coast
A popular line up of music acts held on the Broadwater of the Gold Coast in conjunction with motor racing (formerly INDY) which is now run by V8 Supercars Australia.
Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Holiday Show – RNA Showgrounds
Queensland premier caravan and touring show with displays and exhibits to suit all parties. The show is held annually at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane over the June long weekend and attracts in excess of 80,000 people and is a must for any outdoor enthusiast.
Brisbane Riverfestival – Various Locations
QCS has been a proud contributor to Riverfestival right from its inception and still participates in the iconic Riverfire which now closes Brisbane Festival with a bang at the end of September.
The Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show and National 4×4 & Outdoors Expo – RNA Showgrounds
The show proves annually the popularity of all things fishing, boating and outdoor in Queensland. The event’s family-friendly atmosphere, non-stop action demonstrations, expert presentations and exclusive deals and specials always make for a value-packed event.
RAAF Airshow – Amberley
Held every four years, QCS has been involved with the RAAF Airshows since 1997. The most recent event took place in October 2008, QSC was the sole and exclusive caterer, with 49 retail sites and marquee formal catering for 500 high ranking RAAF officials and corporate guests.
The forecasted attendance by the RAAF over the two day period was 50,000 however the actual attendance was upwards of 90,000 with temperatures almost reaching 40oC.
Naturally this created major logistical challenges requiring overnight restocking of 2,500 cartons of water and soft drinks, major resupply of bread products, frozen goods and snack products and a further 15,000 ice cream products to name just a few! However by 6.30am on the second day all catering stock was received and in place including the chilling of drinks.
NRL & AFL Fixtures – Carrara Stadium
Prior to the redevelopment, Carrara stadium incorporated 16,000 GA seats with a further 2,500 pax in corporate function rooms, suites and boxes. QCS was the official caterer at the stadium from 2005 until the stadiums closure for redevelopment at the end of the 2009 season.
Over this period Carrara Stadium was managed by Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) with their principal tenant being AFL Gold Coast who hosted between 4 and 6 AFL national games per annum. In addition to these games, Carrara Stadium was also host to a full season of home games for the Gold Coast Titans (12 games) until their move to Skilled Stadium, Robina. Over the period the venue also hosted various local sporting events.
At the outset of the Contract with the Gold Coast City Council, QCS worked closely with the GCCC to develop the stadiums F&B capabilities from a local sporting facility, into a stadium capable of hosting National sporting fixtures. Initially playing host to the NRL though the GC Titans before the eventual goal of becoming home to the GC AFL now known as the Suns.
We believe that our investment and endeavours in these initial stages significantly lifted the standards and profile of the previously tarnished F&B image of the stadium and provided assistance to the GCCC in being able to offer facilities that helped attract major tenets.
Ultimately, we are proud to have been involved at the very start of groundswell that eventually became the GCFC and believe our commitment to achieve the common goals of the GCCC and GC AFL have been mutually beneficial and assisted their successes so far.
Courier Mail Brisbane Home Show – RNA Showgrounds
A long running show that is always a great success bringing together over 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in renovation, building, furnishing, home improvements, sustainable options and outdoor living.
Shop and compare prices from an enormous range of home related products and services, all under the one roof at the RNA Showgrounds Brisbane. There’s something for everyone! Attendance at this show can save thousands of dollars off your renovation!
Gold Coast Show – Parklands, Southport
QCS has been the contacted caterer and a show sponsor for almost 10 years. The largest community event held on the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Show has been running for over 100 years. From the moment you enter the Gold Coast Show there is no shortage of Entertainment from stage shows and exhibits to roving performers and of course the rides and games of sideshow alley. Other showcased areas include lifestyle, art, education, sports, hobbies, interests and innovation.
V8 Supercar Events – Queensland Raceway
From 1999 to 2008 QCS was the contracted caterer at Queensland Raceway, Ipswich which hosted in its early days two V8 Supercar events annually. Although, event attendances have dropped off at QR in recent years, in its heyday crowds were in excess of 40,000 with corporate marquees lining the track hosting over 5,000 guests.
QCS managed the full logistical elements that included bumping in field kitchens and mobile catering outlets to efficiently manage the crowd and corporate requirements, this included everything right down to power and potable water which are not readily available at the venue.
Winternationals – Willowbank Raceway
The home of Queensland Drag Racing, Willowbank Raceway is located north of Ipswich, and hosts up to 42 events per annum with an annual attendance in excess of 240,000. Major races like the Winter National Finals attract up to 65,000.
QCS’ contract with Willowbank Raceway began in 1989 encompassing all corporate and retail catering. The length of tenure is a reflection of QCS’ ability to build long standing relationships and provide a service that is beneficial to the venue.
The raceway is operated by a not-for-profit organisation and QCS has worked closely with the committee to achieve their priority of customer satisfaction and reduced retail prices. Although this goal is offset by slightly lower royalty percentages, QCS needs to constantly develop the retail catering as to increase the per capita spend in ways that don’t include increasing the retail prices.
We achieve this by providing the best possible quality and service with a wide range of products that are relative to the demands of the patrons over a day period, including breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner meals, desserts and cafe lines.