Not for profit hire charges

Community use of school facilities

The following hire charges are for guidance purposes only. The charges have been calculated on a cost recovery basis and are reviewed annually.

Sample hourly rates for school venues (updated January 2020)


Charge per hour*







Hall – primary school


Hall – high school


Office / meeting room


Library – primary school


Library – high school


Multi purpose court


Playing field

$0.049 per sqm

Staff common room


Toilet block


*A minimum payment of two hours is suggested.

These rates are GST exclusive.

All bookings should include time for setup and packing up.

Hire of venues without bathrooms (such as classrooms, demountables and playing fields) will require hire of toilet blocks.

Use of school facilities for electoral events

The department has agreements with the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for the use of school facilities during electoral events.

Hire rates and the terms and conditions of use of NSW Government school facilities for electoral events are available from the Use of school facilities for electoral events (staff only) page.

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