Williamstown Town Hall

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Situated just 15 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the newly renovated 1920s Greek Revival architecture of the Williamstown Town Hall is the perfect venue for a range of functions including, concerts, formal dinners, weddings, fundraisers, ceremonies, expos, cultural and civic events, or conferences and meetings.

As part of the new precinct, incorporating the Williamstown Library and newly landscaped forecourt, the Town Hall has main road exposure and limited parking on site. The link way, shared with the Library, offers an additional accessible entry which can operate in tandem with the original front entrance.

The Town Hall offers a variety of rooms for hire that can be adapted to your specific needs. Choose from numerous premier settings - the majestic Ballroom, intimate Supper Room, original Council Chamber or one of our classic Meeting Rooms.

The Town Hall can provide excellent facilities and the flexibility you need to create your own personal style for your event. With help from our experienced professional staff, all of the rooms can be adapted to suit your specific requirements.

Contact us today to discuss your event requirements via our online contact form on call 1300 179 944

PLEASE NOTE: Venue Inspections are by appointment only. Please contact our office to arrange a suitable date and time.

Permitted Event Times

  • Events may open to the public at 8am on weekdays
  • Events may open to the public at 9am on weekends and public holidays
  • Sunday to Thursday events, including music, speeches, meals and drinks service, must finish at 11.30pm with all patrons clear of the venue by 12am 
  • Friday, Saturday and Public Holiday eve events including music, speeches, meals and drinks service, must finish at 12am with all patrons clear of the venue by 12.30am

Child Safety

  • All events need to consider Child Safety in their planning.
  • Staff and volunteers from organizations that are working with children require current Working With Children's Checks.
  • Children's physical safety needs to be considered and the areas that children get changed in must not be public areas (bathrooms, foyers, ballroom etc).
  • Information about the Child Safe regulations and standards can be found on the Commision for Children and Young People website. We strongly recommend you review these and factor them into your planning.


  • External caterers may be used, contact us for more information
  • Preferred caterers may be found in the Venue Information Guide

Single Use Plastics

  • The following items may not be used within Hobsons Bay Cultural Venues: single use plastic drinking straws, drink stirrers, cutlery, plates cotton buds, and expanded polystyrene. Bio-plastic food ware may also not be used in the venue and there is a preference for reusable crockery over pulp-based disposables. 
  • Single use plastic decoration and linens should not be used in the venue. 
  • More information is available about reducing plastic pollution, the circular economy https://www.vic.gov.au/single-use-plastics

What Costs Can I Expect?

  • Venue hire, minimum 12 hours
  • Technical package plus any required add-ons and other inventory
  • Audio technician, if your event requires audio
  • Lighting technician, if your event requires more than just the lights turned on
  • Stage technician, if there are changes to the setup on stage or microphones to manage
  • Other technicians. These are less common, but you may require a monitors tech, microphone tech, camera operator or follow spot operators
  • Security guards, if you are serving food in the supper room, there is alcohol, you want visible guards, or you want to keep the front door open once patrons arrive
  • Public liability insurance, if you are a not-for-profit and don't have your own
  • Balcony hire fee, if required
  • Commercial kitchen hire fee, if required

Bookable Spaces


Our Ballroom can seat up to 1050 guests in traditional theatre style (800 guests in the Ballroom and 250 guests in the Balcony) or 410 guests in cabaret style and our elegantly tiled foyer sets the perfect atmosphere for relaxed pre-dinner drinks. An original glass airlock entices guests into the grand ballroom which features high ornate ceilings, wood panelling and timber floors.



Supper Room

For something a little more intimate, our Supper Room provides an elegant setting. Accessed through its own courtyard is an ideal location for a cocktail function or more traditional, but intimate occasion with up to 220 guests providing a picturesque quaint setting for your event.



The Chamber

With French polished wood features and stately fittings, the Chamber is a warm and inviting space. The ornate ceilings, classical windows and original light fittings create an elegant setting for intimate functions, corporate meetings or events for up to 100 people.



Meeting Rooms

Our classic meeting rooms are warm, comfortable spaces which have been beautifully restored. The rooms can comfortably accommodate around 15 people each and are great for break-out sessions and workshops or that special business breakfast.




You can now request to hire this space in our new portal, which we're currently beta testing. To give it a try, visit My Hobsons Bay Hub.



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