Facility Hire

Facility Hire – St John’s North Ryde Anglican Church

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2018 Pricing

Auditorium Hire:              $70 / hour

Halls #1 / #2:                     $60 / hour

Playground #1:                 $50/hr

Playground #2:                 $25/hr

Computer Lab:                  $75/hr

Additional discounted rates negotiated for regular users

All users need appropriate insurance. For casual users this can be arranged for one off events through our Diocesan insurer at $61 inc GST per event. Download and submit THIS FORM.

Rate Policy

The Wardens annually conduct a comparison venue review to establish 2018 prices. Please note that St John’s does not have a minimum hour policy, nor does it require cleaning at the end of hire. Regular users can apply to the wardens to seek a discount on hourly hire based on regular rental.

St John’s has a proud tradition of supporting community and not-for-profit activities free of charge. If you are interested in using the property for a not-for-profit or community event, please contact us. The wardens will review your request and either wave fees or suggest a discounted rate.


St Johns is located within the North Ryde / Macquarie Park development corridor at 152 Coxs Rd North Ryde.

The site is 1.3km from Macquarie Park Station, 1.5km from North Ryde Station. Macquarie Centre is 1.8km away and Top Ryde is 2.2km away.

The site is serviced by a bus stop in front of the church with 288 / 297 / 506 bus routes to the city. Additional bus routes travel along Lane Cove Rd (200m walk) and Wicks Rd (300m walk).

Auditorium. Dimensions 21x9m (189m2)

Floor: Commercial grade woollen carpet with Dunlop heavy duty underlay.

The auditorium seats 200 guests comfortably (250 max). We have cushioned seating for 150 and conference seats for an additional 100. 100 guests can be seated around tables. Venue can be configured in Landscape or Portrait mode.

The auditorium has full multimedia facilities including 3 x 5000 lumen projectors, DMX Lighting, 12 Channel mixer with digital effects, Two x in-floor multicore with breakout boxes.  Access (by arrangement) to our Kawai professional weighted keyboard / drum kit can be arranged. 100mbps Broadband wifi (with full AppleTV connectivity to projectors) is included at no extra charge. Photocopying is also available in the adjacent office area for a reasonable price.

2 x 20kW air reverse cycle air conditioning units – delivering excellent heating and cooling for all year comfort.

Hall 1 (kitchen) and Hall 2. Dimensions of each hall 13x9m (117m2).

4000 Lumen projector, PA and wall mounted mixer. Apple TV, Free Wifi included. DMX lighting.

Both halls have non-slip tarquet vinyl flooring.

Easy exit to undercover courtyard / playground #1.

Each room has a 20kW reverse cycle air-conditioner installed.


150+ Sebel conference chairs

150+ Civic Merit Chair (stackable and linkable)

60+ Blow Mould tables (W:736 H:736 L:1835)


St John’s has 2 playgrounds available for hire. Both playgrounds are child safe with accredited soft fall and play areas.

Playground #1: 30x20m (600m2) has a public address system and Airplay sound system. It caters for outdoor events of 300. Gates can be opened to give a total area of 2000m2 for fetes / community activities. Large Shade Sails for sun protection and excellent night time lighting are features of this area.

Playground #2: 20x7m (140m2) is a smaller purpose built playground. It has a kitchenette installed with fridge, dishwasher and sound system.

Computer Lab

The onsite lab houses 20 Windows based PC’s, large whiteboard and multimedia projector / sound system. All machines have Win10 64 installed, along with Microsoft Office 2016 professional. A PS4 and Wii are also installed in the lab. In addition to the 20 desktops, there are 10 laptops available on a caddy.

The room has its own powerful air-conditioning unit.

The lab has been historically used for Computing for Seniors, introductory coding classes. It also serves as a venue to play networked games.

All PC’s can access 100Mbs broadband, and can be centrally configured for web-access restrictions remotely. The room is serviced by reliable 5Ghz wifi.

Regular users are welcome to install their own password protected login / software under site license.


St John’s has a marked disabled spot in the car park. The site is completely flat – there are no steps on the majority of the property. A disabled toilet is available in Hall #2. The Auditorium has a hearing loop installed which can be used if required.

A portable De-Fib machine (Samaritan® PAD 500P Defibrillator with CPR Advisor) is located next to the First Aid Cabinet in the foyer.


Venue hire includes access to kitchen, foyer, main toilets, playground #2 and access to our car park (11 car spots). Additional access to our overflow car park (parking 20 vehicles double parked) is available on arrangement. Exclusive access to the car park can be arranged. There is ample 2hr parking in the adjacent car park and shopping centres. Sunday parking untimed.


The church has a 24kW (max) Enphase solar panel system on 2 roofs.

We encourage recycling through our preschool programs and onsite composting.

We encourage all groups to minimise waste. Small amounts of waste (one small office bin) can be sorted into our onsite red and yellow bins (into kitchen). It is the responsibility of large event hirers to remove all waste offsite. Access to our onsite bins is strictly prohibited.


During school terms, our onsite preschool operates from 9-3pm. During these hours, Hall #1, Hall #2 and Playground #1 are unavailable. However, the auditorium and Playground #2 can be hired.

Non school term time the entire site is available for rent. Areas can be secured allowing businesses / community groups the ability to lock the property so that conferences, product seminars and other users can leave displays / room arranged as desired.


The onsite kitchen is semi-commercial. It has 2 sinks, 2 ovens (4 separate oven zones), 2 dishwashers, plenty of bench space, large French door fridge and additional 300L fridge in the chair store room.

There are sets of white Corelle dinner plates, bowls and side plates (100+ settings). Hirers are welcome to use as long as rinsed, stacked into dishwasher, and cleaning cycle commenced. There are over 100+ matching glass cups. Hirers will need to verify exact numbers in advance to avoid disappointment.

St John’s is located conveniently within the Cox’s Rd retail area. There are three cafes’ within 100m of the property which cater and can deliver platters / hot food onsite. Great for a break between seminars.

More photos are available on our website at www.northrydeanglican.org.au – including Facebook pages for both church and preschool.


Commencing 2018 regular hirers will receive promotion space on our website and a promotional sentence displayed on our onsite electronic sign, seen by over 2000 pedestrians per day and an additional 20,000 road users (Cox’s Rd is a local transport thoroughfare servicing 3 bus routes, numerous school pickup buses and commuter traffic)


Regular users will be given access to some onsite lockable storage.

Site Access

External users are given a unique electronic pass code. The site is covered via CCTV. There is excellent night time lighting and covered walkways  for shelter during rain.


Past property Hirers include:

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). Community Liason / information sessions and multimedia presentations

Screen for Life. Onsite week long hire utilising both halls for medical diagnostic purposes

Australian Girls Choir. Weeknight and Saturday rehearsals

North Ryde Public School. GotIt! Parent and children term long information and training sessions

References available from some past users on request.


St John’s Anglican Church North Ryde

152 Coxs Rd North Ryde 2113

Ph: 02 8004 0513

Email: office@northrydeanglican.org.au

Web: www.northrydeanglican.org.au