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Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre

The Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre stands on top of the Kirra Headland with spectacular views in all directions.

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Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre


Booking enquiries

This centre is managed by the City of Gold Coast (City). The City is responsible for taking bookings and enquiries.

When making booking enquiries please indicate the venue, type of event and proposed date.

Detailed floor plans and a fees and charges guide will help you select a space that best suits your needs.

Online booking enquiry

Community Centres booking enquiry form

Use our online form to make a booking enquiry for one or more of the community centres managed by the City.

If you prefer to complete a booking enquiry form offline, download the Community Centre Booking Enquiry Form below

For any additional assistance, please call City Venues between 8am and 5pm from Monday to Friday, or send us an email:

Phone: 07 5667 5986

The Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre is a multipurpose centre with a rich historical past. The centre was originally established as a school and has since been restored and is available for hire to the public.

Opened in 2011, the centre features hireable spaces suitable for art activities, meetings, exercise classes and functions. A variety of hireable spaces are available, including external event and art spaces.

The centre features an art gallery that allows for local artists and groups to display exhibitions throughout the year for a two week period. Contact the centre for more information regarding the exhibitions and availability for holding an exhibition.

There is a permanent historical display room, displaying information about the history of the site and surrounding areas, this display room open to the public during the operating hours of the centre. Download the brochure about the history of the site

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Weddings and events

The large grassed event space and the flexible size of the Great Hall also make the Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre an ideal venue for weddings and events. Download the wedding brochure to find more information about holding your wedding at the centre.

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Art Gallery

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Ground floor

  • Meeting activity room - capacity 25 people
  • Art gallery
  • External art space - capacity 30
  • External event space - capacity 500

First level

  • Cook Room - capacity 20 people
  • Flinders Room - capacity 20 people
  • Oxley Room - capacity 20 people
  • Great Hall (combination of Cook, Flinders and Oxley Rooms) - capacity 100 people in theatre layout and 90 people for weddings and private events
  • Jan Derbidge Room - capacity 20 people
  • Headmasters Room - capacity 6 people
  • Art Activity Room - capacity 25 people
  • Heritage Display Room
  • Community Lounge

Ground level kitchen facilities

Hot water unit, two microwaves, two large double-door fridges, non-commercial dishwasher, two non-commercial cook tops and ovens, hand wash sink and dish wash sink

Centre facilities

Tables (round and rectangular), chairs, kitchen facilities, white boards, urns

Private functions

Subject to conditions of hire

History of the site

This unique site was initially the home of the Coolangatta State School which was established in 1919. Considerable community action led to the Queensland Government handing the custodianship of this site over to Gold Coast City Council in 2008, to create a facility for community purposes.

The site stands on top of the Kirra Headland with spectacular views in all directions.

Extensive community and stakeholder engagement outlined the priorities for the site which include:

  • preservation and celebration of the heritage of the site and the area
  • appropriate space to nurture, develop and celebrate artistic talent in the southern Gold Coast
  • flexible and affordable meeting spaces for small interest groups
  • increased accessibility to services to enhance health and well-being
  • space for community celebration events.

The site won an Urban Design Award due to the process involving multiple layers of government, strong community participation and the sensitive restoration of the building to create a multi-functional community facility.

The site is fully accessible and has lift access to the first floor.

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