No matter what the occasion, Catalyst has everything you need to celebrate in style. Let us work with you to plan and deliver on every detail. We offer great beverage and catering packages, that can be tailored for your event, based on your budget and needs.

Within walking distance of the Octagon and accommodation facilities, Catalyst is the perfect venue for your next function or event. With the choice of our covered courtyard, individual spaces, or the whole venue we can host anything from intimate gatherings, workshops, birthdays or larger parties.

Please note - We do not host 21st birthdays.

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Terms and Conditions

Use of Venue

The private hire of Catalyst incurs a $750 venue hire fee, unless a minimum spend of $2500 is spent on the night. This total minimum spend includes any catering done by Catalyst, all bar tab’s, money spent by your guests and any BYO fee’s.

If the minimum spend is not reached by the conclusion of your event, Catalyst reserves the right to charge the outstanding amount.

Catalyst can host up to 90 people allowing you to have full private use of our space and covered atrium courtyard.

Please note that reservation of Catalyst does not entitle guests to determine hours of opening, provide entry to guests deemed intoxicated, unsuitably dressed or antisocial, compel staff to serve alcohol to minors or undertake any other activities that contravene the Sale of Liquor Act.

When major damage occurs and affects Catalyst’s ability to open the following day you will be liable to pay for any lost revenue.

Responsibility of the Customer

You are expected to conduct the event in a legal and responsible manner, and are responsible for the conduct of all guests. You are responsible for, and will be charged for, any damage and/or theft that occurs on Catalyst premises.


For private events our space is available

Wednesday - Thursday ~ 5pm - 11pm

Friday & Saturday 5pm - 1am

You can begin your function from 5:00pm and can gain access from 4:30pm to set up or decorate. The bar will be closed by 12:30am unless prior arrangements have been made. Once the bar has been closed, guests are required to leave the premises within 30 minutes.

Payment and Deposit

A deposit of $500 is required to confirm your reservation to the bank account below, after which we will refuse other reservations for the evening. This deposit will be refunded in the following few days after your function, unless there has been damage to the property or substantial breakages. Where the manager on duty considers damages/breakages to be substantial, the deposit will be withheld until a full inspection of the premises can take place by the general manager.

Deposit to be paid to:




Reference - Your name

Code - Deposit

Payment of the deposit confirms that you agree to the terms and conditions outlaid in this document.

Confirmation and Cancellation

Confirming your reservation requires Catalyst to turn away other business for that date. Your reservation is therefore not considered confirmed until your deposit is paid.

Catalyst will refund 100% of your deposit if a cancellation is made more than six weeks in advance and 50% for cancellations between three and six weeks in advance. No refund will be provided for cancellations made within three weeks of the function.

Decorating the Premises

Catalyst requires little decoration! If you wish to bring flowers and balloons please do so, but please, no glitter, sprays or cellotape/hooks/bluetack on our walls.


Please visit here to see the full range of food we can supply for your function. We think canapés work well for any event as they are easy to eat and create little mess. Hot and cold canapés are available.

Birthday cakes may be brought in from elsewhere with a $25 cakeage fee.

Beverages and Bar Tabs

Please visit here to see our full range of alcohol.

We have multiple bar tab options, you can:

  • Provide your guests with complementary drinks - where all costs are allocated to your bar tab. You can specify the upper limit of your bar tab, after which Catalyst will offer a cash bar, or close your function for you.
  • Provide your guests with subsidised drinks – where you pay a set dollar amount off the cost of each drink and your guest pays the balance (e.g. each drink subsidized by $5 for a total of $1000 = 200 drinks).
  • Provide a certain group or family with complementary drinks - where all costs are allocated to your bar tab. You can specify the upper limit of your bar tab.
  • We can run subsidized drink’s and family tab’s at the same time.

Full payment of tab’s and fee’s is required at the completion of your function unless prior arrangements have been made.


Catalyst can offer a wireless microphone for speeches and you can play your own music through a Spotify connection on our iPad. Please note we won’t act as DJ and take song requests every 5 minutes.

Live music works well in our venue, but please communicate this with the manager before booking your preferred artist.

Exclusion from the Premises

Any patron, including the birthday person or members of their family, arriving intoxicated, attempting to bring alcohol onto the premises or discovered with alcohol purchased elsewhere on the premises will be denied entry for the entire evening without exception.

Any patron, including the birthday person or members of their family, who becomes intoxicated, is found using drugs and/or antisocial on Catalyst property will be required to leave the premises.

Any patron found to be deliberately damaging Catalyst property will be required to leave the premises.

Our atrium courtyard is smoke/vape free and no alcohol is allowed to be taken outside of our premise on to Princes Street. The staff or security has the right to ask any patron deliberately breaking the rules to leave the premise.

If you notice a person on the premises who is not a member of staff or part of your function, please alert the staff or security immediately – we will take care of removing them for you. If you require your guests to produce identification upon entry, please let us know.

If anyone is asked to leave the premises for one of these reasons and attempts to regain entry forcefully this may result in the entire function being closed. Any agreed costs will still be charged for the function.

There are two taxi stands on either side of the road, both 20 metres north of Catalyst.

Function Enquiry

To enquire about hosting a function with Catalyst, please email us at: or fill out the form below:

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