Mary McDonald Centre

Mary McDonald Centre

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Community venue in Woolloomooloo

The Mary McDonald Centre is a well presented multipurpose centre suitable for a wide range of activities.

It is available for hire 7 days per week from 7am to midnight.


82 Bourke Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2010
02 9265 9333Booking enquiries

Venue hire information

This fully carpeted centre is suitable for meetings, gentle exercise groups, rehearsals and small functions. The centre is located in the heart of Woolloomooloo.

It is available for hire Monday to Friday from 7am to midnight and on weekends from 7am to midnight.


Triangular shaped room approximately 314sqm.


  • dinner: 50 people
  • cocktail party: 100 people
  • theatre: 50 people.


Basic kitchenette facilities:

  • fridge
  • instant hot water (Zip system).


  • 10 trestle tables
  • 50 chairs
  • 1 chair trolley.

Special considerations

  • Noise needs to be kept to a minimum, residential area.


Wheelchair access is by ramp at the entrance to the centre.

  • Toilets are accessible. 

Transport and parking

  • 10 minute walk from Museum train station
  • 20 minute walk from city centre 
  • bus 311 from Circular Quay to corner Cowper Wharf Roadway and Bourke Street.

Standard room hire fees

  • weekdays until 5pm: $43 per hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and on public holidays: $47 per hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $258 per day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $470 per day
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Additional charges

  • security deposit – a bond equivalent to 4 weeks rental charged at commencement of recurring bookings and is based on hire rate applicable at time of booking
  • election surcharge: $1,170 per election
  • cleaning fee: quotation available on request
  • security fee: quotation available on request
  • room set-up fee: quotation available on request
  • portable PA hire: $250 security deposit per booking
  • wedding surcharge: booking fee + 10 per cent
  • lighting rig operator (Glebe Town Hall only)
  • additional site inspection (2 included per booking): $75
  • self help groups – 50% discount applies to community/not-for-profit organisations/social enterprise fee – available to self-help and support groups on application only (conditions apply)


For more information please contact:

Community Venues Unit
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 16 November 2017