Individuals, organisations, local community groups and businesses are welcome to hire SHNC facilities provided they have, or arrange to have, Public Liability Insurance Cover.  A copy of your ‘Certificate of Currency’ – in the same name as the person/organisation arranging the hire will be required.

Other forms that may be required for a booking: 

Liquor Licence: If alcohol is to be sold at your function, Liquor Licensing Victoria must be contacted, and a Liquor Licence obtained.  Online application can be made at

Partysafe: Please note that we do not take bookings for parties of ages 15 to 18 years inclusive.    If the event is for a party for ages 13 – 14 years and 19 – 22 years, you must register your party with the Victorian Police through completing a Police Partysafe Form.  The Partysafe form can be downloaded from, then search for Partysafe.  Post the Partysafe form to: Boroondara Crime desk, Boroondara Police Station, 34 Harp Road, Kew, 3101.


  1. Read the Venue Hire Information Booklet (download above)
  2. (Optional) – contact SHNC to make an appointment to inspect the rooms and facilities available
  3. Complete and return the Room Hire Enquiry Form (download above) via email to 
  4. SHNC staff will make contact with you via email or phone within 5-7 business days to explore availability
  5. If a suitable room is available at an agreed time, to secure the booking the following will be required (forms downloadable above):
    1. Completed Enquiry form
    2. If required, completed Bond form
    3. Completed COVID Code of Conduct form
    4. If alcohol is to be served, the completed Request to Serve Alcohol form. If alcohol is to be SOLD, a copy of the approved Licence from Liquor Licence Victoria
    5. A Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance covering the period of the hire, in the same name as that of the hirer
    6. If applicable, contractors Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance covering the period of the hire.
    7. If applicable, a current Working with Children Check for hirer and/or contractor.
    8. Payment in full – this can be made by telephone to the Centre, but preferably on-line via the SHNC website – a link will be provided by SHNC
  6. SHNC staff will confirm your booking
  7. Approximately one week prior to your event/activity, SHNC staff will contact you with security and access instructions