Community Centre

Community Centre

This is a modern, light filled small hall situated in a council reserve with green space and a wonderful view of Lyttelton Harbour.  This is a versatile facility suitable for community groups, meetings, classes, events, small conferences, parties, exhibitions, ceremonies and receptions. It is managed by the Governors Bay Community Association.

For hiring requests and information, contact Frances Willems on 021 100 1234, or email


FREE - Meetings that benefit the community (e.g. PTA, GBCA, Jetty Trust)

$10 per 4 hours community group

$17 per hour self employed tutor

$30 per hour non-community fundraisers and events

$30 per hour private social functions

$60 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events

$300 bond required for social bookings (the bond will be returned when all conditions of use have been met. The bond will not be released until the facility has been checked).

Prices do not include cleaning. The hirer is responsible for cleaning; leaving the facility as they found it, including windows.

Capacity 124
Conditions of hire

You must be over the age of 18 to legally hire a Council facility. Click on Conditions of Hire to view.

No overnight stays are permitted.

Hours of hire Governors Bay Community Centre is available for hire Monday to Sunday, 8am to 11pm (hours outside this may be negotiable).
Alcohol The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility. A special licence is required if selling alcohol or selling tickets to an event where alcohol is supplied. Applications take at least 20 working days to process before the date of the event. Find out more in the licensing information section follow this link:
Equipment Available Hall
  • 6 power points
  • 2 data connectors
  • 1 TV connection
  • 2 heat pumps
  • 50 single chairs
  • 6 large tilting tables
  • Zip water heater
  • Standard oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Two-drawer dishwasher
Some crockery is available (50 cups, cake plates, some glasses). Users are required to supply their own crockery, cutlery, tea towels, wash up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids. Cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaner, broom, mop & bucket) is available.
  Meeting room
  • Seats maximum 12
  • 1 heat pump
  • Cleaning Storage Cupboard
  • Storage Cupboard for community groups (space limited)
  • 1 TV connector
  • 2 data connectors
  • 10 power points
  • 2 large tilting tables
WiFi not currently available.
Catering No organised catering offered. We are hoping to provide a list of local caterers soon.
Wheelchair access This centre has wheelchair access via a ramp at the front and rear of the building.
Parking Three standard car parks and one accessible car park at the rear of the community centre. You will need request special access to bollard chain.

On-street parking is available on Cresswell Ave. Please be aware and keep clear of residents’ driveways.

Community Picnic / Get Together

To celebrate the opening of the community centre, we are having a community picnic. Bring everything you need, and if it's raining come and look at the centre anyway.

  • 1 Cresswell Avenue, from 12:30pm on 26th February
  • Bring your own picnic
  • Picnic blanket if the weather is fine


Contact name
Frances Willems
1 Cresswell Avenue, Governors Bay