Leichhardt Town Hall

Leichhardt Town Hall is one of our larger community venues used for events and programs.

It was built in 1888 in the Victorian Italianate style by architects Drake and Walcott and opened on 26 September 1888 by the Governor of New South Wales, Lord Carrington.


Corner of Marion and Norton Streets, Leichhardt


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

Hire information

Please note that this venue can not be hired from Friday 3 September 2021 through until Sunday 5 September 2021 because it will be a polling place for local government elections.

Leichhardt Town Hall main hall

Suitable for
Performances, concerts, conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and range of other activities.


Floor space 273m² (22.5mx 12.15m), Stage area of 68m² (12.15m x 5.5m), commercial kitchen, , 20 trestle tables, 280 chairs, ceiling fans, portable heaters, 3 phasepower on the stage area only


Leichhardt Town Hall is a fully accessible venue. An accessible toilet is located off the front foyer, along with recently refurbished ladies and gents toilets and a parents room.

Quick facilities check


Current COVID restrictions capacity is :
70 people - seated
50 people -standing/mingling

Normal capacity
300 Persons – Theatre style seating, or
220 Persons – Banquet style seating (allowing for a dance floor)

Available hours Bookings will be accepted for times between 8AM and 12 Midnight only
The Town Hall may be booked for full or part day Saturdays or Sundays for a maximum of three consecutive weeks
Accessible parking There is a public car park adjacent to the facility, with a 2 hour time restriction on weekdays between 8AM and 8PM
Level access entrance Access via Marion Street entry with a few steps leading into the hall.
Entry for persons with a disability is also from the Marion Street car park into the side foyer and then the hall.
 Accessible toilets Unisex accessible toilet opening from the front foyer, a parent’s room and ladies and men’s toilets
 Hearing support system/Loop Available to book
 Parking Limited hourly metered parking on surrounding streets.
After 7PM Mon – Sun on Norton Street free parking
 Public transport Buses
 AV equipment No
 Key or swipe access Access is by swipe card (to be collected from Council prior to the booking) through the door from the Marion Street car park.
 Kitchen facilities Large commercial kitchen with stove (6 hot plates), fridge, instant hot water, urn, 3 sinks, 2 hand basins and benches
 Limitations  The hirer must cease playing or broadcasting music by 12 Midnight and comply with the Noise Control Act and Regulations.

Conditions of hire

Rates are based on the actual time the Hall is occupied (including setup and pack up time) - not on the trading hours or the function's runtime.
Hours for using the Hall are restricted to 8AM - 12 Midnight, however if goods are stored overnight for removal the next day then the applicable rate for the next day is payable.
Goods cannot be delivered or removed outside of the hours of use.
See Also: 
General Conditions of Hire  (PDF 138.1KB)
Venue Information Leichhardt Town Hall  (PDF 115.9KB)

Hire documents

Floor Plan - Leichhardt Town Hall Main Hall  (PDF 126.7KB)
Floor Plan - Leichhardt Town Hall Ground Floor  (PDF 136.9KB)
Floor Plans - Leichhardt Town Hall First Floor (PDF 105.1KB) 

Fees and charges for hire


Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Per Hour (before 5PM) $113.64  $11.36  $125.00 
Per Hour (after 5PM) $113.64  $11.36  $125.00 
Whole Day block (8:00AM – 12 Midnight) $1,086.36 $108.64 $1,195.00
Day block (8:00AM – 5:00PM) $590.91 $59.09 $650.00
Evening block (5:00PM – 12 Midnight) $590.91 $59.09 $650.00
½ day block rate (6 hours between the hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM) $540.91 $54.91 $595.00

Weekends and public holidays

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Whole Day block (8:00AM – 12 Midnight) $2,172.73 $217.27 $2,390.00
Day block (8:00AM – 5:00PM) $1,086.36 $108.64 $1,195.00
Evening block (5:00PM – 12 Midnight) $1,086.36 $108.64 $1,195.00
½ day block rate (6 hours) $1,086.36 $108.64 $1,195.00

Bonds, alarm fees and cancellation rules

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
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
Fire brigade fee (alarm citation to be attributed to hirers) $1,454.55  $145.45 $1,600.00 
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

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

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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.


COVID-19 information

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 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

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:

bookingsteam@innerwest.nsw.gov.au for community halls and venues 

parkbookings@innerwest.nsw.gov.au for parks and sporting grounds 

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Page last updated: 26 Jul 2021