> Do I have to set up the courts myself?

No. All nets and goals will be set up for the requirements of your booking. Additional equipment such as scoring tables, interchange bench seats, bags racks, are available for use at no additional charge. Extra chairs and tables for  spectators may need to be requested at the time of booking.

> Do I have to set the meeting and consult 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, before and after your event, to allow for set-up and pack down and to leave the venue in a clean and presentable condition. Please ensure that tables are cleaned after use. 

> How many tables and chairs do you have available in the rooms for hire?

The Meeting Rooms and Consult Rooms have access of up to 15 rectangle tables, and 50 x chairs available for use.

> Is there any other equipment available on request in the sports hall?

Yes. You may also request the use of the retractable seating which holds up to 530 spectators in a tiered seating arrangement. There are

> Are there tea/coffee facilities?

The Jingi Wahla Rooms at Ballina Surf Club has a sink and bench located next to Function Room 1. An urn is available which can be used, however you need to provide all of your own cups, teaspoons, tea, coffee, milk etc.

The Ballina Surf Life Saving Club has a kiosk attached to it which offers tea/coffee etc and there is also an onsite Café which can also offer food and beverage options. Alternatively, external caterers can be hired. A fact sheet of local caterers is available.

> Do you have a projector/screen/PA?

The function rooms are equipped with a state of the art audio visual system to enable a wide range of entertainment opportunities for your event. This system includes up to three large flat screen televisions with HDMI, AV and USB input, surround sound PA integration and wireless microphones. Instructions are located next to the control panels and a copy is available from the office if you require one.

> Can I hang decorations in the Sports hall ?

Yes. Please refrain from using any sticky tape or permanent fixtures. Blu-tac is permitted. If you are planning on hanging decorations using a ladder, you must identify this in your risk assessment.

> Is there car parking available at the centre?

Car parking is conveniently located directly in front of the centre. There are 84 car parks with additional parking in Cherry St.

> Are there any restrictions on alcohol consumption?

Yes. As a sporting centre no alcohol is permitted within this facility. 

> What type of power access is there?

The centre and sports hall have a number of 240 volt power outlets located around the facility. Please note 3-phase power outlets are not available. The centre provides power boards; and it is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure their electrical requirements are both safe and suitable to the power options available.

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

We will help promote regular bookings through our “What’s On” newsletter which is distributed every two months via email and via our notice boards in each of our centres.

> Do you offer catering for events?

No. There are also numerous local cafes/caterers in the area that would be happy to cater for your sporting group/event. A list 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.

> Can our caterers operate a kitchen van outside?

Each event will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please contact centre staff to discuss your requirements.

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