The city is filled with parks, boulevards and open spaces, all of which make great hosts for cultural events. We have more than 400 iconic and smaller, pocket parks (think Hyde Park, Pirrama Park, Victoria Park), and other magnificent open and street spaces  like Martin Place, Taylor and Cathedral Squares and Angel Place.

Every year, we facilitate over 1,000 outdoor events from the Sydney Festival to the Night Noodle Markets, the Half Marathon and exhibitions like Head On Photographic Festival and Reportage.

Reduced rates

Charities and other non-profit organisations are exempt from venue hire fees and are only required to cover the $100 application fee.

How to apply

Before submitting an application, contact us to discuss your idea, get our thoughts on the best possible venue and confirm availability. You will then need to fill out an application form. Contact our Events and Filming Liaison team on or 9265 9333 or head here for more information.

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