Fees and Charges

Each year Hornsby Shire Council publishes Fees and Charges for public comment. Once the consultation process is complete, the Fees and Charges are then adopted for the new financial year. For more information, please see Council’s Fees and Charges.

Community Venue Fees and Charges

Each Community Venue has a different hire fees. The applicable hire fees can be viewed against each venue listed or you can view the entire list here, Fees and Charges.

Booking Fee and Security Deposit

For casual hire, there is a $14.00 booking fee (non-refundable and non-transferable) and is payable online at the time of booking. For regular hire agreements, there is a $51.00 processing fee. However any bookings made online outside of a this regular hire agreement are subject to the booking fee and will be charged 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 4-6 business days from processing. The time until these funds are available for use again depend on each financial institution.

The amount of the security deposit depends on the type of booking but ranges from $250 for a standard day time booking, to $500 for a Friday/Saturday night function or high risk booking.


Cancellations for casual and regular hire will only be accepted in writing (via email). Please send notification to Council’s cancellation policy us as follows:

  • More than 30 days’ notice: 100% refund
  • Less than 30 days’ notice: full hire fees payable

Both regular and casual hire bookings are non-transferable, and Council does not accept tentative bookings or alterations. Once the hire agreement has been confirmed (both regular and casual), any additional bookings will need to be booked online, where the Casual Hire fee will apply.