Whites Creek Stables
Due to the extension of the stay-at-home order per the NSW
State Government, council has suspended use of all Community Venues until Saturday, 02 October at 12:01 AM.
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.
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 two square metres for each person. 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 email@example.com 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org for community halls and venues
email@example.com for parks and sporting grounds
A unique covered space adjacent to Whites Creek Cottage and Whites Creek Valley Park, Whites Creek Stables brings character and charm in spades. 'The Stables' as it is affectionately referred to, offers a great base for birthday parties and gatherings. Much like its sister property, 'the Cottage', the Stables is another hidden gem in the Annandale and Lilyfield areas.
In addition to the Stable building itself, the hireable area includes the stone and grass area in front of the stables as far North as the big tree, and as far East as the tree line.
It does not include the barbecue or grass areas North of the big tree; those are publicly-accessible areas.
Find us at
31 White Street, Lilyfield
Phone: 02 9392 5000
- Environmental workshops
- Children's birthday parties.
Current COVID restrictions capacity is :
Normal capacity is 20
N.B. The toilets are public toilets, and are accessible to all members of the public. They are not reserved exclusively for venue hirers.
Conditions of hire
General Conditions of Hire (PDF 138.1KB)
Floor Plan - Whites Creek Stables (PDF 118.8KB)
Fees and charges for hire
||Fee excluding GST
||Fee including GST
|Details: Standard Rate – per hour
||Fee excluding GST: $27.27
||Fee including GST: $30.00
|Details: Standard Day Rate (8:30AM – 6PM block)
||Fee excluding GST: $109.09
||Fee including GST: $120.00
| Half-day Rate (6 hours)
|Details: Refundable Bond
||Fee excluding GST: $250.00
||Fee including GST: $250.00
|Details: Refundable Bond for “low risk” functions. This decreased bond may be imposed at the discretion of Council Staff.
||Fee excluding GST: $100.00
||Fee including GST: $100.00
|Cancellation fee - 14 days and greater prior to booking
||Fee excluding GST:100% of Hiring Fee Refunded
|Details: Cancellation fee - Less than 14 days prior to booking
||0% of Hiring Fee Refunded
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