Whites Creek Cottage, Lilyfield

Whites Creek Cottage

A beautiful stone cottage adjacent to Whites Creek Valley Park, Whites Creek Cottage is ideal for birthdays and family events. This hidden gem is intimate in size, but full of character. The Melaleuca Room is available for hire.  This cottage is a basic space but can be hired with Whites Creek Stables for an outdoor venue with access to a kitchen.

  • Small community meetings
  • Social groups/social gatherings
  • Yoga, meditation or tai chi classes
  • Private functions e.g. birthday parties/christenings

Size and capacity



  • Theatre style: 30 persons

Bookable hours

This venue is bookable daily from 8:30AM to 6PM, inclusive of set up and pack down.
Can be booked for an hourly rate only.


AV equipment and digital capabilities

  • None

General facilities

  • Basic domestic kitchen with a fridge and stove
  • Tables: 2 trestle tables
  • Chairs: 30 chairs


  • Ramp access
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible parking space


31 White Street, Lilyfield

Transport and parking

Parking: limited street parking only. Bus stop five minutes' walk away.

Conditions of hire

  • Bookings will not be accepted within seven (7) days of a proposed event date.
  • You must be 18 years+ to book a Council community venue.
  • You must book time for set up, pack up, and cleaning within your booked hire time.
  • Bookings will not be confirmed until full payment of fees is made and all hirers are required to pay a Refundable Bond.
  • If engaging the services of contractor to conduct activities and or provide catering you must provide all necessary clearances, certificates, insurances and permits pertaining to the services provided, such as RSA certificates, food safety certificates, public liability insurance, working with children checks, police event notifications, etc.
  • You must leave the premises in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Smoking, pyrotechnics, open flames/fire pits or use of any smoke generating machines is prohibited in Council Venues or on Council grounds. If the fire alarm is activated unnecessarily for any reason you will be liable for the fine issued by the NSW Fire Brigade.
  • Community Venues for hire are unstaffed venues, in the event of an emergency, call 000 for the police, ambulance or fire brigade. For access and maintenance issues, contact Inner West Council's After Hours Service on 02 9392 5000.
  • In the event that there is a breach of the Conditions of Hire, you may be subject to damages including cancellation of the booking.

Fees and charges 

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Hourly Rate $42.73 $4.27 $47.00
Day Rate (Opening until 6PM)  $168.18  $16.82  $185.00 
Refundable Bond for 'low risk' functions
$100.00 $0.00 $100.00
Refundable Bond  $250.00  $0.00  $250.00 
Refundable Bond for 'high risk' functions              $500.00 $0.00 $500.00
Cancellations - 14 days and greater prior to booking 100% of Hiring Fee Refunded
Cancellations - Less than 14 days prior to booking  0% of Hiring Fee Refunded

Hirer's Guide

Download a PDF of the Hirer's Guide for instructions on accessing and using the venue. (PDF 209KB)

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Page last updated: 17 Jan 2023