Brown Street Community Hall

Self-help groups can book spaces at our community venues for bookings starting 1 July

We've reduced the bookings at our venues to comply with NSW Health orders and support the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

Read more about the requirements for hiring a venue.

Our community centre services and programs are running at a reduced level and you'll need to book a session to attend.

We continue to offer online programs.

Community venue in Newtown

Suitable for small community meetings, training courses and discussion groups. The hall is located behind Newtown Library featuring carpeted floor and a kitchenette.

It is available for hire from 10am to 7pm Monday to Friday.

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


Brown Street Community Hall8-10 Brown Street
Newtown NSW 2042
02 9265 9333Booking enquiries

Access at a glance

On-site mobility parking No
Mobility parking within 300m Yes – 1 mobility parking space is located at 15 Brown Street, Newtown (approx. 50m from venue) and 1 mobility parking space is located at 38 Brown Street, Newtown (approx. 150m from venue). 2 mobility parking spaces are located at Whateley Lane, Newtown (approx. 200m from venue).
Level access entrance Yes
Entry door type Manual
Floors 1
Lift Yes – via chair lift, second floor access only.
Accessible toilets Yes – 1
Ambulant toilets Yes – 1
Accessible change facilities No
Hearing support system No

Venue hire information


The hall is 14.5 metres by 9 metres.


Theatre: 80 people.


Kitchenette with:

  • sink
  • instant hot water (Zip system).


  • 10 tables (each seats 8 people)
  • 90 chairs
  • heaters
  • air-conditioners
  • whiteboard.

Special considerations

Noise needs to be kept to a minimum, residential area and adjacent to the local library.


A wheelchair lift and an accessible toilet are available.

Transport and parking

  • Macdonaldtown, Newtown and Erskineville train stations are within walking distance.
  • Bus routes 352, 370, 422, 423, 426 and 428 stop on King Street, near Hordern Street.
  • Limited 2-hour parking.

Small hall hire fees

  • weekdays until 5pm: $49 an hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and public holidays: $68.50 an hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $295 a day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $685 a 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

  • election surcharge: $1,250 an election
  • cleaning fee: quotation available on request
  • security fee: quotation available on request
  • room set-up fee: quotation available on request
  • wedding surcharge: booking fee + 10%
  • lighting rig operator (Glebe Town Hall only)
  • additional site inspection (1 included each booking): $81.50
  • 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
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020