Situated on the corner of Wades and Wilsons Roads, this modern multi-function facility offers a warm, welcoming space for a variety of activities. With a high pitched ceiling and glass sliding doors, the hall can be split into two for smaller gatherings.

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.


Hours of hire

  • 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.


  • Total community meeting space: 49
  • The room can be split into two individual spaces if required.


  • Fully accessible, ramp at the front of the building.
  • Accessible toilet.
  • Off-street parking for three vehicles (access off Wade Road).
  • Plenty of on-street parking on Wades and Wilsons Road adjacent to the community centre.

The below pricing is valid until 30 June 2022.


  • $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.

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.
  • $153.00 cleaning charge will be invoiced to the hirer if the venue is not left fit for purpose. Additional cleaning charges may apply if required.
  • $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.


  • 9 power points (5 in larger room and 4 in the smaller room when space is divided)
  • 2 heat pumps, one in each part of the room
  • 4 trestle tables
  • 35 stacker chairs

Kitchen facilities

  • Zip water heater
  • Kitchenette with sink and benchtop
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Under bench oven (no cooktop available)
  • Some crockery provided
  • All hirers are required to supply their own tea towels, washing up cloths, extra crockery, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids
  • Cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaner, broom, mop and bucket) are available

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.


  • The consumption and supply of alcohol is not permitted at this facility.