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Venues for Hire

UPDATE!! Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown all community space bookings have been cancelled until after restrictions have been lifted. If you have a booking for this week, please rebook at a later date. 

Council is excited to extend 'free facility hire' and 'open spaces available for community hire' until 31 December 2021!  s'

City of Palmerston adheres to the Northern Territory Government guidelines minimum distance of 1.5m and maximum number of people at any one time. Council will require a copy of your COVID-19 Safety Plan checklist which you can apply for here.

Gray Community Hall will remain closed to allow Council to prepare for major expansion and renovation works, which are expected to commence shortly. 

Council Facilities and numbers allowed in each facility under COVID-19: 

Facility     Max. number of people per room  
Driver Resource Centre15 people  
Durack Heights10 people per workshop  
Palmerston Library Community Room18 people  
Recreation Centre Stadium100 people  
Recreation Centre Community Room 130 people  
Recreation Centre Community Room 245 people  

For all parties and functions where alcohol will be consumed, a completed application form requesting permission to consume alcohol on Council's property and a copy and a copy of the approved party smart registration form must be submitted to

The written application must outline the date, time, venue and number of people attending the event, plus the breakdown of alcohol that will be consumed during this time.

Permission of the Council may be granted once approval of a gazette notice (costs presently being incurred by Council) has been received from the Northern Territory Government. 

Please refer to the AD03 Alcohol Management Policy for further information.

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the new Liquor Act 2019, section 171, a person must not consume liquor in any public place in Palmerston without permission from the owner occupier of the public place. 

A refundable cleaning bond of $125.00 is required for each venue. Please refer to the booking forms in the facility descriptions for hire costs and conditions.