Hire Information


Bookings for the Yackandandah Public Hall and Courthouse should be made using the public hall calendar or the courthouse calendar on this site. This is our preferred system. (Note the time format uses a colon. eg 7:30 pm or 19:30). However, they can be also made directly through the Booking Secretary, Jenni Lannen, by phoning 0459 271 801.  Jenni can be also contacted by emailing publichall@yackandandah.com . Note from mid-July to mid-Sep 2024 the booking contact phone number is Chris Lello 0417 271 370

Insurance Requirements

The hirer must provide evidence of current public liability insurance of an amount no less than TEN MILLION DOLLARS ($10,000,000) and must produce evidence of such insurance. Casual hirers are able to obtain cover through the Indigo Shire by downloading and completing the following Community Liability Pack Insurance Request Form and taking it to the Indigo Shire Office.


A key to the venues are available in a key safe to the right of the entrance door. The key safe combination is available from the Booking Secretary.

Keys for the Hall and Courthouse are also kept at the Indigo Shire Office adjacent to the Hall and can be collected during normal office hours. They should be returned by Noon of the next working day. Outside normal hours they can be returned using the Library book returns flap to the left of the Shire Offices front door. 

Sections of the Hall:

The hall can be booked by one party and the gallery by another providing that they will not interrupt each other and both parties are in agreement.

Notes on Hire Fees

 A Community Organisation will usually be, but not necessarily, an incorporated not for profit group: e.g. sporting clubs, arts groups, YCEN courses, clubs and societies. Click here for hire fees.

  • There is no charge for public meetings held by, for example, the Indigo Shire Council or CFA .
  • Regular users or someone wanting to hire the Hall or Courthouse for an extended period may be able to negotiate a reduced rate. Anyone wanting to discuss variations to the published rates should contact the Booking Secretary by emailing publichall@yackandandah.com .
  • Any registered charities who wish to use the hall for fundraising will pay 50% of the community rate.


  • All payments should include an Invoice Number and the booking name so they can be clearly identified. Payments are to be made out to the “Yackandandah Public Hall”.

 The preferred method of payment is by Direct Transfer to:

            Account Name: Yackandandah Public Hall

            BSB No. 640 000

            Account No.  111114085

  • Cash and cheques can be deposited in the above account at any branch of the Hume Building Society.
  • Cheques can be posted to Yackandandah Public Hall, PO Box 13, Yackandandah, 3749
  •  Cash and cheques can be paid directly to the booking secretary
  •  Private Hirers of the Hall and Courthouse are required to lodge a $200 bond in the above account and should provide their account details to the booking secretary so it can be returned by direct transfer. This will be done after the venue is checked by the cleaner.

Liquor License

Any hirer supplying or selling liquor needs to obtain a liquor license from:  www.justice.vic.gov.au

Hall Main Auditorium§ Comfortably seats 300.

  • Seating available
  • 67 blue theatre style seats
  • 240 blue padded seats
  • 28 white trestle tables
  • 12m wide by 5m deep elevated stage
  • Projection screen is available at back of the stage
  • Sound and theatre lighting facilities by special arrangement – contact Chris Lello 02 6027 1348
  • Grand piano by special arrangement – contact Dan Carberry 02 6027 1647

Hall Kitchen

  • Large two door refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Electric stove and oven
  • Commercial dishwasher
  • Sink
  • Electric Urn
  • 50 matching cups and 50 more cups of various types
  • Mixed crockery with approximately 50 settings of bowls, small plates, large plates
  • Cutlery  25 sets of knife, forks and spoons , a few teaspoons

Hall Gallery (7 m x 6m)

  • Suitable for use as a meeting space and for smaller functions, drink sales etc.
  • Can comfortably seat 32 for presentations, meeting table can seat 8 comfortably

Courthouse (10 m x 6m)

The Courthouse will comfortably seat 80  people (5 rows of 12 and 2 rows of 10 at the back with a centre aisle). It has a 3m wide by 2m deep elevated stage. The wall behind the stage is suitable as a screen for a data projector. There is a basic kitchen with a refrigerator and two small rooms with the venue.

Toilets     Male, female and disabled toilet facilities at both venues