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Cathedral Square Precinct

Event spaces

The award-winning City of Perth Library is located in the vibrant Cathedral Square precinct in the heart of the City. The Library boasts beautiful views of the City and Derbarl Yerrigan / Swan River and the interiors are warm and inviting. Clever design provides interesting light and shadow effects throughout the building. The Library building employs universal design principles, making it accessible for people with diverse abilities. There are ample public transport and parking options nearby.


The Auditorium is a flexible space suitable for functions of up to 90 people (seated). The adjacent breakout area overlooks a vertical green wall. The reflection pool water feature at the base of this wall brings natural light to this level. A small finishing kitchen, next to the lifts, is available should catering be required. This level also has universal access toilet facilities.

City of Perth Library - Auditorium


Auditorium details

 Set-up  Standard capacity
 Theatre style 90
 Cocktail style 90
 U-shape 20
 Boardroom 22
 Workshop 30

Auditorium rates

Day and time Duration  Cost
Monday to Friday
Between 8am and 6pm
1 to 5 hours $100 per hour
Monday to Friday
Between 8am and 6pm
5.5 to 10 hours Flat daily rate of $600 
Monday to Friday
From 6pm to 10pm
1 to 4 hours $125 per hour
Between 10am and 4pm
1 to 6 hours $125 per hour
From 4pm to 10pm
 1 to 6 hours $150 per hour
Between 12pm and 4pm
1 to 4 hours $150 per hour
From 4pm to 9pm
1 to 5 hours $175 per hour


The Terrace is a unique venue offering views of the City and the Derbarl Yerrigan / Swan River. It is an ideal setting for a sundowner, cocktail function or wedding. An internal space, that includes complementary lectern, microphone and AV equipment adjoins the Terrace. A finishing kitchen, next to the lifts, is available should catering be required for your function. Universal access toilet facilities are also located on this level.

The capacity of the Terrace is 150 in cocktail style set-up and the hourly rate for a Terrace booking is $200.00 per hour.

Library terrace in use for event

Availability and Security

The Auditorium can be booked during and after Library opening hours. The Terrace is available to be booked after hours (after 6pm Monday to Friday, after 4pm on Saturday).

Security is required for all after hours hire and for Terrace bookings a minimum of 2 security guards are required. Security must be arranged and approved by the City of Perth Library.

General Fee Information

  • A minimum booking of 3 hours is required for the Auditorium and 4 hours for the Terrace.
  • A deposit of $200 will be charged to secure your booking for either space.
  • All prices include GST and are subject to change.
  • The Not-for-Profit (NFP) rate is calculated at 20% off the standard hire rate.
  • Eligibility for the NFP rate is determined at the point of booking and is applied at the City of Perth Library’s discretion.
  • When requesting a quotation please allow time for setup (bump in), and pack down and clean-up (bump out). As a guide, most events involving food and drink will require 1 hour for setup and 1 hour for clean-up.
  • If access to the building is required before Library opening hours, an early access fee will be charged.
  • There will be a 15 minute grace period with bump in and bump out, after which time the hirer will be charged for an additional half hour.

Booking enquiries

Please provide the following information:

The space you would like to book.

The dates and times you would like to book the space for.

The number of people you would like to attend your event.

Whether your booking will be for an organisation or an individual.

Your phone number and email address. 

Submit your booking enquiry to:

Meeting Rooms

The Library also has some Meeting Rooms available suitable for smaller groups.