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The Sleeman Centre (also known as the Sleeman Sports Complex) is a sporting and entertainment facility located in Brisbanemarker, Australia. Construction of the centre was completed in 1982, with several upgrades and improvements having been carried out since that date. Located in the suburb of Chandlermarker, the centre is 15km south of Brisbane's CBD and is home to an aquatic centre, velodrome, sports arena, gymnastics training hall, gymnasium and auditorium. The centre currently offers a range of services to the public, including indoor and outdoor community activities such as swimming, diving, health and fitness classes, a gymnasium, childcare facilities, and a children’s pool and water slide. The centre is open to the public and is also available for bookings from organisations.


The Sleeman Sports Centre is one of Queensland’s premier sporting facilities, located in Brisbane, Australia. Purpose-built for the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the centre has also been host to a number of other sporting events including the 1994 World Masters Games and the 2001 Goodwill Games swimming, diving and cycling events. The centre was originally constructed to host the Commonwealth Games, but has been used for a number of purposes since it's completion including private functions, public entertainment events (both in sport and the arts), accommodation, retail, venue hire, and a variety of others. Notable upgrades in recent times have included a gymnasium, a children's pool and play area and a large enclosed water slide. In addition to this, each venue has received various make-overs throughout the life of the centre.

Both the suburb of Chandler and the Sleeman centre itself are named after Brisbane Lord Mayors Sir John Beals Chandler and Frank Sleeman.


Aquatic centre

Seating PlanThe Chandler Aquatic Centre is Brisbane's world-class indoor swimming centre. The aquatic centre consists of three main swimming pools. A 50 metre Olympic pool (2m depth), a 25m diving pool (5m depth), and a 25m lap pool (1m depth). In all, the centre makes for an Olympic standard diving and swimming facility. The aquatic centre has a seating capacity of 4,300 and boasts world class diving facilities, and a state of the art moveable bulkhead on the Olympic pool for short course events and a water fun park.

The aquatic centre also contains a children’s facility which encompasses the 25m lap pool, a large enclosed water slide and a children’s pool. All facilities are open to the public, while the main aquatic centre is the venue for many sporting events and may be hired by schools and other organisations.

Following is a summary of the Aquatic Centre’s notable features
  • 50 metre, 10 lane Olympic pool
  • Diving pool with 10 metre, 7 metre, 5 metre, 3 metre, 1 metre and 0.5 metre diving boards and platforms
  • 25 metre pool
  • Omega electronics with Ares 21 timing gear system
  • Daktronics Pro star Video Display Board
  • Grandstand seating for 4350 people plus corporate boxes
  • Meeting or seminar rooms
  • Gymnasium/aerobics
  • Childcare
  • Café with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Giant water slide
  • Learn to swim school
  • Chandler swim shop
  • Sports Medicine Services
  • Queensland Swimming
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Diving Australia
  • Queensland Diving

Indoor arena

Seating PlanThe indoor arena is Brisbane’s premier venue for indoor sports such as Netball, Badminton, Indoor Soccer and Volleyball. The arena has over 1850 square metres of floor space, and a fixed seating capacity of 1700. Other facilities include a PA and light control system, lounge and bar, VIP viewing rooms and an adjoining 100 seat function room.

Chandler velodrome

Seating PlanThe Chandler velodrome is of an outdoor configuration, having a grandstand seating capacity of 3,000. The venue is suitable for cycling events, rock concerts, rallies, motocross and speedway championships. Apart from an Olympic standard cycling track, the venue also boasts a private lounge and function area, omega timing equipment and scoreboard, catering facilities, and lighting for night functions and events.

Chandler theatre

The Chandler Theatre is one of the largest in South East Queensland, with a 200 square metre stage, and a seating capacity of 1,500. Each seat has an unobstructed stage view due to the tiered floor plan. Other facilities include large back-stage areas, computerised stage lighting, meeting rooms, state of the art sound system, box office, refreshment bar and a corporate viewing area and boardroom. The venue is available for bookings and is suitable for such events as graduations, conventions, awards ceremonies, product launches, seminars and concerts.

State weightlifting centre

All venues are within walking distance of the car parks which contain a total 2,020 parking spaces (2,000 regular and 20 disabled). The car-parks also contain lighting for night time use.


  • Accommodation (seven 3-star, 4-bedroom units available)
  • Poolside Café
  • Catering (located onsite for in-house events and functions)
  • Retail (Chandler swim-shop)
  • Childcare (Puddle Ducks Adjunct Child Care)
  • Sports Medicine (physiotherapy, radiology, massage, rehabilitation exercise programs)
  • Chandler Markets (every Sunday, 7am-1pm. Over 300 stalls, live jazz bands, barbecue)
  • Public Transport Park'n'Ride Facility (to be connected to the proposed Eastern Busway)

Tenants and clubs


  • Aquatic Achievers Swim School
  • Australian Diving
  • Chandler Swim Shop
  • Queensland Diving Association
  • Queensland Swimming
  • Aquatic Education
  • Aqualina Synchronized Swimming
  • Aussie Masters Swimming
  • Brisbane Springboard Diving
  • Chandler Swim Club
  • Donnet Diving
  • Oceanas Synchronized Swimminng Club
  • Queensland Underwater Hockey
  • R.A.P.S. Diving - Redlands Amateur Plaftorm & Springboard Diving Club
  • CHANDLER Diving Club

Other Sport

  • LS Arena LAN party
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • BMX Queensland
  • Cycling Queensland Inc
  • Gymnastics Queensland
  • Peter De Been Jiu Jitsu
  • Queensland Badminton
  • Queensland Weightlifting
  • Tumble Weeds Gymnastics
  • Brisbane Southern Districts Junior Soccer Association Inc.
  • Bayside Indoor Soccer
  • Queensland Firebirds
  • Chandler Badminton
  • Cougars Weightlifting
  • Wynnum Redlands Cycling
  • Kangaroo Point Cycling
  • Broncos Cycling

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