Halls and venues

Important Information:

Council wish to advise that Council halls are now reopen with strict guidelines.  Please contact the Committee for this information

Community halls or centres are public facilities where all community members can gather for group activities, social support, public information or private functions.  These faculties contribute to communities in various ways and the benefits for the community are many.

Each of Council’s halls have a dedicated committee that ensures the halls are maintained and loved for many to enjoy for years to come.  So if you have an event that you would like to hold in a Council hall, please contact the Committee to see how they can help you.  Contact details for each of the Committee’s are in with the information on the hall section below.

You can find the 2019/2020 Hall Hire Fees at the bottom of the page under the appropriate section.

 

 

Baden Powell Scout & Guide Hall - Huonville

8 Heron Street, Huonville

  • Category 1 facility
  • Capacity 200
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Meeting Room available
  • Disability access

Functions include:

  • Weddings
  • Funeral Services
  • Exercise Classes
  • Meetings
  • Community Gatherings
  • Dancing
  • Art and Craft Groups

Contact: Ann Brittain 0404 090 630 or email badenpowellhall@gmail.com

 

Cradoc Park Meeting Room

8243 – 8247 Channel Highway, Cradoc

  • Category 3  facility
  • Capacity 160
  • BBQ facilities
  • Outdoor fire place
  • Playground at back
  • Public toilets

Functions include:

  • Meetings
  • Exercise Classes
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Small Private Gatherings

Contact Mark Duggan: 0417 148 779

 

Cygnet Scout Hall

Burtons Reserve, Cygnet

  • 100 chairs
  • Capacity 200
  • Disability access
  • Kitchen facilities

Hire fees may differ from Council-set fees. Enquiries and booking requests can be directed to Peter Bishop: 6295 0136.

Port Cygnet Scout Group

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Cygnet Town Hall

Mary Street, Cygnet

Built in 1913, the Cygnet Town Hall is suitable for multiple purposes.  The hall has been the heart of the social life of the Cygnet Community since its construction.  It was regularly used for balls and dances and also was a cinema at one stage.

The versatility of the hall ensures that events small and big are held regularly.  Regular long term uses include yoga, TSO concerts, Cygnet Folk Festival art groups as well as the monthly Cygnet Markets.

There is also a supper room upstairs of the hall.  This can be used for classes, small concerts, film screenings, dance classes and meetings.  The supper room can also be hired out separately.

Main Hall:

  • Category 2 facility
  • 310 plastic chairs
  • Capacity 240
  • Disability access (ground floor only)
  • Kitchenette
  • Stage

Supper Room:

  • Supper room (capacity 60) can be booked separately as a Category 3
  • A projection screen is available for cinematic events
  • Wall mirrors are fitted for dance practice
  • The Supper Room is heated
  • Basic kitchen available with pie warmer, hotplate, fridge and urn
  • Approximate size 9 metres x 11 metres plus 4m x 5m alcove
  • The Supper Room is accessed by stairs. Some people may find access difficult

Functions can include:

  • Weddings
  • Fundraising Events
  • Theatre Productions
  • Music Productions including concerts and discos
  • Exercise Classes
  • Private Gatherings
  • Art and Craft Groups

Contact Jan: 6295 1708

Cygnet Town Hall Website

Jim Casey Oval & Clubrooms - Dover

7235 Huon Highway, Dover

 

The Dover Oval was originally situated in the Centre of town which is now Huon Regional Care.  The old Dover Oval Clubrooms that were near the tennis courts is now the Dover Child Care Centre.

The old Dover Hospital was near the water on Bay View Road in the 80’s.  A local resident, Jim Casey, suggested to move the oval and build a new medical Centre on the old oval.  After much deliberation, this was approved and put into effect.  Mr. Casey donated the land that now houses the Dover oval otherwise known as the Jim Casey Oval.

The planning and lobbying for the new clubrooms started in about 2004 and was officially opened in 2009.  Over the years, the land and building have ended up with Council ownership with much of the same original committee still active members

  • Category 3  facility
  • Capacity 50
  • Kitchenette
  • Oval

Functions Include:

  • Meetings
  • Exercise Classes
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Small Private Gatherings

Contact Tony Clark: 0488 588 935

 

Dover Sports Centre

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Geeveston Community Hall

7 Brady Street, Geeveston

The Geeveston Community Hall backs onto Heritage Park that has been developed in recent years to include a new playground and new public toilets.

