Caroline Bay Soundshell

Halls & Event Venues

Set in the beautiful park like setting of Caroline Bay. This open air auditorium is well known as the venue for the Caroline Bay Carnival concerts.


Area Capacity
Numbered seating 1800

Additional lawn area available for picnic seating.


  • Extensive onsite parking
  • Covered stage
  • Catwalk
  • 1800 numbered seats
  • Lawn picnic area

Note: Statutory requirements and licenses regarding the use of and sale of alcohol must be observed.

Fees and Charges

Caroline Bay Soundshell

  • The Caroline Bay Soundshell is an outdoor venue with seating for 1,812.
  • Deposit - a deposit is required on signing the Agreement to cover statutory advertising. This will only be refunded if a cancellation notice is given one week prior to the concert.
  • Screen fencing - The Council can provide screen fencing for the Bay Hill frontage from the Piazza to about opposite the restaurant. This would be erected on the afternoon of the concert if it is required.
Description2019/2020 (GST inclusive)
Hire - Show Charging Admission 
Deposit (refundable)$300.00
Soundshell hire, electricity supply, clean up/labour, two public notices re Liquor ban / exclusive use and admission charge$600.00
Fencing / labourAt cost
Hire – Show with No Admission Charge or Community Event 
A Community Events is when admission is by donation (gold coin or similar) and/or the net proceeds are being donated to an approved charity or community cause 
Deposit (refundable)$200.00
Covers limited electricity supply:  Any additional electricity supply must be arranged for and paid by the hirer. 
Clean up: Any additional clean up / rubbish removal etc must be paid by the hirer. 
Public Liability Insurance Cover (if required)$10.00 per hire

The Council does not offer the following services:

Security, ticket sales/booking agent, ushers, sound, electrician, additional electrical supply, additional spot lighting, additional stage lighting. Please make your own arrangements for these services. A list of service providers can be supplied if required.

The Hirer's attention is drawn to the following legal requirements of the Electrical Regulations covering outdoor venues:

  • Should the Hirer's 'Electrical Load' requirements exceed the capacity of the 'residual current device protected 3 phase 5 pin sockets' then a power supply of '3 phase 150 amp' may be drawn from a fuse/switch provided.
  • The Hirer's electrician when taking a power connection from the fuse/switch is responsible for arranging the Electrical Permit and assumes full legal responsibility at all times for the temporary electrical installation whilst it is connected to a power supply.
  • The Council will NOT accept any responsibility or claims for compensation of loss due to power failure at the venue for whatever reason. The Hirer and the hirer's electrician are totally responsible for all electrical safety of performers, staff and the public.

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Publish Date: 24 Feb 2014