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Full Membership

New Farm has an existing broad base of active members participating in weekly Social Bowls and
competition bowls throughout the year. Read on for an overview of our membership opportunities.
It is a great opportunity to mix with likeminded people who enjoy activity and social engagement. 
Bowls is an excellent activity that encourages a competitive but friendly environment for all age
groups, along with good social interaction. If you are interested in playing Bowls or finding out more
about what the game of Bowls has to offer then New Farm Bowls Club is the right place to
start.  Whilst we draw our members from surrounding areas, we welcome members from across
Brisbane. Our Club is located within easy distance of Bus and Ferry public transport and there is
ample on street parking around the Club.

Weekly Social Bowls

The Clubs main social bowls day for full members is Wednesday morning commencing at 9.15am
and concluding at around 12.00pm. This is an ideal platform to learn the game and meet passionate
members who are happy to assist new bowlers.  Members play in organised playing groups of pairs
or triples with players rotated each week, so that newer members are joined with existing members
considering experience and ability. At the conclusion of play members retire to the clubhouse for a
post-match catch up and drink.

We understand that not all members can attend on a Wednesday so there is also Social Bowls on a
Saturday morning for those who have commitments during the week and members can elect to play
on both Social Bowls days. Participation is flexible and you can attend as it suits your commitments.

Competition Bowls

In addition to the weekly social bowls program the Club also participates in interclub pennant
competitions. This affords the opportunity for bowlers who aspire for a more competitive arena with
many our competent regular bowlers also competing in these events. New Farm is affiliated with
the Brisbane District Bowls Association who sponsor and run these events over the course of the
year. This gives members the opportunity to play at different Clubs in the Brisbane Northside area
–stretching from New Farm to Toombul.

Club and Interclub Competitions

All full members are eligible and encouraged to participate in our annual club competitions. These
competitions include the usual events of Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours in both Men’s and Ladies
competitions. There are also competition’s catering for Novice bowlers as well as the normal A and B Grades.

New Farm Bowls Club is affiliated with Bowls Qld and the Brisbane District Bowls Association (BDBA).
The BDBA run several competition events during the year with the 17 BDBA Clubs taking part. These

  • Summer Pennants

  • Winter Pennants

  • Ladies Autumn Pennant

  • Men’s Senior Pennant

The New Farm “Lightning” is a current Division 1 Club with both State and Premier Sevens players
amongst the ranks. We were the Division 1 Premiers in 2022 and 2023. We also field teams in other


Membership Benefits and Fees

New Farm Bowls Club is a community club and the Board is focused on ensuring our annual
membership fee is affordable and represents good value for money. Currently the fee is set at $120
per annum with a proportion being paid in affiliation fees to Bowls Australia, Bowls QLD and BDBA being the sports governing bodies.

There are many benefits of being a full member. These include:


  • Use of Club Greens and Bowling Equipment for Practice

  • Participation in Social Bowls play – social play on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

  • Participation in Club Championship events.

  • Participation in Club Pennant Events

  • Discounts for Bar purchases.

  • Voting rights at the AGM.


We know that many potential members may be apprehensive about taking on a new sport in which
they have never participated. For this reason, the Club runs a comprehensive coaching program to
assist new bowlers. This is done on a voluntary basis by understanding experienced bowlers with
Bowls Australia coaching accreditation. In around three or four one-hour sessions our coaches can
teach all the fundamentals to allow newer bowlers to participate with confidence. This coaching
program is provided by the club on a no obligation, no charge basis and is a key feature of our
support to attract new members with no previous bowls experience. Please contact John Cameron
on 0418 741 078 or email to enquire about our coaching program.

There is something for everyone at New Farm Bowls Club. For membership and coaching enquiries
please call John Cameron on 0418 741 078








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