Scout Hall for hire, Mitcham. Perfect for group gatherings, events and celebrations

34-36 Purches St, Mitcham VIC, Australia ·
Min. 2 hours
·
120
1st Heatherdale Scout Group

Hosted by 1st Heatherdale Scout Group

SpacetoCo Host since October 2023

1st Heatherdale Scout Group (part of Scouts Australia) is a thriving local community group focussed on supporting our children to develop into self-reliant and responsible members of the community. Scouting emphasises nature, outdoor adventure, citizenship, leadership, teamwork and, of course, having fun!

About this space

1st Heatherdale Scout Group (part of Scouts Australia) is a thriving local community group focussed on supporting our children to develop into self-reliant and responsible members of the community. Scouting emphasises nature, outdoor adventure, citizenship, leadership, teamwork and, of course, having fun! We have a fabulous, large hall that we are proud to hire out. It is a way for us to raise funds for the benefit of our young people.

1st Heatherdale Scout Group acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which we base our Scouting, and pays respect to the Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation.

The hall

Nestled in a bushland setting, our hall boasts an open fire place, ducted heating plus kitchen and toilet facilities. Originally a church hall, our building was moved to its present position beside Somers Trail parklands through the dedicated efforts of the local community. This is a simple and inviting space - your classic Scout Hall! It is full of Scouting memorabilia and this may restrict our ability to hire out the hall for some activities. Our hall is suitable for events with up to approximately 120 people - we welcome family celebrations, sporting club events, special interest groups, small business functions, school events and charity fund-raising events.

The facilities

Hire of this hall includes:

  • the hall (approximately 16.5m x 7.9m)

  • access to our kitchen and toilets and the normal facilities within these spaces. You're welcome to use the kitchen for self catering your event or with external caterers.

  • Up to 12 large and 5 small blow-mould tables may be available for use when you hire the hall. However, they are sometimes in use by our Scout Group for some of our fun activities. Please indicate in your booking, when prompted, how many you might be interested in using for your event - and we'll check their availability.

  • About 50 chairs.

  • 7 double power points within the hall (BYO extension leads).

  • A large projector screen (BYO projector).

  • Ducted heating.

  • A huge fan, but no air-conditioning.

The kitchen

Included in the kitchen there are

  • 2 kettles and 2 urns for hot water to make tea/coffee

  • a microwave, toasters and sandwich presses

  • electric stove/oven

  • fridge/freezer

  • two sinks

  • lots of bench space

  • the eclectic collection of crockery, cups/mugs, cutlery and utensils that you would expect to find in a community space. As a guide - you might find around 90 mugs, 10 glasses, 20 dinner plates, 15 bread & butter plates, 5 dessert bowls, 50+ saucers, 0 teacups (go figure!) and 50 each of knives, spoons & forks. There are around 50 plastic kids cups, bowls and plates, too. As for utensils, its quite the adventure - expect marshmallow toasting forks, BBQ tongs, egg lifters and serving spoons and then keep an open mind about the rest!

You are welcome to use an external event hire company if you want to bring your own furniture (tables & chairs), table cloths, drapes, crockery, cutlery etc.

Access

We have two double-door entrances and a forecourt to facilitate loading/unloading of your gear. The hall is wheelchair accessible. Note that, in keeping with our natural setting, the driveway is gravel and provides a somewhat uneven surface for walking.

Fees and charges

  • There is a weekend surcharge that is automatically added to your booking.

  • A bond is held for all bookings.

  • We welcome ongoing bookings and have discounted rates for regular hirers. Message us through this page to discuss what you need. Regular bookings are invoiced monthly.

Set-up & Pack-up

All decorations, rubbish and anything you have brought in for your event must be removed by the end of your booking. You should wash the items you used then store away in their cupboards. Basic cleaning equipment is provided.

Please book the time you need in the hall space to set up, pack up and clean - because the hall may be used directly before or after you. Message us through your booking if you would like flexibility with this arrangement.

Booking schedule

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

Tables
No Extra Charge (17 available)
Sometimes our tables go on adventures with our Scouts; we'll check whether they're planning to be around the hall when you need them.
Chairs
No Extra Charge (54 available)
Let us know if you'd like to use our chairs (they don't get out much - but we'd like to be sure they're around when you need them!)
Friday Night & Weekend Surcharge
$10.00 per hour
Applies from Friday night 5pm and all day on weekends
This item will automatically be added to your booking during certain times.

Amenities

Tables Screen Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Free Parking Coffee / Tea Toilets Public Transport Accessible Kitchenette Heater Wheelchair Friendly Lighting BYO Permitted Showers/Change Rooms Cleaning Equipment Bins

Suitable for

Creative Workshop Dance Drama Exhibition Film Performance Photoshoot Recording Rehearsal Visual Art Birthday (30th) Birthday (Kids) Birthday General Celebration Baby Shower Playgroup School Holiday Program Community Group Fundraiser Gathering Meet Up Public Event Conference Meeting Class Course Lecture Study Training Workshop Support Group Yoga Family Event Wake Religious Celebration Market Pop up Store General Fitness Gymnastics Martial Arts Table Tennis Engagement Wedding Ceremony Wedding Reception

Location

34-36 Purches St, Mitcham VIC, Australia

Opening times

Monday

7:00am - 10:00pm

Tuesday

7:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday

7:00am - 10:00pm

Thursday

7:00am - 10:00pm

Friday

7:00am - 11:00pm

Saturday

9:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday

9:00am - 10:00pm

Rules

Sale and/or Consumption of Alcohol

If you wish to conduct an activity involving the sale and/or consumption of alcohol you must seek approval (in writing) from the City of Whitehorse. Our hall does not have a Liquor Licence. Should you wish to sell alcohol on the premises a copy of your current liquor licence would also need to be provided. You must obtain a temporary limited licence from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.

Rubbish Removal

The hirer is responsible for the removal of any rubbish generated by their use of the hall.

Acceptable Uses

Family celebrations, sporting club events, special interest groups, small business functions, school events, Electoral Commission polling booths, and charity fund-raising events.

Occasional activities/events conducted by church groups are permitted; however, the Whitehorse Planning Scheme excludes use of the hall as a place of worship

Other uses are subject to approval by the Parks Planning & Recreation Department of Whitehorse City Council for

  • use of the Council owned land surrounding a hall

  • regular hire activities.

Unless you are a Scouts Victoria member, and the function is for a broad range of youth and adults, we do not hire our hall for birthday parties for 13-21 year olds as per Scouts Victoria policy and our City of Whitehorse lease.

Sales events are not permitted.

And . . . .

Users must comply with Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations. (http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/noise/prohibited-times-for-residential-noise) relating to musical instruments and electrical amplified sound reproducing equipment. These regulations include prohibited times. Similar restrictions should apply to any other noise generated by the activities conducted by the hirer.

Users acknowledge that they are responsible for issues that arise from their event/activity and are advised (casual hire) to have public liability insurance.

We strongly recommend registering parties at www.police.vic.gov.au/partysafe

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 7 days before your booking. After that, cancel and get a 50% refund.
Parking and Public Transport Information

There is limited on-site parking, but plenty of free street parking. We are about 10 minutes walk from the Heatherdale Station train/bus transport hub; and maybe 15 minutes walk through our leafy, scenic neighbourhood to Mitcham station.

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