> Are there tea/coffee facilities?

You are required to provide your own tea, coffee, milk, sugar etc. You will also need to wash and pack away any dishes that have been used.

Jingi Wahla Rooms: Ballina Surf Club

A kitchenette is accessible from Function Room 1 which has a bench, sink, urn and fridge. No crockery and cutlery is supplied.

Kentwell Community Centre

There is a small kitchenette in the main hall with a kettle, urn and limited mugs and glasses.

Lennox Community Centre

Most of the rooms have access to a kitchenette with a limited set of mugs, glasses, crockery and cutlery, kettle or urn, microwave and fridge.

The Richmond Room

A commercial grade kitchen is available which includes a fridge/freezer, microwave, stove and wall mounted urn. No crockery and cutlery is supplied.

> Do I have to set the room up myself?

Yes. Each of our spaces operates on a self-service model. We supply the tables and chairs and it is the responsibility of the hirer to set up and pack down. It is important to include within your booking adequate time, either side of your event, to allow for set-up/pack down and to leave the hire area in a clean and presentable condition.

> Do you have a projector and screen?

Yes. We have a projector and screen you may hire and this is available for each of the spaces.

> Are there any restrictions on alcohol consumption in any of the Community Spaces?

Responsible drinking of alcohol is permitted within each facility. If you plan to sell alcohol as part of your event or booking you will be required to obtain a liquor licence from the licensing authority and follow applicable Responsible Service of Alcohol laws for the duration of your event.

> Am I required to have my own insurance?

Hirers that fit one of the following descriptions must provide a copy of public liability insurance to a minimum value of $20 million – incorporated groups; companies; organisations; and users undertaking physical activities.

> Are the facilities air conditioned?

Jingi Wahla Rooms: Ballina Surf Club

Function Rooms 1 and 2 are both air-conditioned. Function Room 3 has windows that open up to allow cross ventilation.

Kentwell Community Centre

The meeting and interview rooms are fully air conditioned.

Lennox Community Centre

The Meeting Rooms, Activity Room and the Health Care Office all have air conditioning. The other rooms have windows for natural ventilation.

The Richmond Room

The Richmond Room Hall is air conditioned

> Will the Community Spaces Team help promote my event/sporting group etc?

We will help promote regular bookings through our “What’s On” newsletter which is distributed every two months.

> Am I required to clean up after my booking?

Yes. We ask that you leave the room packed away, kitchenette clean and all dishes washed, dried and returned to the cupboards. All rubbish is to be bagged and left neatly for collection. Floors should be swept if necessary.

Pack Up and Clean Package

If your booking takes place on the weekend at the Jingi Wahla Rooms, Lennox Community Centre or Richmond Room, a pack up and clean package is available for purchase. The package includes:

  • Full pack up of chairs and tables
  • Full clean of kitchen
  • Rubbish removal
  • Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping

Hirers are required to remove all food, utensils, plates, decorations etc.

> Am I required to have security at my function?

For all private functions, which involve alcohol, or finish after 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and are larger in number than fifty guests, you are required to have security on site from 10pm until the conclusion of your event and the departure of your last guest. Note that all events must be concluded and the centre closed by midnight on the evening of your event.

> Do you offer catering for events?

No. We do not cater however there are numerous cafes/caterers in the area that would be happy to cater for your event. A list of some local caterers is available from the Community Spaces team. Whilst this information is provided for convenience, Ballina Shire Council is not supporting these businesses to the exclusion of others.


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