Diggers Entertainment Centre (DEC)

The original structure of the Diggers Hall was built in 1926. It was known as the ‘Odd Fellows Hall' as was built by the Odd Fellow Lodge, who established a society in Hughenden on 29 February 1884.

Returned Sailors ‘Soldiers' and Airmen's Imperial League of Australia (RSSAILA) purchased the hall in 1958. The hall was refurbished, extended and renamed the Diggers Memorial Hall after the returned servicemen.

The Diggers Hall, as it became affectionately known, was purchased by the Flinders Shire Council in 1961.

After many years of planning and fundraising in the community, the hall was demolished in 2001 and replaced by this new $2.7m multiuse air-conditioned conference and sporting facility.

The first official function held in the Diggers Entertainment Centre was the 50th Anniversary Ball of the ‘Hughenden Country Matrons' when 650 guests were easily accommodated.

Location: 21 Brodie Street, Hughenden.

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For more information and bookings please contact:

Flinders Shire Council

Phone: (07) 4741 2900
Email: flinders@flinders.qld.gov.au