Community centres & halls

We offer a variety of community facilities for hire. These facilities can be used for children's birthday parties, christenings, family reunions and various sporting and exercise groups.

Changes to community facility hire in 2018

We have recently made changes to the hiring of our community facilities, to take effect from 1 January 2018. These changes form part of a new framework which aims to improve access to, and use of, Council facilities.

We have now developed one framework that covers the hire of all of Council’s facilities. This includes community halls, neighbourhood centres, community centres and various other Council-owned and managed facilities.

From 1 January 2018, there will be standardised fees and charges and an improved hire process to save you time and provide a better service experience.

Hire rates

Based on nature of your group or activity you will classified as one of the following and pay the respective hire rates:

  1. Community groups - local not-for-profit community based groups and other organisations that provide services supporting the local community.
  2. All other hirers - private hire, commercial and other income generating activities.

As outlined in the fees and charges schedule below, we will provide a subsidy on the standard room hire rate to all community groups.

A subsidy on the standard room hire rate is also provided to regular hirers. A regular Hirer is classified as making a minimum of six bookings per year.

  • Rooms less than 60m² are considered small rooms, these include library meeting rooms and class rooms at Flemington Community Centre.
  • Large rooms are bigger than 60m². In general, program rooms at community halls and neighbourhood centres are considered large rooms.

The fees and charges for hirers in 2018 are outlined below.

Regular hire rates

Facility User Type Large Room (hour) Large Room (day) Small Room (hour) Small Room (day)
Community groups $17.20
$130.63
$13.75
$104.50
All other hirers $37.50
$285 
$30 
$228

Casual hire rates

Facility User Type Large Room (hour) Large Room (day) Small Room (hour) Small Room (day)
Community groups $31.25
$237.50 
$25  $190
All other hirers $62.50
$475 
$50 
$380

The fees are based on the hire of facility, not charged per person.

Hire booking forms

To request a facility hire, please complete and submit the application form (pdf, 240KB).

Application forms must be completed by the Hirer. By submitting the application form, the Hirer agrees to comply with the terms and conditions of use (pdf, 370KB).

Community Hall facilities for hire

Facility Details  Facilities

Avondale Heights Community Precinct Stadium

(Avondale Heights)

Room name: Stadium basketball court only

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 50

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: No

Heating/cooling: Heater banks only

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Bowes Avenue Community Hall

(Airport West)

Room name: Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 70

Offstreet parking: 40

Kitchen: Yes

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Full

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Room name: Multipurpose Room

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 20

Offstreet parking: 70

Kitchen: Yes

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Bradshaw Street Community Hall

(Essendon)

Room name: Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: 20

Kitchen: Yes

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Room name: Multipurpose Room

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 70

Offstreet parking: 20

Kitchen: Yes

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Canterbury Street Stables

(Flemington)

Room name: Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: Yes

Cooper Street Community Centre

(Essendon)

Room name: Program Room 3

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 25

Offstreet parking: 50

Kitchen: Tea/ coffee only

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: Yes

Room name: Program Room 4

Size of room: 

Capacity: 20

Offstreet parking: 50

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Heating only

Wheel chair access: No

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: Yes

Doutta Galla Community Hall

(North Essendon)

Room name: Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: No

Wheel chair access: No

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Program Room 1

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 15

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: No

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Program Room 2

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 15

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: No

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: No

Emerald Street Community Hall

(Essendon)

Room name: Community Hall

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 30

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Tea/ coffee only

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: Yes

Neil Heinze Pavilion

(Avondale Heights)

Room name: Community Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: 20

Kitchen: Yes

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Ratcliff Hall

(Airport West)

Room name: Community Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 150

Offstreet parking: 50

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: No

Strathmore Heights Community Hall 

Room name: Community Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 70

Offstreet parking: 70

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Woodland Park House

(Essendon)

Room name: House

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 40

Offstreet parking: 12

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: Yes

Neighbourhood Houses facilities for hire

Facility Details Facilities 

Ascot Vale Neighbourhood House

Room name: Meeting Room

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 18

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Dining Room

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 60

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 150

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Burley Griffin Community Centre (Keilor East)

Room name: Large Room

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: 20

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes 

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Kellaway Avenue Neighbourhood Centre (Moonee Ponds)

Room name: Hall 1 (kitchen)

Size of room: Large 

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: 10

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Hall 2 (stage)

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: 10

Kitchen: No

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre (Avondale Heights)

Room name: Room 1

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: 40

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Room 2

Size of room: 

Capacity: 100

Offstreet parking: 40

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Room 1 & 2

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 200

Offstreet parking: 40

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Niddrie Community Hub

Room name: Hall 1

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 200

Offstreet parking: 60

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Libraries facilities for hire

Facility Details Facilities

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

Room name: Training Room 1

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 16

Offstreet parking: 50

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Training Room 2

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 16

Offstreet parking: 50

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Meeting Room

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 10

Offstreet parking: 50

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Flemington Library

Room name: Meeting Room 1

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 16

Offstreet parking: 30

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: No

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: No

Sam Merrifield Library (Moonee Ponds)

Room name: Meeting Room 1

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 20

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Meeting Room 2

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 20

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Room name: Meeting Room 3

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 10

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: 

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Niddrie Library

Room name: Meeting Room

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 15

Offstreet parking: No

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: No

Community Centres facilities for hire

Facility Details Facilities

Flemington Community Centre

Room name: Computer Room

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 9

Offstreet parking: 40

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Room name: Room 4

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 20

Offstreet parking: 40

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Room name: Room 3

Size of room: 20

Capacity: 40

Offstreet parking: Tea/coffee

Kitchen: Yes

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes 

Nearby playground: Small

Room name: Room 2

Size of room: Small

Capacity: 20

Offstreet parking: 40

Kitchen: Tea/coffee

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes

Nearby playground: Yes

Room name: Main Hall

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 200

Offstreet parking: 40

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: Yes 

Nearby playground: Yes

Crown Street Stables (Flemington)

Room name: Loft

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 60

Offstreet parking: Limited

Kitchen: No

Heating/cooling: 

Wheel chair access: No

Disability accessible toilet: No

Nearby playground: Yes

Room name: Cafe

Size of room: Large

Capacity: 

Offstreet parking: Limited

Kitchen: Full

Heating/cooling: 

Wheel chair access: Yes

Disability accessible toilet: 

Nearby playground: Yes

Further information

If you have any further questions about community facility hire please call us on 9243 8888.

Last updated: Saturday, 6 October 2018, 2:03 PM