Situated at 93 Marine Parade, New Brighton, the North New Brighton War Memorial Hall and Community Centre is a multi-use facility available for community activities and private social functions. This centre is modern and overlooks the beach.

COVID-19 update

Under the Orange traffic light alert level, this facility requires a vaccine pass for anyone aged 12 and older to enter. This means people can enjoy food and drink, and no reduction in capacity, at their gathering or event. 

There are four bookable Council-operated community facilities that the person booking the space can determine if the activity requires a vaccine pass – Abberley Park Hall, Harvard Lounge, Richmond Community Cottage and South New Brighton Community Hall.

Contact us online or call 03 941 8999 to book this facility.

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Hour of hire

  • Monday to Sunday, 8am to midnight

Capacity

  • 200 for the whole building
  • There is a large upstairs area with a stage and kitchen. It includes a balcony that leads to the beach and a smaller carpeted downstairs room suitable for small meetings or art and craft activities

 Access

  • This centre has wheelchair access and accessible toilets
  • A lift services the upstairs area
  • There is some off street public parking that is shared with beach
  • On-street parking is also available

The below pricing is valid until 30 June 2022.

First-floor function room hire

  • $16.50 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for community benefit and does not charge attendees.
  • $30.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for a community group and charges fees or takes payment.
  • $80.00 per hour for commercial, business, private or celebration hire. This includes auctions, meetings, birthdays, weddings, private events, funerals etc.
  • $435.00 on a Friday or Saturday evening for commercial, business, private or celebration hire from 6pm to midnight. Outside these times the hourly rate applies.

Ground-floor meeting room hire

  • $15.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for community benefit and does not charge attendees.
  • $22.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for a community group and charges fees or takes payment.
  • $35.00 per hour for commercial, business, private or celebration hire. This includes auctions, meetings, birthdays, weddings, private events, funerals etc.

Cleaning fees

  • Upstairs: $140.00.
  • Downstairs if included in upstairs hire by the same hirer: $70.00.
  • Additional cleaning charges may apply if required.

General fees

  • $76.50 security charge for social events including birthdays, weddings, celebrations where the hire is:
    • Booked after 6pm Monday to Friday for 4 hours and longer.
    • Booked Saturday or Sunday for 4 hours and longer.
    • At the discretion of Council staff and not limited to the events above.
  • $51.00 replacement charge for lost or damaged keys/access cards.

A security guard will be present from the last hour of the hire to ensure the hirer adheres to the terms and conditions of hire and has made good the community space to the required standard.

First-floor function room

  • The heating for the centre is operated with a wall timer switch
  • 150 chairs (single)
  • 20 tables (folding 1800 x 760 millimetres) stored under the stage
  • Stage with piano
  • Extra chairs are stored under the stage

Kitchen

  • Zip water heater
  • 1 Large Fridge
  • Commercial oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Wash up sink and benchtop
  • Hirers are required to supply their own crockery, cutlery, tea towels, wash-up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids
  • Cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaner, broom, mop and bucket) are available

Ground-floor meeting room

  • 50 chairs
  • 8 tables
  • Standard residential electric jug
  • Small fridge

Cleaning cupboard

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Brooms and dustpan and brush

A baby change table is situated in the wheelchair toilet cubicle next to the male toilet

Conditions of hire

Health and safety

  • As part of the rental agreement, you accept legal responsibility to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden.
  • All users are required to complete a pre-use form. These must then be signed, dated and left in the dropbox in the foyer of the centre.

Alcohol

  • The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility.
  • In general, bringing your own alcohol (BYO) is permitted at private functions such as weddings or birthdays.
  • A special alcohol licence may be required if alcohol is part of your event, or if you are selling alcohol. Find out more about special alcohol licencing for events. Applications for special licences must be made with the alcohol licencing team at least 20 working days before the date of your event.
  • Regardless of whether your event requires a special licence or not you still have the responsibility to ensure that you are providing a safe drinking environment at your event. Please read host responsibility guidelines and tips.