About Us

About Us

Bribie Island Bowls Club was established in 1929 by members of the Windsor Bowls Club after their many trips to the Island. The Club is now in its 86th year of operations.

The original Clubhouse was purchased from The Moreton Bay Tug Company and floated from nearby Moreton Island on 44-gallon drums.

The first bowling green was built of sand and ashes from the Koopa (the MS Koopa was a ferry used to transport passengers from Redcliffe to Bribie).

The Club currently boasts 4 outdoor greens and a large modern Clubhouse, which was completely renovated in 2005. The Club is now one of the largest Bowls clubs in Queensland with over 700 bowling members together with 5000 social members.

In 2007 Bribie Island Bowls Club was voted ‘Club of the Year’ by Bowls Queensland.

We are dedicated to the continued improvement of the Club and the Greens for the benefit of all, focusing on a greener future.

2015 is was an exciting year. The addition of a second bus means that we can expand out pick up and drop of service. Major renovations were completed in the middle of 2015 as well. Stage one included the new administration building and amenities. Administration is now operational and the new toilets opened mid May. This allowed for stage 2 – the removal of existing amenities and lowing of the floor at the southern end of the club, resulting in increased floor space and opening up the club to take advantage of our unbeatable view.  The next stage to happen by the end of 2016 will also involved removing the tired old dance floor in the bistro and replacing carpets throughout the club. Stage 3 will be the extension of the deck along the length of the building.

With outstanding views over the Pumicestone Passage and the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains the Club has something to offer members and visitors alike.


Bribie Island Bowls Club is committed to responsible practices that recognize the importance of the wellbeing our Members and guests with a focus of minimizing the potential harm of alcohol.


  • Licensed Trading Hours – 10am to midnight Monday to Sunday
  • The Club is closed, Good Friday, Christmas Day and until 1pm on Anzac Day.
  • The liquor license covers the clubhouse, greens and surrounds - but not the car park.

Bribie Island Bowls Club promotes and practices responsible service of alcohol and all staff must have as a minimum Queensland RSA and RSG certificates.

Bribie Island Bowls Club is committed to the ongoing training and support of staff in the area of Responsible Service of Alcohol.

It is an offence for persons under the age of 18 to obtain or consume liquor on the Club premises. If you are in any way uncertain of a person’s age you MUST request them to produce an acceptable form of identification. Should they fail to do so, service must be refused. Acceptable instruments of proof of age must contain the person’s photograph and have reference to the date of birth and include: * 18 plus card       * Driver’s License             * Passport.


Club Entry & Proof of Identification-

It is a requirement of entry to the club’s premises that:

  • All members are required to show/swipe their membership card at reception
  • All reciprocal members and visitors must sign in and provide proof of ID at reception.
  • All visitors of the club must live outside of a 15km radius to be able to sign in as a visitor.
  • All members’ guests of the club must remain in the company of the member whilst in the club.
  • All patrons are required to provide acceptable evidence of age where there is any doubt they are under 25.

The only acceptable ID is photographic ID being one of the following:

  • Government issued proof of age card (18+ card)
  • Drivers licence or permit
  • Australian or foreign passport.


Always be alert for:-

Other persons obtaining liquor for minors.

Duplicate forms of identification, in Queensland such documents can be distinguished by a “D” on the end of the licence/permit number. When a duplicate form of ID is presented a second form of ID must be produced (credit card, etc.).

All false ID’s are to be confiscated and passed on to supervisory or management staff, who will forward them to the Liquor Licensing Division.

  Minors may be on the premises if in the care of a responsible adult or guardian but may not consume or purchase liquor.  Minors are not permitted to be at the bar or in the gaming room. Minors are to leave the premises by 10pm. No liquor is to be sold after permitted trading hours or consumed after the 30-minute grace period.

Entry is restricted to financial members, a guest of a member in the members company, a reciprocal club member or a proven bona fide visitor.

Queensland Law prohibits the consumption or purchase of liquor by persons who are minors, unduly intoxicated or disorderly.   If a staff member is of the opinion that a patron is unduly intoxicated or disorderly, the staff member must not serve liquor to that person, and advise their Manager on Duty immediately.

Customers deemed to be unduly intoxicated will be refused service, offered water and a taxi, courtesy bus or responsible guardian will be called if required.

Bribie Island Bowls Club actively promotes and makes available water, non-alcoholic or low alcoholic beverages and food at all times.

Bribie Island Bowls Club will ensure that the behaviour of our patrons does not adversely impact on other patrons, staff, our neighbours and the community at large.

General Manager

Kevin Bertwistle