The Shire of West Arthur welcomes events and activities, and supports a range of annual events, including the Australia Day Breakfast at Lake Towerrinning, Anzac Day and Sheepfest.


Darkan has a Town Hall complex, which includes a hall with stage, fully equipped kitchen and bar service area.  Attached to this is the heritage Pioneer Hall.

Located in Arthur River on the Albany Highway is the Arthur River Hall.  Hire costs for these venues can be found on the Fees and Charges Local community groups and not-for-profit organisations have free use of the venues, but must pay a deposit and complete the relevant documents.

Outdoor venues are located at Lake Towerrinning and the Railway Reserve BBQ Shade Shelter in Darkan. Your approved outdoor venue booking is not exclusive, and the Shire advises that the venue remains accessible to the public during your event.

Private venues in town include the West Arthur Community Resource Centre and the Darkan Sporting Complex.

Types of Events
  • If your event or activity is being held outside a private business on Burrowes St, you will need to complete a Street Appeal and Other Activities Application.
  • If your event or activity is being held in the Darkan Town Hall or Arthur River Hall, please complete the Booking Form.
  • If your event is for less than 100 attendees, please complete the Event Application.
  • If your event is for more than 100 attendees but less than 500, please complete the Minor Event Application Form.
  • If your event is for more than 500 attendees, please complete the Major Event Application Form.
Additional Documentation

Depending upon your event or activity, additional documentation may be required.