Old Canberra Inn (The Kookaburra Function Room) - function hire

195 Mouat Street, Lyneham

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About the function space

This charming inn was constructed in 1857, and characteristic of the pioneer era, was clad with handmade vertical timber slabs. It quickly became a regular refreshment stop for the Queanbeyan-Yass mail coach.

The inn's excellent reputation continues, with modern touches to make your function a smash hit.

The Kookaburra Room is a gorgeous rustic barn-like space with vaulted ceilings, timber finishes, lovely wallpaper and signature lighting. It accesses the adjoining shared beer garden for alfresco moonlight cocktails and starlight beers.

The main bar is just inside past the beer garden and only a few metres away, ensuring your guests are well hydrated throughout the evening.

The Kookaburra Room is also ideal for intimate dinner functions. A set menu can be created or orders can be placed in advance from our regular food menu.

Function facilities

  • Exclusive bar: No
  • Exclusive smoking area: No
  • Exclusive toilets: No
  • Wheelchair access: Yes

Smoking area: In the shared beer garden only a few metres away.

Parking: Venue carpark and free parking opposite.

Music facilities

This equipment is available in the function space free of charge:

  • Amp: No
  • PA System: No
  • Speakers: No
  • iPod/AUX input: No
  • Jukebox: No
  • Dance floor: No, but suitable area to dance
  • Mixer: No
  • CDJs: No
  • CD Player: No
  • Turntables: No
  • Mirror ball: No
  • Lighting: No

Can the venue arrange:

  • DJ hire: No
  • Free
    background music: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • DJ: No
  • Band: No

Noise restrictions: At management's discretion from 10pm.

Further music facilities/conditions:

Friday nights: Vinyl sessions with local DJs spinning old-school records soul, funk, reggae, rockabilly and more from 8pm-midnight. Other nights: house tunes spanning decades and different genres.

Conditions for private party hire

Friday $

Saturday $

Hire Charge



+ Minimum spend


on food/drinks


on food/drinks

+ Security staff



= Total



Min—max guests

20 — 35

20 — 35

Party duration

7pm — 12am   (5 hours)

7pm — 12am   (5 hours)

At this time, the function space:



Extend the party until:

2am, provided guests are still buying drinks.

2am, provided guests are still buying drinks.

Closing time



Further conditions

The minimum spend can be comprised of food and beverage purchases by yourself and/or your guests.

Underage policy

Underage guests are permitted until 10pm, providing the underage guest is in the company of a responsible adult who is responsibly supervising them. One separate responsible adult per each underage guest.

Drink options

Bar tab, Cash bar/Pay as you go

Seasonal surcharges

Nov-Dec: additional $200 min spend

Sun-Thu functions

Mon-Thur: $500 min spend, Sun: $1000 min spend.

18th, 21st, bucks & hens party policy

  • 18th birthday party: Yes
  • 21st birthday party: Yes
  • Bucks party: Yes
  • Hens night: Yes

Underage parties are not permitted.

Food / Catering

Can the venue provide:

  • Finger food: Yes
  • Meals: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • Finger food: No
  • Cake: Yes

Presentation facilities

In-house presentation facilities available for use at no extra charge:

  • Microphone/PA: No
  • Stage: No
  • DVD Player: No
  • Data projector: No
  • Projector screen: No
  • Large TV/Plasma/LCD: No

Decorations policy

Can the venue:

  • Arrange decorations: No
  • Put up decorations: No

Restrictions: No confetti-type decorations.

Ticketed events policy

Can the customer charge for their function:

  • At the door: Yes
  • Presale: Yes

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