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Council venues for hire

Low cost spaces for community meetings and events

The City of Melbourne has various facilities to hire for community and commercial use. These venues are suitable for a variety of different functions, including workshops and meetings, classes, family gatherings and performances.

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Community use of Town Hall hire scheme

The Community Use of Town Hall Hire Scheme allows not for profit community organisations to apply for sponsored use of the Melbourne Town Hall or the Meat Market in North Melbourne. Each year Council provides sponsorship for up to 120 organisations to hold events at these venues.

For more information visit Melbourne Town Hall rooms for hire.

Meat Market

The Meat Market site dates from 1880 and features two large, flexible rehearsal and presentation spaces, one meeting room and office spaces.

For more information visit Meat Market.

For information on office spaces visit Creative Spaces.

Melbourne Town Hall

The Melbourne Town Hall has 10 function rooms of different styles and sizes are ideal for dinners, banquets, conferences, meetings, and product launches. Managed for City of Melbourne through Epicure Catering, an award-winning venue and event caterer

Location: Melbourne CBD

For more information visit Melbourne Town Hall Rooms for hire

Melbourne library venues

The Melbourne Library Service has several meeting and seminar rooms available at our three locations.

Location: CBD, East Melbourne, North Melbourne

For more information visit Melbourne Library Service.    

City of Melbourne community centres

A number of City of Melbourne community centres have rooms and spaces available for small community meetings and seminars for non for profit groups.

For more information on the facilities, locations and eligibility requirements, contact Family Services on 03 9340 1422 or visit Community centres.

Location: North Melbourne, East Melbourne, Southbank and Kensington.

Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces identifies, secures, develops and manages affordable space for creative use in both the private and public sectors.

The Creative Spaces website is the portal through which these sourced spaces are made known and available to artists. The site includes facilities for hire such as rehearsal rooms and theatres, studios to share or rent, non-traditional spaces, a newsletter and a case study page that documents the process of establishing unusual or interesting projects.

For more information visit Creative Spaces.

Multicultural Hub

The City of Melbourne's Multicultural Hub is a community space for people from Melbourne's many different cultures. The hub is a low cost venue for groups and organisations to conduct a range of activities.

For more information visit the Multicultural Hub.

Drill Hall

The Hall, located at 26 Therry Street is a hall space within the Drill Hall complex. The Hall is available for community groups and is suited to exhibitions, markets, rehearsal and light recreation activities. This venue is managed by the Multicultural Hub.


Boyd is a community hub for residents of Southbank and the City of Melbourne. Rooms can be hired by community groups, organisations and individuals for events, meetings, workshops and classes.

Location: Southbank

For more information visit Boyd.

Kathleen Syme

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton into the area’s first-of-its-kind creative, learning and community space.

It offers a range of spaces for hire, including meeting rooms, art spaces, technology rooms and a recording studio.

For more information visit Kathleen Syme.

Community and private venues

There are a number of community and private venues available for hire throughout the City of Melbourne which are not owned or operated by the City of Melbourne. A listing of venues and facilities in the City of Melbourne is available through the Social Support Directory.

Also see community rooms for hire.

North Melbourne Meat Market building