EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre

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Temporary closures

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our community and staff, only limited venues are currently open for restricted regular activities. We are not able to accept any casual hire or children’s birthday party bookings during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please email us for more information.

  • 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: 40 people
  • Dining room: 28 people
  • Meeting rooms and office spaces: 4-6 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 2021)

Type of bookingHire FeeBondCleaning Fee
Children's Party Session (12 years and under)
3.5 hours per party
Hire per session (1pm-4:30pm)$135$175n/a
Hire per hour (min 2 hours)$35$175n/a
Hire per exercise session (1.5 hours)$52.50$175n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours$140$175n/a
Community Groups, Not for profit
Hire - per hour (min 2 hours)$26.50$175n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours$106$175n/a
Hire - Upstairs Office Only (per day)$67.50$175n/a
Hire - Upstairs Office Only (per week 5-7 consec. days)$210$175n/a
Private Hirers
Hire per hour (min 2 hours)$52$175$140
Hire - up to 6 hours$208$175$140
Cancellation Fees
Less than 28 days of Event100%n/an/a
Greater than 28 days of Event$52n/an/a


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, three large tables and chairs.

The dining room has lino flooring, containing 7 tables with seating for 28 people.

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

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

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


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