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The New Farm “Lightning” is a current Division 1 Club with many state and Premier Sevens players amongst the ranks. We have 2 other divisions in 5 and 7, so there will be a level to suit all bowlers. If you’re 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.  Just pop in and ask for the Bowls Coordinator who will start you off. We are an affiliated member of Bowls Qld and Brisbane District Bowls Association and our teams compete in all the Bowls Qld and BDBA pennants competitions and BQ and BDBA sanctioned Club events.  Whilst we draw our members from surrounding areas, we welcome members from all across Brisbane. Our Club is located within easy distance of Bus and Ferry public transport.

The Club also has a weekly members competition every Wednesday at 9.30am – 1.00pm.  This is an ideal platform to learn the game and meet passionate members who are happy to assist new bowlers.   Bowls is an excellent activity that encourages a competitive but friendly activity for all age groups, along with good social interaction.

For full members, there is an annual membership fee of $100 which includes all Bowls Qld and BDBA affiliation fees and provides members access at any time for practice roll-ups and individually arranged games.

It’s easy to become a member.  Please call John Cameron, Club Secretary on 0418 741 078 or email to find out more details, or simply download the membership application from the link below, email it to us and we’ll do the rest.


The Club has a proud history of bowls going as far back as 1907.

Today, the Club offers high quality greens and strong competition from our mens and ladies bowlers.

Weekly bowls activities are centred on our Wednesday morning (9.30 start) social bowls competition.

Friday afternoon practice rinks available 3-5pm.

Rinks are available most days for a 'roll-up' but it is often best to check availability of rinks (see club number above)

Championship events - New Farm offers many  Club Championship events throughout the year that are usually held on a Saturday.

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New Farm is a great place to play your bowls and to meet good people and good bowlers.

Pop into the Club and 'try before you buy'.....see how much you enjoy the greens, the facilities and the people.


All competitions will operate on the basis of 'play, sub or forfeit'. 
CLUB COMPETITION INVOLVES $10 for each event. 
Conditions of Play
The controlling body for the Club's Championship events will be the New Farm Bowls Club Inc. through its appointed Bowls Management Director at the time of any event. The conditions of play will be similar to the conditions of play set out in the Brisbane District's Men's Section general conditions of play and also, as applicable, the specific conditions of play for Champion of Champion events. The number of ends to be played will be as set out in the District's CoP above and additionally, the following number of ends will apply to the following events -
Mixed Pairs - 21 ends
Two Bowl Triples - 28 ends
Three Bowls Triples -  21 ends
Registration for each event will be available 'on line' during the lead up to each event.


Annual General Meeting :  TBA

Annual Bowlers Presentation Night:  TBA

Bowls Carnivals

Twamley Cup 1 October. Ladies Fours One Day Carnival

Hosted  Bowls Events

Tattersall's Breakfast Pairs: TBA

Tattersall's Gino Merlo Memorial Fours: TBA


Yellow Cabs: 1TBA

Fun Events

Crack a Jackatack No 7 : 21 March - 11 April [ 4 x Tuesdays starting at 6.30pm] 

Crack a Jackatack No 8 : TBA


Honour Board

Awards Wall

Photo Gallery

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NFBC is more than just a Bowls Club.  It is a Community Club that also hosts a number of Community Events and Functions.  There are a number of benefits in becoming a Social Member: 

Social Membership Fee: Only $5.00 for 3 years

Membership Card

Club Dress Code Applies

Member discounts on drinks.

Enjoy a roll up at any time when the greens are available at no cost to the social member

Other Information

Social Members are not eligible to play in Club championship events, pennants or carnivals which are for affiliated, full bowls members.

Social Members are not entitled to hold any office in the Club; take part in Club meetings; vote at Club meetings; nominate persons to membership of the Club.

Dress Code:

Casual neat clothing. 

Complete Social Membership form below. Please then present to Bar Staff. 

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