Waterloo Community Hall, QLD, Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai Country
Waterloo Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai People.
The Waterloo Hall sits at the social and geographical centre of a quiet, rural community, tucked within gentle rolling hills 40 minutes from Bundaberg. The hall was built by local residents in 1911 on land leased from the nearby juice mill. At its opening ball in June, 150 people danced til morning on its “splendid” Flindersia wood floors. The hall has witnessed a lot since then; floods and fires, big dances, sporting comps and meetings. Young men of the district have gathered here to march off to wars and the hall was the place for families to celebrate the return, or mourn the loss of, their loved ones. A recent newcomer aptly described the hall as a “monument to corrugated iron” yet for the many cheery locals it is so much more than that. It is like a second home, hosting monthly BBQs for anyone to attend, plus weddings, birthdays, craft markets and all manner of cultural and artistic celebrations. If you get a chance to visit, sit a while, and enjoy a good yarn.
Festival of Small Halls returns to Waterloo on Sunday, 15 October 2023 with Monique Clare and Shane Pendergast.
BBQ burgers and sausages will be available at the Hall from 5.00pm until 6.15pm, catered by RFDS.
Bar Service (beer, wine and soft drink), tea, coffee and water will be available at the Hall from 5.00pm until 6.15pm, catered by the Hall Committee.
Local community cakes, biscuits and slices (gluten free) available at intermission.
Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $20
Child Admission (Aged 12 and Under – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – Free
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at community events.
Doors Open 6.00pm
Show Starts 6.30pm
Waterloo Community Hall has accessible bathrooms (wheelchair accessible).
Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved QLD Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.