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Hold an event or activity in Forrest Place

Forrest Place is a premier event space in the City, ideal for large events. Forrest Place is situated in the heart of the City between the General Post Office and the Forrest Chase shopping complex. The event site is within the sunken area of Forrest Place only (bound by the steps) and includes the built-in stage at the northern end of Forrest Place. The dimensions of the Forrest Place event area are 22m x 44m.

The City is delighted to offer free venue hire in Murray St Mall, Hay St Mall and Forrest Place across September and October 2023 to further boost vibrancy of our city.

If you’d like to make the most of this opportunity, please to contact Activity Approvals at 9461 1492 to confirm the availability of your desired date and location prior to submitting an online application.

Key Details

Service TypeEvent bookings
What you needCall the Activity Approvals team on (08) 9461 3333 to confirm available dates and booking options.

Submit an online application for your event or activity to the Health and Activities Approvals team.
Eligibility requirementsRefer to Forrest Place Hirers Guide.
FeesRefer to fees and charges.
  • What spaces are available at Forrest Place?


    The Forest Place built-in stage is available if required. The stage has the following details: 

    • Size: 12.995m x 8.05m x 770mm (excluding ramp). 
    • Ramp: 12m x 1.5m. 
    • Cover Canopy overhead to provide shelter on stage (NB: does not cover entire stage depth).
    • Height of canopy: 9.6m (north side) and 10m (south side).

    Water Labyrinth

    To assist in creating a vibrant atmosphere in Forrest Place, there is an interactive water labyrinth. The dimensions of the water labyrinth are 12m x 12m. Requests can be made to have the water labyrinth turned off during your event, or you may wish to work around it, using it as an added attraction to your event. 

    Green Room

    The Forrest Place Greenroom Facility is located beneath the Forrest Place stage and is available for hirers to utilise upon request. The facility includes a rehearsal space with dividing walls/curtain (can be three separate areas) and male and female change rooms with toilets, showers and lockers. 

Need more help?

If you have further questions, please contact the Health & Activity Approvals teams on (08) 9461 3333 or