Balmain Town Hall

In line with NSW Health restrictions density limits are currently at 2m2. Dancing is restricted to teacher and student only. Speak to our Community Venues team for further information or visit NSW Health website to view the latest guidelines and restrictions.

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Balmain Town Hall

Built in 1888, Balmain Town Hall is an art deco delight. Oozing with glamour inside and out, with high ornate ceilings, a soft colour palette and commercial kitchen making it an ideal special occasion venue.  Conveniently located close to public transport.

  • Weddings, receptions, celebrations and parties
  • Conferences, lectures and expos
  • Musical or theatrical performances
  • Large dance groups or choirs

Size and capacity

308m2 plus stage (38m2)

Normal capacity:

  • Theatre style seating: 300 persons
  • Banquet style: 220 persons (allowing for dance floor)

COVID capacity at 2m2

Covid capacity at 4m2

  • 75 persons seated, 20 standing

To determine venue capacity during Covid-19 Health restrictions see current NSW Health square metre rules for Greater Sydney. Unfortunately in no circumstances can capacities be increased above current NSW Health rules.

Bookable hours

This venue is bookable daily from 8am to 12 midnight. inclusive of set up and pack up.
Can be booked hourly, or full or half day.


AV equipment and digital capabilities

  • Basic audio mixer with in-situ speakers

General facilities

  • Commercial kitchen with fridge, oven and gas stovetop.
  • Tables: 30 tables (1600 by 800 mm)
  • Chairs: 265 chairs


  • Lift access
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilet available


370 Darling Street, Balmain

Transport and parking

Street parking. Bus routes close by. 

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.
  • You must attach a COVID-19 safety plan for your event to your booking request. Create one here on the NSW Government website.
  • 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

Balmain Town Hall 

Town Hall - Fees and charges details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Hourly Rate (before 5:00PM)
Hourly Rate (after 5:00PM) 
Day block (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
Evening block (5:00PM – 12 Midnight)
Whole Day block (8:00AM – 12 Midnight) $945.45 $94.55 $1,040.00
Half-Day block (6 hours) $472.73  $47.27 $520.00
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. $1,000.00 $0.00 $1,000.00
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

Floor plan and hirer's pack

Floor plans and information needed when using the venue.

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Page last updated: 02 Nov 2021