Venue Hire

COVID-19 UPDATE: NSCC’s Venue Hire service will be reopening from Saturday 30th October 2021.

NSCC VENUE HIRE COVID-19 T&C: It is the Hirers responsibility to make sure the following requirements are followed.

1. All guests over the age of 16 in attendance at NSCC must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination if required.

2. All guest are required to check in and out of NSCC while on the premises via the Service NSW QR code app.


Situated in beautiful Ted Mack Civic Park, only minutes from North Sydney CBD, the architecturally designed NSCC was purpose built for the community to enjoy in August 2006.

The building features four large, sunlit rooms of varying sizes with direct access to the playground. Other features include: audio visual equipment and facilities, a semi commercial kitchen and an art/pottery room. All rooms are equipped with heating and ceiling fans, tables and chairs and free Wi Fi connection.

Please note Venue Hire is available on weekends only.

Please read our FAQ section.


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Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and timber floor
  • Direct access to the playground
  • Projector screen (projector not available)
  • Air conditioned
  • Piano

Parties with playground access 

  • Size: 96m2
  • Maximum capacity: 24
  • (DUE TO THE 4sq m RULE, INCLUDING ADULTS & CHILDREN SOCIAL DISTANCING)
  • Pricing: $405 for min. 3 hours + $135 per additional hour / Daily rate $675


Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and timber floor
  • Direct access to the playground
  • Projector screen (projector not available)
  • Air conditioned
  • Piano

Parties with playground access 

  • Size: 140m2
  • Maximum capacity 35
  • (DUE TO THE 4sq m RULE, INCLUDING ADULTS & CHILDREN SOCIAL DISTANCING)
  • Pricing: $513 for min. 3 hours + $171 per additional hour / Daily rate $855


Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and lino floor
  • Direct access to the playground

Parties with playground access 

  • Size: 44m2
  • Maximum capacity 11
  • (DUE TO THE 4sq mt RULE, INCLUDING ADULTS & CHILDREN SOCIAL DISTANCING)
  • Pricing: $237 for min. 3 hours + $79 per additional hour / Daily rate $395


Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and lino floor
  • Direct access to the playground
  • White Board
  • Small preparation area with sink
  • Heated

Parties with playground access 

  • Size: 46m2
  • Maximum capacity 11
  • (DUE TO THE 4sq mt RULE, INCLUDING ADULTS & CHILDREN SOCIAL DISTANCING)
  • Pricing: $267 for min. 3 hours + $89 per additional hour / Daily rate $445


Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and lino floor
  • Direct access to the playground
  • White Board
  • Heated
  • Small preparation area with sink

Parties with playground access 

  • Size: 78m2
  • Maximum capacity 19
  • (DUE TO THE 4sq m RULE, INCLUDING ADULTS & CHILDREN SOCIAL DISTANCING)
  • Pricing: $345 for min. 3 hours + $115 per additional hour / Daily rate $575


Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and concrete floor
  • Pottery Wheels
  • Small kitchenette area with bar fridge, microwave and sink

Minimum booking 2 hours

Contact the Centre to enquire about pricing.

  • Size: 71m2
  • Maximum capacity 17
    (DUE TO THE 4sq m RULE, INCLUDING ADULTS & CHILDREN SOCIAL DISTANCING)


Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and tiled floor
  • Direct access to the Bay and Jacaranda Rooms
  • Fully equipped semi-commercial kitchen with range hood
  • Five burner gas stove top, two electric ovens and Salamander grill
  • Two fridges and one freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Size: 22m2
  • Maximum capacity 5 (due to the 4sqm rule, including adults and children social distancing)
  • Pricing: $180 for min. 2 hours + $90 per additional hour / Daily rate $450


Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and carpeted floor
  • Air conditioned
  • Data projector
  • White Board
  • Size: 24m2
  • Maximum capacity 6 (due to the 4sqm rule, including adults and children social distancing)
  • Pricing: $138 for min. 2 hours + $69 per additional hour / Daily rate $345


Features:

  • Light and airy with high ceiling and carpeted floor
  • Air conditioned
  • White Board
  • Kitchen area with bar fridge, microwave and sink
  • Minimum booking 2 hours
  • Size: 24m2
  • Maximum capacity 3 (due to the 4sqm rule, including adults and children social distancing)
  • Pricing: $63 per hour, daily rate N/A



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the process to book a venue?

