Hannaford Community Centre

Hannaford Community Centre is one of our community venues that offers community programs and venues for hire.  The building, on the corner of Darling Street and Nelson Street, was purchased by Leichhardt Council in 1975 from the late Mr Harrie Hannaford and transformed into a seniors & community centre. Since then, thousands of seniors have enjoyed the weekly classes, groups, bus trips, support and friendship that the Hannaford Centre offers.

Contact and visit us

608 Darling Street, Rozelle. Entrance on Nelson St.

Phone: 02 9810 2536 
Email: hcc@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Office opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am - 2pm

Hannaford Centre Photography Exhibition

Leichhardt Library, Nov 1-29

The Camera Group from the Hannaford Community Centre will be exhibiting their recent work produced under the mentorship of award-winning professional photographer Peter Byrne. The exhibition will take place at Leichhardt Library from 1- 30 November 2018. Join us for opening night drinks with esteemed guest Councillor Marghanita da Cruz from 6-8pm on Thurs 1 Nov.

Hannaford Centre Camera Group Exhibition 2018

Activities and programs

You can download the weekly Hannaford Community Centre program HCC Program time table Term 3 2018 (PDF 627.6KB). Alternatively find details about the programs and activities below.

Circuit Training

Do Circuit Training at the Hannaford Centre with other men and women over the age of 55. The Circuit Training class occurs each Thursday from 8.30 - 9.30am. Classes combine strength and cardio to target every part of your body and increase your fitness. Cost: $7.50

One-on-one Computer Help

Sit down with a tutor for one-on-one assistance. Learn basic or sophisticated computer skills, using iPads and other tablets, smartphones, laptops, notebook computers, PC's and Macs. Small classes to cater for a range of skills with friendly volunteer tutor support. We also hold workshops on a variety of topics e.g. NBN, Staying Safe Online, Brain Exercises, Podcasts, and Ebooks. You can download the Term 4 timetable here (PDF 145.8KB). Cost: $3


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Camera Club & photography for absolute beginners

Participate in outdoor shoots and professional printing, discuss issues related to shooting, equipment, technology and exhibitions. Peter Byrne is an award winning photographer and qualified adult educator who would like to share his skills and experience with others. Cost: $3

Old Movies

Relax and enjoy a classic film with others. 2nd and 4th Monday each month. 1pm-3pm. Cost: FREE

Art Studio

Relax and enjoy experimenting with colours, techniques and ideas in a non-threatening environment at your community Art Studio. Explore your creativity with paints and brushes in this self-run programme. Every Friday 1-3pm. Cost: FREE

Handicraft Group

Come along and join this happy group of stitchers and knitters around a cup of tea or coffee. On Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12pm. Cost: FREE

Tuesday Lunch

One of the most popular activities at the Hannaford Community Centre. Enjoy a two course meal, morning tea, live music for $10. Bingo too for $1.50. Bookings essential & open to local residents only. Contact Cathy on 9810 2536.

Exercise classes for seniors

Interested in keeping fit and healthy? Join us Monday to Friday for classes provided by qualified instructors with the needs of seniors in mind. Classes are available for different levels of fitness, ability and interest. Classes include: Circuit Training, Yoga, Tai Chi, Gentle Exercise and Zumba Gold®.  


Traditional Hatha Yoga that fosters strength, balance and flexibility. Our highly experienced yoga intructors, Janet and Jenny, are deeply committed to modifying activities to suit class participants so that the practice is safe, effective and enjoyable. Beginners and those with yoga experience welcome. Cost: $7.50

Zumba Gold

The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. Fridays at 10.30am & 11.30am in the Main Hall. New members please call the office before attending due to large class numbers. Cost: $7.50   

Gentle Exercise

A mild form of exercise that is kind and gentle to the body. The class consists of simple, low impact aerobic moves, walking and stepping drills, balance and strength exercises, standing and sitting. It's great for anyone wanting to get back into regular exercise. Cost: $7.50

Tai Chi

Jo Lin is teaching Yang and Wu styles and has trained with two Chinese Masters. Health benefits are derived from the Tai Chi's slow, gentle and tranquil movements which enable harmony in mind and body, improved mobility, suppleness and mental alertness. Anyone regardless of age or level of fitness can practice and benefit from Tai Chi. Loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes should be worn to classes.
9:30am - 10:30am class is at full capacity. 10:30am - 11:30am class is now available. Bookings essential; contact Cathy 9810 2536. Cost: $10

Table Tennis

Have fun playing table tennis on Wednesdays from 1-3pm in the Hannaford Centre Main Hall. Playing table tennis improves hand-eye coordination, mental alertness & acuity. It's easy on the joints, burns calories and is a great social outlet. Bookings essential; contact Cathy 9810 2536. Cost: FREE

Games afternoon

Join in on Mondays 1pm - 3pm for an afternoon of games and socialising. Scrabble and other board games. Afternoon tea is provided. Cost: FREE

Hire information

Venues available for hire at the Hannaford Community Centre include:

Heffernan Hall

The original chapel and Harrie Hannaford's produce store. The hall is spacious with plenty of natural light. Timber floors throughout. There are two entrances to the hall, one directly from Darling Street. A popular venue for exercise/dance classes, public meetings, presentations, education forums, wedding ceremonies and parties.

Facilities: 20 tables, 80 chairs, AV System, reverse cycle air conditioning, kitchen including refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove/oven, two sinks, steam combi oven, freezer, microwave.

Hall dimensions: 7.3m x 13.7m

Capacity: 80 persons

Main Hall at Hannaford Community Centre

Activity Room

A popular space for parties, yoga & dance classes, meeting groups and education classes. Timber floors & some natural light. Air conditioned.

Facilities: 4 tables, 20 chairs

Capacity: 30 persons

Activity Room at Hannaford Community Centre

Therapy Room

Ideal for consultations, study groups & small meetings. Perfect for health professionals such as massage therapists, psychiatrists & podiatrists etc.

Facilities: Small table, 2-4 chairs, sink, air conditioned

Capacity: 4 persons

Therapy Room at Hannaford Community Centre

Meeting Room and Lounge (2nd floor)

A light-filled multi-purpose space ideal for meetings, presentations & workshops. The space can be divided into two rooms using concertina doors. Lift access available.

Facilities: Large timber dining table with 8 dining chairs. 9 cane lounge chairs. Kitchenette with bar fridge & ZIP boiling/filtered water tap. 

Capacity: Meeting room: 15 / Lounge: 8

Upstairs Meeting Room, Hannaford Community Centre

    Conditions of hire and documents

    General Conditions of Hire (PDF138.1KB)
    Conditions of Hire - Hannaford Community Centre  (PDF118.7KB)       

    Floor Plan (PDF173.4KB)

    Fees and charges for hire

    See page 9 of the PDF

    Community Venues and Facilities Fees and Charges (PDF718KB)

    Reduced fees and fee waivers

    Inner West Council offers reduced fees and fee waivers for a number of Council venues and services to eligible applicants. The program aims to support organisations, community groups, and individuals with limited income streams to provide projects, programs, events, and activities for the benefit of the local community. Find out more about Reduced Fees and Fee Waivers


    Apply online here

    Alternatively you can complete the Community Facilities Booking Application Form  (PDF640.3KB)

    Volunteer opportunities

    Get involved in your local community. Please contact the Hannaford Centre hcc@innerwest.nsw.gov.au.

    Council supported groups

    Inner West Council - Leichhardt supports the following groups in their regular hire of the Hannaford Community Centre:


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