New hiring conditions, agreements and fees come into effect midnight 10 January 2016. See conditions and agreements below
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.
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.
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.
The Centre has a Function Room, Industrial Kitchen and Meeting Room for hire to the public.
Refundable Cleaning Fee
Hirers are to pay a refundable cleaning $200 cleaning fee and, when required, hire fees prior to the booking being confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
WEST WING MEETING ROOM
Not-for-Profit Community Organisation Rates
$180 for 1 session
$20.00 per hour
$50.00 (Flat Rate) for as many sessions as required.
$200 for 1 session
$43.00 per hour
$80.00 (Flat Rate) for as many sessions as required.
$50 for 1 session
$40.00 per hour
$80.00 (Flat Rate) for as many sessions as required.
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.
Migrant Resource Centre
The Migrant Resource Centre 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 www.cmcf.org.au
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 www.multiculturalfestival.com.au
Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre
2nd Floor, North Building,
180 London Circuit, Canberra City
Phone: 6205 3297
Fax: 6207 5862