Hiring the Turner Scout Hall

Our Scout Hall is a brick building near the centre of Canberra, in Turner. We are located in the lovely heritage listed Haig Park.

The hall has a sprung wooden floor (12 x 6.7m), a kitchen, separate men’s and women’s washrooms (each including a junior toilet as well), a fenced playground, a fire place, an office, break-out meeting room, large foyer/cloakroom, two fridges, and storage facilities.

Typical uses of our hall are: dance, yoga, meditation, drama, role-playing games, club meetings, church, and our many children’s language groups.

The Scout Hall is available for responsible clubs to hire on a regular basis. See below for info about hiring for children’s birthday parties (ages 1-14).

The hall is a licensed Children’s Service facility.

You can also have a Google Street View tour inside the hall! (Start in the playground and go in through the red doors to explore inside the hall.)

The 2022 hall hire costs

  • $80 for any session up to two hours
  • $25 per hour thereafter

Hire includes electricity, water and consumables such as soap and paper towels.

Children’s groups who hire the hall have an option to pay a little extra and make use of our toy collection, educational play equipment and art supplies.

To hire the hall

  1. Email our hall hire coordinator on turner.scout.hall.hire@spielwelt.org.au to check your dates and times.

2. Send your public liability insurance certificate to our hall hire coordinator by email.

3. Read the Terms and Conditions.

4.  Fill in the Appendix to the Terms and Conditions, with your organisation or club’s details.

Items available

  • Kitchen: crockery, cutlery, hot water urn, kettle, microwave, stove, oven, fridge.
  • Hall: 5 trestle tables, 20 adult chairs, 5 child-sized tables, 24 children’s chairs.

Party or Event Hire*

If you are a Spielwelt member booking a children’s birthday party, see the next paragraph.

Our hall is not available to the public for individual party or event hire.

Some Scout Halls do hire their halls out for parties or events, however, so check the hall hire link on the ACT Scouts website.

*Children’s Birthday Parties (1-14 yrs) for Spielwelt Members

Spielwelt offers a birthday party host help service!  Let us set up the tables and chairs, run children’s games, offer face painting for your young guests, help you serve food and drinks, and do all the clean up for you afterwards… in German or English, as you wish.  You bring food, drinks, lolly bags or whatever you like.  We provide two German/English bilingual teenagers and one adult, and the equipment for the games/entertainment.  The fee you pay is split between hall hire and the teenagers.

We have fun plates, cups and cutlery at the hall already, so please don’t bring disposable stuff.  No need to buy stuff that will just end up in landfill after the event.  Besides, the host helpers will do all the washing up for you.  We are keen to be green!

The 2022 costs for hosted children’s parties are: $150 for a 2-hour party or $223 for a 3-hour party.   Maximum 20 children.

To enquire, fill in a party booking request form.

Sorry!  Families can’t just hire the hall for their party without using our hosting service unless they provide their own insurance and cleaning.   If you can’t get a date with us, members of the ACT Playgroups Association may be able to hire the Playgroups Association playgroup venues for birthday parties.  More info here.