You can visit our Venues Booking Page to view availability, book and pay for a venue.
Venues are available for viewing Monday to Friday by appointment with a Community Venues officer on 02 9710 0005.
During your period of hire. Booked 'from' and 'to' times are strictly inclusive of set up, pack down and cleaning.
This ensures other hirers can fairly access their hired space during their booked times.
You must pay 20% of your venue hire at confirmation to hold your booking. This charge will go towards your overall hire fee.
You can cancel your own booking online with no penalty if cancelled more than 7 days in advance. Contact our team to confirm any fees or refunds.
For bookings cancelled within 7 days or less a cancellation fee will be applied.
You are responsible for paying the full hire fees for any booking cancelled with 48 hours notice or less.
Fees are dependent upon the venue and period of hire.
The minimum period of hire is one hour, with fees charged on an hourly basis.
Your hire time must include all time you need to set up, pack down and clean the venue.
Yes. We encourage you to give the space your own feel for your gathering, as long as all decorations are removed after the function and there is no rubbish, marks or damage left.
Yes, tables and chairs are available in all venues. Most venues have rectangular trestle tables (760mm x 1830mm). Cronulla Central has some round tables (1530mm diameter).
Most venues are now accessible by an access PIN, unique to your booking, which is sent to you prior to your hire.
For venues that still have keys an email will be sent to you with collection details.
All venues have access to a kitchen or kitchenette including fridge, instant water heater, microwave and basic food heating/cooking. There is no crockery, cutlery provided and must be brought in by the hirer.
A jumping castle may be permitted inside some larger halls, depending on the size of the jumping castle. Please contact the Community Venues team on 02 9710 0005 for further information.
All rubbish and personal affects must be removed from the venue and taken away by the hirer.
Once our team have reviewed your request, we will send you a confirmation email.
Please allow two business days for the Community Venues team to review any requests.
A 20% deposit is required once your booking is confirmed.
Once your booking is confirmed you can make all payments through our secure online booking portal.
Login to review your booking and account - Customer Login Page
Hirers are responsible for cleaning the venue after the event. Fees apply for additional cleaning requests.
Bonds are fully refunded for hire groups that look after the venue and adhere to the Terms and Conditions of Hire.
Yes, if your payment was made online.
Council is not permitted to advertise private events.
To promote your activity or event you may submit a request to register on Sutherland Shire Council's Community events page. Terms and Conditions for posting your event apply.
How do I pay for regular hire of a venue?
Bookings are invoiced monthly and payable one month in advance. A refundable key bond of $100 is payable for each set of keys issued.
Is storage space available for regular hirers?
Yes, most facilities have (limited) storage space available at a weekly cost, see Schedule of Fees & Charges. Contact a Community Venues Officer for availability.
Do I need public liability insurance?
Yes, all hirers need to be covered for public liability insurance. Businesses, organisations and sole traders must have their own public liability insurance (minimum $20 million limit required).
What types of activities are restricted in Council’s facilities?
Council has assessed a number of hire activities as high-risk activities. Council reserves to right to reject applications it sees are a risk to the venue, community or Council.
The list below provides examples of hire activities not permitted at public Council venues:
- Activities that are publicly restricted or require a regulatory licence
- Functions involving use or promotion of illegal substances
- Activities are considered likely to incite violence, vilification or anti-social behaviour
- Activities considered inappropriate from the perspective of the NSW Police Force
- Activities with content that is offensive or contrary to community taste or decency
- Any group or activity perceived as discriminatory or non-inclusive by the wider community
- Sale of restricted or adult merchandise or products.
Hire for a 21st birthday or similar high-risk functions are only permitted on condition of:
- High risk bond applied of $1,500.00
- Cover the cost of Council arranged security guards for the duration of the party
- Provision of a guest list to be supplied to Council in advance.
Bookings for teenage parties (15 – 19) :
- are not permitted at Sutherland Shire Community Venues
Community Venues team