Fees and Charges

Each year Hornsby Shire Council publishes Fees and Charges for public comment, after the consultation process is complete, the Fees and Charges are then adopted for the new financial year. Find out more about all of Council’s Fees and Charges.

Community Venue Fees & Charges

Each Community Venue has a different fee and rate and these can be viewed against each venue listed or you can view the entire list.

View entire list of Community Venue Fees and Charges.

Please note, unless otherwise stated, Casual Hire Rates only apply for all weekend bookings.

Booking Fee & Security Deposit

When you make a booking online, there is a $12 booking fee (non-refundable). The booking fee does not apply to bookings confirmed in a Regular Hire Agreement, however any bookings made online outside this agreement are subject to the booking fee and are charged at the casual hire rate.

A security deposit hold is applicable when booking a venue, this is either raised as a bond invoice for Regular Hire, or as a pre-authorisation security deposit for Casual Hire.

A pre-authorisation security deposit places a hold against the funds and is released in 4-6 working days from processing. The time until these funds are available for use again depend on your individual financial institution.

The amount of security deposit depends on the type of booking but generally ranges from $250 for a standard day time booking, to $800 for a High Risk booking.


If you need to cancel your booking at a Hornsby Shire Council venue, whether Regular Hire or Casual Hire, written notice must be received by Council. Notifications will be accepted via post or email Regular hirers must use the Regular Hirer Alteration form.

Cancellation terms are as follows:

  • 30 days’ notice or more – 100% refund of hire fees (does not include booking fee)
  • Less than 30 days’ notice – No refund and no exceptions
  • Galston Community Centre has additional cancellation fees – see fees and charges