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Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre


European neo-classical style with an elaborate façade and imposing balconies. During the 1930s many of the existing Art Deco internal features were added to the building. This included woodwork, plasterwork and the addition of a balcony in the main hall. In August 2000, the Northcote Town Hall Master Plan was created after extensive consultation with users, community groups and outside specialists. In 2004 and in recognition of the site’s connections with the Aboriginal community, the council worked with the Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Council and Aboriginal artist, Ray Thomas, to deliver a new design for the Civic Square.

In 2018 the council unanimously supported a review of the use of the venue and declared it a dedicated arts centre. Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre is now fully committed to supporting the creative community through a range of partnerships and assisted packages leading to increased artistic outcomes and opportunities for the local municipality.

What's On

A rare opportunity of an extensive tour accessing spaces previously not open to the general public. Delving into the venue’s history, discover some hidden secrets with self-guided tours and two guided tours, culminating with a glass of wine in the rooftop with stunning views of the city.

Images: (1) Northcote Town Hall, front façade, image supplied by Darebin City Council. (2) Main Hall, image supplied by Darebin City Council. (3) Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, Front Entrance. Photo: Mark Wilkinson.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 30 July
10am-4pm self guided tours
Tours run 11am and 2.30pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 20 people
Bookings not required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first come, first in basis.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Fully wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathroom
Accessible parking nearby


189 High Street, Northcote 3070


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