Annandale Community Centre


Venues are now open for booking.

The current NSW Health order states that indoor venue capacities are one person per 4m2.    

Using Council's booking system 

Making a booking – before you begin

Bookings will not be accepted within seven (7) days of a proposed event date.

You must be 18 years and over to book a Council community venue.

You will be required to have a completed COVID-19 safety plan for your event. This must be attached to any booking request.

You can use this tool on the NSW Government website to complete the COVID-19 safety plan. A copy of the completed plan will be emailed to you as a PDF.

If engaging the services of contractor to conduct activities and or provide catering on the premises during your booking, you will be required to provide all necessary clearances, certificates, insurances and permits pertaining to the services provided.

The types of documents required include RSA certificates, food safety certificates, public liability insurance, working with children checks, police event notifications, etc.

How to make a booking for the first time and set up an account

From the home screen on the Council website, go to 'Find a venue, park or sporting ground' to be taken to the venues for hire page.

You will then be able to review Council's venues under their respective categories

  • Community centres
  • Rooms and small halls
  • Town halls

At the bottom of each venue's respective information page there is an 'Apply online here' tab that will take you to the booking system.

From here you will be able to make a provisional booking request for your preferred event date and upload your documents.

Please see the following guide to assist you.

Cancelling a booking

Log in to your account and go to 'My Bookings', and for the relevant booking, click on 'Manage'.

Once in the booking, click on the "Request Cancellation" tab on the top right or bottom of the booking.

Please see the following guide to assist you.


COVID-19 information

Restrictions and safety

Council is in the process of reopening its community centres and facilities to existing community hirers in line with NSW Health advice.

Due to restrictions, venues have a reduced capacity of four square metres for each person for seated gatherings. Mingling gatherings are currently capped at 20 in Council venues. NSW Government restrictions continue to apply to some activities.

Council staff will work directly with regular hirers to reconfirm or amend bookings which were temporarily on hold. Hirers will need to provide a COVID-19 safety plan for their activity for Council's approval, and sign an amended booking agreement before activities can resume.

For bookings enquiries, email or phone 9392 5000 and ask to be put through to the Venues Booking Team.

Find more information here about Council's COVID-19 response

Make a general enquiry

You can use Council's online customer service request system to make a general enquiry for our community venues:

Make a hall/venue general enquiry

Make a park/sporting ground general enquiry

You may also email the bookings team directly via: for community halls and venues for parks and sporting grounds 

Once the former Annandale Council Chambers and Town Hall, Annandale Community Centre is a landmark civic building originally constructed in 1899. With its spacious interiors and heritage features, Annandale Community Centre brings old school character and charm to any event.

Find us at

79 Johnston St, Annandale

Office opening hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10am to 4pm
Fridays: 11am to 5pm


Phone: 02 9392 5419

Hire information

Venues available for hire include:

Annandale community centre – upstairs hall

Suitable for:

Gentle exercise or dance classes, social gatherings, meetings and music events.


Piano, Small kitchen with stove, Zipp hot water system, fridge, bench tops and 2 sinks, Ceiling fans and heaters, 10 trestle tables, 80 chairs. Cutlery and crockery are not provided.


Current COVID restrictions capacity is:
25 people - seated
25 people - standing/mingling

Normal capacities: 120 people - standing, or 80 people - concert seating


Not an accessible venue. Access is via a large flight of stairs.

Annandale Community Centre – meeting room


Electric heater, ceiling fans, 20 chairs, 2 trestle tables.


Current COVID restrictions capacity is:
5 people

Normal capacities:
30 people - standing, or
20 people - meeting style

Annandale community centre – back hall


150m², large commercial kitchen, stove (4 hot plates), fridge, instant hot water urn, large bench spaces, 3 sinks, servery bench and serving trolley, 15 trestle tables, 130 chairs.


Current COVID restrictions capacity is :
35 people - seated
35 people - standing/mingling

Normal capacities:
100 people - standing, or
100 people - concert seating, or
66 people - banquet seating

Conditions of hire

General Conditions of Hire (PDF 138.1KB)
Conditions of Hire - Annandale Community Centre - Upstairs Hall and Meeting Room (PDF 193.4KB)
Conditions of Hire - Annandale Community Centre - Back Hall (PDF 117.8KB)

Hire documents

Floor Plan - Annandale Community Centre (PDF 202.1KB)
Evacuation Plan - Annandale Community Centre (PDF 407KB)

Fees and charges for hire

Annandale Community Centre section of Fees and Charges 2021-2022 (PDF 196.8KB)

Venue fee scale policy

Council provides a scaled fee structure for the hire of a range of community venues and halls to ensure equitable access.

Find out more about the Venue fee scale policy

Make a booking online

Book online: Back hall

Book online: Meeting room

Book online: Upstairs hall

Activities and programs

Annandale Community Centre Program (DOCX 533.7KB)

Annandale Drawing Group

A group of keen artists have formed to become the Annandale Drawing Group at the newly refurbished upstairs hall at the Annandale Community Centre.  Read more about Annandale Drawing Group

Annandale craft group

Come along and join the craft group. It is held every Friday between 11am and 2pm in the Meeting Room at the Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St Annandale.

Bring your current project & spend time with like-minded crafty folk sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, patchwork, beading. 
Adults only, sorry we can't have children around due to use of scissors & other sharp objects!
Bring your lunch.

Tea & coffee provided. 
Free activity.
Enquiries - Ani 9392 5419

'Singing for All' Choir

Join a friendly group of diverse singers as we learn and sing together. A great variety of songs from many genres.

During Covid, the ‘Singing for All’ Annandale Choir and ‘Songs from Next Door’ Dulwich Hill  Choir have merged and singing on line.

If you are interested in joining the Annandale Choir contact Linda Marr via email or call 0417-426-684

Tai Chi

Tuesdays at 11.45am

Join a free trial class then pay $9 per class.
To book call 9533-4422 or
Class are offered by the Share not for profit organisation. Visit the Share website
It's never too late to start!


Come and join Zentangle classes - A type of drawing that promotes concentration and creativity,  but at the same time increases personal well-being.

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

Where: Online (Previously held at Annandale Community Centre)

Time: 10:30AM - 12:30PM

For booking, more information, and zoom link, contact Lianne woods:

Other activities

Annandale Community Centre also offers a number of programs for community members such as:

  • Gentle Exercise for Seniors
  • Annandale Playgroup

Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mondays 8.00pm 
Annandale Town Hall (Back Hall) 
No booking required

For more information visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website

Life Force carers group

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.45 – 7.45pm
Meeting Room
9389 3834

Narcotics Anonymous

Thursdays 8.00pm
Upstairs Hall
No booking required

Aunties and Uncles

Monday to Wednesdays 
9660 2354

Council supported groups

Inner West Council and the Annandale community centre support the following groups at Annandale community centre:

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Page last updated: 21 Oct 2021