Venue Hire

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre is a stunning centre with landmark contemporary architecture.

Our auditorium is available for hire for forums, conferences and meetings. Please note we have in our care significant cultural objects. Therefore we do not hire our centre for social events. 

The full auditorium is 380m2 (floor space approx 18m x 20m plus stage approx 4m x 8m (450mm high)). Half the auditorium can also be hired.

Facilities include: bar, lectern, white board, wireless internet access, power points and access to a shaded patio that looks out on the beautiful Katherine bush. 


  Theatre  Cabaret 
Full auditorium  350* 250
Half auditorium  100 80


  8 hours (9am - 5pm) 4 hours (any time between 9am - 5pm) Additional hours (prior to 9am and after 5pm until midnight) Additional staff time
Full Auditorium $800 $440 $100/hour + $65/hour per GYRACC staff member $65/hour*

These costs include set up. If the requirements change after the room has been set up there will be an additional charge @ $40 per hour. 
You may opt to use half the room only with the dividing wall in place however rates are for the whole room and you will have exclusive use of the auditorium.
The foyer area may also be hired by application only.

*Large-scale venue hires require extra assistance from our Venue Manager at a cost of $65 per hour. These extra costs if needed will be negotiated at the time of the booking.

Kitchen & catering

Use of the kitchen (adjacent to the auditorium) is $80 per day and includes a glass dishwasher, water jugs and sinks. PLEASE NOTE: crockery, set up and pack down not included.

We can organise a basic tea and coffee service (including milk, sugar, paper cups) @ $2.50 per person (no service). Our hot water urn is also available to hire at $10 per day if you choose to provide your own tea and coffee. 

We do not provide catering but recommend Dragonfly Catering and Events, Katherine (; ph 0437 719 498) or Nitmiluk Tours (; ph 0429 662 244).


If you require alcohol please discuss at the time of booking.

Audio-visual and lighting equipment

Godinymayin has state of the art audio visual and lighting equipment available to hire.

Equipment Charge
Basic audio package: sound desk, speaker and microphone $100
Extra audio package - must hire an external technician:
Data projector & screen
Sound desk
Lectern with microphone
2 x wireless microphone (hand held)
Additional equipment:  
Instrument microphone* $60 each
Vocal microphone* $60 each
Lapel microphone* $60 each
Electronic whiteboard $100
NEC 46” monitor and DVD/Blu-ray player $60
Basic lighting wash $100

* These microphones may require a larger sound desk that costs an additional $100 per day.

Please note we do not have an in-house sound/lighting/AV technician. However our staff can assist with the basic audio package set up. We can organise a technician @ $75 per hour if you book the extra audio package and/or have additional technical requirements.


Large events that run for longer than one day will incur a cleaning/amenities charge which will be negotiated at the time of booking. We request that you leave the room in the same condition you found it. Any damage to the venue or equipment will incur an additional cost.


Tablecloths are available to hire @ $5 each.


For bookings please contact us at or call 08 8972 3751. 

*We have 250 chairs. Event with > 250 people will require additional seating
All prices are inclusive of GST
These prices are valid until 31 December 2017 unless notified otherwise