Venues for Hire

Halls and Community Centres within Murrindindi Shire can be hired for private functions such as meetings, seminars, exhibitions, weddings and celebrations.

Council-Managed Venues for Hire

Council manages eight venues across Murrindindi Shire:

For more information about these Council-Managed venues and facilities available, click here or phone Council on (03) 5772 0333. To book a venue managed by Council, simply click on the link below to complete the online booking form.

Hire fees(PDF, 341KB)

Make an enquiry

Public Liability Insurance

Access public liability insurance cover for your event up to $10 million. In the event of a claim, the hirer will be required to pay the excess, currently $500.00.

The cover is available to individuals and small community organisations hiring Council owned or controlled facilities.

The hirer must have a signed Council Hire Agreement and the event must be not-for-profit and involve no more than 1,000 people.

Fees and Charges

Application $36.30


What is the application process?

  • Hirers are not automatically covered by the completion of this application form.
  • The completed application form will be reviewed by Council to make sure the hirer is eligible before being provided to the insurer. Council and the insurer reserve the right to not approve an application if the hire is deemed ineligible.
  • Applications and fees should be processed at least 10 business days prior to the hire, to allow sufficient time for the application to be assessed.
  • If an application is not approved, Council will contact the hirer and arrange for the application fee to be refunded.

Who is eligible for the insurance?

  • The hirer must have a completed and signed Council Hire Agreement.
  • The hirer must not already have public liability insurance.
  • The hire event must be not-for-profit.
  • The hire event must not involve more than 1,000 people.
  • The hire term must not be longer than five (5) consecutive days. Coverage for longer periods may be available at extra cost, subject to negotiation with the insurer. Hirers wanting to explore this should contact Council’s insurance officer before completing the application form and paying the fee.

Who is not eligible for the insurance?

  • People who want to use the facility on a regular basis (i.e. more often than once a week).
  • Hirers organising a ticketed event where an admission fee will be charged (excluding gold coin donations).
  • Hirers that will derive a monetary gain from the hire activity or commercial hirers (e.g. An Art Show).
  • Organisers of festivals, rock concerts or other similar events.
  • Sporting activities are not covered.

What are my options if I am not eligible?

  • You can contact insurance companies directly and get quotes for public liability insurance cover.
  • Not-for-profit clubs and community groups may also be able to access public liability insurance through the Local Community Insurance Services.

Additional useful information

  • This is a service provided by Council. The preference is always for hirers to have their own insurance.
  • In the event of a claim, the hirer will be responsible for payment of the excess, currently $500.00.
  • Insurance is for the hirer and the hirer’s purpose only. Providers of entertainment (e.g. a band), catering or any other service provider associated with the event should have their own insurance cover.

Insurance Application

Click here to view form.

If you require any assistance completing this form, please contact Council on (03) 5772 0333 or via email at

Other Venues for Hire

Our Shire also offers many other venues and facilities for hire. For more information, or to book privately managed facilities, please contact the venue directly using the contact details provided in the list below.

 Facility Contact Phone  Email
Acheron Community Hall
Barb or David Gamble 0417 013 701
Alexandra Bowling Club Inc
Terry Livy
0438 599 934
Alexandra Community Hub Greg Harland (03) 5772 1238
Alexandra Football Club
Ray Steyger
(03) 5772 2627
Alexandra Golf Club Inc
Ross Thompson
0409 794 816
Alexandra Lawn Tennis Club
Bec Clark or Kaz Heard
0407 381 954 or 0447 721 184 or
Alexandra Leisure Centre
Roger Welch
0408 367 923
Alexandra Masonic Lodge
Stuart Dale
0448 902 262
Alexandra Returned Services League (RSL) Debrah Matheson 0438 934 193  
Buxton Memorial Hall
Willie Cureton
0419 599 071 or
Eildon Bowling Club Inc
Sharon Hall
0428 947 302 
Eildon Community Centre David McLaurin (03) 5774 2074
Fawcett Mechanics Institute Hall Ian Newman (03) 5772 2997
Flowerdale Community Hall Paula Turner 0488 994 322
Gallipoli Park Precinct - Marysville Community Centre
Pauline Harrow 0491 292 409 or 0408 514 933
Glenburn Community Centre
Lorelei Mason
Glenburn Hall Lyn Cunningham 0438 063 824
Highlands Hall

General enquiries: Gayle Arnold

Bookings: Paula Lade

(03) 5796 9247 
Kinglake West Mechanics Institute Hall Rowan Sharp
0435 414 110
Molesworth Public Hall Therese Morris
0407 314 038

Narbethong Community Hall Jennifer Wood 0418 532 724
Strath Creek Reserve and Hall Kay Granter 0427 040 866
Swimming Pools - Council owned
Murrindindi Shire Council
(03) 5772 0365
Taggerty Community Hall Anne Sharrock (03) 5774 7261
Toolangi - CJ Dennis Hall Kerry Starr
(03) 5962 9060
Yea Wetlands Discovery Centre
Yea Wetlands Discovery Centre
(03) 5797 2663


Yarck Public Hall Sharon Fox 0407 879 612