Community Centre

Community Centre

This is a modern, light filled small hall situated in a council reserve with green space and a wonderful view of Lyttelton Harbour.  This is a versatile facility suitable for community groups, meetings, classes, events, small conferences, parties, exhibitions, ceremonies and receptions. It is managed by the Governors Bay Community Association.


To look at availability of the community centre please have a look at our Calendar.

To make a booking please complete the Booking Information Request form and email to the Community Centre Coordinator at  A Hirer’s Agreement will be prepared for you which you will need to sign. Note: any enquiries about use of the community centre will be addressed once a day.


FREE – Community Service (meetings that benefit the community, e.g. PTA, GBCA, Jetty Trust, Bird Safe)

$10 per 4 hours community group

$17 per hour self employed tutor

$30 per hour non-community fundraisers and events

$30 per hour private social functions

$60 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events


$300 bond required for social bookings (the bond will be returned when all conditions of use have been met. The bond will not be released until the facility has been checked).

Conditions of hire

You must be over the age of 18 to legally hire a Council facility. Click on Terms & Conditions of Hire to view.

No overnight stays are permitted.


The hirer is responsible for cleaning, including window smudges, and leaving the facility as they found it.


124 (50 chairs and six tables)

Health and safety

As part of the rental agreement, the hirer accepts legal responsibilities to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden.

Hours of hire

Governors Bay Community Centre is available for hire Monday to Sunday, 8am to 11pm (hours outside this may be negotiable).


The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility. A special licence is required if selling alcohol or selling tickets to an event where alcohol is supplied. Applications take at least 20 working days to process before the date of the event.  Find out more in the licensing information section follow this link:



  • 6 power points
  • 2 data connectors
  • 1 TV connection
  • 2 heat pumps
  • 50 single chairs
  • 6 large tilting tables


  • Zip water heater
  • Standard oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Two-drawer dishwasher
  • Some crockery is available (50 cups, cake plates, some glasses)

Users are required to supply their own crockery, cutlery, tea towels, wash up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids. Cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaner, broom, mop & bucket) is available.

Meeting room

  • Seats maximum 12
  • 1 heat pump
  • Cleaning Storage Cupboard
  • Storage Cupboard for community groups (space limited)
  • 1 TV connector
  • 2 data connectors
  • 10 power points
  • 2 large tilting tables

WiFi not currently available.


No organised catering offered.  We are hoping to provide a list of local caterers soon.

Wheelchair access

This centre has wheelchair access via a ramp at the front and rear of the building.


Three standard car parks and one accessible car park at the rear of the community centre.  You will need request special access to bollard chain.

On-street parking is available on Cresswell Ave.  Please be aware and keep clear of residents’ driveways.


Three unisex public toilets under covered walkway which are part of the community centre.


Contact name
Jeanette Stanley
1 Cresswell Avenue, Governors Bay