Terms and Conditions


Available for hireInside/outside play equipment, kitchen appliances, stereo & CDs, BBQ.
Unavailable for hireArt room, Toy storage room.
BookingsSee Shire of Yarra Ranges conditions of hire below.
PaymentPayment of bond and venue hire is required to secure your booking.
Bond/DepositBookings will only be taken with payment of hire fee.
CancellationFor cancellations 28 days or more before booking date– full refund minus $5 booking fee ($150 + $70 bond= $220)
For cancellations 14 days or more before booking date– half refund minus $5 booking fee ($75 + $70 bond= $145)
For cancellations less than 14 days before booking date– bond only ($70)

All refunds will be completed within 14 days of the cancellation.
PermitsSee Shire of Yarra Ranges conditions of hire.
InsuranceSee Shire of Yarra Ranges conditions of hire.
DamageSee Shire of Yarra Ranges conditions of hire.
IndemnitySee Shire of Yarra Ranges conditions of hire.
LiabilitySee Shire of Yarra Ranges conditions of hire.
KitchenSee Shire of Yarra Ranges conditions of hire.
DecorationsDecorations may be used but must be removed after the function. This includes balloons, streamers and signs/banners.
Set up/Pack upSet up time must be stated on the application form. Pack up should commence immediately on the termination of the function.
FurnitureDo not drag furniture across the floors. All furniture is to be returned to its original position at the completion of the function.
CleaningKitchen benches are to be wiped down.
Stove, oven and microwave are to be left clean.
All dishes to be washed, dried and put away.
Bathroom (including sink and toilets) are to be cleaned.
All floors are to be swept/vacuumed and mopped.
Rear deck is to be swept.
Rubbish is to be removed.
Lock upWhen vacating premises, all electrical appliances including lights, heaters and ceiling fans are to be switched off. BBQ is to be turned off and gas bottle returned to laundry. All windows and doors are to be closed and locked.
** Note: under the terms of our lease with Yarra Ranges Council, the operating hours for parties are 8am-6pm, meaning the premises must be locked up by 6pm.
Emergency ExitsSee Yarra Ranges Council conditions of hire.
Emergency ContactBelgrave Lake Cottage Playgroup 0401 087 085.
BreachesThe Committee reserves the right to expel person(s) or terminate the function due to any breach of conditions of hire and/or misconduct.


Bookings are considered tentative until a receipt of completed application form including total hire charge. Tentative bookings will be held for 14 days, after which time the booking will be cancelled in our online booking system.

The bond is security for any damage to the building and/or breach of conditions of hire. The total bond will be refunded to the hirer within 14 days after the function, provided the hirer has complied with all aspects of the condition of hire. Should the cost of repairing damage to the property exceed the bond, the hirer shall pay additional costs. The costs of extra cleaning as a result of the function will be deducted from the bond. An account for additional costs will be forwarded within 30 days.

Liquor – Hirers are requested to contact the Liquor Licensing Commission on 9655 6696 to determine if a licence is required.
Gaming – Appropriate permits must be obtained by the hirer. All permits must be signed by the booking office and bookings are
subject to the appropriate permits being arranged.
Performing Rights – The hirer hereby indemnifies the Council against any claim for breach of copyright.

Venue hire includes Public Liability Insurance cover for $10 million with an Excess of $100 for property damage only. All accidents and/or incidents which may result in a claim being made under this policy of insurance must be reported to the BLPC Playgroup Committee Party Coordinator within 2 days of the incident taking place.

The floors, walls, curtains or any other part of the building or any fittings or furniture, shall not be damaged. The hirer takes steps to ensure their patrons will not cause damage or defacement. Failure to adhere to the above may result in loss of bond.

The hirer/User/Lessee agrees to indemnify and to keep indemnified, the Council, it’s servants and agents and each of them from and against all actions, costs, claims, charges, expenses, penalties, demands and damages whatsoever which may be brought or made or claimed against them, or any of them, arising from the Hirers/Users/lessee performance or purported performance of it’s obligations under this licence/permit and be directly related to the negligent acts, errors or omission of the Hirer/User/Lessee. The Hirer/User/Lessees liability to indemnify the Council shall be reduced proportionally to the extent that any act or omission of the Council, its servants or agents, contributed to the loss or liability.

The hirer must (a) remain on the premises whilst visitors/patrons are in the building; (b) keep premises locked when unoccupied; (c) be responsible for orderly conduct and safety of patrons; and provide security where directed; (d) maintain the premises in a clean and safe condition for the duration of the term of hire.
Please note: the use of speed enhancers on the floor is strictly forbidden.

The hirer of the kitchen shall leave it in a clean and tidy condition and all rubbish generated by the event is to be removed immediately. On completion of the function, tabletops must be cleared and wiped and the premises must be left in a clean and tidy condition.

All emergency exit doorways and passageways should be left clear at all times.