Old Fire Station

Opening Hours

Exhibitions at the Old Fire Station run from Friday to Wednesday each week. As exhibitions are run by the exhibitors themselves hours vary from week to week, but generally the space is open between 10am and 3pm on these days.


To book the Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre, please complete and submit the Online Booking form or print out and complete the hard copy Booking form icon image for PDF documents

  • No commercial operations to hire the gallery
  • No commercially made items allowed. All items to be handmade original work.

Prior to booking please ensure that you have read and understood the Information and Guidelines for Hirers icon image for PDF documents

The 2018/19 fees:

Weekly Hire Fee | $250

Refundable Bond | $105

Refundable Key Deposit | $35

History and Background

The Old Fire Station located on the corner of Terralong & Shoalhaven Streets Kiama, is a major focus of culture and art in the Kiama community. It attracts many professional artists and visitors from not only the local community, but from across Australia.

Community arts are important in the everyday lives of the community. The Old Fire Station gallery, located in Kiama CBD, is a professional facility for exhibitions, workshops and other cultural events.

When Daisy the Cow is out the front of the gallery, it means there is something on inside! Come in and peruse the variety of exhibitions taking place from Kiama High School, Kiama Shellharbour Camera Club, Kiama Art Society, and individual artists using mediums ranging from pottery to painting, to sewing and embroidery, woodcraft and photography.

  • The Kiama Old Fire Station was built in 1915.
  • In 1996 Kiama Council and the Ministry of the Arts helped refurbish the space allowing the Old Fire Station to be used as a Community Arts Centre ever since.
  • Now the Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre has a community gallery and  kitchen for use by local artists and cultural groups
  • The Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre is booked fifty two (52) weeks per year and is available for hire for exhibitions, workshops, lectures, talks, recitals or as performance space.
  • The Community Arts Centre space is approx 10m x 7m
  • The mural on the back walls was painted by Trudi Voorwinden along with TAFE students during a TAFE Outreach Project, which trained 10 locals in mural design and coordination.
  • The side panels depict “Daisy” in the four seasons of our seaside environment. The trained locals involved in the Murals were: Leonie Barracluff, Maryann Conway, Robyn Drake, Carole Dunn, Emmanuel Fenech, Rachael Kalkowski, Michelle Kent, Vicki Webster, Tanya Bond, Andrew Lawden, Grant Roberts, Warren Hunt.

Questions and Queries

If you would like further information on booking the Old Fire Station, please contact Councils Community and Cultural Development Officer on (02) 4232 0444 or council@kiama.nsw.gov.au.

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