Reduced rates: major venues

Major venue access

The Reduced Rate Program provides assistance to organisations that contribute to the local community. The program is 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.

The City of Sydney's major venues: Sydney Town Hall, Paddington Town Hall, and the Barnet Long Room at Customs House, are architecturally and historically significant spaces. They are used for a variety of purposes including events, concerts, fundraisers, conferences, meetings and community gatherings. Through providing a reduced rates program, the City is able to assist community organisations to access and utilise these venues, adding value to the contribution that these organisations make to the city.

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 (download below).

To apply please contact the City’s grants team on 02 9265 9333 to discuss your application and request an application form.

Complete the form and email it to

Your must clearly answer all questions in the application form.


For more information about this program, please contact:

The Grants Team
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Friday, 8 February 2013