Community Halls and Centres

COVID-19 Update

Effective 1 April 2021

Regular and casual hire is permitted in CN Community Facilities subject to the following conditions being met:-

  • Hirer status Permitted
    • Registered ABN holders
    • Not for profit organisation/group
    • Registered charity organisation.
  • Social gatherings, celebratory events, private functions, parties and the like are NOT permitted.
  • Standing or active hires such as dance, yoga, pilates, martial arts, singing and the like are permitted subject to
    • maximum attendance of one person for every 4m2
    • floors must be cleaned with soap and disinfectant after use.
    • Participants are to maintain 1.5 metre distancing
  • Facility capacity is limited to one person for every 2 metres squared (to the maximum capacity of the facility) with the exception of the above active hires.
  • Hirers are to acknowledge the Covid Safe Plan for the hired facility and have their own Covid Safe Plan in place for their booking/event.
  • All casual hires are subject to post event cleaning. Cleaning fees are charged in accordance with City of Newcastle fees and charges.

For the latest changes on public spaces and gatherings view What you can and can't do under the rules.

For the latest information, see the NSW Health COVID-19 website.

City of Newcastle own and operate sixteen community centres and halls in the Newcastle local government area. Twelve of these community facilities are managed by local committees or community organisations, and four facilities are directly managed City of Newcastle.

Fees and charges:

Click on each facility to view more information and contact details.

Community Halls

Facility Address Capacity Air con





Elermore Vale Community Hall 122 Cardiff Road
Elermore Vale
60* N N Y
Henderson Park Hall

42 Lockyer Street


50** N N Y
Henry Park Hall Thomas Street
Hamilton South
40* N N Y
Minmi Progress Hall

100 Woodford Street


70* N Y Y
Tarro Community Hall

2A Northern Avenue


75* N Y Y
Wallsend Railway Goods Shed

76 Cowper Street


40* Y Y Y
Wallsend Pioneers Memorial Hall

54 Cowper Street


200* N Y Y

* Maximum Capacity numbers; Actual Capacity is dependant on the Public Health Order allowances at time of the Event

** Henderson Park Hall maximum capacity due to structural issues; No physically active hires allowed, at any time

Community Centres

Facility Address Capacity Air con





Alice Ferguson Community Centre 30 Caldwell Street
150* Y Y Y
Carrington Community Centre

1 Hargrave Street


50* Y Y Y
Elermore Vale Community Centre

Rear 129 Croudace Road

Elermore Vale

15 & 80* Y Y Y
Fletcher Community Centre

55 Kurraka Drive


6, 15 & 100* Y Y Y
Jesmond Neighbourhood Centre

44 Mordue Parade


15 & 90* Y Y Y
Maryland Neighbourhood Centre

207 Maryland Drive


20, 70 & 80* Y Y Y
New Lambton Community Centre

14 Alma Road

New Lambton

25, 90 & 200* N Y Y
Warabrook Community Centre

6 Angophora Drive


8, 20 & 75* Y Y Y

* Maximum Capacity numbers; Actual Capacity is dependant on the Public Health Order allowances at time of the Event

Seniors Centres

Senior Centre Address Contact Capacity Air con Disability access Kitchen
Adamstown Seniors Centre 153A Brunker Road
4952 7000 90* Y Y Y
Beresfield Seniors Centre 39 Beresford Avenue
4966 3309 50* Y Y Y
Mayfield Seniors Centre 187 - 189 Maitland Road
4962 6680 90 & 12* Y Y Y

* Please contact the senior centres for details on capacity.