Fees and Charges

Fairfield City Council has three categories of hire fees.

The category of each user group will be determined based on information provided by the applicant on the application form. Hire fees are charged according to the category in which the applicant is deemed to belong.

The fees and charges for hiring a hall can be found within Council's Pricing Policy and Fees and Charges.

Social/private hire

Hall hire is available for private functions to be held on weekends and public holidays (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Examples include:

  • Weddings
  • Christenings
  • Engagement parties
  • Birthday parties

Fairfield City Council has classified organisations or groups that fall into this category as those not engaged in business for the purpose of generating a profit. 

Examples include:

  • Registered charities
  • Non-funded community groups (e.g. playgroups)
  • Religious / church groups
  • Clubs
  • Groups that charge a fee on a cost recovery basis only
  • Proof of incorporation, or
  • Endorsement from the Commissioner (Australian Taxation Office) that the group or charity is Income tax exempt.

Commercial/for profit groups

The commercial hire rate applies to use of Community Facilities that does not fall into either of the above categories.

Community/not-for-profit hire

In order to be classified as Community/not-for-profit, one of the following must be provided with the application form:

  • Proof of incorporation, or
  • Endorsement from the Commissioner (Australian Taxation Office) that the group or charity is Income tax exempt.