Hall Hire - Frequently Asked Questions

Hall Hire - Frequently Asked Questions
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Need to know more about our hall hire service? Read our frequently asked questions to find out everything you need to know. Hall Hire - Frequently Asked Questions Need to know more about our hall hire service? Read our frequently asked questions to find out everything you need to know.  
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How do I book one of Councils Halls?

Please view the facilities on the website then contact our Community Facilities Team on 9707 5770 to check availability. No bookings are taken over the phone and full payment must be made to secure a booking. Please complete the Casual Hall Hire Application Form and Credit Card payment form and return to council via: hallbookings@bankstown.nsw.gov.au to finalise your booking, or come into a Customer Service Counter at Bankstown: 66-72 Rickard Rd Bankstown or Campsie: 137 Beamish St, Campsie.

How much will it cost for me to book a Hall?

The cost will depend on the venue that you wish to hire. A bond must be paid for all hall hire bookings. Please see the individual page for each hall and their fees and charges.

When is my booking confirmed?

Your booking is confirmed when you receive a Confirmation Letter from Council and receipt of payment.

Where do I pick up the Hall keys from?

The hall keys can be picked up from Bankstown Customer Service Centre, which is located on the upper ground floor of Civic Tower at 66-72 Rickard Road Bankstown, unless otherwise arranged with the community facilities team. When hiring Lakemba Hall on Friday or Saturday nights a security guard will give you access to the hall.

When do I pick up the keys?

Hall keys are to be picked up one day before your function. Keys cannot be picked up any earlier than one day before the hire, unless your function falls on a public holiday and needs to be collected prior to function.

When can I access the Centre for my function?

You can access the Centre from the commencement time you indicated on your application form. You cannot access the Centre before the commencement of your hire. You must also be out of the hall by the conclusion time indicated on your application form. Breaches of hire are charged at double the hourly hire rate on all halls and will be deducted from the bond.

What are the facilities in the halls?

Reverse cycle air-conditioning/heating except Bill Lovelee and Revesby.

A kitchen with fridge, boiling hot water, stove & microwave.

Two fridges in Georges Hall, Bill Lovelee & Revesby.

Large bins for disposal of rubbish. Some are in locked cages which the hire key will open.

Some cleaning equipment is available in the cleaning cupboard but it is recommended that the hirer takes their own spray and wipes and a mop and bucket.

Are there tables and Chairs in the halls?

All halls have enough tables and chairs for their capacity. Following are the dimensions for the tables and chairs:

  • Table Dimensions are: Height 740mm, Length 1830mm, width 760mm.
  • In Greenacre & Chester Hill Blue & Georges Hall: H: 720mm, L: 1800mm W: 750mm.
  • Chair Dimensions are: Height 740mm, width 450mm, Bucket seat 445mm.

Can I decorate the room?

Decorations are permitted but no pins are to be used. No balloons, signs or streamers are to be hung from the fans. Decorations must be removed after the conclusion of the function. If additional cleaning is required as a result of decorations being left in the hall, this may result in a penalty which will be deducted from the hirers bond. Helium balloons are only permitted on weights and must all be removed. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Hire.

What do I need to bring with me?

The kitchen is bare. You will need to bring garbage bags, tablecloths, detergent, dishcloths, tea towels, serving utensils, plates, cups, cutlery, etc. You also need to carry your letter of confirmation from Council as Security staff or Council Rangers may ask to see this.

What cleaning is expected of me?

You are required to wipe down all tables and chairs that you have used, and stack them neatly back in their designated areas. Please sweep floor, ensuring all rubbish has been picked up. Place all rubbish and decorations in garbage bags. If you have used the kitchen, please clean it and leave it the way you found it. Failure to leave the facility the way you found it will result in any additional cleaning costs being deducted from your bond. When leaving the hall make sure all doors are closed and locked. If the hall has an alarm, please follow the instructions located on the key chain. You must set the alarm as you exit from the hall.

Is alcohol permitted on the premises?

Alcohol is permitted on the premises, but if alcohol is being sold on the premises a 'Selling Alcohol Function Licence' is required. Please contact the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) for further information. www.olgr.nsw.gov.au

What are the Terms and Conditions of Hire?

The Terms and Conditions of hire are on page 7 & 8 of the casual hall hire application form.

Can my guests smoke?

Hall users may only smoke outside the community centre. If there is an outdoor courtyard smoking is allowed. However there is strictly no smoking indoors or at the main entrance.

How can I set up the hall?

You can set up the hall in any way you like, as long as the emergency exits are clear of obstructions and maximum capacity is not breached. If need arises your group must evacuate the building using the emergency exits. Please do not bring any additional furniture into the hall. Also no amusement devices are to be used inside the halls.

Jumping Castles

Georges Hall and Endeavour Hall are the two halls where Jumping Castles are allowed at no extra cost.  A current PLI Certificate for $20 million must be provided from the entertainment provider with Canterbury Bankstown Council listed as an interested party. No Jumping Castles are allowed inside any halls. No pegging allowed. Power must come from a generator. No electrical leads are allowed back to hall.

Bill Lovelee – May have a jumping Castle with the hire of Bamfield Oval. This is a Passive Park Hire Permit with an extra charge. Currently no jumping castles on a Sunday permitted.