Island Bay Community Centre

Island Bay Community Centre is a sunny, comfortable spot for parties, meetings and classes. It acts as a hub for local information and community networks.

Island Bay Community Centre holiday hours

Island Bay Community Centre will be closed from 4pm Friday 20 December to 21 January 2020

We are not able to take any bookings during this time.

Two of our regular activities will continue throughout this time, Narcotics Anonymous, Sundays 10am - 11.30am and Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays 7pm - 8pm.

Island Bay Community Centre.

Island Bay Community Centre


At a public meeting in April 1987, Island Bay residents proposed a community centre in Island Bay. A working group was formed, and one year later the Island Bay Community Resource centre opened officially at 163 The Parade.

The centre was popular right from the word go, with community lunches, children’s and adults' craft groups, scrabble sessions and exercise groups held on a weekly basis.

The centre was so popular that it needed to move to a bigger better premises. On 2 October 1992 the centre was re-opened at 136 The Parade, and a community hall was added on 1 March 2003.


137 The Parade, Island Bay (behind the pharmacy).


Monday - Friday:  10.00am - 4.00pm

What's on

A wide range of classes and groups meet at the community centre seven days a week, including a youth programme, art, crafts, seniors' groups, a Dutch social group, music and messy playtime for under 5s, toastmasters, scrabble, tai chi, yoga, breakdancing, Pilates and kids' dance. Find out more on the Island Bay Community Centre Facebook page

Sign up to our weekly newsletter and keep up to date with what’s happening at the centre and in our community – Island Bay CC Weekly What's On


There are five parking spaces (including one mobility park) available at the centre. More parking is available on The Parade.


The front entrance is wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet within the building.


Kitchens: Adjoining the lounge and hall: fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, crockery, glasses and cutlery.

Equipment: Whiteboard, piano, heaters.

Lounge: The lounge has carpet, couches and access to a kitchen. Ideal for meetings, small parties and quiet recreation activities. French doors open to a sheltered garden. Seats around 25 people; 25 chairs, access to trestle tables.

Hall: The hall is light and modern with a wooden floor. It is ideal for exercise, dance, presentations and small performances. French doors open to a patio and lawn. Seats around 80 people; trestle tables available.

Meeting room: Seats up to 6 people; meeting table and chairs available.

Outdoors: Relaxed surroundings include picnic tables, a sculpture, play dinghy and herb garden. BBQ for hire. The area is fenced.

Bookings and charges

To make a booking, contact:

Island Bay Community Centre Coordinator

Phone: (04) 383 7464

Standard hireage charges apply: