Strathpine Community Centre - Tom Petrie Room

Strathpine Community Centre - setup

Conveniently located close to Strathpine Railway Station and the Strathpine Shopping Centre, this multi-purpose venue can accommodate a diverse range of activities.

The centre is comprised of two individual rooms (Isabella Griffin and Tom Petrie Rooms), which are separated by a concertina door allowing you to book rooms separately or the entire centre can be booked to ensure exclusive use.

Tom Petrie Room 

This large hall is approximately 462 square metres, 33 metres long x 14 metres wide and has an accessible toilet, which also provides a baby change facility located off the main foyer. 

There is ample unrestricted shared parking, which also includes accessible parking bays located at the front of the centre. 

This venue is a "self-service" model which means the hirer is responsible for setting up, pack down and cleaning of the venue.

The facility is available for hire between the hours of 6:00 AM and 12:00 AM (midnight).


Maximum capacity of 300 people.


Tom Petrie Room is accessible by wheelchair from the main car park, which includes allocated disability access parking bays. The internal toilets are also wheelchair accessible. 

Please inspect the facility prior to booking to ensure it meets your accessibility requirements. 


Regular hire is available at this facility. A regular hirer is an individual or organisation that has bookings on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.  Please note the following: 

  • booking requests are required at least five business days prior to the requested hire date
  • a minimum of 1 hour hire applies to all bookings 
  • bookings can be requested up to one year in advance
  • council may charge a refundable security bond to cover potential damage to the facility during hire. 

How to book

  1. Check availability and complete the online booking request
  2. Review site induction program and complete registration. Note the reference number provided. You will need this number to complete your application.


Hall inclusions

  • 28 rectangular tables 1830 mm x 760 mm
  • 300 chairs
  • AV system including: 
    • PA system with 2 wireless microphones (2 AA batteries required for each)
    • 2 fixed data projector screens (cables not supplied)
  • Portable stage - 1.8 metre x 2.4 metres (6 pieces)
  • 10 dividers 1800 mm x 1500 mm
  • vinyl floor

Commercial kitchen inclusions:

  • crockery and cutlery for 150 (dinner plates, side plates, bowls, mugs, wine, champagne and water glasses)
  • 30 litre urn (160 cup)
  • double door drinks fridge
  • commercial oven
  • 32 litre microwave
  • dishwasher

Note: No cooking utensils, pots, pans, serving equipment, dishwashing liquid, washcloths or tea towels are provided. 

Fees and charges

Hire fees

Hire period Fee including GST
Per hour (1 hour minimum) 200649
Per day (10 hours or more) 200648


Cancellation fee  
7 days or less Full hire fees (excluding bond)

Security bond (refundable)

Classification Fee including GST
High risk 118166
Medium risk 65899
Low risk 102543

Tom Petrie / Isabella Griffin Rooms combined hire

Hire period Fee including GST
Per hour (1 hour minimum) 200645
Per day (10 hours or more) 200644
  • 50% discount for non-profit/incorporated associations 
  • Council may charge a refundable security bond - use the bond calculator to estimate bond payable

Restrictions on hire

  • Hirers are not permitted to sleep in the venue overnight.
  • Equipment may be left in the venue if the hirer has a booking for the following day, or by arrangement with Hall Management.
  • Smoking is not permitted in, or within 5 metres of, Council venues, except for designated smoking areas.
  • The use of open flames including but not limited to candles, lanterns or smoke machine is prohibited.
  • Decorative items such as glitter, rice, rose petals, sand or confetti is not permitted.
  • Decorations must not be affixed in any way that may cause damage; this includes, but is not limited to sticky tape, pins or tacks.
  • Animals with the exception of assistance animals, are not permitted in council venues without Council approval.

Venue inspections

Council may provide prospective hirers with one inspection prior to booking. Inspections are conducted between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM business days and subject to hall availability.

To request an appointment, complete the venue inspection request.


199 Gympie Road, Strathpine 4500  View map

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