Knox has many community facilities that are available for casual hire, including:
- sports pavilions
- community halls
- meeting rooms
- neighbourhood houses
- senior citizens halls
- scout and guide halls
How to hire a community venue
Most of our community facilities are managed by community organisations. Each venue has a facility manager, who is responsible for managing bookings.
Booking the facility
To book a facility, contact the facility manager for the venue you would like to hire. They will provide you with a booking request form and terms and conditions.
You must be aged 18 or over. Facility managers may ask for photo identification for proof of age and address.
Public liability insurance
Venue hirers need to get public liability cover for $20 million.
We can provide public liability insurance cover for casual bookings for individuals or groups who do not already have insurance. If you need this, please speak to the facility manager.
All hirers must pay a security bond, at least one week before the booking date.
Council sets the fee for each security bond level. The facility manager will determine the bond level based on factors including:
- number of guests
- type of event
- previous bookings
- consumption of alcohol
- time of hire
Alcohol at Council venues
Some of our venues have liquor licences. If your preferred venue has a liquor licence, you must follow their rules, like:
- what times guests can consume alcohol
- which guests are allowed to drink
The facility manager will let you know what the rules are.
You do not need a liquor licence if:
- you are serving alcohol to guests and they are not paying for it
- guests bring their own alcohol
You are not permitted to sell alcohol at a Council venue. Selling alcohol includes:
- a paid bar
- including alcohol in the cost of attending
- offering alcohol as a prize in a raffle
You must follow all current COVID-19 restrictions, including vaccine mandates. The facility manager will provide you with more information.
More venue hire information
Where can I get more information?
For more information on hiring one of our community venues:
- review the Community halls and venues for hire
- download the community venue hire fact sheet
- speak to the facility manager for the venue you want to book.
If you cannot find a contact for the venue you want to hire, contact our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.
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Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.