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

All of our spaces are empty at the start of the booking. 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

  Sunday - Thursday Friday - Saturday
Jingi Wahla Rooms: Ballina Surf Club 6am - midnight 6am - midnight
Kentwell Community Centre 6am - 10pm 6am - 10pm
Lennox Community Centre 6am - 11pm 6am - midnight
The Richmond Room 6am - midnight 6am - midnight
Alstonville Community Centre contact 02 6628 3533 for more information

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions at no extra charge

  • tables
  • chairs
  • lectern (at Ballina Surf Club, Kentwell Community Centre or Park Lane Theatre only)
  • whiteboard
  • projector screen (except Lennox Community Centre)

Equipment for Hire

  • data projector and screen
  • events equipment (Lennox Community Centre only)

Exclusions to be provided by the hirer (but not limited to)

  • tea, coffee and catering
  • whiteboard markers
  • tablecloths
  • laptop (and dongles/converters as required)
  • decorations
  • paper and pens

Please check with staff if you are unsure about any equipment required.


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; The Family Centre; 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 and Community 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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