EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre

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Most of our venues are open to regular hirers and capacity limits and entry requirements apply. Venue hirers and customers must be fully vaccinated or medically exempt. People under 16 years of age, who are not fully vaccinated, must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated household member.

Check in using QR codes provided and show proof of vaccination on entry, wear a mask and help us maintain social distancing to keep everyone safe and well. Please regularly check updates from NSW Health and follow public health order requirements.

We expect bookings for casual hire (parties, functions and one-off events or activities) of our venues will resume in early December. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For any enquiries please contact our Venue Coordinator on 9391 7170 venuehire@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

  • EJ Ward
  • EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre
  • EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre
  • EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre
  • EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre
  • EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre

About this venue


189 Underwood Street, Paddington


Meetings, conferences, seminars, recreational activities and community groups.


Available for hire from 7am to 9pm, seven days a week.

Children's party session times: Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm - 4:30pm.


  • Large upstairs room: 27 people
  • Dining room: 13 people
  • Meeting rooms and office spaces: 2-4 people
  • Communal Lounge room
  • Communal Courtyard area

Fees and charges

Fees and charges for EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre hire only (incl. GST - valid to 30 June 2022)

Type of bookingHire FeeBondCleaning Fee
Children's Party Session (12 years and under)
3.5 hours per party
Saturday hire per session (1pm-4:30pm)$138$180$100
Sunday hire per session (1pm-4:30pm)$138$180$115
Hire per hour (min 2 hours)$36$180n/a
Hire per exercise session (1.5 hours)$54$180n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours$144$180n/a
Community Groups, Not for profit
Hire - per hour (min 2 hours)$27$180n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours$108$180n/a
Hire - Upstairs Office Only (per day)$70$180n/a
Hire - Upstairs Office Only (per week 5-7 consec. days)$210$180n/a
Private Hirers
Saturday hire per hour (min 2 hours)$53$180$100
Saturday hire - up to 6 hours$212$180$100
Sunday hire per hour (min 2 hours)$53$180$115
Sunday hire - up to 6 hours$212$180$115
Cancellation Fees
Less than 28 days of Event100%n/an/a
Greater than 28 days of Event$60n/an/a


All hirers must agree to the Conditions of Hire and additional COVID-19 Conditions of Hire (PDF).

Call the Venue Coordinator on 9391 7170.


Email your request to venuehire@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Additional information

Equipment and facilities available:

The large room upstairs measures 12m x 5m and has a timber floor. The dining room downstairs has lino floorcovering. There are chairs and trestle tables available for use in these rooms.

The lounge room contains sofas and opens on to the garden courtyard with outdoor tables and chairs.

There is a kitchen available for shared use with fridge, microwave and kettle.

The kitchen, lounge and courtyard, are communal areas and are not available to be booked.


  • Level entry from McGarvie Lane
  • Access throughout the Eastern side of the building
  • Lift between floors
  • 2 x accessible toilets


Venue Coordinator
Telephone: 9391 7170
Fax: 9391 7044
Email: venuehire@woollahra.nsw.gov.au