The Burrum Heads Community Hall is available for hire to the public for casual and function hire.

The Hall is hired every day of the week at present, please check times available from the list below.

The following hirings are sponsored by the Burrum Heads Progress Association: (costs vary)

  • Tuesdays: 9:00 - 12:00 noon - Cards - all welcome
  • Wednesday:  (3rd Wednesday of the month) - 7:00pm to end - The Burrum Heads Progress Association meeting - visitors welcome
  • Thursday:  9:00am - 12:00 noon - Indoor Bowls - all welcome
  • Thursday:  (1st Thursday of the month) - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Friendship Group - all welcome
  • Sunday: commencing 2:00pm - Bingo Eyes Down - all welcome


Other functions held at the Burrum Heads Community Hall:

  • Monday:  8:30am - 11:30am - Craft - all welcome
  • Tuesday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm - Cleaning
  • Wednesday:  9:30am - 10:30am - Low Impact Aerobics - $7.00 -  all welcome
  • Thursday: (2nd, 3rd 4th Thursday of the month) - Village Voices - 2:00 to 4:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 10:30am Yoga - all welcome
  • Friday: (1st Friday every 2nd month) - 9:00am - 10:00am - Neighbourhood Watch

 

Bookings


Burrum Heads Community Hall bookings may be made through:
Elders Real Estate - Phone: 07 4129 5166

If you wish to hire the Community Hall you may prefer to use the documents below to print, fill out, scan and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Or use the Contact Us page for general inquiries.

 

pdf  Hall Equipment Hire Rates

pdf  Casual Hire Agreement

pdf  Function Hire Agreement

 

 

The History of the Burrum Heads Community Hall


The Community Hall was established 1972.

Main hall (dance floor part) and two offices at rear built with funds totally raised within the Burrum Heads community by members conducting fundraising activities, the most effective and profitable being the conduct of Market Night raffles at the Burrum Heads Hotel every Friday night.  It was opened in 1978.

Dances and other functions were held in this part of the hall. The existing tables were built by a local Arthur Hiddins, and were made with folding legs to enable the hall to be used for dancing as well as bingo sessions.

Revenue from the popular bingo sessions and market night enabled the Association to accumulate funds to extend the hall along the Burrum Heads Road frontage to include a kitchen, carpeted area for the tables and chairs (leaving the dance floor clear) and also the Library. An interest free loan of $10,000 was obtained from the local council towards this extension which was later fully repaid from funds still being raised from market night.

With the dance floor clear, indoor bowls was able to be held in the hall. This extension was opened in 1987.

On 22 December 1986, the Association was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. Although the hall was built with funds solely provided by the Association, the hall was on Council land and therefore the Association held occupancy of the hall under a lease from Council at a nominal rental. It remained the responsibility of the Association to maintain the interior of the hall.

After the loan from the council was repaid, the Association invited other community organisations to share in the market night fundraising such that each operated the market night once a month. This continued for many years until the association relinquished any claim to the market night operation.

In 1995 the Association funded a large covered area between the hall proper and the public toilets.

In the following decade the Association’s finances were directed to the painting of the interior of the hall and external guttering and fittings, decorative paving, refurbishment of the tables with laminated tops, 100 new chairs, new ceiling and lights over the dance floor area, carpet in the bingo hall area and other improvements.

For some years, the Association held an annual Raft Race through which thousands of dollars were raised for the Heart Foundation. This event ceased after insurance for the event became prohibitive.

In later years the Association has been involved in the establishment of tennis courts by a joint project with Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland Sport & Recreation with the Association contributing approximately $39,000 towards the cost.

Other recent projects include, the purchase of a Konica printer in 2009 (fully funded by the Association, approximately $12,000) to allow the publication of the “BHPA Newsletter” with a distribution of approximately 1200 copies, some also distributed via the internet. 

In 2011, a joint project with the Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) providing the Burrum Heads youth with a Skate Park, the Association contributing $10,500 towards the cost. The Association installed  modern Audio/Video equipment jointly funded by the BHPA and the FCRC in 2011.

Members have also provided FCRC with volunteer labour in re-establishing the Bush Chapel (washed away in the 2011 floods; a Bi-Century project), the removal and clearing of fencing adjacent to a public walkway along a section of the Esplanade riverfront.

Other facilities provided by the Association are a Cards morning, Indoor Bowls and a Bingo afternoon, all on a weekly basis, The Association also conducts for the community Australia Day celebrations, Clean Up Australia, Queensland Day, ANZAC Day celebrations, Village Christmas Party (children activities free)

During 2011 approximately 21,598 people used the Community Hall. 

  • 9 groups use the hall weekly =321x52 = 16,692,
  • 4 groups use the hall monthly =258x12 = 3,096
  • plus 9 annual events use the hall = 1,810


History of members and supporters and anticipated growth (verifiable):

  • 81 current members, i.e. 5-10 new members per year

Future Growth document – Business Plan or Strategic Plan:

  • The Association is looking at the possibility of providing the community with “exercise” equipment along the public riverfront cycle/walkway in cooperation with FCRC.