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Community Venues Update

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

  • The Gunyah
  • The Gunyah
  • The Gunyah
  • The Gunyah
  • The Gunyah

About this venue


335 Old South Head Rd, Watsons Bay. The Gunyah was previously known as Vaucluse Scout Hall.


Social events, recreational activities, meetings and community groups.


Available for hire from 4pm to 11pm on Friday and 8am to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. Music must be turned off by 10pm.

Children's party session times:
9:00am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 5:00pm


Up to 42 people

Fees and charges

Fees and charges for The Gunyah 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 session
Saturday morning 9am - 12:30pm$162$180$89
Saturday afternoon 1:30pm - 5pm$162$180$89
Sunday morning 9am - 12:30pm$162$180$103
Sunday afternoon 1:30pm - 5pm$162$180$103
Hire per hour (min 2 hours)$46$180n/a
Hire per exercise session (1.5 hours)$69$180n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours$184$180n/a
Community Groups, Not for profit
Hire per hour (min 2 hours)$38$180n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours$152$180n/a
Private Parties/Youth Event
(13yrs -25yrs)
Saturday hire per hour (min 2 hours)$113$350$89
Saturday hire - up to 6 hours$452$350$89
Sunday hire per hour (min 2 hours)$113$350$103
Sunday hire - up to 6 hours$452$350$103
Cancellation Fees
Less than 28 days of Event100%n/an/a
Greater than 28 days of Event$60n/an/a


Use our Online Booking System to check availability and make a booking. We will contact you within 2 working days to confirm your details.

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


Email your request to


Telephone to check availability and make a tentative booking.

Additional information

Equipment and facilities available:

  • The Gunyah has kitchen facilities including a fridge, microwave, kettle and urn. There are tables (standard trestle table, Dimensions: 1830 (W) x 750 (D) x 730 (H) mm) and chairs available for use.
  • Room measures 17m x 5.5m
  • There is a small deck area at the rear of the building with ramp access.


  • Wheelchair ramp and access throughout the hall
  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible parking
  • Change table

Parking: There is a small parking area at the front of the hall.


Venue Coordinator
Telephone: 9391 7170
Fax: 9391 7044