This community centre is available for dance, educational, and art and craft activities. Both halls have wooden floors.

The centre is set in small grounds on Waimairi Road.

Avonhead Play Centre operates from here every weekday except Tuesday, and on Wednesday in the smaller hall from 8.30am to midday during the school term.

The centre has a large hall, a small hall and a kitchen.

The playground at the rear of the centre is owned and operated by Avonhead Play centre and is not for use by hire groups.


166 Waimairi Road, Ilam, Christchurch(external link)


For hiring requests and information contact us on 03 941 8999.

  • $15.30 per hour community group
  • $31.50 per hour self-employed tutor
  • $52.50 per hour private social functions
  • $99.80 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $51.00 per hour community events and fundraisers


  • $66.50 security charge to ensure that the facility has been left fit for purpose
  • $500.00 bond required for social bookings
  • $150 cleaning charge retained from event bond if venue deemed not left fit for purpose

Large hall

  • 70 standing
  • 50 seated

Small hall

  • 60 standing
  • 40 seated
Conditions of hire

Conditions of use when hiring a Council facility

No stiletto heels to be worn at this centre.

Health and safety

As part of the rental agreement the hirer accepts legal responsibilities to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden.

All users are required to complete a pre-use form before they use the Waimairi Road Community Centre. This must then be signed, dated and left in the plastic drop box in the foyer of the centre. The box is cleared once a week.

Hours of hire The Waimairi Road Community Centre is available for hire Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 9.30pm.
Alcohol The consumption and supply of alcohol is not permitted at this facility.
Equipment available

The facility has token-operated wall-mounted heaters. Tokens for the heating are kept in the kitchen cupboard and one token lasts for one hour. The token boxes are located in each of the halls.

The centre has 2-hour timers on the walls for the heaters. 

There is a baby change table located in the disabled access toilet.

Large hall

  • 55 chairs (single)
  • Roof-mounted heaters

Small hall

  • 40 chairs (single)
  • 10 tables (small folding)
  • Heat pump
No community facility has Council free wifi.
Catering No organised catering offered.
Disabled access This centre has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet.
Parking There are 20 car parks onsite.