A:

  1. Check the availability calendar for your preferred rooms
  2. Fill out the Venue Hire Booking form and submit it.
  3. Centre receives your form and checks availability – enters your booking as ‘pending confirmation’
  4. Centre will contact you to confirm for your booking and take 30% non refundable deposit.
  5. Your booking is marked as ‘confirmed’
  6. Once your booking is confirmed, you will obtain Public Liability Insurance for your event (available from North Sydney Council) and send evidence of PLI to the Centre.
  7. The week of your booking, you will pay the remaining balance and the Centre will send you an email with all the access and venue information you need for your party.


Q: How much is Public Liability Insurance and where do I pay it?

A: Public Liability Insurance is a compulsory fee of $45 to be paid directly to North Sydney Council (who are separate to North Sydney Community Centre).


Q: How do I secure my booking?

A: A non-refundable 30% deposit secures your booking.


Q: What equipment do I have access to when I book a room?

A: As part of your hire, NSCC can supply the following equipment: trestle tables (75 x 180cm), adult chair, children’s tables (60 x 120cm), children’s chairs, hot water urn, portable stereo.

Please note the following equipment maximums: trestle tables: 13, children tables: 10, adult chairs: 30, children chairs: 20. If you require more than these maximums, please call the Centre to discuss options. 


Q: Do the public have access to the playground?

A: Yes the playground is shared and a public facility.


Q: Do we have access to the kitchen?

A: We try to accommodate everyone, however if the Kitchen is booked, you will not be able to access it under any circumstances. If available, there is a surcharge to utilise the Kitchen with your booking. 


Q: Can I use the oven?

A: Normally if you would like use of the oven you will need to book the kitchen. This will mean you have sole access to the kitchen during your booking time. 


Q: Can we have helium balloons?

A: Due to WHS reasons we cannot allow helium balloons INSIDE, as strings on the balloons get tangled in the fan motors, which can be a fire hazard. Please note the Fire Department call out fee is $1500 and charged to the HIRER.


Q: Where do I put my rubbish?

A: You are required to take all rubbish and recycling with you. Please remember to bring your own rubbish bags and boxes to take away recycling. These items can be deposited in the bins in the council car park near the Centre.


Q: Where can I park?

A: There is parking available at Ridge Street Car Park (free on weekends unless a special event has been arranged by North Sydney Council) and the Council Car park (free on weekends) off McLaren Street. If your booking is on a Saturday that coincides with the Northside Produce Market please note you may need to allow more time to secure a park in Ridge Street Car Park. There is no access to the rear of the Centre.


Q: Why is there a maximum room capacity?

A: To ensure you meet the Public Liability Insurance requirements and ensure an enjoyable experience for all users of the Centre. The maximum capacity is the total number of adults and children combined.


Q: What about cleaning for COVID-19? 

A: There will be a plastic tub with cleaning materials in the room on the day, and you will be provided with a cleaning checklist. 


Q: What about other COVID-19 protocols? 

A: NSCC has a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place, including tracing protocols.

  • All staff and visitors over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination when they are on the NSCC premises.
  • All staff and visitors are required to check in and out of NSCC while on the premises via the Service NSW QR app. (Staff will be on hand to assist if needed). 
  • We are abiding by the 4 square metre rule in restricting the amount of people allowed in each room. Please ensure you, and all in attendance, practise good hygiene and physical distancing.

Weather permitting, please keep the windows and doors open. Wall mounted hand sanitisers are throughout the Centre, and we encourage everyone to wash their hands thoroughly during your time at NSCC. 


Q: Can we have dogs at the Centre and in the playground?

A: No, Under the Companion Animals Act 1998 - Section 14, dogs are prohibited 10m of any children's playing apparatus.


Q. Can I have a jumping castle?

A: Yes, you are most welcome to have a jumping castle in the playground (not in the building). Please email info@northsydneycentre.com.au for more information.

In line with our vision of sustainability, we discourage the use of single use plastics; including balloons, single use cutlery, and plates. Please consider the environment when planning your party.