Brown Street Community Hall

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
Mobility parking within 300m Yes
Level access entrance Yes
Entry door type Manual
Floors 1
Lift Yes
Accessible toilets Yes
Ambulant toilets Yes
Accessible change facilities Yes
Hearing support system Yes

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: $48 an hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and public holidays: $67 an hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $288 a day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $670 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: $1,220 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): $80
  • 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: Thursday, 31 January 2019