East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

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Phone: 02 9265 9333

Email: council@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au Enquire online

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 Darlinghurst

East Sydney Community and Arts Centre is a 2-storey building on the corner of Burton and Palmer streets, centrally located in Darlinghurst’s creative hub.

The City has transformed what was known as Heffron Hall into a beautiful, sustainable, accessible community and arts centre. The building has a long history as a community hall and meeting space.


34–40 Burton Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
02 9265 9333Booking enquiries

Access at a glance

On-site mobility parking No
Mobility parking within 300m Yes – 5 mobility parking spaces located at 301 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst (approx. 300m from venue).
Level access entrance Yes – accessible entrance is located on Palmer Street.
Entry door type Automatic
Floors 3
Lift Yes
Accessible toilets Yes – 1
Ambulant toilets Yes – 1
Accessible change facilities No
Hearing support system No

Venue for hire information

The ground floor area will be offered as an unstaffed community venue.

The room has a recycled rubber and cork floor, kitchenette, accessible toilets and store room with 10 tables and 100 chairs plus trolley.

It is available for hire, Monday to Thursday 8am to 10pm, Friday to Saturday 9am to 11pm and 9am to 8pm on Sundays.

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


Ground floor area is 130m².


  • 150 people – seating for 100 provided.


  • kitchenette
  • accessible toilet
  • underfloor heating.


  • 10 trestle tables
  • 100 chairs
  • chair trolley.

Special considerations

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


  • lift to lower ground level floor where the accessible toilet is located.

Transport and parking

  • bus routes along nearby Oxford Street 373 and 399, 392, 394, M10 or to Bourke Street junction with Burton Street 389,  stop on Glebe Point Road
  • 10 minute walk from Museum train station
  • very limited time-restricted parking.

Conference room hire fees

Please note these fees are for each room:

  • weekdays until 5pm: $57 an hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and public holidays: $65.50 an hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $343 a day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $655 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