Community Venue

Gordon White Library Community Venue

Thank you for your interest in using the Gordon White Library Community Venue, situated at the Gordon White Library, 54 Phillip Street, Mount Pleasant.  Please note due to COVID restrictions seating capacity is reduced. For external room hire, the maximum number of people in the room is 20 people.

The Community Venue is available:

  • Tuesday 11am – 4.55pm (only during opening hours)
  • Saturday 9am – 1.55pm (only during opening hours)

Applications are accepted one month before the booking period – see below.

There are four booking periods each year:
Applications accepted:

  • January to March bookings – Open December 1
  • April to June bookings -  Open March 1
  • July to September bookings – Open June 1
  • October to December bookings – Open September 1

The venue is available during library open hours.  Bookings for library and council community focused activities are allocated prior to bookings for community and not for profit groups.

Gordon White Library Community Venue use for non-profit community organisations, (excluding religious, political and registered charity groups) – No commercial businesses or enterprises. Priority is allocated to activities that compliment Mackay Regional Council Libraries strategic direction and align with the fundamental role of the public library. Click here to view the Strategic Plan.

Recurring bookings can be made for up to 3 months within these booking periods.  Groups can reapply to book in subsequent booking periods. Reapplication for ongoing bookings is the responsibility of the group.  Where the organisation has had use for a three-month period, priority may be given to another organisation if demand for the same time slot is high.  Applications to use the Gordon White Library Community Venue must be completed in full and Terms and Conditions must be accepted prior to processing your request.

Facilities and equipment

Size: 76.2 m2 (Storage/chair room: 7.83 m)

Seating capacity for up to 50 people
Chairs/Tables (folding)
Interactive whiteboard
Data projector
Wheelchair accessible toilets

Tea making facilities


Click here for the current Commercial Fees and Charges.

Terms and conditions

Use of the Gordon White Library Community Venue is subject to Mackay Regional Council's Terms and Conditions (PDF 73.5kb)

Application to use Gordon White Library Community Venue

Complete the online form.

  • An automatically generated email will provide confirmation of receipt of your submitted request for use form.
  • Response to your request to use Gordon White Library Community Venue will generally be confirmed in writing within 2 – 5 working days.
  • We endeavour to respond to your request to use form, as quickly as possible with longer response times necessary during peak times.
  • Phone or email contact may be initiated to clarify information provided in your request.

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