Association Football: The Ipswich Knights play in the Brisbane Premier League competition. As of 2013, a new team, the Western Pride, plays in the newly formed National Premier League. Other teams playing in Ipswich include the Ipswich City Bulls & Western Spirit.

Australian rules football: The Ipswich Eagles play in second tier division of AFL Queensland, and Collingwood Park Power play in Division 3. The Ipswich Miners play in the under 18 competition of AFL Queensland. Collingwood Park(Power), Ipswich Central (Cats)and Springfield Lakes play in the junior competition of AFL Brisbane Juniors.

Brookwater Golf Club, designed by Greg Norman, is located in Springfield.

Gridiron: The Ipswich Cougars play in the Gridiron Queensland league and have been one of the most dominant teams since the launch of Gridiron in Queensland.

Hockey is a major sport in the city and is played at Briggs road facility where there are 2 artificial surfaces that are world class.

Rugby League: The Ipswich Jets play in the Queensland Cup competition, FOGS and FOGS Colts. Ipswich Diggers are the junior representative teams playing all other QLD regions in the Mal Meninga & Cyril Connell Statewide Cups. Ipswich also has a thriving local league competition including 4 grades of Seniors and every age group of juniors (multiple divisions). Clubs include West End Bulldogs, Brothers, Swifts, Goodna Eagles, Springfield, Norths Tigers, Laidley Lions, Fassifern Bombers, Redbank Bears, Lowood Stags, Twin Rivers, Rosewood Roosters and Brisbane Valley.

Rugby Union: The Ipswich Rangers play in the Brisbane Suburban Rugby competition usually competing with 3–4 grades including Colts. The Rangers juniors compete in the Brisbane Junior Rugby competition.