Balmain Town Hall

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. 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 bookingsteam@innerwest.nsw.gov.au 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

Polling Place 2021: please note that this venue cannot be hired from Friday 3 September 2021 through til Sunday 5 September 2021 because it will be a Polling Place for Local Government Elections.

 

Balmain Town Hall was designed by Mr E.H. Buchanan (Mayor of the borough) and opened on 25 August 1888

Balmain Town Hall is one of our larger community venues hosting community events and programs and offering facilities for hire.

Find us at

370 Darling Street, Balmain

Contact

Phone: 02 9392 5000
Email: council@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Hire information

Venues available for hire include:

Balmain Town Hall Main Hall

Suitable for

  • Performances
  • Concerts
  • Parties
  • Banquets
  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions

Quick facilities check

Capacity

Current COVID restrictions capacity is :
Main Hall: 75 people - seated
                 20 people - non-seated
Meeting Room: 20 people - seated


Main Hall normal capacity:
300 people - Theatre style seating
220 people - Banquet style seating (allowing for a dance floor)

Available hours 8AM to 12 Midnight
Accessible parking On street only
Level access entrance  Access to the meeting room is at the rear of the Town Hall building on the ground floor. Entry is from the side driveway. There is an accessible ramp for access to the meeting room. There is no accessible access to the Town Hall.
 Accessible toilets  There is an accessible toilet in the entry foyer to the room.
Hearing support system/Loop  TBC
 Parking  On street only
 Public transport  Bus 
 AV equipment  No
 Key or swipe access  Key
 Kitchen facilities  Commercial kitchen, stove with 6 hotplates, fridge, instant hot water urn, 3 sinks, serving bench and serving trolley
 Limitations  All patrons to exit (including bump out) by Midnight

Conditions of hire

General Conditions of Hire (PDF 138.1KB)
Conditions of Hire - Balmain Town Hall - Main Room (PDF 125.2KB)
Conditions of Hire - Balmain Town Hall - Meeting Room (PDF 125.2KB)

Hire documents

Floor Plan - Balmain Town Hall (PDF 330.8KB)

Fees and charges for hire

Balmain Town Hall

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Hourly Rate (before 5:00PM)
$124.73
$12.47
$137.20
Hourly Rate (after 5:00PM) 
$158.36
$15.84
$174.20
Day block (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
$365.18
$36.52
$401.70
Evening block (5:00PM – 12 Midnight)
$463.55
$46.35
$509.90
Whole Day block (8:00AM – 12 Midnight) $772.55 $77.25 $849.80
Half-Day block (6 hours) $386.27  $38.63 $50.00
Refundable Bond $500.00 $0.00 $500.00
Refundable Bond for “high risk” functions. This increased bond may be imposed at the discretion of Council Staff. $1000.00 $0.00 $1000.00
Cancellations - 28 days and greater prior to booking 75% of Hiring Fee Refunded
Cancellation - From 14 days up to and including 27 days prior to booking 50% of Hiring Fee Refunded
Cancellations - Less than 14 days prior to booking 0% of Hiring Fee Refunded

Balmain Town Hall Meeting Room

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Hourly Rate - before 5:00PM $59.09 $5.91 $65.00
Hourly Rate - after 5:00PM $63.36 $6.34 $69.70
Whole Day block (8:00AM – 12 Midnight)  $271.64 $27.16 $298.80
Half-Day block (6 hours) $135.45 $13.55 $149.00
Day block (8:00AM – 5:00PM) $135.45 $13.55 $149.00
Evening block (5:00PM – 12 Midnight) $190.00 $19.00 $209.00
Refundable Bond $500.00 $0.00 $500.00
Refundable Bond - for "High Risk" Events. This increased bond may be imposed at the discretion of Council staff.  $1000.00 $0.00  $1000.00 
Refundable Bond - for "Low Risk" Events. This decreased bond may be imposed at the discretion of Council staff.  $250.00  $0.00 $250.00 
Cancellations - 28 days and greater prior to booking 75% of Hiring Fee Refunded
Cancellations - From 14 days up to and including 27 days prior to booking 50% of Hiring Fee Refunded
Cancellations - 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

Bookings

Apply online here

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Page last updated: 30 Nov 2020