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Cathedral Square Precinct

Event spaces

In light of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about public health, the City of Perth Library has decided to cancel all upcoming venue bookings from Thursday 19 March 2020 until Thursday 30 April 2020. The Library is currently planning to reopen bookings on 1 May 2020, although this date may change if health concerns continue. This decision was not taken lightly. However, in light of the advice from the Federal and State governments being updated daily, the Library wanted to make the decision in a timely manner.

All actions the City is taking are guided by the need to flatten the infection curve, a position being adopted worldwide, nationally and locally in minimising the impacts of COVID-19 on community health and the economy. Thank you for your understanding; we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


The award-winning City of Perth Library is located in the vibrant Cathedral Square precinct in the heart of the City. The Library boasts beautiful views of the City and Swan River and the interiors are warm and inviting. Clever design provides interesting light and shadow effects throughout the building. The Library building employs universal design principles, making it accessible for people with diverse abilities. There are ample public transport and parking options nearby.


The Auditorium is a flexible space suitable for functions of up to 90 people (seated). The adjacent breakout area overlooks a vertical green wall. The reflection pool water feature at the base of this wall brings natural light to this level. A small finishing kitchen, next to the lifts, is available should catering be required. This level also has universal access toilet facilities.

The Auditorium at the City of Perth Library

Auditorium details

Capacity 90 (seated)
Equipment Screen, projector, lectern with microphone.
Availability During and after Library opening hours. Security is required for all after hours hire. Security must be arranged and approved by the City of Perth Library.

Auditorium rates

Day and time Duration  Cost
Monday to Friday
Between 8am and 6pm
1 to 4 hours  $100 per hour
Monday to Friday
Between 8am and 6pm
4.5 to 10 hours $80 per hour
Monday to Friday
From 6pm to 10pm
1 to 4 hours $125 per hour
Between 10am and 4pm
1 to 6 hours $125 per hour
From 4pm to 10pm
 1 to 6 hours $150 per hour
Between 12pm and 4pm
1 to 4 hours $150 per hour
From 4pm to 9pm
1 to 5 hours $175 per hour
  • A minimum booking of 3 hours is required.
  • A deposit of $200 will be charged to secure your booking.
  • All prices include GST and are subject to change.
  • The Not-for-Profit (NFP) rate is calculated at 20% off the standard hire rate.
  • Eligibility for the NFP rate is determined at the point of booking and is applied at the City of Perth Library’s discretion.
  • When requesting a quotation please allow time for setup (bump in), and pack down and clean-up (bump out). As a guide, most events involving food and drink will require 1 hour for setup and 1 hour for clean-up.
  • If access to the building is required before Library opening hours, an early access fee will be charged.

    Booking enquiries

    Please provide the following information:

    • The space you would like to book.
    • The dates and times you would like to book the space for.
    • The number of people you would like to attend your event.
    • Whether your booking will be for an organisation or an individual.
    • Your phone number and email address

    Submit your booking enquiry to:

  • Meeting Rooms

    The Library has a variety of modern and private meeting rooms for 4 to 12 people, which can be booked by the hour at competitive rates.