Reduced rates: community venues

Helping organisations to help the City

The reduced rate program provides assistance to organisations that contribute to the City of Sydney. The program is intended for organisations which, due to financial hardship, are unable to pay the community/not-for-profit rate of hire. Organisations must demonstrate this financial hardship in their application. All reduced rates are based on the published rate of hire.

Through providing reduced rate access to the City’s community venues, community organisations are able to undertake programs, events or activities that contribute to social wellbeing, reduce isolation, increase cultural participation and raise funds for worthy causes.

The City has community properties available for hire including rooms in our town halls, community centres and libraries. Fees and charges are set for the facilities each year by Council.

General policy eligibility and exclusions apply.

How to apply

All applications are assessed against the grant criteria and in accordance with the City's grants and sponsorships policy, available for download below.

To apply please contact the City’s community venues team on 9265 9333 to discuss your application and request an application form.

Complete the application form and email it to

You must clearly answer all questions in the application form.


For more information about this program, please contact:

Community Venues team
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 13 February 2014