The Hall’s proximity to accommodation for elderly residents make it an important facility for senior community members.  The hall has a use nearly every day including fitness sessions, seniors’ events, meetings, Guides and the local History group.  The hall is also used for private functions such as weddings and birthday parties.

The location of the hall adjacent to Heritage Park has good opportunities for larger outdoor events.  This is made evident by the annual Wheels in the Park Car and Bike Show.

  • Category 1 facility
  • 100 plastic chairs
  • Disability access
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Capacity 140
  • Heritage Park behind the Hall

Functions include:

  • Weddings
  • Funeral Services
  • Exercise Classes
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Meetings

Contact Dayle Livingston: 0476 508 693

Geeveston Conference Room

Geeveston Town Hall

15 Church Street, Geeveston

Phone 6264 0300

Full Day: $180

Half Day: $92

Hourly Rate: $30

Room should be left as found, if cleaning is required appropriate charge will be levied

Functions include:

  • Exercise Classes
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Meetings
  • Small Community Gatherings

Glen Huon Hall

841 Glen Huon Road, Glen Huon

The hall has been historically the Centre of the Glen Huon community and remains, along with the Glen Huon Primary School, as the geographically centre of Glen Huon.

As well as many public events, many private weddings, birthdays and parties have been celebrated in the hall.  The hall has a certified commercial kitchen that can be hired separately.

This hall is located directly adjacent to the Glen Huon Park that also has BBQ facilities to be utilised all year around.

The hall and playground are is used by the management committee to host an outdoor family Christmas concert every year which has proved to be a huge success.

  • Category 1 facility
  • Capacity 288
  • Stage
  • 80 plastic chairs, seating for another 50-60 people on timber benches
  • Disability access
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • BBQ facilities
  • Glen Huon Playground
  • Public toilets

Functions can include:

  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Theatre Productions
  • Music Productions including concerts and discos
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Exercise Classes

Contact: Rebecca Dewhurst 0409 166 841

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Huonville Town Hall

40 Main Street, Huonville

  • Category 2 facility
  • Capacity 250
  • 100 chairs
  • Disability access
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Stage
  • Public toilets
  • Projector and Screen – Arrangements need to be made at time of booking – Note Projector only accepts VGA cable

Functions can include:

  • Weddings
  • Theatre Productions
  • Music Productions including concerts and discos
  • Movie Productions
  • Meetings
  • Large Gatherings

Contact 6264 0300 during business hours or email hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

 

Huon Valley Council Chambers

40 Main Street, Huonville

  • Category 3 facility
  • 7 x Tables on castors
  • 1 x Huon Pine table
  • 30 x stackable chairs
  • 22 x Other Chairs
  • Heat pump and ceiling fans
  • TV screen – bring USB

Room should be left as found, if cleaning is required appropriate charge will be levied

Contact 6264 0300 during business hours or email hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

This room is for meeting purposes only

Judbury Community Centre

1273 Glen Huon Road, Judbury

Built in 2010 to replace the condemned building onsite, Judbury Community Centre and Calvert Park are the social, historic and geographical Centre of Judbury locality.

Situated on the Huon River in a large recreational prescient that includes the cricket oval, the old Judbury Volunteer Fire Station and a landing area primarily used for kayakers.  The hall has two separate rooms that can be sectioned off by a partition.  It also has a commercial kitchen that can service both rooms individually or as one.

The Judbury Progress Association run a monthly market that promotes local produce and handmade items.

The hall also is commonly used for funeral services, community craft group and private functions.

  • Category 1 facility
  • Capacity 100
  • 60 plastic chairs, 20 trestle tables, seven cafe tables
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Disability access
  • BBQ facilities
  • Playground
  • Public toilets

Functions include:

  • Weddings
  • Funeral Services
  • Discos
  • Exercise Classes
  • Private Group Gatherings
  • Art and Craft Groups

Contact: Bookings Officer on 0475 000 130 or e-mail judburycommunitycentre@gmail.com

 

Mountain River Hall

263 Mountain River Road, Mountain River

This hall was built in 1969 to replace the one that was destroyed in the 1967 Bushfires.  This hall is ideal for bush dances, community get togethers and is the single locality marker for the Mountain River Community.

