Planning an Event

Public Event Spaces


There are lots of great venues and spaces in Canberra that Barlens have worked with in the past to host special events. A lot of Canberra’s spaces however, require approval from local government to use for anything substantial. That said, if you event is small and fairly informal, Barlens recommend a simple EzyUp structure which can be self-erected along with market umbrellas and furniture. Where possible, we have included the links to the venues/locations.

See further below for event space ideas for Albury-Wodonga.

Public Land

You can find the rules around hosting an event on Public Land here.

Black Mountain Peninsula
Garry Owen Drive, Acton
City Centre
Eddison Park
Launceston Street, Woden
Glebe Park
Coranderrk Street, Canberra City
John Knight Park
Townsend Place, Belconnen
Telopea Park
Telopea Park, Barton
Tuggeranong Town Park
Anketell Street, Tuggeranong
Weston Park
Weston Park Road, Yarralumla
Lennox Gardens/Nara Park
Off Flynn Drive, Yarralumla
Yarralumla Woolshed
Cotter Road, Yarralumla
Albert Hall
Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla
Manuka Oval
Canberra Avenue, Manuka

Venues on NCA Land:

More information can be found on the National Capital Authority website.

Aspen Island
Wendouree Drive, Kings Park, Canberra
Commonwealth Park East
Commonwealth Park
Commonwealth Park West
Commonwealth Park
Commonwealth Place
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Constitution Place
King George Terrace, Parkes
East/West Lawns
Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes
Federation Mall
Federation Mall, Parkes
House of Representatives Garden
at Old Parliament House
King George Terrace, Parkes
John Dunmore Lang Place
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Kings Park
Wendouree Drive, Parkes
Lake Burley Griffin – Central Basin
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin – East Basin
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin – Tarcoola Reach
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin – West Basin
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin – West Lake/Lotus Bay
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin – Yarralumla Bay
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin – Yarramundi Reach
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Magna Carta Place
Langton Cres, Parkes
National Rose Gardens
King George Terrace, Parkes
Patrick White Lawns
Parkes Pl W, Parkes
Peace Park
Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla
Rond Terrace
Rond Terrace, Parkes
Senate Rose Gardens at Old Parliament House
King George Terrace, Parkes
Springbank Island
Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
The National Arboretum
Forrest Drive, Canberra

Privately owned venues

Queanbeyan Park
Lowe Street Queanbeyan
Canberra Business Event Centre
Regatta Point Canberra
Thoroughbred Park
1 Randwick Rd, Lyneham
Flemington Rd, Lyneham
Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
Hall Pavilion
Gladstone St, Hall

Communities@Work Community Centres

More information can be found on the Communities@Work website.

Gungahlin Community Centre,
Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin
Forde Community Centre,
Cnr Francis Forde Blv & Zakharov Ave, Forde
Tuggeranong Community Centre,
245 Cowlishaw St, Greenway

Scout Halls

More information can be found on the Scouts ACT website.

Mount Rogers Scout Hall
2 Verge Pl, Charnwood
Crowanjingalong Scout Hall
Heydon Cres, Evatt
Birralee Scout Hall
Gungahlin Dr, Gungahlin
Lake Ginninderra Sea Scout Hall
1 Evelyn Parker Pl, Belconnen
13th Canberra Scout Hall
Hovea St, O’Connor
Les Explorateurs Scout Hall
Ebden St, Ainslie
Pfadfinder Scout Hall
5 Masson St, Turner
Duntroon Campbell Scout Hall 
Blamey Pl, Campbell
Lake Burley Griffin Sea Scout Hall
Alexandrina Dr, Yarralumla
Air Scout Canberra Scout Hall
Gawler Cres, Deakin
Mount Mugga Scout Hall
Astrolabe St, Red Hill
Garran Scout Hall
Kitchener St, Garran
Chinese Phoenix Scout Hall
Tooms Pl, Lyons
Weston Scout Hall
Dillon Cl, Weston
Stromlo Forest Scout Hall
Tantangara St, Duffy
Badimara Scout Hall
Badimara St, Waramanga
Mount Taylor Scout Hall
Hodgson Cres, Pearce
Long Gully Scout Hall
Longerenong St, Farrer
North Kambah Arts Centre
Kett St, Kambah
Kambah Scout Hall
Springbett St, Kambah
Wanniassa Scout Hall
Hyland Pl, Wanniassa
Lake Tuggeranong Sea Scout Hall
Mortimer Lewis Dr, Greenway
Macarthur Scout Hall
Conye Cres, Macarthur
Mulga Scout Hall
Clift Cres, Richardson



More information can be found on the Albury City Council website.

Willowbank Events
Willowbank Rd, Albury
Albury Botanic Gardens
Smollett Street and Wodonga Place, Albury
Wonga Wetlands
2377 Riverina Highway, Splitters Creek
All Saints Estate
315 All Saints Road, Wahgunyah
Campbells Wines
4603 Murray Valley Highway, Rutherglen
Lake Moodemere Vineyards
12 Moodemere Road, Rutherglen
QEII Square
Dean St Albury
Lavington Sports Ground
Hanna St, Lavington
Gateway Island
Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
Lake Hume
Riverina Highway, Lake Hume Village, Albury
Albury Tigers Ground
Wodonga Place, Albury
Albury Racing Club
16-46 Fallon St, Albury
Wodonga & District Turf Club Inc
Hamilton Smith Dr, Wodonga