The Annandale Neighbourhood Centre – was the former purpose-built Council Chambers constructed following Annandale's move to become an independent municipality in 1899. The building represents the growth and development of the local area and continued to be a focus of municipal administration and local community through the early part of the 20th century until 1948 when Annandale was re-absorbed into the Leichhardt local government area. The building continues to be a focus for the local community operating as a neighbourhood centre.
The Annandale Neighbourhood Centre is operated by Leichhardt Council as a staffed community centre. The facility is managed by the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre Management Committee. The administration office is attended on a part time basis by the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre Officer. Please see below for office hours. The centre offers a number of programs and activities for community members, and also offers venues available for hire.
The venues available at this facility include the Upstairs Hall and the Meeting Room.
The Upstairs hall has been recently restored. It features parquetry floors and beautiful period features. The venue is suitable for events such as gentle exercise or dance classes, social gatherings, meetings and music events. It has a piano as well as a small kitchen with stove, Zipp hot water system, fridge, bench tops and 2 sinks. Cutlery and crockery are not provided.
Ceiling fans and heaters are provided. Included in your hire of the Upstairs hall is 10 trestle tables as well as 80 chairs.
Please be advised that the Upstairs Hall is not an accessible venue. Access in via a large flight of stairs.
The Meeting Room is an accessible room suitable for meetings for approximately 20 persons. A gas heater is available as well as ceiling fans. Included in your hire is 20 chairs and 2 trestle tables.
A data projector may be available for both venues.
Viewing of the facility is by appointment only.
120 persons - standing
80 persons - concert seating
30 persons - standing
20 persons - meeting style
Activities and Programs
Find out more about the activities and programs at Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
Location: 79 Johnston Street Annandale 2038
Administration office attended:
Phone: 02 9660 2828
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Fridays: 11.00am - 5.00pm
General Conditions of Hire (PDF 214.3KB)
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre Special Conditions of Hire (PDF 203.7KB)
Evacuation Plan (PDF 407.2KB)
Fees and Charges
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre Fees and Charges 2014-2015 (PDF 361.2KB)
To make a booking you can use the form below:
Community Facility Booking Application Form (PDF 122.2KB)
Alternatively you can use our online booking form at the link below:
Reduced Fees and Fee Waivers
Leichhardt Council offers reduced fees and fee waivers for a number of Council venues and services to eligible applicants. The program aims to support organisations, community groups, and individuals with limited income streams to provide projects, programs, events, and activities for the benefit of the local community. This program assists Council and the community to achieve shared objectives outlined in Councils Strategic Plans. The program is guided by Council's Grants and Community Resourcing Policy 2012 - Find out more about Council's reduced fees and fee waivers