General security bonds
A bond is required for all bookings other than low-risk meetings and is determined by the type of booking. A refund of the bond will not be forwarded until the Booking Officer has attended at the facility and carried out a site inspection (as appropriate). Where the facility has been left untidy (i.e., garbage not removed, kitchen, cutlery, crockery, appliances, and/or glassware not cleaned, etc) or the facility has been damaged, any cost incurred to rectify will be deducted from the bond monies (GST will apply).
The hirer is responsible for any additional cleaning costs necessary to reinstate the facility to its condition prior to the hiring and for any costs/fees incurred for the repair or replacement or any loss or damage to Council property, furniture, fittings, and equipment.
Any bond monies refunded will be paid by cheque, by post, within 15 working days from the inspection date.
All fees, charges, and bonds for the hire of public facilities are payable in advance, a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the booking date. If your event is within seven (7) days, full fees are payable at the time of booking, and no refunds of fees, charges or bonds will be given for cancellations (exceptions may be made upon written application, and at the discretion of Group Director).
Upon implementation of an online booking system:
- A deposit will be payable at the time of booking ($50 or 10% of hire fee, whichever is the higher)
- All remaining fees and bond will be due seven (7) days prior to booking date
- No refunds will be given for cancellations after seven (7) days prior to booking date (exceptions may be made upon written application, and at the discretion of Group Director)
- Full fee + bond will be payable for bookings made within seven (7) days of booking date
Fees may be waived or reduced in accordance with the:
Some community events may be eligible for assistance in accordance with the:
Australia Day, Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, Freedom of Entry marches, NAIDOC Week, Christmas, and Carols in the Park events are supported by Council with no charge for use of facilities.