Fern Bay Community Centre

About the Community Centre

The new Fern Bay Community Centre is available for hire 7 days a week from 6am to 10pm  for children’s birthday parties, exercise classes, meetings, presentations and other functions.

The centre includes:

  • a multi-purpose hall space (11m x 15m) with sprung timber floor
  • 2 tennis courts with lighting
  • tennis clubhouse (3.8m x 3.6m) which can be hired separately to the hall for small meetings
  • kitchen facilities including oven, fridge, microwave, instant boiling water, food preparation area and serving hutchplates, bowls, glasses, coffee cups and cutlery for 50 people
  • 80 adult chairs (with a capacity for 20 extra if you advise at time of booking)
  • 36 chairs for children
  • 10 adult tables (1.8m long x 0.9m wide)
  • 8 tables for children (1.2m long x 0.6m wide)
  • reception desk and mini-store rooms available for regular hirers
  • full AV system including projector, microphone and speakers (please advise at time of booking if you wish to use this system so we can provide the appropriate key and cables)
  • full disabled ramp access including disabled toilet and hearing loop
  • public amenities
  • sealed car parking spaces for 20 vehicles
  • coin operated barbecues in the adjacent park
  • fully fenced shaded outdoor play area.

For all hall and tennis court enquiries and bookings contact one of our volunteers on 0475 918 593 (preferably by SMS).  We can also be contacted via email on fernbaycc@portstephens.net but this account is not monitored on a daily basis.



  • The Centre is managed by community volunteers.
  • For all hall hire, we prefer that payment is made directly into the Fern Bay Community Centre Committee Account, please request details. Use hall hirer’s name and date of hire as your reference details.
  • The Fern Bay Tennis Club meets every Tuesday at 8:30am. New members are always welcome.
  • The Port Stephens Mobile Library visits the Community Centre every Second Monday.
  • The tennis clubhouse can be hired at any time for small meetings and other activities which only require a small space.

No smoke machines can be used within the venue.

Community Facility Hire

To ensure our community halls remain in good condition, hirers are asked to complete an Application for Facility Hire and abide by the Terms and Conditions of Facility Hire.