Lakeside Pavilion

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$890 (exclusive use of BBQ's and lawn area)


The architecturally award winning structure has stunning views across the Lakeside Lawn and surrounding hills and can be hired out for exclusive use including BBQ’s (toilets must be available to all public).

This venue a Tier 3 site and therefore is an exclusive hire and BBQ and lawn area around the shelter.

Please note, this venue is a 300m walk from the main car park. Please keep this in mind when booking your function.

As part of your hire for this shelter you can bring in:

  • Your own gas BBQ
  • Up to two tables
  • Up to 60 chairs (chairs must be broad feet chairs)
  • Two 3m x 3m pop up shade structure (must be weighted not pegged) or one 6m x 3m
  • Entertainment provider (e.g. a face painter, clown, entertainer, character)
  • A caterer serving food
  • A live accoustic ensemble of up to four people
  • A commercial photographer

Prices are for site hire only and do not include any security fees that may be incurred if functions fall outside of Garden opening hours.

Commercial activities that are brought in for functions require permission from the Garden. A commercial operator is considered anyone who makes money from their activity regardless of whether that operator is charging you for the service (ie friend or family member providing the service). This is a list of commonly used commercial activities for events. If you have other commercial activities you would like to bring in for your event, please speak with staff for approval.

Key Information

The shelter can easily accomodate up to 200 guests with ample seating for approximately 120.

Parking is in the P3 car park which is a 300 metre walk from the shelter.

Please visit the Site Map for the location.

Terms and Conditions of Use

If you are interested in Lakeside as your next picnic venue, please read the Terms and Conditions before enquiring.


Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before applying for the venue hire.


For further information please contact the Visitor Centre on 02 4634 7935 or email

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