Council halls

Our halls vary in capacity between and are suitable for a range of activities. Find a hall that may suit your next event.

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

Address: 284 Gower Street, Preston
Maximum capacity: 600 people without tables, 300 with tables and dance floor.

  • Features: 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.

Please note: 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

Period

Commercial rate

Community rate
(inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7.30am–5pm

$66.00 per hour

$50.82 per hour

Monday to Friday

5pm onwards

$134.00 per hour

$103.18 per hour

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

$134.00 per hour

$103.18 per hour

Fees quoted are current as of 1 July 2020 and are inclusive of GST. Fees may be increased at the beginning of every financial year.

Book this space:
Phone: 8470 8649
Email: presthal@darebin.vic.gov.au

Preston Shire Hall

Address: 286 Gower Street, Preston
Maximum capacity: 200 without tables, 130 with tables and dance floor.

Features:

  • 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)

Please note: 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

Period

Commercial rate

Community rate
(Inc GST)

Monday to Friday

7am–5pm

$60.00 per hour

$46.20 per hour

Monday to Friday

5.00pm onwards

$129.00 per hour

$99.33 per hour

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

$129.00 per hour

$99.33 per hour

Fees quoted are current as of the 1st July 2020 and are inclusive of GST. Fees may be increased at the beginning of every financial year.

Book this space:
Phone: 8470 8649
Email: presthal@darebin.vic.gov.au

Clyde Street Community Hall

Clyde Street Community Hall is a lovely indoor/outdoor space 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/oven combo for heating and serving purposes.
This is our only small hall suitable for birthday parties and is only available for primary school aged children 5-12 years old.
Clyde Street is a self-set-up venue with chairs & tables are available for use.
Off street parking is available, wheelchair and accessible friendly.

Maximum capacity: 50 people
Address: 64 Clyde Street, Thornbury VIC 3070.

Available hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 9am–10pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am–11pm
Children’s parties must be finished by 5pm

For more information on the venue click here

For bookings and enquiries contact us:
T: 03 8470 8110
E: community.facilities@darebin.vic.gov.au

Donald Street Community Hall

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.
Donald Street is a self-set-up venue and chairs & tables are available for use.
Bay street parking is available, wheelchair and accessible friendly.

Maximum capacity: 40 people
Address: 2–24 Malpas Street, Preston VIC 3072. (Entrance on Donald Street)

Available hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 9am–10pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am–11pm

For more information on the venue click here

For bookings and enquiries contact us:
T: 03 8470 8110
E: community.facilities@darebin.vic.gov.au

Fairfield Community Room

The Fairfield Community Room is a light and open space available for hire in Fairfield. It is situated in the Fairfield Community Centre in the heart of the Fairfield shopping strip. 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 and chairs & tables are available for use.
Off street parking is available, wheelchair and accessible friendly.

Maximum capacity: 48 people
Address: 121 Station Street, Fairfield VIC 3078

Available hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 9am–10pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am–11pm

For more information on the venue click here

For bookings and enquiries contact us:
T: 03 8470 8110
E: community.facilities@darebin.vic.gov.au

Ruthven Community Room

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 a self-set-up venue and chairs & tables are available for use.
Street parking is available, wheelchair and accessible friendly.

Maximum capacity: 80 people
Address: 12 Donald Street, Preston VIC 3072

Available hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am–4pm
Wednesday evenings: until 10pm

For more information on the venue click here

For bookings and enquiries contact us:
T: 03 8470 8110
E: community.facilities@darebin.vic.gov.au

Further information

Other Venues for Hire

For a listing of other venues for hire within Darebin, visit the Community Directory.