About us

Kensington Town Hall is part of Active Melbourne, which is owned by City of Melbourne and run by YMCA Victoria.

We have various spaces available for hire for your event, club or organisation. Kensington Town Hall is a great spot for large civic events, community social events, weddings and celebrations, exhibitions, markets, conferences and presentations, as well as workshops and classes.

We also host group fitness classes.


Kensington Town Hall includes:
  • five bookable rooms;
  • free WiFi;
  • AV equipment;
  • tables and chairs available for all rooms;
  • kitchen access;
  • and toilet access.

Facility hire enquiry

  • Main hall
    The main hall is a traditional community hall and is suitable for large civic events, weddings, exhibitions, markets, conferences and light recreational activities. The space features a stage, green room, AV equipment, projector, speakers, microphone built-in lectern, as well as tables and chairs.

    The main hall is located on the ground floor of Kensington Town Hall. In order to access the kitchen, the main hall must be booked in conjunction with the supper room.

    This space caters for up to 220 people (theatre style) or 150 people (seated at tables).
  • Supper room
    The supper room is suitable for small civic events, community social functions, celebratory events, exhibitions, seminars as well as light recreational activities. The space features tables and chairs, minimal heating and cooling and polished floorboards.

    The supper room is located on the ground floor of Kensington Town Hall.

    The supper room comes with kitchen access, the supper room must be booked in order to access the kitchen. The room can be booked with the main hall.

    This space caters for up to 100 people (theatre style) or 50 people (seated at tables).
  • Conference room
    The conference room is suitable for conferences, workshops, classes and presentations. The space features a PC with wireless keyboard and mouse, 60 inch mounted LCD screen, wall-housed input plate for VGA, audio and HDMI, wall-mounted control panel, conference call technology, Wi-Fi and a carpeted floor.

    The conference room is located on the first floor of Kensington Town Hall.

    This space caters for up to 25 people (seated at tables).
  • Business hub
    The business hub is suitable for video conferencing, workshops, classes and presentations. The space features an AV system (which has an HDMI connection and can support video conferencing), requires you to bring your own laptop, has Wi-Fi and a carpeted floor.

    The business hub is located on the first floor of Kensington Town Hall. The business hub is available for ongoing or one-off events.

    This space caters for up to 20 people (seated at tables).
  • Training room
    The training room is a multi-purpose space suitable for meetings, rehearsals and as a break out space. The space features a computer and screen, mobile electronic whiteboard, two trestle tables, up to 15 chairs (which can be arranged to suit your requirements), Wi-Fi and a carpeted floor.

    The training room is located on the first floor of Kensington Town Hall.

    This space caters for up to 10 people (seated at tables).
  • Accessibility and additional facilities
    Please note:
    • access to the building is via a ramp and stairs;
    • all spaces located on the first floor can be accessed via the lift on the main floor;
    • toilets are located on the ground floor;
    • no permanent storage is available.

Facility hire prices

Take a look at our facility hire prices.

Facility hire bookings

If you'd like to book one of our spaces at Kensington Town Hall, fill in the booking enquiry form on this page and one of our team will get back to you.

You can also view the availability of other facilities run by City of Melbourne.*

*Please note that when viewing availability, other facilities will also be available as options. Only Kensington Town Hall is managed by YMCA. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions.

Group fitness

We host the following group fitness classes; Swiss Ball Core, Yoga and Young at Heart.

Book online

Bookings are now via our new online customer portal, which you can access using the timetable below. Members will have automatically had an account created for them and you should have received an email on how reset your password - please do not create a new duplicate online account.

  • How to book your group fitness class visit
    1. Login to your online account using your email address and password
    2. You will automatically be directed to the 'Group Fitness' timetable which is located under 'Book'.
    3. Use the filter to select your service of interest ie group fitness or lap swimming                   
    4. Select 'Book'
    5. Select 'Book now'                  
      • Accounts with multiple payment plans will be prompted which individual they wish to register.
    6. Make payment (casuals only)
      • Pay for a single session via credit/debit card.

    Credit/debit card

    1. Enter your credit/debit card details.
    2. Make payment.
    3. You will receive an email confirming booking.
  • How to manage your group fitness booking (cancel booking)
    1. Login
      • Use your email and password.
    2. Cancel booking
      • Navigate to 'My Bookings'
      • Select 'Cancel Booking'

    Casuals/multi-visits: Cancellations made no later than 30 minutes before your booking will result in a credit being added to your online customer account.

    Credits can be found by navigating to 'Shop' and then 'My purchases'.

    Bookings cannot be cancelled after your booking or less than 30 minutes prior and are not allocated a credit.

  • Class guidelines
    All members and guests participating in group fitness classes must wear suitable exercise clothing and enclosed sports shoes in exercise areas, except for Yoga and Pilates classes.

    We do not allow clothing with offensive images or inappropriate advertising.

Opening hours

Take a look at our opening hours page.

Public holidays

29 September 2023  AFL Grand Final Closed
7 November 2023 Melbourne Cup Closed
25 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 Christmas and New Year Closed
26 January 2024 Australia Day Closed
11 March 2024 Labour Day Closed
29 March to 1 April 2024 Easter  Closed
25 April 2024 ANZAC Day Closed
10 June 2024 King's Birthday Closed

Contact us

You can call us on 03 9372 5315 or email kensingtontownhall@ymca.org.au

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Kensington Town Hall
30-34 Bellair Street
VIC 3031

For those taking public transport, tram 57 stops nearby. Newmarket train station is also just a four minute walk away. There is street parking nearby.

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