Ballina Shire Council operates seven venues in Ballina, Lennox Head and Alstonville, in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Just a 55 minute drive from the Gold Coast, under two hours from Brisbane.
There are a variety of spaces available for hire, from small interview rooms to the spacious Lennox Head Cultural Centre that seats 550 people. We have the right venue whether you are wanting to hold a live event, wedding, private function, conference, meeting, regular classes or sporting event. We also provide discounted rates for community and not-for-profit organisations.
In addition there are nine community halls managed by committees throughout the Shire that are available for hire for your special occassion or bespoke event.
Many of our venues operate on a self-service model, providing a blank canvas for you to tailor for your event. 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. We also supply furniture at no extra charge and have equipment available for hire, just ask our team for details on 02 6681 0528.
The accessible booking hours for the self-service venues 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|
|6am - midnight||6am - midnight|
|Northlakes Community Centre||6am - midnight||6am - midnight|
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|
In 2009, Ballina Shire Council opened the Kentwell Community Centre in the heart of Ballina. This contemporary complex is home to a number of 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 that are available for hire.
The Lennox Head Cultural Centre opened in mid-2011, and provides five meeting spaces, a dedicated children's area, CWA Hall and main auditorium that can seat up to 550 people. Located in the seaside town of Lennox Head, and across from the beach, it is a stunning location for all cultural and corporate events.
The Ballina Surf Club located right on Lighthouse Beach in East Ballina opened in mid-2013. It consists of three good sized function rooms, all with stunning ocean views, an oceanfront café, a beach kiosk, and surf lifesaving training rooms. It is the perfect venue for business meeting and conferences and private weddings and functions.
In 2017, Council reached agreement with the Department of Education to construct a two-court indoor sports centre, that was integrated with the two-court facility at Ballina Coast High School right next door.
Located in the centre of town, the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (known locally as the BISC) opened in November 2019. The BISC houses two international standard indoor sports courts, spectator areas, a large foyer and reception area that is perfect for function space, change rooms and amenities, first aid room, and three bookable meeting rooms.