Venue hire fee waiver

Venue hire fee waiver

Same-sex marriages

To celebrate the amended Marriage Act, for 100 days we are waiving fees to hire local community facilities, parks and halls for same-sex wedding functions.

Council voted the hire fee waiver be available for bookings from 9 January 2018 to 18 April 2018 for many City of Sydney parks and facilities, with the exception of Sydney Town Hall and Martin Place amphitheatre.

Please note:

  • The fee waiver is only available to couples previously unable to marry before the amended Marriage Act came into effect on 9 December 2017. City staff may ask you to verify your eligibility.
  • All other conditions of hire continue to apply. These vary depending on the venue and can include hours of use, noise controls, parking, safety and other regulations. 
  • Other fees and charges are payable. These vary for different venues and can include staff, security, cleaning, catering and insurance charges. 
  • Existing bookings and closure periods will not be cancelled or moved.

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For more information, please contact us on:

02 9265 9333

Image: Prince Alfred Park, Wednesday 15 November 2017

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 December 2017