Temporary closure

The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority.

Our community centres and venues for hire are closed until further notice.

View our online community centre programs you can enjoy from home.

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.

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 for 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 PA & stageLift Accessible and ambulant toilets Hearing Loop Mobility parking within 300m
Abraham Mott Hall 160    Ambulant only  
Alexandria Town Hall 120  
Benledi House  60    ✔     Ambulant only  
Booler Community Centre 50     Ambulant only  
Brown Street Community Hall 80    
Cliff Noble Centre 100     
Customs House library rooms 50        
Darlinghurst Community Space 50      
East Sydney Community and Arts Centre 150     
Erskineville Town Hall 80   PA only   
Franklyn Park Community Space N/A     
Glebe Town Hall 200 PA only
Harold Park Community Hall 250   ✔ (portable
Accessible only  
Harry Jensen Centre 40     
Joseph Sargeant Community Centre 50     
Mary McDonald Centre 50     
Ron Williams Centre 60     
Peter Forsyth Auditorium 400   PA only   
Redfern Community Centre 100   PA only  
Redfern Oval Community Room 50     
Redfern Town Hall 150   Accessible only
Reginald Murphy Centre 60     
Rex Centre 100    Accessible only  
St Helens Community Centre 50     
Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre  100      ✔     
Sydney Park Cycling Centre N/A     
Sydney Park Pavilion 140   PA only   
Tote Building 50     
Ultimo Community Centre 180    ✔  PA only ✔  Accessible only  

Venues map

Last updated: Tuesday, 28 July 2020