No fee for hiring community spaces
Community groups can apply to have 100% of the venue hire and insurance fees waived for community spaces.
About this fee waiver
We own indoor community spaces that are available for hire. This fee waiver assists community groups to hire these community spaces for events, meetings and community gatherings.
The waiver covers 100% of the venue hire and public liability insurance fees only for eligible applicants.
Applicants must meet all standard conditions of hire and pay all additional charges including staffing in some venues.
Hireable spaces at Sydney Town Hall, Customs House and Paddington Town Hall are not available as part of this program. You may be eligible to apply for a venue hire support grant to hire these spaces.
Voice to Parliament related events
Community groups that meet the eligibility criteria listed below can apply for this fee waiver to host Voice to Parliament referendum and Uluru Statement of the Heart related events and activities in our community spaces.
Eligible for fee waiver
To be eligible for this fee waiver the community group must:
- be located in or provide services predominantly to residents in the City of Sydney area
- have a membership base and purpose within the City of Sydney area.
Not eligible for fee waiver
This fee waiver is not available to:
- individuals/sole traders
- government agencies, political parties, and community groups that don't reflect the inclusion and equity principles in the City of Sydney’s community strategic plan and our other plans including the reconciliation action plan and inclusion (disability) action plan.
- community groups whose events, activities and services are not predominantly provided for residents of the City of Sydney area. You may be eligible to apply for a venue hire support grant.
Available venues and how to apply
You can apply for a full fee waiver under this program for any of the community spaces for hire below. To apply, complete the enquiry form or call the phone number on your preferred venue page.
To confirm eligibility, you'll need to provide details about your group, including members and a document that demonstrates the purpose and location of your group, such as a charter, articles of association or a constitution. This information will be requested before confirming your booking.
Hireable indoor spacesRoom, Reginald Murphy Community CentrePotts Point · 60 people
Hireable indoor spacesPerformance space, Redfern Community Centre100 people
Hireable indoor spacesRoom, Cliff Noble Community CentreAlexandria · 120 people
Hireable indoor spacesLittlebridge Hall, Ultimo Community CentreUltimo · 120 people
Hireable indoor spacesCommunity room 1, Juanita Nielsen Community CentreWoolloomooloo · 100 people
Hireable indoor spacesCommunity room 2, Juanita Nielsen Community CentreWoolloomooloo · 20 people
Hireable indoor spacesCommunity hall, Juanita Nielsen Community CentreWoolloomooloo · 100 people
Hireable indoor spacesSmall meeting room, Juanita Nielsen Community CentreWoolloomooloo · 2 people
Hireable indoor spacesMultipurpose community room, King George V Recreation CentreThe Rocks
Hireable indoor spacesJack Byrne Hall, Ultimo Community CentreUltimo · 200 people
Hireable indoor spacesSeminar room 1, Ultimo Community CentreUltimo · 20 people
Hireable indoor spacesSeminar room 2, Ultimo Community Centre20 people
Hireable indoor spacesActivity room, Redfern Community CentreRedfern · 20 people
Hireable indoor spacesBasement, Redfern Community CentreRedfern · 70 people
Hireable indoor spacesMeeting room, Redfern Community Centre12 people
Community centresMaybanke Community CentrePyrmont
Hireable indoor spacesRoom, Ron Williams Community CentreRedfern · 100 people
Green Square Library
All other venues
Hireable indoor spacesJoseph Sargeant Community CentreErskineville · 60 people
Hireable indoor spacesLower hall, East Sydney Community and Arts CentreDarlinghurst · 150 people
Hireable indoor spacesFunction room, Tote BuildingZetland · 50 people
Hireable indoor spacesCommunity room, Redfern OvalRedfern · 50 people
Hireable indoor spacesAbraham Mott HallMillers Point · 180 people
Hireable indoor spacesRoom, Benledi HouseGlebe · 60 people
Hireable indoor spacesBooler Community CentreCamperdown · 50 people
Hireable indoor spacesBrown Street Community HallNewtown · 80 people
Hireable indoor spacesMeeting room, Customs HouseCircular Quay · 50 people
Hireable indoor spacesMeeting room 2, Tote BuildingZetland · 10 people
Hireable indoor spacesIdea space, Darling Square LibraryHaymarket · 80 people
Hireable indoor spacesDarlinghurst Community SpaceDarlinghurst · 50 people
Hireable indoor spacesRobyn Kemmis Reserve Community SpaceGlebe
Hireable indoor spacesHarold Park Community HallForest Lodge · 250 people
Hireable indoor spacesRoom, Harry Jensen Community CentreMillers Point · 50 people
Hireable indoor spacesMary McDonald CentreWoolloomooloo · 100 people
LandmarksRex CentrePotts Point
Hireable indoor spacesCommunity room, St Helen’s Community CentreGlebe · 70 people