It has a small playground that is due for an asset upgrade, BBQ and a picnic table.

This hall is currently mostly used for yoga classes as a dedicated committee have taken the running of the hall in recent years.

  • Category 2 facility
  • Capacity 190
  • 50 plastic chairs, 11 trestle tables
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Small Playground
  • Disability access
  • Kitchen facilities

Function include:

  • Weddings
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Exercise Classes
  • Funeral Services
  • Group Gatherings

Contact the Bookings Officer by email mountainriverhall@gmail.com

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Palais Theatre

3388 Huon Highway, Franklin

The Franklin Community and the management committee have a long-standing commitment to the running, use, conservation, maintenance and upgrading of the building.  The Palais Theatre is now the cultural heart of Franklin and holds many events throughout the year.

Built in 1912, the Palais is the grandest of all public halls in the Huon Valley.  The building was originally a Mechanics Institute and over time has housed a library, cinema, meeting rooms as well as hosting numerous private events including weddings.

The theatre is regularly used for performances and concerts, monthly markets, private events, monthly movie screenings and community consultations both by Huon Valley Council and other enterprises.

  • Category 2 facility
  • Capacity 260 people
  • 140 chairs; 20 trestle tables (plus balcony seating)
  • Main hall, and Nonie Carr room (Category 3) downstairs; Supper room upstairs
  • Kitchen upstairs (simple preparation and heating of food only – no cooking); bar area downstairs in Nonie Carr room
  • Disability access (ground floor only)
  • Public toilets
  • Stage
  • Digital projector and screen

Functions include:

  • Weddings
  • Funeral Services
  • Meetings
  • Theatre Productions
  • Music Productions including concerts and discos
  • Private events – sports and musical clubs
  • Movie Productions, including a monthly Movie Night
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Exercise Classes

Contact Franklin Palais booking officer on 0455 568 965

Palais Theatre website 

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Pelverata Memorial Hall

1237 Pelverata Road, Pelverata

Built in 1971, the hall was used for dances and social events since it was built.  The previous timber hall was destroyed in the 1967 bushfires.  The current hall is built on the site of what was the old Pelverata School.

The hall has an outdoor BBQ area that is used regularly for day use.  The BBQ area also has an open fireplace that is welcomed among the users.

  • Category 2 facility
  • Capacity 70
  • 60 chairs, several trestle tables
  • Disability access
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Outdoor fire place
  • BBQ facilities
  • Public toilets
  • Small stage

Functions include:

  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Meetings
  • Small Community Gatherings
  • Exercise Classes

Contact Biddy Duggan: 6266 3457

Ranelagh Soldiers Memorial Hall

40 Marguerite Street, Ranelagh

The Ranelagh Hall was built in 1924 to replace one that burned down.  It was used for markets and entertainment and by the CWA for packing care packages for soldiers fighting overseas in WW2.  It was also used for many years as a cinema.  It has been used for quiz nights and other fundraising events run by Community groups as well as a church assembly place, youth club headquarters, and service club meeting place.

The Hall is an excellent venue for family and community events.  The main hall, tea rooms or meeting room are all available for multipurpose use.  The hall has a large capacity (180 people), is well resourced with tables, chairs, kitchen, catering equipment and has a stage area and meeting room facilities.   The hall has disability access and a single disability toilet.  There is ample parking at the front of the hall and some off-street parking at the side of the hall (where the disability access is located).

The Hall is used by a range of groups including the Tasmanian Family History Society Huon Branch, rhythmic dancing, and ball room dancing.  In addition, the hall is used to support key Huon Valley community events such as Huon Agricultural Show, Taste of the Huon and as a polling both on election days.

  • Category 2 facility
  • Capacity 220
  • Disability access
  • 115 chairs, 22 trestle tables
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Stage

Functions include:

  • Weddings
  • Funeral Services
  • Theatre Productions
  • Dancing
  • Meetings
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Meetings
  • Exercise Classes

Contact Cindy Carr or Jen Broinoswki: 6121 7010 (wk) or 6121 7014 (Cindy)

 

Southport Community Centre

8606 Huon Highway, Southport

The Southport Community Centre is set in rolling wooded hills in the small coastal town of Southport and is the hub of many community events and gatherings in the far south.

