We have spaces and rooms to hire for your next meeting, conference or event

The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre and the Lismore Memorial Baths have several spaces available to hire for meetings, presentations, events, expos, school excursions and much more. We also have equipment for hire including a PA system, projector, and tables and chairs as required.

If you would like to see the spaces available, please phone us on 6625 5370 and we can show you around, or to book a space, simple complete our Facility Hire Booking Form.

When completing this form only complete the appropriate sections for your particular booking and disregard any sections that do not apply to you. Please send your completed booking form to stephanie.florentine@lismore.nsw.gov.au



Terms and Conditions

When booking a space for hire, you will be required to sign an Agreement to Hire and will be subject to the following conditions:

Tentative Booking: After an Agreement to Hire is received, a tentative booking is made and can be held for up to 14 days. If after 14 days the event is not confirmed Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre will cancel the booking request without further notice. 

Confirmation of Booking: Once both parties have signed the Agreement to Hire and a deposit of 25% is paid, the booking is deemed confirmed.

Cancellation of Agreement: The centre, represented by Centre Management, may at its absolute discretion cancel all or part of this Agreement to Hire by giving the hirer at least 10 working days’ notice in writing. The hirer acknowledges this right and agrees to irrevocably waive all rights to pursue any claim it may otherwise have in respect of any such cancellation.

Charges: The charges for the use of the centre will be agreed upon with the signing of this Agreement to Hire. The centre reserves the right to increase charges without notice.

Payment of fees and charges: Upon booking confirmation, payment is required to be paid by cash and/or cheque seven days before the event.

However if the total booking exceeds a total of $200 and the hirer is an existing Lismore City Council debtor, an invoice can be generated by Lismore City Council and needs to be paid within seven days. In the event that a payment is not made within the specified time a further 25% penalty will be added to the invoice and must be paid within seven days. Booking fees are non-refundable.

Cleaning: General and normal cleaning is included in the hire of the room. The client may incur additional charges where an event has created cleaning requirements, which is considered to be over and above normal cleaning.

Disclaimer of Liability and Indemnity: The Hirer agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre, its servants and agents from and against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, losses (including but not limited to consequential losses), damages, liabilities and expenses (except those arising from the negligent acts or omissions of the centre or its servants, agents and employees), which may be brought against Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre, its servants and agents (including claims made by parties other than the hirer) as a result of the applicant’s or its agents, servants or invitees attendance at the centre, and the hirer hereby releases and discharges Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre, their servants and agents from all such actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses.

Cancellations/Deposit Transfers: Notice of cancellation must be given in writing at least 30 days prior to the booking date. Any deposit paid is refundable, upon cancellation of a confirmed booking, unless the cancellation is requested within less than the 30-day minimum notice period required for cancellations, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. Booking fees are non-refundable.

The deposit may be transferred to an alternate booking date, unless the request for transfer occurs within less than the 30-day minimum notice period required for cancellations. No other variations to the booking will be accepted as part of the transfer. Requests to transfer a deposit must be made in writing and a fresh booking fee paid as part of the modified booking arrangements. The original booking fee will be forfeited as the centre’s administrative fee.

Booking Numbers/Total Number of People Attending: Booking numbers/total number of people attending are to be provided at the time of booking on the Facility Hire Booking Form. Final numbers are required five business days prior to the hire date and cannot be altered down after this time. With the consent of the centre caterer, numbers may be increased at any time with the additional numbers being signed off as a variation to the Hiring contract as requested. 

Catering: Catering is provided by the in-house Blue Oasis Cafe.

Dress Code: In consideration of the high standards of Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre, patrons are to be appropriately attired.

Smoking: Lismore City Council has a 'No Smoking Policy' on all Council grounds whereby smoking is not permitted at the centre, including all buildings and grounds.

Venue Access: Guests are permitted to park inside the centre grounds in the carpark facility adjacent the centre. Entry is via Oliver Avenue or Simeoni Drive.

Consumption of Alcohol: Alcohol may only be consumed in those areas approved by Centre Management and in accordance with the centre’s liquor licence and terms and conditions described in the Agreement to Hire. Appropriate permits will be required to be applied for depending on the nature of the event. In accordance with Responsible Service of Alcohol Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre will refuse the service of alcohol to any guest deemed to be intoxicated or under the age of 18 years.

Agreement to Hire: The centre only agrees to the booking request after a signed copy of the Agreement to Hire has been signed by Centre Management and provided to the hirer.

Damage to Property or Equipment: On any occasion that centre property and equipment is damaged or stolen due to the actions of the hirer or it guests, such costs associated with repairing or replacing the property or equipment will be the responsibility of the hirer. While all due care is taken when handling the property of the organisers no responsibility will be accepted by Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre in relation to damage to or loss of property before, during and after a function.

Bond: Where the size or nature of the event warrants it, Centre Management may require the lodgement of a bond of up to $2500 to be banked into a ‘Holding Account’ prior to the event. Subject to the satisfactory completion of the event without damage or incident, the bond will be fully refunded within 72 hours of the events completion.

Entertainment and Noise Restrictions: Due to our licences, all music and entertainment will remain indoors and cease by 11pm.