International House is conveniently located within walking distance to UQ’s premier Gym and Pool facilities.

The UQ Gym offers:

  • Full gymnasium with over 35 cardio exercise machines

  • 3 complimentary PT sessions for Gold Pass members

  • 30 classes available each week

  • 23 holistic health classes (e.g. yoga, stretching etc.)

  • All day pool access and swim squad training if interested

  • Tennis Court hire

  • Olympic standard athletics track

  • Small group fitness training

The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre is one of the best swimming facilities in Brisbane with three heated pools: a 50m Olympic-sized pool and a brand new 25m pool.

UQ Sport also caters for amateur to professional athletes keen to have fun or maintain their ranking level in a wide variety of sports.


Organised by the Inter College Council (ICC), sporting events are an important aspect of college life and allow residents to represent their college, going head-to-head with the other 9 colleges at UQ.

Residents can participate in a number of team challenges through a variety of sports during the year including Soccer, Table Tennis, Rowing, Swimming, Badminton, Water Polo and Volleyball, just to name a few.

It’s a great way get out there, make friends and try something new. IH may not always reach the top of the leader board but the black and gold Housie players and cheer squad are always number one for team spirit.