Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre

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 6.00pm 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 85KB]
Kitchen conditions and agreement [PDF 264KB] [Word 81KB]
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 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. Kitchen/Kitchenette facilities are provided in the common area for the use of all tenants.

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 per hour

$100 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 per hour

$100 per hour 2 x hours standard
extra hours can be negotiated.

Government Rates

$250 for 1 session
$360 for 2 sessions
$540 for 3 session

$40 per hour

$100 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

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