For all occasions

We have a great variety of community venues available for hire.

Community venues include rooms, halls and auditoriums that are suitable for either community meetings, conferences, functions or weddings.

Landmark venues

Our landmark venues – the Sydney Town Hall, Paddington Town Hall, Martin Place, City Recital Hall and Customs House – are available to hire for events such as corporate functions, wedding receptions and film shoots.

Compulsory insurance

All parties who hire City facilities must have $10 million public liability insurance coverage. Proof of such coverage is required before your booking can be confirmed.

Individuals and small community groups that do not have public liability insurance may be eligible to apply for cover under the City of Sydney's community engagement liability policy at the following rates:

  • level 1 – venue booking fees under $400 excluding GST: $30 a booking
  • level 2 – venue booking fees between $400 and $1,600 excluding GST: $110 a booking
  • level 3 – venue booking fees over $1,600 excluding GST: $225 a booking.

Our community venues staff can advise the process involved to apply for coverage under the City's policy.

Conditions of hire

We ask that all venue hirers read and understand the City's conditions of hire, which covers:

  • cancellations and insurance
  • noise controls and cleaning
  • security
  • catering and advertising
  • parking, safety and other regulations. 

Please note, we require 2 weeks notice to make a booking at a community venue that is not staffed.

Free rehearsal space for students

We have some great spaces available for rehearsal if you’re studying and need a place to jam.

Hiring one of our venues won’t cost you a thing.

See how you can book one of our venues free. 


For general enquiries and bookings, please contact:

02 9265 933302 9265 9222

Except for bookings in Surry Hills and Ultimo, please refer to the contacts on those individual pages. You can also send a booking enquiry online for all other centres.

Compare facilities

Venue Max capacity (theatre style) Large kitchen Small kitchen Lift PA Hearing Loop Stage Rehearsal space Parking on-site
Abraham Mott Hall 160
Alexandria Town Hall 120
Benledi House  60    ✔             
Booler Community Centre 50
Brown Street Community Hall 80  
Cliff Noble Centre 50 ✔ 
Customs House library rooms 50               
Darlinghurst Community Space 50             
East Sydney Community and Arts Centre 150             
Erskineville Town Hall 80
Franklyn Park Community Space N/A  
Glebe Town Hall 200

Green Square Community Hall 120
Harold Park Community Hall 250
Harry Jensen Centre 50
Joseph Sargeant Community Centre 50
Joynton Park Kiosk N/A
Mary McDonald Centre 50  
Ron Williams Centre 50
Peter Forsyth Auditorium 400
Redfern Oval Community Room 90  
Redfern Town Hall 150
Reginald Murphy Centre 50
Rex Centre 200
St Helens Community Centre 50
Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre  100      ✔          ✔ 
Sydney Park Cycling Centre N/A  
Sydney Park Pavilion 160
Tote Building 50
Ultimo Community Centre 180 
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Venues map

Last updated: Monday, 1 July 2019