The SCC Management Committee fundraised for and installed a wood-fired pizza oven and gazebo, a commercial kitchen and an arched intimate covered performance which connects the main building containing the large hall (also an indoor basketball court); the lounge area and commercial kitchen to the gazebo making a series of interconnected public spaces.

As a committee we market, we craft, we yoga, we festival, eat pizza and involve ourselves in linking the community through promoting shared interests and exploring local issues.

Also available for private functions via the Council. Follow us on Facebook.

  • Category 2 facility
  • Capacity 100
  • 90 plastic chairs, 18 trestle tables
  • Utility room with comfortable seating for about 15 people
  • Disability access
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Wood-fired pizza oven
  • Outdoor stage/deck

Functions include:

  • Weddings
  • Funeral Services
  • Meetings
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Exercise Classes
  • Small Music Productions including concerts and discos

Contact Rosalind Wright: 6298 3139

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Surges Bay Hall

72 Esperance Coast Road, Surges Bay

Having undergone recent cosmetic upgrade, the Surges Bay Hall is a simple rural hall and its chief asset is it idyllic setting.

This ‘complex’ consists of the hall, covered BBQ area and an unused oval.  The hall is mostly used for private functions such as weddings and parties.  The BBQ shelter gets the most use from locals.

  • Category 2 facility
  • Capacity 100
  • 100 folding chairs, 15 plastic tables
  • Disability access
  • Kitchen facilities
  • BBQ facilities
  • Oval
  • Public toilets
  • Stage

Functions include:

  • Weddings
  • Funeral Services
  • Art and Craft Groups
  • Exercise Classes
  • Small Theatre Productions
  • Community Gatherings
  • Meetings

For bookings or enquiries, please contact Neil on 0437 100 431 or email npfuller@hotmail.com

Description of Hire Rates

Bonds are to be paid for function and events such as weddings, birthday parties, funerals and fundraisers where consumption of alcohol will take place.

Meeting Room Rate is to be used when the venue is rented for a meeting, with 15 or less attendees, rather than an event or activity to a non-profit community organisation or group.

Health and Wellbeing Rate is to be used when the venue is rented for the purpose of conduction activities that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the local community.

Arts and Culture Rate is to be used when the venue is rented for the purpose of conduction arts and culture activities that benefit the local community.

Community Group Rate is to be used when the venue is rented for an event or activity to a local non-profit community organisation or group.

If one Hall or Meeting room is utilised more than once a week by the same user, the hire fee can be discounted by 25%.  This does not apply to the Heath and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Community Benefit or Bona Fide Community Group Rate.

In instances where the application of the above fees upon a group would cause undue hardships such as to preclude the viability of conducting an event, application may be made to the Director of Community Services for consideration of a reduction in the set fee.

Hall Hire Fees

Hall Hire - Monday to Thursday 
Category 1 Daily$175.00
Category 1 Hourly$30.00
Category 2 Daily$120.00
Category 2 Hourly$25.00
Category 3 Daily$60.00
Category 3 Hourly$20.00
Hall Hire - Friday to Sunday 
Category 1 Daily$205.00
Category 1 Hourly$35.00
Category 2 Daily$140.00
Category 2 Hourly$30.00
Category 3 Daily$80.00
Category 3 Hourly$25.00
Hall Hire Bond Charges (Refundable) 
Alcohol Bond$165.00
Cleaning Bond$165.00
Coming of Age Birthday Parties$550.00

Committee Information Section

Being part of a hall management committee can be a rewarding way to participate in our community. Council’s community halls are venues where we can socialise, entertain and perhaps find a connection with our heritage.

We are interested in looking at opportunities to promote our halls as viable options as event venues, not only for the people of the Huon Valley but also for potential customers further afield.

Council values the work that hall management committees have carried out in the past and we look forward to working collaboratively with all committees towards achieving beneficial outcomes for our Huon Valley Community.

Most Council-owned halls are managed by a committee. Fees are set by the Council and are charged based on a hall’s rating (category 1-3).

Hall Management Committee Handbook

Hall Management Committee Forms

Hall Hire Agreement Form