Council venues and community centres for hire

We have a variety of centres across Darebin providing community support services.

We have many community centres and council halls for hire within Darebin.

Booking a venue

Browse through the venues and halls on this page, then use our online booking form to request a venue, based on the number of people the venue will need to accomodate, your dates, about the event and a list of 3 preferred venues.

Submit a venue booking request

Community centres

We have a variety of centres across Darebin providing services to improve the well-being of the community. They offer support to families with children, health and social programs and have spaces available for hire for your next community event or meeting.

Like communities around the country and the world, we have taken measures to promote good health and limit the impacts of the coronavirus in our community. In keeping with this, we have made the decision to close the facilities listed below until further notice.

Darebin Intercultural Centre

This venue is currently closed and will re-open at its new location in January 2023.

Darebin Intercultural Centre is a dedicated space for intercultural dialogue, engagement and community development. It is a practical demonstration of Darebin City Council’s commitment to combat racism and foster cultural diversity and connectedness between Darebin’s diverse community members. We host a variety of activities throughout the year that provide an opportunity for community to connect with each other and celebrate, share, and learn about diverse ways of being, knowing, and doing.

Meeting rooms with conference style facilities including, Wi-Fi, AV equipment and a fantastic community kitchen space are available for hire for events and activities driving the centre's purpose and vision.

Darebin Intercultural Centre

Services

  • English classes
  • Workshops
  • Film series
  • Cultural programs and celebrations
  • Information sessions

Spaces for hire

The Pearl Room: The large first floor room has an in-built small stage and a capacity for 50 theatre style or 20 U shape. AV set up with a projector and screen, laptop, DVD player, lectern, microphone and WIFI internet. The carpeted room is suitable for a range of activities building intercultural relations from indoor health classes, workshops, meetings and classes.

The Jade Room: The large ground floor function room has a capacity for 50 people theatre style or 20 for U shape. The light filled room has an AV set up with a projector and screen, laptop, LCD TV, lectern, microphone, whiteboard and WIFI internet.

The Amber Room: Small 6 person meeting room on the first floor.

The Opal Room: Ground floor meeting room, boardroom style for 10. Whiteboard and flip board available.

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8440
Email: intercultural@darebin.vic.gov.au

Darebin North East Community Hub

35 Copernicus Crescent, Bundoora 3083

Darebin North East Community Hub is a newly refurbished community centre located in Bundoora. In addition to our services listed below we are also currently home to 3KnD, Melbourne’s only Indigenous radio station.

The venue has a variety of spaces that encourage the collaboration of community and social participation through playgroups, training's, meetings.

Services

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Immunisations
  • Early years room, suitable for playgroups

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8110
Email: community.hubs@darebin.vic.gov.au

East Preston Community Centre

7 Newton Street, Reservoir 3073

East Preston Community Centre provides a range of programs and services to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of the East Preston and surrounding community. The facility has rooms that are available for hire by community groups, Council staff and organisations.

These are for a range of activities such as staff meetings, community groups, food demonstrations and workshops.

Services

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Playgroups
  • Education courses
  • Community garden
  • Community meeting spaces
  • Appointments and linkages with resident partner organisations

Spaces for hire

Meeting Room: Capacity for 4 people and suitable for small team or committee meetings.

Program Room 1: A room with great natural light, a kitchen and the capacity to seat 14 people. This room also has access to the small courtyard at the front of the centre. Suitable for small meetings, food demonstrations and workshops.

Program Rooms 2 and 3: These rooms can be hired as one large room or separated into two smaller rooms. The combined room has the capacity to seat 35 to 40 people. This room has access to the large courtyard at the back of the centre. Suitable for meetings, learning and development sessions and group activities.

Office: Capacity to seat 2 and can be accessed by organisations who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Hire fees

Please contact us about our rates for this venue

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8107
Email: epcc@darebin.vic.gov.au

GE Robinson Pavilion

1—7 Garden Street, Reservoir 3073

The refurbished GE Robinson Tennis Pavilion is home to the Regent Tennis Club and is situated within the GE Robinson Reserve, Reservoir.

The social room is a community space within the pavilion that is available for hire by the community.

This bright and charming room provides a space suitable for hosting regular meetings, community groups, information or training sessions, and indoor health and wellbeing activities.

