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Multicultural Centre

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 7.30pm Monday to Saturday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday. Use of the Centre's facilities outside of these hours must be negotiated with the Centre Management team.

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.

Before making your booking see if the space you require is available by checking the online calendar for the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre.

View the online calendar
Booking Form [PDF 138KB] [Word 195KB]
Function Room,Meeting Room and Gallery conditions and agreement [PDF 2.3MB] [Word 85KB]

Refundable Cleaning Fee

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

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: 08:30-12:30 (Session 1); 13:00-17:30 (Session 2) 18:00-22:00 (Session 3).



Hire fees per session

Community Organisation

Business Government

Function Room

200 seated theatre style

120 seated dining style

300 standing

The Function Room has Round Tables that seat up to 12 per table; rectangle tables that seat up 8 per table; 200 chairs; and a dance floor (upon request)



West Wing

12 seated boardroom style

30 standing

The West Wing has a Boardroom table, 20 chairs and a fixed white board



Harmony Room

40 seated theatre style

22 seated boardroom style

50 standing

The Harmony Training Room has 6 rectangle tables; 60 orange chairs; a fixed and a mobile whiteboard



Diversity Room

20 seated theatre style

12 seated boardroom style

40 standing

The Diversity Room has 2 rectangle tables; 20 green chairs; a fixed and a mobile white board



Commercial Kitchen


Standard commercial kitchen fit out

$200 upfront refundable cleaning deposit per booking.


  • There is no discount for all-day bookings.
  • The use of a part session will incur the hire fee for a full session.

Evening bookings may incur an additional cost to engage a Security Guard to be onsite before, during and after the period of use. This is to ensure the safety of users of the Centre outside of normal business hours. Any large function room bookings outside normal business hours would incur a $120 fee for the security guard to be on site.

  • Harmony and Diversity Room are not available for Evening Session bookings.
  • A waiver or reduction of hire fees can be considered for community organisations.
  • The total cost of hire is required 7 days after the booking has been confirmed by Centre Management Team

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Venue Specifications

Function Room - 278sqm
200 seated (theatre style) 120 seated (dining style) 300 standing.
A small kitchen is available and opens into the function room or can be hidden.

Function Room hire includes a dance floor (upon request), stage and a sound system.

West Wing Meeting Room - 34.7sqm
12 seated (boardroom style), 30 standing.

Harmony Room - 96 sqm
40 seated (theatre style), 22 seated, 50 standing

Use of the Harmony room includes a small kitchenette with sink and running water. Users of this space are required to maintain the equipment provided and clean after use.

Diversity Room - 44 sqm
20 seated (theatre style), 12 seated (Boardroom style), 40 standing

Advice and Assistance

Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services (MARSS)
MARSS 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: 6200 4611

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 2588
Fax: 6207 5862