The University of Qld Powerlifting and Weightlifting Club (UQPWC) is a University of Queensland UQ Sport Recreational Club.

Founded over 25 years ago, the club's goal is to provide high quality training facilities and sports coaching in powerlifting*.


Club membership is open to the general public with all levels of experience from novices through to experienced athletes.

Interested in keeping fit, getting stronger or wanting to train and compete in powerlifting? You’ve come to the right place.

For more information about our training fees and training times visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Powerlifting consists of three events: squat, deadlift and bench press.

Qualified coaches at the club write customised training programs and provide instruction.

The club also organises “Give It A Go” days twice a year, and powerlifting and bench press competitions.



To sign up to UQPWC register here, this will take you to the membership registration site.  On this link you will find 6 month and 12 month membership rates.


The club’s gym is fitted with Olympic rubber weights and bars, customised bench press and powerlifting racks with safety rails, dumbbells, lifting platforms, power rack, glute ham raise machine, calf raise machine, reverse hyper extension machine and other strength-training equipment.


The club runs a number of competitions or powerlifting meets throughout the year on behalf of Powerlifting Australia.  Can you bench press? or squat? or deadlift? Why not have fun and enter a powerlifting competition?  The national Powerlifting Meet Calendar (which includes Brisbane-based competitions) is available on the Powerlifting Australia web site.

(*Coaching in weightlifting is not offered at this time)