Council hours: Council offices are not open on weekends for bookings or key collections.
Fees and charges: Download Fees and Charges 2017-2018 for a summary of fees for Community Halls. Hire fees are dependent on the type and period of usage. All hire fees and charges are at an hourly rate, unless otherwise stated. 25 per cent of hire fees will be retained by Council if cancellation of the booking is less than 5 working days prior to the date of hire.
Cancellation of bookings: 25 per cent of the hire fees will be retained by Council if cancellation of the booking by the hirer is less than 5 working days prior to the date of hire. Council reserves the right to cancel the booking, but this right will only be exercised in extenuating circumstances.
Notice of booking request: A minimum of 10 working days’ notice is required to process a booking request.
Inspection of facilities: Inspection of the centre is by appointment only.
Security Guards: The hirer is to pay for the engagement of security guards who are licensed, when guards are needed at a function. The number of guards is dependent on the number of attendees. Refer to ‘high risk events’ on the Booking Request Form.
Facility condition Report: Download the Facility Condition Report to be completed to obtain a bond refund.
Public Liability: Public Liability Insurance cover may be required. For more information please refer to the terms and conditions of hire on the Booking Request forms.
Liquor License: A Liquor License is required for functions where alcohol will be sold.
Noise Restrictions: Unless otherwise stated in the Conditions of Hire all noise must cease at 12 midnight.
Vacation of premises: Unless stated otherwise in the Conditions of Hire all premises must be vacated by midnight to 12.30am.
Kitchen ware: Crockery and cutlery are not provided. It is the responsibility of the hirer to organise the equipment for their function.
PA: PA systems are only available in Blaxland Community Centre, Mid Mountains Community Centre and Wentworth Falls School of Arts.
Electrical Equipment: Electrical equipment brought into a hall must be tested and tagged prior to the hire date.
Cleaning: Hirers must leave the premises clean and tidy.
Security Guards: Hirers, at their own expense, may be required to engage Security Guards who are licensed and experienced in controlling events.
Smoke Machines: Smoke, fog or haze machines or any other equipment liable to activate the fire alarm system are not permitted.