Kensington Park Community Centre

1 Day Lane, Kensington NSW 2033

1 Day Lane, Kensington NSW 2033

  • Toilets
  • Disabled access
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Fans

  • Smoking is prohibited in this area

Kensington Park Community Centre is located adjacent to the Kensington Park Oval. The venue features two individual halls catering for groups of 100 and 130 people and offers space for dance or yoga classes, forums, meetings, birthday parties and workshops. With modern kitchen facilities and toilets, restricted parking, undercover awning areas and tables and chairs, the facility represents a high quality venue suitable for all types of events. Situated adjacent to the centre is a children’s playground, half basketball court and outdoor gym exercise equipment.

Kensington Park Community Centre is located adjacent to the Kensington Park Oval. The venue features two individual halls catering for groups of 100 and 130 people and offers space for dance or yoga classes, forums, meetings, birthday parties and workshops. With modern kitchen facilities and toilets, restricted parking, undercover awning areas and tables and chairs, the facility represents a high quality venue suitable for all types of events. Situated adjacent to the centre is a children’s playground, half basketball court and outdoor gym exercise equipment.

Want to hire it?

Council will have the halls open to the public every Tuesday from 10am to 12noon so you can have a look around both halls to decide which hall you prefer to hire.

Equipment & Facilities available

Hall 1

  • has the capacity for 130 people standing (65 seated).
  • industrial kitchen (ideal if using a caterer) with fridge, freezer, oven (incl cooktop), microwave, ZIP (hot water), 17 trestle tables, 65 chairs, fans, heaters & toilets.
  • disabled access with wheelchair accessible toilets.
  • outdoor paved terrace with awning.
  • is ideal for dance groups, yoga classes, art classes, music classes, forums and functions.
  • a minimum hire period of 3 hours applies to all casual hire.
  • Kensington Community Centre - Hall 1 Floorplan  PDF, 82.49 KB

Hall 2

  • has the capacity for 100 people standing (50 seated).
  • kitchen with fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, ZIP (hot water), 12 trestle tables, 50 chairs, fans, heaters, & toilets.
  • no caterers are allowed in Hall 2.
  • disabled access with wheelchair accessible toilets.
  • outdoor paved terrace with awning.
  • is ideal for playgroups, dance groups, children's birthday parties, yoga classes, art classes, music classes.
  • a minimum hire period of 3 hours applies to all casual hire.
  • Kensington Community Centre - Hall 2 Floorplan PDF, 82.94 KB

Jumping castles

Inflatable devices are prohibited on or within the community hall premises. If you would like to place a jumping castle in the park near the basketball court or outside the playground, you will need to apply for this separately. Use this link to the Using a public place page for more information regarding the fees and the application form.

Fees & Charges

Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm (all prices are GST inclusive)Total ($) per hour
Private/Commercial Users  
Hall 172.00
Hall 262.00
Non-Commercial Users 
Hall 136.00
Hall 231.00
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 8am to 9pm (all prices are GST inclusive)Total ($) per hour
Private/Commercial Users  
Hall 183.00
Hall 272.00
Non-Commercial Users 
Hall 141.50
Hall 236.00
Amendment Fee from 1 July 2018Total ($) 
1-5 booking amendments within one request body 21.00
6-11 booking amendments within one request 41.00
11+ booking amendments within one request 62.00
Cancellation Fee from 1 July 2018Total ($) 
If cancelled within seven (7) days of the reservation50.00
Bond from 1 July 2018Total ($)
A bond is required for all bookings400.00

Hiring Rates

Council has two hiring rates:

  • the Private/Commercial rate is used when it is for a private function or when a group or organisation charges an entry fee or participation charge.  Also relates to any booking that competes with local business.
  • the Non-Commercial rate is for non-commercial groups. Parties claiming non-commercial rate must provide, prior to hire, a Notice of Endorsement for Charity Tax Concessions from the Australian Taxation Office or a copy of the entity’s constitution including a not for profit clause.
  • A $400 bond is required for all bookings.

How to apply

  • The first thing you need to do is contact Council's Call Centre on 1300 722 542 to enquire if the hall is available on the date you prefer.
  • Once a booking date has been agreed verbally, a tentative booking is held for 7 days. You are then required to complete the Online Community Hall Hire Application form.
  • If your application is successful a confirmation email will then be sent to you confirming your booking with details regarding payment via BPoint and collection of the access card or keys.

Payment & Key collection

  • Payment is required 7 days before your booking online via BPoint with the booking reference in your confirmation email or via cash, cheque, eftpos or credit card.
  • Weekend hirers are required to come into Council's Customer Service Centre, 30 Frances Street Randwick on the Friday afternoon before your event between 2pm and 4pm to collect the access card or keys.
  • Weekday hirers are required to come into Council's Customer Service Centre, 30 Frances Street Randwick on the morning of the booking between 9am and 11am or the day before between 2pm and 4pm to collect the access card or keys.

Frequently asked questions

Where do I collect the key?

At Council's Customer Service Centre located in the Administration Building, 30 Frances Street Randwick.

Where do I return the key?

Council has a 24 hour drop box at the entrance of the Administration Building where you can drop the keys in after your booking. Keys are to be returned by 12noon the following business day. Failure to do so will result in a $20 deduction from the refund of bond.

When will I receive the refund of my bond?

The refund of your bond is processed once the key has been returned and all conditions of hire have been met. Depending on your payment method your bond will be refunded  onto your credit card, by cheque or direct deposit into your nominated bank account. This can take between 5-10 business days.

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