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.

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 regular hire, there is a $16.00 booking fee (non-refundable and non-transferable) and is payable online at the time of booking. For Seasonal hire agreements, there is a $52.00 processing fee. All high risk functions require a $500 refundable bond.


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

  • More than 14 days’ notice: 100% refund
  • Less than 14 days’ notice: full hire fees payable

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