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Booking terms and conditions


Fees apply to bookings. For the current financial year 2023-24, fees are:

  • Lawn area hire: $366.
  • Bond (applies to outdoor events only and is refundable if site left clean and hours not exceeded): $759.
  • Chair hire: $2 per chair (charge applies to outdoor events only).
  • Table hire: $10 per table (charge applies to outdoor events only).
  • Banksia Room hire 1-4 hours: $136 (includes hire fee for tables and chairs).
  • Banksia Room hire 4 hours or more: $272 (includes hire fee for tables and chairs).
  • Spotted Gum Pavilion hire: $31 per hour (minimum 2 hrs - includes hire fee for tables and chairs).

If your event goes beyond the time booked, we will deduct a fee from the bond without notice.

Staff support

  • During opening hours (eg, to supervise any authorised equipment delivery): $61 per hour.
  • After hours support: $117 per hour, minimum two hours.
  • All functions out of normal operating hours must finish by 9pm.

Terms and conditions

  1. Opening and closing times:
    Open: 9am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday, public holidays and every day of the NSW school holidays.
    Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays outside NSW school holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
  2. Booking times: Your booking includes set up and pack up time and should take place within opening hours. If your event occurs outside of opening hours, after hours staff support fees apply. We cannot close-off the site you have chosen for your event to the public, as the Garden is available to visitors during opening hours. However, we can reserve the site with signage, except in the play space barbecue area.
  3. How to pay: We will send you an invoice, which can be paid online, or in person on weekdays at Council's Batemans Bay depot or Moruya customer service centre. We will confirm your booking once we receive payment.
  4. Inclement weather: In case of inclement weather, we suggest you arrange an alternative venue for your ceremony. You can hire the Garden undercover undercover Pavilion as a backup, which accommodates up to 60 people, for a small fee.
  5. Contact: Contact the Visitor Centre staff to discuss preliminary arrangements, and on the day of your event.
  6. Cancelled bookings: If you need to cancel your booking, please advise our Visitor Centre. We will provide you with a full refund within four weeks if we receive more than one week’s notice. We cannot issue a refund if you cancel your booking less than one week before your event date.
  7. Change of booking times/area: If you wish to change the time or area already booked, please contact the Visitor Centre for approval.
  8. Map: A map of the Garden is available from the Visitor Centre.
  9. Equipment: You can hire trestle tables from the Garden for $10 each, and chairs for $2 each. Other types of furniture or structures are not allowed.
  10. Vehicle access: Vehicles are not allowed beyond the designated parking areas.
  11. Decorations: Decorations are not allowed without prior arrangement. No confetti or other scattered decoration is to be used within the Garden.
  12. Photographs: You can take photographs within the Garden grounds during opening hours. If you need extra time to take photographs after hours, add the staff support time to your payment.
  13. Music and public address systems: Public address systems and amplifiers are not allowed in the Garden, but we do allow quiet pre-recorded music or a small live ensemble.

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