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Port Macquarie Historic Courthouse

Historic Courthouse Community hall

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From Wednesday 17 June, Council owned community halls will reopen under 'COVID-19 Safe' guidelines and requirements as outlined by NSW Government. Please contact the relevant Community Hall manager or booking officer for further details and information regarding each specific facility. Please view this information on our COVID-19 Community Halls page.

The Port Macquarie Historic Courthouse can accommodate up to 60 people and is available to hire for private functions. The hall is wheelchair accessible with wheelchair accessible toilets. The hall features two small rooms and the hire is managed through a volunteer group.  

It is located on Clarence Street, in the Port Macquarie CBD.

60 people 

Phone the Management Committee: 02 6584 1818 or via email historiccourt@bigpond.com

Hiring Costs

  • State & Federal Elections $337.00 per election


  • Other $33.00 (please call to find out what other includes)
    Commercial hire not permitted
  • Private Functions $25.00 per hour
  • Not for Profit $11.00 per hour
  • General Admission - Adult $3.00 each
  • General Admission - Pensioner $2.00 each
  • General Admission - Children 0 - 11 no charge  (accompanied by a paying adult)
  • General Admission - Children over 12 years $1.00
  • General Admission - School Excursion $2.00 per child

Hire of Grounds

  •  Other $323.00 per day (call to find out what other includes)
    Commercial activities not permitted
  • Private Functions $214.00 per day
  • Not for Profit $118.00 per day


  • General Bond $209.00     
    The bond is refundable when hall is left clean and undamaged. Alcohol is not permitted.  


  • Primarily a heritage tourism attraction - two small sized rooms for hire.
  • Unassisted wheelchair access through rear door (800mm wide), assisted through front door (step and narrow access). All internal doorways are 800mm wide.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets (750mm wide path to female toilet).
  • The heritage listing of this building prevents further wheelchair accessibility works.

Activities undertaken
Tours of facility, mock trials, weddings, art exhibitions, men's choir, religious activities, meditation and yoga, school debates and community clubs meetings.

Note: Open weekdays 10am-3pm as a tourist attraction.

This page was last updated on: 23 June 2020