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Team Building Brisbane - TOP 5

Top 5 Team Building Ideas Brisbane

We found it hard to do a 'Top 5'  so here's a quick 'Top 10'

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Sabre provides fun and effective team building activities for Brisbane and the Gold Coast region.  We aim to exceed client expectations whether aims are purely fun or to develop teams and leaders on a more long-term basis.


Sabre was formed in 1988 and remains at the cutting edge of  team building event and development programmes as a market leader in Brisbane.  


We offer a wide range of Brisbane team building solutions that include everything from serious fun at an off-site to serious outcomes as part of a more targeted development programme.


Whether it's a pure fun team outing at an off-site, or some serious team development options, we can deliver.

Sabre are truly the team building professionals for Brisbane for in-person, hybrid and online solutions.

Top 5 Team Building Ideas for the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions

Brisbane team building ideas for indoors and outdoors


The Brisbane CBD and its surrounding areas are large enough to have a sophisticated city vibe, yet as a city it is also small and intimate enough to retain a friendly country town charm as well. It's also a great place to meet and to run team building events.  We've been doing it for clients since 1988.


There’s really so many team event styles and formats that can suit Brisbane locations and venues that to pick a “Top 5” was quite a tricky task.  These are recent popular approaches.


Client’s can choose from a great mix of indoor and outdoor challenges, and the current Top 5 is a reflection of this.


1 - The Brisbane Quest

This has the “out and about” elements of an Amazing Race style of team build, but the Quest is more flexible and sophisticated,  not as clichéd as the reality TV knock-offs (although we do have those as well if you prefer them).  Brisbane CBD and by extension also the South Bank and Museum precincts can be perfect locations to site team challenges and tasks of myriad styles as part of a Quest.  We have also designed Quests to incorporate the funky Fortitude Valley and West End areas.

2 - Picture Perfect for indoor locations in Brisbane


Unity of purpose and a common outcome is the main aim of this great team building concept.  Cross-functional collaboration also looms large a theme with this team build.  Simply one of the best indoor conference team building activities there is, it can work in virtually any Brisbane meeting venue.  Whilst painting is the medium, you don’t have to be a Picasso to make it work, it’s more about collaboration, communication and seeing the ‘bigger picture’ together.   The completed masterpiece is a lasting reminder of what the team can do when they pull together, and looks great on office and boardroom walls.

3 - The Agency for indoor or out and about in Brisbane

Making your own TV Ads or short films can be a lot of laughs, and also a bit of a clever ‘Trojan Horse’ for injecting any key business themes and issues.  As a team building option for Brisbane, it’s also well suited to the Brisbane environment where novel locations in which to film simply abound.  Using your Brisbane hotel or conference venue as the base, teams head out to make their scripts and story boards become a reality in a real time project that will be remembered for years.

4 - Team DNA / Leadership DNA workshops in Brisbane


This sophisticated format is all about lasting impact and value, so actually transcends the usual one-off team building approaches by making use of behavioural profiles and tailored workshops as a prelude to any activity.  We use the renowned Belbin Team Role Model for its individual and team reports that give great insight into a team’s strengths and weaknesses.  If you are looking for team building in Brisbane that gives truly lasting value, this is the one to pick.

5 - Battlespace indoor business game in Brisbane



A highly sophisticated indoor business game with a military theme adapted for business that can impart tremendous insight to any team about how they operate.  It can work well stand alone, or in tandem with our Team DNA approach h to add greater depth and insight.  As a potential team building solution for Brisbane, it is easy to deploy this activity in any hotel or venue conference room.   Teams need to operate cross-functionally as a command decision-making team to make optimal and profitable use of time, resources and their people to win.


Click below to select by theme, learning outcome or indoor / outdoor.











Belbin for team building Brisbane


Great teams start with Belbin! The Belbin Team Role Model is the language of teamwork, and it enables individuals to better project and talk about their strengths in a productive, safe and non-confrontational way.  It also helps them to understand those of others.

We provide individual Belbin behavioural profiles, and team and numerous other useful reports as well as facilitated training and support.

By making use of Belbin in a team building workshop, individuals have a greater self-understanding of their own strengths, which leads to more effective communication between colleagues and managers. Teams can be better understood and improved, and everyone in that team can feel that they are making a difference in the workplace by better utilising their natural behaviours. 

It also works effectively with leadership and management development, conflict resolution, recruitment, career development, employee engagement and coaching. LEARN MORE

Team DNA - Taking teams and leaders forward 


We combine cutting-edge team role theory and individual profiles, pragmatic facilitation and memorable action learning to deliver great results for each client in the Brisbane region. We have worked with project teams, business unit teams, management teams, graduates and senior leadership teams to help them... 

Better understand self and others

Enhance tolerance for other operating styles and build psychological safety

Maximise team strengths and minimise team weaknesses

Make better decisions and enhance daily execution

Take teams and organisations forward 

Improve Business Performance


Team DNA is made up of the unique behavioural clusters that all of us project when working with others. The way we contribute, interrelate and behave is based on a lifetime of unique experience, role learning and personality that equips us with the mix of Team DNA that we use.


Knowing our individual and collective Team DNA helps people and teams understand their strengths and weaknesses, make better decisions, avoid unnecessary friction and perform better 



Participants complete their individual profiles and 360 degree observations online pre programme. 

Participants complete their own online profile

and can then invite numerous observers from the workplace to offer 360 style feedback to create a complete individual profile (with up to 8 insightful reports on their unique operating style). 



We analyse the profiles and compiles reports.

We analyse these profiles and can easily create detailed team combination reports for the total team and / or any nominated sub teams or working relationships within the team. These are carefully interpreted in the context of the brief we have received from the client and their desired outcomes. Profile data will reveal to us the Team Role balances and imbalances that may exist thus will influence the way we will frame and deliver the programme to suit the team. 



Delivery of programme blending presentations, workshops and team events.

We integrate relevant observations from the data into our presentation components, interactive sessions and team challenge activities so that meaningful transfer is made to real world. We deliver the appropriate programme for participants to individually and collectively personalise and transfer insights to pragmatic application. People see first-hand the impact of their behaviour on others, and the impact that others have on them with the aim of making the team operate even better at work. “Teams and organisations tend to succeed or fail one relationship at a time!” 



Targeted follow through back at work post programme.


Strategies can be discussed and agreed upon for post programme milestones for follow through reviews and appropriate re visiting (either self-driven or externally facilitated). 



Belbin Team Roles is the language of teams, enabling individuals to be able to project and talk about their behavioural strengths in a productive, safe and non-confrontational way.

It also works effectively with leadership and management development, conflict resolution, recruitment, career development, employee engagement and coaching.


Team Building Brisbane Weather Warning

Summer weather warnings for Brisbane team building events


The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (B.O.M) have issued some dire weather forecasts for the coming Spring and Summer months of 2022 in Brisbane.

This will impact Brisbane team building profoundly, as clients will need to be aware that selecting outdoor formats will place them at greater than usual risk of disruption.  Planning ahead to have wet weather back up team building concepts for Brisbane, and the space required for them ready to go will be critical.  Brisbane is already a city renowned for its wild summer storms, the word from the B.O.M is that this summer will be even wilder.

Decisiveness by clients in the lead up to an event is also important to ensure that the decision to shift from an outdoor Plan A for a team build in Brisbane to an indoor Plan B is done in a timely manner.

Of course selecting an indoor team event format, or one that be delivered both indoors and outdoors can save a lot of stress int he lead up to the delivery date with regards to any unpredictable weather.


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