ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre


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Affordable meeting and event space for hire!

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre is a unique piece of Canberra’s history. Originally the temporary home of the National Museum of Australia the site was handed to the ACT Government for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre in 2000. It is a perfect location for hosting events such as meetings, conferences, workshops and other private functions like weddings, promotional stalls, small scale musical performances, and Christmas functions. There is free onsite parking for 70-80 vehicles with ACTION Bus Route 81 available weekdays if traveling by public transport. .

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre is designed to provide many benefits for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community but is available for hire to the whole community.

The Centre is located at 245 Lady Denman Drive Yarramundi Reach ACT 2601.

For information on the terms and conditions please email

All bookings for the Cultural Centre can be made through Property Group, OATSIA will still be available to assist in any enquiries.

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre

Opening Hours

By appointment.

Venue Hire

The centre and surrounding grounds have great commercial potential use as a conference and function centre. The existing infrastructure and proposals for modifications will provide a wide range of facilities suitable for hiring. This includes:

  • A multi-purpose conference room (approximately 74 chairs) with kitchen and break out rooms attached. The room is attached to an outdoor shade-sail covered deck and native gardens;
  • Audio Visual equipment such as a projector, projector screen, digital class active powered speakers either side of the screen, and HDMI cabling.
  • A 59 seat tiered theatrette – with sound and video equipment;
  • A commercial-style kitchen;
  • Free car parking of 70-80 spaces with accessibility ramp access on the right to the gallery and on the left to the meeting room deck;
  • BBQ Area;
  • Secondary side deck looking out to the lake
  • On site bathrooms
  • NB. No Wi-Fi access

Meeting Room

The meeting room is for hire and can accommodate around 90 people.


Kitchen facilities include refrigerator, microwave sinks, dishwasher, stove/oven hot and cold filtered tap and urn. All other kitchen equipment will need to be supplied by the hiring organisation or caterer. The kitchen is conveniently located off the meeting room with two doors for access, one leading to the meeting room and one leading to the side of the deck (36m²).

Conditions of Hire / Fee's [PDF 480KB]

Additional Information

Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation

Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation The opportunity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to realise their dream of self-determination through the creation of their artworks and music. Create an avenue for artists to sell music and artwork. For more information you can click on the above link or contact the corporation direct on the below numbers.

Phone: 6245 14371/ 0400 781 416

Contact Us

Phone: 62055481 / 62130700



We value your feedback and would like to know if you are satisfied or not with our customer service or any part of the way we do business. Your feedback will assist us in ensuring we provide a quality service to you.

Please contact the centre manager on email at