40th Birthday Party Venue Brisbane

It’s time to show the world you can party harder than two 20-year-olds!

They say that life begins at 40, and we’re here to welcome it in with a bang. Ruffle those feathers in anticipation, because The Defiant Duck is ready to send off your 30s in style. Whether you’re bringing a few close nest-mates or the whole social flock, The Defiant Duck’s range of function venues and catering packages are flexible to suit your needs.

  • No room hire fees
  • A range of indoor and outdoor event spaces
  • Flexible cocktail party packages
  • Sit down menus available

Special Offer: Birthday Vouchers

Celebrate your birthday on Thursday, Friday or Sunday and receive a special gift from us!

  • 30 people: $300 voucher
  • 50 people: $500 voucher
  • 80 people: $800 voucher
  • 100 people: $1,000 voucher

Terms & conditions apply. Enquire now for details.

40th Birthday Packages

Host your 40th birthday celebration at The Duck to enjoy our set menus.

Set Menu Options

Celebrate your next function or event with a special set menu.

$49pp, Set Menu 1 – Two Course (Shared Banquet with shared sides)

$49pp, Set Menu 2 – Two Course Menu (Individual entrees/mains/shared sides)

40th Birthday Celebrations

Your loved ones may wish to complement the celebrations with speeches or a video clip. You are welcome to bring in your own AV equipment – or alternatively, our helpful staff can arrange equipment for you.

We can also assist with recommendations for further table decorations, music, entertainment, or photography – or at an additional cost, we will happily make the preparations for you.

40th Birthday Spaces

For your 40th birthday celebrations, we offer three unique function spaces that’ll blow your guests away. Our function spaces can cater to a range of party sizes – you can even hire out our entire venue!

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The Bar

Sitting: 150  |  Standing: 200

Bottoms up! The heart of our venue will breathe energy and excitement into your party. Enjoy modern features and easy access to the bar in a friendly open-spaced area.

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Sitting: 120  |  Standing: 200

Kick back and relax for your 40th birthday with our booth-style lounges and pool table overlooking the greenery of Gasworks plaza.

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The Dining Room

Sitting: 45  |  Standing: 70

Enjoy a vibrant celebratory meal for your 40th birthday in our intimate dining area with your closest friends and family.

Full Venue Hire

You’re not 40 – you’re 18 with 22 years’ experience. Book out the full venue for a night your friends won’t soon forget. Enjoy exclusive access to all our function spaces, including the bar.

40th Birthday Party Packages

Our range of catering packages can be altered to suit your group’s personal preferences and appetites. After all – you only turn 40 once!

Group Dining

Celebrate your 40th birthday with an intimate sit-down meal. With a range of crowd-pleasing dishes well in abundance, you won’t have to worry about guests flying the coop.

Newstead Bars


Step up your birthday game with a signature beverage package. Varieties of beer, wine, and bubbly drinks will continue to flow for your specified duration.

Start Planning Your 40th Birthday Party

Welcome the big 4-0 in style! Click the button below to start planning your 40th birthday at Newstead’s best birthday party venue.