Ballina Shire Council operates venues in Ballina, Lennox Head and Alstonville, in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. All venues are within a short drive of the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, a 55 minute drive from the Gold Coast, and two hours from Brisbane.   

There are a variety of spaces available for hire, from small interview rooms to the spacious Lennox Head Cultural Centre that seats 500 people in the main Auditorium. We have the right venue whether you are wanting to hold a live event, wedding, private function, conference, meeting, regular classes or sporting event. We also provide discounted rates for community and not-for-profit organisations.

In addition there are nine community halls managed by committees throughout the Shire that are available for hire for your special occassion or bespoke event.

We supply furniture at no extra charge and have equipment available for hire, just ask our team for details on 02 6681 0500. 

The accessible booking hours for the following venues are:

 Venue Sunday - Thursday Friday - Saturday
Ballina Surf Club 6am - midnight 6am - midnight
Kentwell Community Centre 6am - 10pm 6am - 10pm
Lennox Head Cultural Centre 6am - 11pm 6am - midnight
Richmond Room 6am - midnight 6am - midnight
Northlakes Community Centre 6am - midnight 6am - midnight

The Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) is a staffed facility. Our friendly team is onsite to support you during your booking. 

Standard opening hours for the BISC are:

 Venue Monday - Thursday Friday                   Saturday - Sunday
Ballina Indoor Sports Centre 8.30am - 9.30pm 8.30am - 5pm 10am - 2pm


Located in Ballina's town centre, the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) opened in November 2019. The BISC houses two international standard indoor sports courts, spectator areas with retractable seating for up to 530 people, a large foyer area that is perfect for functions, change room amenities, first aid room, and three meeting rooms.

The Lennox Head Cultural Centre reopened in late 2020 after a $2.58 million upgrade, improving the Auditorium's acoustics and presentation abiity with installation of a laser projector and six-metre retractable screen. The centre provides a cultura hub for the Northern Rivers, a venues that can seat up to 550 people with five connecting meeting rooms, commercial kitchen and large open foyer. A dedicated children's area, CWA Hall and interview room. Located in the seaside town of Lennox Head, across from Seven Mile beach, it is a stunning location for all cultural and corporate events.

The Ballina Surf Club on Lighthouse Beach in East Ballina opened in 2013. The venue has three function rooms, all with stunning ocean views and an oceanfront cafĂ© that is ideal for catering needs. It is the perfect venue for meetings and conferences, private weddings and functions.

In addition, to the three premium venues managed by Ballina Shire Council, there are community centres and halls that provide the perfect venue for smaller gatherings, workshops, private functions and community activities. 

View our venues to find the perfect space for your event. 

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