GE Robinson Pavilion

Spaces for hire

Maximum capacity: 40 people

Available hours: Available for hire weekdays between 9am—3pm.

  • Tennis courts are not available for social room hirers
  • The room is used by the Regent Tennis Club outside booking hours
  • Tennis court users also have access to toilets and changerooms during community hire hours

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Space Commercial rate (inc GST)   Community rate (inc GST)

Social room

Monday to Friday

9am—3pm

$31 per hour
 $18 per hour

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8110
Email: community.hubs@darebin.vic.gov.au

Keon Park Children's Hub

1—7 Dole Avenue, Reservoir 3073

Keon Park Children’s Hub is a community centre, located in northern Reservoir. The hub provides a range of family and community services as listed below and has multi-purpose spaces available for hire. A large welcoming foyer has a variety of activities, community information and an area to relax. The multi-purpose rooms are available for hire for variety of purposes.

Suitable for your social clubs, local community gatherings, after school programs, workshops, training sessions and children’s activities, the hub provides a space for community to learn, connect and grow.

Services

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Kindergarten
  • Community meeting and activity spaces
  • Family support

Spaces for hire

Meeting room: Ideal for meetings and training, TV monitor and PC connected. Capacity 16 people.

Multi-purpose rooms: Multi 1 & 2 can be separated or together as one large light filled space ideal for community groups, children’s activities or trainings. Carpeted and with 2 projectors and screens, the space has capacity for 50 in each room theatre style or 100 combined.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Space Commercial rate (inc GST)   Community rate (inc GST)
Meeting room
$30 per hour
 $18 per hour
Multi-Use room 1 or 2 $30 per hour
 $18 per hour
Multi-Use room 1 and 2 (combined)
$60 per hour
 $36 per hour

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8022
Email: KeonPark.Childrenshub@darebin.vic.gov.au

Reservoir Community and Learning Centre

23 Edwards Street, Reservoir 3073

Reservoir Community and Learning Centre is a welcoming and vibrant community hub in the heart of Edwardes Street Reservoir. The hub is home to Reservoir Library and Decibels Recording Studio in addition to providing a range of health, family and community services.

The venue also has a range of modern community spaces available for hire that are suitable for your meetings, community groups, information sessions, product launches and social clubs.

Services

  • Reservoir Library
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Family Services Support
  • Toy library
  • Decibels Recording Studio
  • Customer service centre
  • Community meeting spaces

Spaces for hire

Meeting rooms: Ground Floor meeting rooms 1 and 2 are separate rooms with a capacity of 8 people each or can be opened into one room for 16 people boardroom style.

Function rooms
: The first floor function room has a capacity for 90 people theatre style or can be separated in to 2 smaller rooms of 45. A foyer entrance, high ceilings and AV system make it perfect for meetings, product training's and social clubs.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Space Commercial rate (inc GST)   Community rate (inc GST)
Meeting room 1 or 2
$11 per hour
 $7 per hour
Meeting room 1 and 2 (combined)
$22 per hour
 $15 per hour
Function room 1 or 2
$31 per hour
 $18 per hour
Function room 1 and 2 (combined)
$61 per hour
 $36 per hour

Contact

Phone: 03 9496 1021
Email: community.hubs@darebin.vic.gov.au

 

Council halls

Find a hall for your next event, whether it's for a social club, art exhibition, dance class or a wedding.

Our halls vary in capacity between 40—600 people and are suitable for a range of activities such as meetings, exercise classes, social clubs, dance classes, community events, culturally and linguistic diverse events, art exhibitions, weddings and concerts.

Preston City Hall

284 Gower Street, Preston 3072

Services

  • Impressive stage
  • Public address system
  • Upright piano on stage
  • Commercial sized kitchen space, which allows you to bring in caterers
  • Balcony seating
  • Good quality wooden dance floor
  • Tables and chairs set to suit your function

Spaces for hire

Maximum capacity: 600 people without tables, 300 with tables and dance floor.

Minimum booking time is three hours. A security deposit between $300—$600 is required for hall bookings. Those eligible for community rate are: non for profit organisations, schools and those registered as community groups that can provide a Certificate of Incorporation.

