Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre

Let your vision and voice be heard on the future use of Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre.

The ACT Office for Multicultural Affairs invites community members, groups and organisations to participate in an online survey about the future use of the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre. It will take 3 minutes to complete the survey. Please click here to participate

Once the responses to this online survey are collated, a community briefing session will be held to share the findings and seek further feedback.

We look forward to hearing your voice and vision for the future of the Theo Notaras.

Hiring Information

Opening Hours
Venue Hire
Advice and Assistance
Contact Us

The Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre is designed for Canberrans of different backgrounds to meet, celebrate and share their cultures, and gain assistance with settling into Canberra.

At the centre, there are several organisations that offer advice and assistance including access to support services and help with English. More than 30 cultural groups and associations have offices here.

The centre hosts many of the region’s largest multicultural events and forums, and has rooms to hire so anyone can host their own. There are also groups and classes to join in every week, from martial arts to mahjong and youth theatre.

Who is Theo Notaras?

Theo Notaras was a well-known and loved Canberran of Greek origin who migrated to Australia at the age of 14. He was an innovative and highly successful businessman. Theo was the founder and first President of the Greek community in Canberra, and a founding member of the Hellenic Club. Theo died in 2001, leaving a strong legacy of contribution to Canberra and to the Greek community in the ACT.


Opening Hours

The Centre is open to the public between the hours of from 8.00am and 10.00pm Monday to Friday. Use of the Centre's facilities outside of these hours must be negotiated with the Centre Manager.

The Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre is closed during public holidays and the ACT Government shutdown periods.


Venue Hire

The Centre has a Function Room, Industrial Kitchen and Meeting Room for hire to the public.

Booking Form [PDF 138KB] [Word 195KB]
Function Room,Meeting Room and Gallery conditions and agreement [PDF 2.3MB] [Word 206KB]
Kitchen conditions and agreement [PDF 2MB] [Word 178KB]
Licence Agreements [PDF 470KB] [Word 347KB]

Refundable Cleaning Fee

Hirers are to pay a refundable cleaning $200 cleaning fee and, when required, hire fees prior to the booking being confirmed.

Venue Specifications

Function Room - 278sqm
250 seated (theatre style)/150 seated (dining style)/300 standing.

A small kitchen is available and opens into the function room or can be hidden. The Centre’s commercial kitchen is located across the hall and can be hired at an additional cost. Function Room hire includes a dance floor, stage and sound system.

Meeting Room - 34.7sqm
20 seated (theatre style)/15 seated (dining style)/25 standing.

The Meeting Room is rented on an hourly basis. The Centre’s commercial kitchen can be hired at an additional cost.

70 Standing.

The Gallery caters for the exhibition of community, cultural and contemporary artwork, crafts and design. The Centre’s commercial kitchen can be hired at an additional cost.

A commercial kitchen is available for hire and is located close to all hire venues.

Office Space for Hire
The Centre has office space for cultural associations to rent at a low cost. A desk and computer are provided. Offices also have access to photocopying and kitchen facilities.

At present all offices at the Centre are tenanted, and there is a waiting list. If your organisation is interested in knowing more, contact the Centre to discuss.

Centre Rates

Charges (GST inclusive)

Session timings are three hourly: 08:00-12:00 (Session 1); 13:00-17:00 (Session 2); 18:00-22:00 (Session 3).

All confirmed bookings will incur a minimum fee of one session or one hour.





(kitchen closes at 10.00pm)

Not-for-Profit Community Organisation Rates

$180 for 1 session
$270 for 2 sessions
$405 for 3 sessions

$40.00 per hour

No charge

$50.00 per hour 2 x hours standard
extra hours can be negotiated.

Business Rates

$200 for 1 session
$360 for 2 sessions
$540 for 3 sessions

$40.00 per hour

$100.00 per hour 2 x hours standard
extra hours can be negotiated.

Government Rates

$50 for 1 session
$360 for 2 sessions
$540 for 3 session

$40.00 per hour

No charge

$100.00 per hour 2 x hours standard
extra hours can be negotiated.

Additional Equipment

Sound System
Overhead Projector
DVD/CD Player

Please note:

Additional cleaning charges will be applied if the venue (including chairs, tables and equipment) is not left in a suitably clean condition. Repair or replacement of damaged items will be charged to the hirer.
*An additional cost of $250 per booking may be applied for opening and closing the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre during weekends and public holidays. This cost is applied to cover costs associated with ACT Government employees attending after hours.

Advice and Assistance

Migrant Resource Centre
The Migrant Resource Centre External Link helps migrants settle into Canberra - assisting with finding housing, enrolling children in school, apply for jobs, and learning English. Young migrants can get help with their studies. Staff at the Centre speak many languages, and translators are available.
Phone: 6248 8577

Multicultural Youth Services
Multicultural Youth Services (MYS) assist young people aged 12 to 25, including migrants and refugees. It provides assistance regarding accommodation, employment, education, family issues and anything else that is important to young people. They also run social activities and community development projects.
Phone: 6257 2144

Multicultural Arts OfficersThe Arts Officers help multicultural artists raise their profile and further their creative potential. Artists are assisted to develop projects and skills, apply for funding, and network locally and nationally. They are experienced artists themselves and are supported by an advisory group of artists and community members. The Multicultural Arts Officer is on level one of the Centre building.
Phone: 6230 5994

Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (CMCF)
The CMCF promotes the common interests and articulates the purpose and direction of the multicultural community in the ACT. If you would like assistance from the CMCF or to find out more information go to External Link

National Multicultural Festival
Canberra’s premier cultural event is held in February each year. For information on events or if you would like to volunteer go to External Link


Contact Us

Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre
2nd Floor, North Building,
180 London Circuit, Canberra City

Phone: 6207 9019 or 6205 3142 or 6207 9653 or 6205 3883
Fax: 6207 5862