Petersham Town Hall

Council reopened its community centres and facilities to existing community hirers on Monday 15 June 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 or phone Ilce Kostrevski, Acting Community Facilities Coordinator, on 9392 5775.

Find more information here about Council's COVID-19 response

The Petersham Town Hall was opened in July 1938. This art deco styled town hall features a prominent hexagonal clock tower, it is the second town hall to have been built on the same site. Petersham Town Hall had a brush with fame when some of the flamboyant dancing scenes from director Baz Luhrmann's 1992 film Strictly Ballroom were filmed in its main auditorium.

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

Find us at

107 Crystal Street, Petersham

Hire information

Suitable for

  • Weddings
  • Exhibitions
  • Cocktail parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Celebrations
  • Theatre productions
  • Engagement parties
  • Filming

Quick facilities check

Capacity 440 seated
600 standing
Available hours 6AM to midnight
Accessible parking On street parking
Level access entrance Ramp at main entry
Accessible toilets Yes
Hearing support system/Loop TBC
Parking On street parking 
Public transport Bus
AV equipment Audio equipment
Key or swipe access Key
Kitchen facilities Commercial kitchen
Limitations All patrons to exit (including bump out) by midnight

Hire documents


Fees and charges for hire

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Monday to Friday (before 5PM Friday) – Hourly Rate $108.00 $10.80 $118.80
Friday 5PM – Saturday 1AM $1,180.55 $118.05 $1,298.60
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays – 6 hour block $1,084.55 $108.45 $1,193.00
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays per day (all day charge from 6AM – 1AM) $2,169.09 $216.91 $2,386.00
Refundable Bond $1500.00 $0.00 $1500.00
Cancellations - 28 days and greater prior to booking 100% 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 25% of Hiring Fee Refunded


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Video tour

Event Videos

Trailer for 'A Place to Call Home'

Footage from '60 Minutes'

A Unique Wedding Venue

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Page last updated: 10 Jul 2020