Ballina Shire Council operates seven community facilities in the Ballina Shire. There are also nine community halls operated by committees throughout the Shire. We have a variety of spaces, from small interview rooms to a spacious event venue seating 550 people, all available for hire by individuals, community groups and businesses. The spaces are perfect for events, weddings, functions, meetings and classes and a discounted rate is available for community and not-for-profit bookings.

Self-Service Model

Many of our spaces operate on a self-service model where the venue is empty at the start of the booking. In this instance hirers are required to setup and pack down the room and must include and pay for setup and pack down time in their booking. Hirers are required to leave the space empty when the booking is finished.

Accessible Hours for our self-service spaces are:

 Venue Sunday - Thursday Friday - Saturday
Ballina Surf Club 6am - midnight 6am - midnight
Kentwell Community Centre 6am - 10pm 6am - 10pm
Lennox Head Cultural Centre 6am - 11pm 6am - midnight
Richmond Room 6am - midnight 6am - midnight
Alstonville Cultural Centre
6am - midnight 6am - midnight
Northlakes Community Centre 6am - midnight 6am - midnight

Staffed Spaces

The Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) is a staffed facility. Our friendly team is there to support you during your booking, however it is still the responsibility of the hirer to leave the courts and meeting rooms clean and tidy at the end of their booking. 

Operational hours can vary during school holidays and can be subject to sports court bookings. 

Standard opening hours for the BISC are:

 Venue Monday - Thursday Friday                   Saturday - Sunday
Ballina Indoor Sports Centre 8.30am - 8pm 8.30am - 5pm 10am - 2pm

History

In 2009, Ballina Shire Council opened the Ballina Community Services Centre on Bangalow Road in Ballina. Now called the Kentwell Community Centre, this contemporary complex is home to a number of important local community services organisations: Tweed Ballina Byron Community Transport; St Andrews Aboriginal Respite; and Choice Passion Life (CPL). The centre also has two combinable meeting rooms and two interview rooms managed by Council and available for public hire.

The Lennox Head Cultural Centre opened in mid-2011, offering a wide range of purpose-built spaces.

The Ballina Surf Club was opened in mid-2013, consisting of three function rooms, café, kiosk, and surf lifesaving training rooms.

In 2017, Council reached agreement with the Department of Education to construct a two-court indoor sports centre to be integrated with another two-court facility at Ballina Coast High School.

The new Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) was officially opened on 6 November 2019. The new centre houses two international standard indoor sports courts, spectator areas, foyer/reception area, change rooms and amenities, first aid room, and three meeting rooms.

 

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