From 1 July 2023 Randwick City Council will undertake a trial to waive fees for the use of nominated community centres and halls for eligible local community groups. The trial period will conclude at the end of the 2023-24 financial year, or when the total fees waived reaches $25,000 (whichever occurs first).

This trial is to assist community groups to hire Council’s community spaces for events, meetings and community gatherings.


The waiving of fees for venue hire is:

  • For new bookings only, not existing bookings
  • Up to the value of $2,500.00 per community group. This can be made up of multiple bookings or one booking only and
  • Applicants must meet all standard conditions of hire, including Public Liability and bond
  • Activities that are yet to occur (no retrospective funding)
  • Small not for profit organisations and sole traders (with annual revenue under $500,000 – based on ACNC definition)

How to apply

The process for application is detailed below. Apply online: Click here for the application form


There are a range of venues available as part of this trial and some that are excluded. Refer to our Free Venue hire trial form for more information.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Located within the boundaries of the Randwick LGA and/or principally servicing Randwick residents
  • Annual revenue under $500,000

Eligible organisations

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Community and/or volunteer groups and associations ( mums group )
  • Social enterprises
  • Individuals and sole traders, engaged in the arts, cultural or creative sector


  • State or Federal Government departments
  • Schools, TAFEs, colleges and universities (P&C or student associations may apply)
  • Political parties

Assessment Criteria

  • Benefit to Randwick’s diverse community eg capacity to enhance community connection, arts and culture and social cohesion
  • A demonstrated financial need for reduced/waived fees

For more information go to the randwick council website