Facilities Available for Hire

 The Burnside City Congregation is pleased to be able to share its excellent facilities by hiring them out to other people and organisations.  At this stage we hire appropriate rooms for meetings, conferences, worship, educational activities and other largely sedentary activities.  Due to the excellent acoustic quality and soundproofing, our Worship Centre is regularly used by choirs for musical performances. The facilities are easy to access as the ground floor is all on one level and there is a lift to the first floor. Initial enquiries should be directed to Stuart MacAdam, our Administrator, Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on 8331 3914, admin@burnsidecityuc.org.au.  Some basic information follows.


The church is on the corner of Portrush Road and Fisher Street, Tusmore.


A plan showing the ground floor and relevant first floor rooms can be emailed to enquirers.


The building has a spacious, very pleasant foyer containing tables and chairs.  People attending functions can be served refreshments from a well equipped Servery which is on one side of the foyer.  In addition there is a large and well equipped kitchen, between the foyer and the Hall.  People attending functions at the church can also obtain lunches at the nearby Burnside Village or other local cafes.

Room details and charges

We believe these charges are similar to comparable facilities elsewhere. The prices shown include GST.  Practice, setting up and clean up times are to be included in the hire period if applicable.  Note there is a minimum $250 hiring fee for one-off events; this minimum does not apply to frequent hirers and can be waived under some circumstances.

Ground floor Sqm Maximum Number of people Cost per hour
(or part thereof)
Worship Centre 373 300 $120
Foyer and Servery 213 120 $50
Hall 148 80 $50
Activity Room 48 30 $40
Chapel 34 25 $30
Buzz Room 24 15 $30
Kitchen (with any other room) $30
Playground (with any other room) $20


First floor Sqm Maximum Number of people Cost per hour
(or part thereof)
Room 1 82 45 $40
Room 2 24 15 $30
Room 3 50 35 $40
Room 4 17 12 $25



The Worship Centre is normally set up with 200 upholstered chairs.  Should the hirer request extra seating, an additional amount of $70 will be charged to set up and pack away 50 additional chairs and $110 for 100 additional chairs.

Car parking

There are 31 on-site car parks, including two designated  disabled.  We suggest to large groups that these are used by those who are frail.

Audio, visual and lighting equipment

We are privileged to have high quality AVL equipment.  Our operators are trained in the use of this equipment.  Hirers may be able to negotiate terms under which one of our operators will operate this equipment.  Regular hirers may be able to arrange for competent  persons they nominate to be trained.  Otherwise, we will not allow any other person  to operate our equipment. Hirers are welcome to provide their own equipment

Other conditions

  • The facilities are only hired for activities which are consistent with the purposes and policies of the Uniting Church in Australia.
  • At this stage we do not hire the facilities for birthday parties for children or young adults.
  • All external hirers must complete a hiring agreement in advance.
  • They must also provide a Certificate of Currency showing that they have Public Liability Insurance for a minimum of $20 million in force.  
  • Alcohol may only be consumed on the premises after obtaining the specific approval of the Church Council.