Venue Hire

Public Announcement

Our COVID-19 Response

In order to minimise the risk of exposing country families and in turn spreading COVID-19 to largely untouched regional and remote communities, it is with regret that we have decided to postpone all accommodation bookings, events and external meetings held at Royal Far West Manly (including Drummond House) for the foreseeable future.

Along with organisations all over the world, Royal Far West has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely, taking guidance and considering facts and data from Public Health, the Australian Federal and State Governments and a range of other organisations across a variety of sectors, both here and internationally.

Each day brings new developments to consider, but our top priority remains our staff and their families, our clients and their families as well as you – our supporters and friends.

We recognise that this is a stressful and uncertain time. We look forward to hosting you again soon. We will send you regular updates as the situation unfolds and will be in touch when we re-open. In addition, you can follow us on Facebook.

Please call us if you have any queries on 8966 8500.

The venue in the heart of Manly that gives back

Think outside the box for your next event, function, workshop or meeting! Royal Far West’s Centre for Country Kids provides a variety of indoor and outdoor space options for hire, all from a beachside location right in the heart of vibrant Manly.

Plus, every booking fee goes towards helping Australia’s country kids access vital health and developmental care.

We are a five-minute walk from Manly Wharf and close to public transport and council car parks. Limited on-site parking is available for an additional fee. Additionally, each venue area comes with wireless high-speed internet and all meeting rooms have display screens and audio conferencing capability.

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Spaces for hire

Planning a cocktail party, a board meeting, a yoga class or anything in between? We’ve got spaces to accommodate up to 200 people.

Richard Barron Boardroom
  • 60sq m room suitable for AGMs, Board meetings or similar
  • Ground floor location (wheelchair friendly)
  • Dual display screens, laptop, speakers and microphones available for use
  • Capacity around table: up to 20 people
Multi-function rooms
  • 150sq m room can be used as one large, or two smaller rooms (75sq m each)
  • Floor to ceiling windows to provide natural light
  • In-room kitchenette
  • Display screens, laptop, speakers and microphones available
Ground floor event space
  • 330 sq m ground floor open-plan area perfect for larger parties, functions and seated events
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors providing access to outdoor courtyard
  • 200 person capacity
  • Available for evening and weekend hire only. External AV required
Outdoor terrace
  • Large, open air terrace with gas BBQ
  • Ocean glimpses
  • Perfect for self-catered functions 
  • Available for evening and weekend hire only. External AV required

*not available for kids parties

Catering packages

To book your next event or to find out more about our spaces and catering rates, please complete the form below. Likewise, you can call us on 02 8966 8500 or email us at

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    HP has held a number of events on site at RFW Manly—both large Connect events for employees and smaller management meetings.  The facilities and equipment are all of an excellent level. The catering standard consistently amazes the team – on par (if not better than) many Sydney city venues and we appreciate the flexibility to various dietary requirements.

    It is always a pleasure to take the team to RFW Manly – an easy walk to 2 large hotels, an array of excellent restaurants and well connected to public transport. HP Australia is proud to partner with the Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids at Manly in their goals to keep country kids connected to the healthcare they need and couldn’t otherwise access. 

    Personal Systems team, HP Australia