Venues for Hire

Council Venues for Hire

Central Oval Complex

10 Augusta Terrace, Port Augusta – 08 8641 5400

Port Augusta’s newest and most impressive facility can cater for a range of conferences and expos. From small meetings to an expo, Central Oval is the place for your next event in the region.

Community Space

Room Only (Ground Floor) for both full and half day. This fully equipped space can include:

  • Data projector and laptop
  • Whiteboard
  • Tea & coffee provisions.

Community Room & Café Area

This is an expanded space that is ideal for conferences requiring two separate spaces and can separate dining from the conference/meeting. Alternatively it can provide two work/conferences space catering for split groups.

Function Room

The impressive upstairs function room with its amazing view across Central Oval is perfect for a conference, product launch, or corporate event. Equipment includes

  • Data projector and laptop
  • Wireless Microphone
  • Podium
  • Whiteboard
  • Tea & coffee provisions.

Bar and kitchen facilities can also be made available.

Three-Court Indoor Stadium

Perfect for large conferences and can cater for 500 people with its retractable seating, large flat screen television for presentations, and inbuilt speaker system. This space is also ideal for expos and travelling exhibitions requiring a large space.

For all Central Oval enquiries please call 8641 5400 or email

Port Augusta Cultural Centre Meeting Rooms

52 Commercial Road, Port Augusta

Meeting Room 1 – Holds up to 15 people with tea & coffee facilities (data projector & white board are available when pre-booked)
(*Note: if you are a not for profit group you may be eligible for free community use of Meeting Room 1)

Meeting Room 2 – Holds up to 15 people. (Data projector & white board are available when pre-booked)

For more information or to make a booking, please contact Shauna on 08 8641 5400.

Institute Theatre

52 Commercial Road, Port Augusta

The fully air-conditioned space which is equipped with AV facilities us centrally located in our City centre. The theatre is fitted with blinds, which allow both natural daylight into the room and a blackout facility when necessary for projection. Whereas the dimmable lights add to this resourced presentation space.

  • Complimentary tea/coffee/water
  • Data projector, laptop, white board, screen included
  • Disabled access and toilets
  • Catering can be organised for all events
  • Small outdoor courtyard with barrels

The Theatre is ideal for events such as receptions, product launches, presentations and social functions. Our large theatre can cater for 122 in retractable raised seating or 80 in cabaret style seating. It also has 21 boardroom seating and 21 U-shaped seating.

BYO alcohol, permission required

  • Small outdoor courtyard
  • Tables and chairs included, umbrellas, stands, barrels, and pew seating
  • Large outdoor table for bar set up
  • 3 phase and GPO power
  • Kitchen available on request (extra charges apply)
  • Portable staging (extra charges apply).

For more information or to make a booking, please contact Shauna on 08 8641 5400.

Lea Memorial Theatre

Hannagan Street, Port Augusta

Used as a key venue for conferences, award ceremonies, product launches, as a performance space and for other events. As a performance space it has a standard overhead lighting rig and comes inclusive of a basic sound system providing playback facilities for CD’s, MD’s and MP3’s.

  • Complimentary tea/coffee/water
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Data projector, lap top, white board, screen and microphone included
  • Disabled access and toilets
  • Catering can be organised for all events
  • Portable staging (extra charges apply)

Seats 420 Theatre Style, 21 Boardroom seating and 21 u-shaped seating.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact Shauna on 08 8641 5400.

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden (AALBG) Meeting Room

114 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta West – 8641 9116

Located in the Visitor Centre at picturesque Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, the modern conference room is air conditioned and can cater for up to 20 people boardroom style 50 theatre style

  • Equipment included in the hire fee includes:
  • Electronic whiteboard and Laptop
  • Whiteboard
  • Podium
  • Teleconference equipment

Full day and half day bookings welcomed. Catering is provided on site through the Bluebush Café. Please call 8642 9177 for more information or visit the AALBG website.

Other Venues for Hire in Port Augusta

*Please note, the following venues are not managed by or associated with the Port Augusta City Council, and have been provided here for informational purposes only.

Port Augusta Business Centre

Stirling Road – 8642 5577 (next to Railway Station)
(seats 20 people, tea & coffee included in hire price, catering available from local catering businesses and some deliver)

Standpipe Golf Motor Inn

Daw Street (off Stuart Highway, Port Augusta West) 8642 4033
(roving microphone, electric whiteboard, teleconference facilities, multimedia projectors & OHP widescreen TV/video, in-house catering – up to 250 people)

Central Augusta Football & Community Sporting Club Inc

off Hannagan Street – 8642 4122
(seats 50-120, whiteboards, OHP’s, TV/video equipment, 2 separate conference rooms, full bar, in-house catering)

Bungala Aboriginal Corporation Indigenous Community Links

7 Jervois Street (next to Umeewarra Media) – 8641 2144

Hannahville Hotel

30 Gibson Street – 86422921
(Seats maximum of 14 people boardroom style. Catering available).

TAFE SA – Port Augusta Campus

Carlton Parade – 86489922
(all enquiries to TAFE, including in-house catering)

Port Augusta Community Services

Railway Station building, off Stirling Road – 8641 1002
(all enquiries to PA Community Services, catering available from C&A Refreshments next door)

Hotel Augusta

1 Loudon Road, Port Augusta West – 8642 2488
(all enquiries to Hotel Augusta, including in-house catering)

Highway One Motel

Highway 1 – 8642 2755
(seats up to 40, audio visual equipment & breakout areas available, in-house catering – 6 to 40 people)

Pika Wiya Health Service

Dartmouth Street, Port Augusta – 8642 9999
(seats 50, telephone to the room, electric whiteboard, OHP, TV/video equipment)

South Augusta Football Club

Central Oval Complex, Augusta Terrace, Port Augusta – 8641 5020
(seats up to 300 people, full bar, access for large exhibits, in-house catering)

Nuttbush Retreat

40km west of Port Augusta – 8642 2906
(seats 100, OHP, whiteboard, TV/video equipment, overnight accommodation)

Phyl Curyer Training House (Lifeline)

48 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta – 8641 0633
(suitable for range of events including training, conferences and meetings. Main conference area seats 16 in a board room setting and 24 in theatre style. Wheelchair access, range of audio visual equipment, access to conference call facilities, large whiteboards and pin boards. Fully equipped kitchen is available to users, or catering can be provided. Coffee, tea and biscuits can be provided, at a cost)

West Augusta Football Club

Gardiner Avenue, Port Augusta West – 8641 0142
(seats up to 300 people, full bar, access for large exhibits, in-house catering)