Room Hire

Hiring Information

The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music (UHCM) is the largest cultural organisation in the Upper Hunter.  Founded in 1997 we have more than 20 staff teaching across the region.  The Conservatorium has helped children and adults reach their musical goals for almost 20 years.

Our new purpose-built facility is the first newly designed performing arts facility in the Upper Hunter.  This venue, in the heart of Muswellbrook and the Upper Hunter region, has spaces for administration, teaching and performances.

The Upper Hunter Conservatorium is also a major events centre. Our premier function rooms are available for hire for both small and large groups.

If you require further information before progression of your enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact the Administration Manager.

Contact Details

Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music
Address: Campbell’s Corner, First Floor,
80 Bridge Street, MUSWELLBROOK NSW 2333
(Entrance via Brook Street)
Telephone: 02 6541 4888
Facsimile: 02 6541 4999

Rooms and Spaces Available for Hire

Atherstone Room
Colvin Room
Function Room 2
Studio 4

For more information on each of the rooms and our current Fees and Charges download our UHCM Room Hire Brochure 2018.

Booking and Payment Terms

Please direct your enquiry to the UHCM Administration Manager. You will be asked to complete a Room Hire Enquiry Form and you will be provided with a written quotation.

A deposit of 50% of the cost of the room hire quotation will be payable and you will be required to return a signed copy of the Hire Agreement. The balance of the fee must be received by the us no later than 3 days prior to the event taking place.

The deposit will be refunded only if a cancellation is received in writing 14 days prior to the booking date less a Cancellation Fee. 

Community Hiring

A low-cost not-for-profit Rate is available for community organisations

Private and Corporate Hiring

All private and corporate hirers will be charged the Standard Rate for all rooms at UHCM. Bookings outside of usual office hours will be a minimum of 2 hours and the hourly rate will be charged for extra time thereafter. Please note that UHCM charges the full hourly rate for additional time beyond a designated booking. Pro-rata rates for part of an hour do not apply.

A cleaning fee may be included in your quotation. Any additional cleaning required will be charged accordingly at the discretion of the Director.  


The Upper Hunter Conservatorium does not have a commercial kitchen on site. We have glassware, crockery, tables and urns available for hire. Please contact us for further information.

Staffing Requirements

Hirers must appreciate that we are an educational facility and priority will be given to the needs of students and teachers during usual teaching hours. 

Bookings outside of usual office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) must be a minimum of 2 hours. A designated UHCM Site Attendant or Staff Member must be on-site outside of usual office hours.  


The hirer must hold public liability insurance of no less than $20,000,000. All hirers must provide a certificate of currency as proof of cover before an event is allowed to proceed. A copy of this document must be returned to UHCM together with a signed copy of the Hire Agreement.

Muswellbrook Shire Council may be able to provide insurance cover for some community groups. Hirers should contact Council directly for more information.