Inspections can be arranged by appointment between 8am—5pm, Monday to Friday.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7am—5pm

$61 per hour

$47 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$131 per hour

$101 per hour

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$131 per hour

$101 per hour

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8649
Email: presthal@darebin.vic.gov.au

Preston Shire Hall

286 Gower Street, Preston 3072

Services

  • Temperature control
  • Good quality wooden dance floor
  • Tables and chairs set to suit your function
  • Commercial style kitchen that allows you to bring in your own caterers
  • Small portable stage (fee applicable)
  • Sound system (fee applicable)

Spaces for hire

Maximum capacity: 200 without tables, 130 with tables and dance floor.

Minimum booking time is three hours. A security deposit between $300—$600 is required for hall bookings. Those eligible for community rate are: non for profit organizations, schools and those registered as community groups that can provide a Certificate of Incorporation.

Inspections can be arranged by appointment between 8am—5pm, Monday to Friday.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (Inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7am—5pm

$61 per hour

$47 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$131 per hour

$101 per hour

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$131 per hour

$101 per hour

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8649
Email: presthal@darebin.vic.gov.au

Clyde Street Community Hall

Only venue available for primary school aged functions for children 5—12 years old

64 Clyde Street, Thornbury 3070

Clyde Street Community Hall is a lovely indoor and outdoor spaces available for hire in Thornbury. This hall boasts an indoor space suitable for meetings, social clubs, indoor health and well-being activities and playgroups as well as a designated fenced off play area outside with an undercover BBQ area.

The kitchenette has a stove and oven combo for heating and serving purposes.

This is our only small hall suitable for birthday parties. Clyde Street is a self set-up venue with chairs and tables available for use.

Off street parking is available, wheelchair and accessible friendly.

Maximum capacity: 50 people

Available hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 9am—10pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 9am—11pm
  • Children’s parties must be finished by 5pm

Read more information about this venue.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Children's party
for 5—12 year olds
(inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7.30am—5pm

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

 $31

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

 

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

 $31

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8110
Email: community.hubs@darebin.vic.gov.au

Donald Street Community Hall

2—24 Malpas Street, Preston 3072. Enter from Donald Street.

Donald Street Community Hall is an inviting space available for hire in Preston. This hall has an indoor area suitable for meetings, social clubs, indoor health and well-being activities or dance classes.

The kitchenette has a stove / oven combo for heating and serving purposes and a hot water boiler for tea and coffee making. This is a self set-up venue with chairs and tables available for use.

Bay street parking is available, wheelchair and accessible friendly.

Maximum capacity: 40 people

Available hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 9am—10pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 9am—11pm

Read more information about this venue.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7.30am—5pm

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8110
Email: community.hubs@darebin.vic.gov.au

Fairfield Community Room

84 Arthur Street, Fairfield 3078

The Fairfield Community Room is a light and open space available for hire in Fairfield. The room is ideal for yoga and other indoor health and well-being activities, meetings, focus groups and small dance groups.

Kitchenette has a stove/oven combo for heating and serving purposes and a fridge, freezer, microwave and bench space.
Fairfield Community room is a self set-up venue with chairs and tables available for use.

Off street parking is available, wheelchair and accessible friendly.

Maximum capacity: 48 people

Available hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 9am—10pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 9am—11pm

Read more information about this venue.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7.30am—5pm

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$24 per hour

$12 per hour

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8110
Email: community.hubs@darebin.vic.gov.au

Ruthven Community Room

12 Donald Street, Preston 3072

The Ruthven Community Room is a brand new bright and open space available for hire in Preston. Located within the Ruthven Reserve Pavilion it has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the sporting grounds. The room is perfect for meetings, information or training sessions and indoor health and well-being activities.

Kitchenette has a stove / oven combo for heating and serving purposes and a fridge, freezer, sink, hot water zip tap and bench space.
Ruthven Community Room is a self set-up venue with chairs and tables available for use.

Street parking is available, wheelchair and accessible friendly.

Maximum capacity: 80 people

Available hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9am—4pm
  • Wednesday evenings: until 10pm

Read more information about this venue.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/23 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7.30am—5pm

$31 per hour

$18 per hour

Contact

Phone: 03 8470 8110
Email: community.hubs@darebin.vic.gov.au

Further information for Darebin Council halls hire

Read the our halls hirer policy and guidelines for more details.

Booking a venue

Browse through the venues and halls on this page, then use our online booking form to request a venue, based on the number of people the venue will need to accomodate, your dates, about the event and a list of 3 preferred venues.

Submit a venue booking request