Council venues and community centres for hire

Council operates various halls and centres, providing community with the opportunity to hire Council facilities for activities, gatherings and events.

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

Booking a venue

Once you have looked at the venues available for hire, submit a venue hire enquiry form via the link below. You will need to provide information regarding the number of people the venue will need to accommodate, your dates, a brief description of the event and a list of your 3 preferred venues.

Please refer to the Community Hubs Venue Hire Terms & Conditions for more information on the use of Council venues.

Submit a venue booking enquiry

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.

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 services for the community such as playgroups and community health services. However, this venue does not have any function rooms or meeting rooms for hire.

Venue

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.

Venue

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. This venue is not available for any private functions such as birthday parties or weddings.

GE Robinson Tennis 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 2023/24 financial year

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

Social room

Monday to Friday

9am—3pm

$31.50 per hour
$18.50 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, however this venue is not available for any private functions such as birthday parties or weddings.

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.

Venue

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 2023/24 financial year

Space Commercial rate (inc GST) Community rate (inc GST)
Meeting room
$31 per hour
$18.50 per hour
Multi-use room 1 or 2 $31 per hour
$18.50 per hour
Multi-use room 1 and 2 (combined)
$62 per hour
$37 per hour

Contact

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

Reservoir Community and Learning Centre

23 Edwardes 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. This venue is not available for any private functions such as birthday parties or weddings.

Venue

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 and social clubs.

Hire fees

Rates are for the 2023/24 financial year

Space Commercial rate (inc GST) Community rate (inc GST)
Meeting room 1 or 2
$11 per hour
$7.50 per hour
Meeting room 1 and 2 (combined)
$22 per hour
$15 per hour
Function room 1 or 2
$31.50 per hour
$18.50 per hour
Function room 1 and 2 (combined)
$63 per hour
$37 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 2023/24 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7:30am—5pm

$69.30 per hour

$53.40 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$140.80 per hour

$108.40 per hour

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$140.80 per hour

$108.40 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
  • 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 2023/24 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (Inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7am—5pm

$63 per hour

$48.50 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$135.60 per hour

$104.40 per hour

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$135.60 per hour

$104.40 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. While this venue does allow parties for primary school aged children, it is not available for any other private functions.

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 2023/24 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

$25 per hour

$12 per hour

$31.50 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$25 per hour

$12 per hour

Not available

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$25 per hour

$12 per hour

$31.50 per hour

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. This venue is not available for any private functions such as birthday parties or weddings.

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 2023/24 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7.30am—5pm

$25 per hour

$11.50 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$25 per hour

$11.50 per hour

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$25 per hour

$11.50 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. This venue is not available for any private functions such as birthday parties or weddings.

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 2023/24 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7.30am—5pm

$25 per hour

$12 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$25 per hour

$12 per hour

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

$25 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. This venue is not available for any private functions such as birthday parties or weddings.

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 2023/24 financial year

Period

Commercial rate (inc GST)

Community rate (inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7.30am—5pm

$31.50 per hour

$18.50 per hour

Contact

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

Further information for Darebin Council halls hire

Read 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 accommodate, your dates, about the event and a list of 3 preferred venues.

Submit a venue booking request

Privacy and collection of information

Darebin City Council (“Council”) collects, holds and manages personal information under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (“PDP Act”).

Your personal details are collected so that Council can provide you with services regarding the hire of council owned and operated venues. These details may be used to contact you regarding your booking enquiry and to provide information and documentation to assist with bookings for these venues. In cases where you choose to book our venues, your contact details may also be used for the purpose of creating and sending invoices.

We may share this information in the following cases:

  • Council may share information with state and federal taxation authorities in order to comply with their lawful requests
  • Council may provide personal information to its agents, such as its accountants or lawyers

  • At times, Council may be legally required to disclose personal information, for instance to the police or courts

If you choose not to provide all of this personal information, Council may not be able to provide the full range of venue hire services you are requesting.

You can access Council’s privacy policy on our website, by emailing privacy.officer@darebin.vic.gov.au or from our customer service centre.

For further information on privacy matters please call Council’s Privacy Officer on 03 8470 8888 or email to privacy.officer@darebin.vic.gov.au.

If you would like to gain access to your personal information, you can contact Council’s Freedom of Information Officer on 03 8470 8888 or email to foi@darebin.vic.gov.au