Venue Hire

The NSW Writers’ Centre occupies Garry Owen House, a restored Georgian Mansion set in the grounds of Callan Park (and ex-Rozelle Hospital). The Centre has several spaces for hire suitable for seminars, workshops, book launches, weddings, meetings and private functions.

For booking and pricing information, click here.

Judith Wright Room (approx 6.5m x 9m)

  • Located on the ground floor with north and west facing windows opening to the verandah and lawns
  • Accommodates up to 60 people with lecture style seating and up to 20 people with a u-shape table configuration
  • Whiteboard available
  • Ceiling fans and gas heater (no air-conditioning)

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Patrick White Room (approx 7.5m x 12m)

  • Located on the ground floor with west facing windows opening to the verandah and lawns.
  • Direct access to bathroom facilities
  • Accommodates up to 120 people with lecture style seating and up to 40 people with a classroom table configuration
  • Whiteboard available
  • Ceiling fans and gas heater (no air-conditioning)

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Henry Lawson Room (approx 6.5m x 6m)

  • Located on the first floor with north and west facing windows
  • Accommodates up to 15 people with a u-shape table configuration
  • Whiteboard available
  • Ceiling fans and gas heater (no air-conditioning)

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Christina Stead Room (approx 4.4m x 3m)

  • Located on the first floor
  • An intimate space for one-on-one meetings or small writers’ groups
  • Accommodates groups of 4
  • Contains 4 lounge chairs and one table
  • Air-conditioned

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Whole Ground Floor

  • Recommended for larger events and special functions such as conferences, parties, weddings and film shoots

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Kitchen

The main kitchen is available for shared use by Centre patrons. It is equipped with ample bench space, double commercial sink, filtered hot water urn and cold water dispenser, refrigerator, freestanding gas stove and electric oven and a microwave.
Catering, tableware and napery are not provided by the Centre.

Bathrooms

There is a disabled bathroom and 3 stall unisex bathroom on the ground floor at the rear of the Patrick White room and a 3 stall bathroom and shower on the first floor.

NB: Hirers should be aware that the NSW Writers’ Centre building houses a number of tenants on the first floor. The upstairs toilets and shower are available for use, but we ask you to respect the rights of the tenants occupying offices on the upper floor.

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