Murray Evans Sports and Aquatic Centre

The Somerville House Murray Evans Sports and Aquatic Centre, situated on Stephens Road in South Brisbane, stands as a premier destination for sports and fitness enthusiasts. Within its expansive premises lies an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a well-equipped gymnasium, catering to a diverse range of athletic pursuits.

The Centre is located within the Somerville House campus and includes the following facilities for hire:

  • Olympic-size swimming pool, divisible into 25m or 50m sections, with options to hire 1 to 8 lanes and a consistent depth of 1.8m throughout. Ideal for squad swimming sessions, water running classes, water polo training, and games.
  • Indoor Sports Hall and Multipurpose Courts, offering the flexibility to hire the entire space or half-court, accommodating approximately 300 guests with grandstand seating. Suitable for a variety of sports such as badminton, volleyball, netball, basketball, and group fitness classes.
  • Classroom/Meeting Room, furnished with modern amenities including a smart TV, whiteboard, and board, perfect for meetings, conferences, or training sessions.
  • Gymnastics Annexe, featuring a fully functional gymnastics space with limited hire opportunities, along with the option to utilize the sprung floor for group fitness classes.
  • Strength and Conditioning Gym/Group Fitness Area, equipped with a comprehensive range of fitness equipment including free weights, squat racks, bar weights, medicine balls, chin-up bars, and a synthetic grass area for sled pushes. The space also features full-length mirrors and rubber flooring throughout.

For inquiries regarding the availability or hiring of these exceptional facilities, please reach out to the Somerville House Sports and Aquatic Centre at Whether you're a seasoned athlete, fitness enthusiast, or event organizer, the Centre offers unparalleled amenities to support your active lifestyle and event needs.

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