Events Agreement

  • To confirm your event space booking you must agree to the terms and conditions outlined below and secure payment before the due date.

    Facilities & Equipment

    We reserve the right to charge an additional cleaning fee if any excessive mess or damage is left behind after an event. The fee will be based on the extent of cleaning required and charged to the responsible party.

    If any equipment, furniture or facilities are broken, damaged or stolen, the event host will incur the cost of fixing or replacing the item.

    Fishburners (Fishburners Limited, ABN 32 152 773 647) does not take responsibility for your equipment if left in the space.

    Fishburners reserves the right to move your event to an alternative space if needed.

    AV equipment is included in the event space hire and we check it to make sure it works for your event. Fishburners is not responsible for any AV issues that may arise during your event unless you have booked an AV technician to look after your event - enquire more by contacting us on [email protected].

    If we discover that the AV setup has been changed without our knowledge, charges may apply for an AV technician to fix the AV system for the next event.

    Our staff is here to assist you with the AV in the beginning of the event

    Your setup will be done before the event as per the events organiser's request. Any changes that need to be done during the event are up to the organiser.

    At least one of our staff members will be available at Fishburners to assist with any questions or needs during your event.

    Entering & Exiting the Building

    Access to Fishburners event space is via Sydney Startup Hub entrance on York Street: Fishburners Level 2-3, 11-31 York Street, 2000, NSW.

    Access key cards can be provided to the event host 24hrs prior to their scheduled event to allow for set up purposes. By signing this document event organisers agree to returning the allocated event access card after their event. A lost, damaged or unreturned access card will incur a $105 (inc. GST) charge on the final invoice.
    Loading Dock

    Pick ups and/or drop offs for deliveries and catering that require vehicle access can be scheduled at least 24 hours before your event through the building's loading dock. Full instructions are provided once access is approved but simply entered on York Lane entering through Clarence Street.

    Capacity Management

    At all times the building capacity on Level 2 and 3 must not exceed 300 people. In order to maintain capacity limits, the event host must not overbook their allocated capacity.
    Alcohol & Licensing

    Where licences are required for activities undertaken by any party in the Space (e.g. service of food or alcohol), it is the event host’s obligation to ensure all necessary licences are in place prior to event workers and guests entering the building. Event hosts are not allowed to sell alcohol to event attendees whilst on the premises.

    For drink package options, please contact us on [email protected]


    Fishburners has insurance that will cover any incidentals during your event that were caused by Fishburners property. Please note that we encourage all events to take out their own public liability insurance to cover any injury or property damage incidentals caused by the event itself.Examples of where this might apply:

    An attendee damaging Fishburners property and/or Regent’s Theatre lobby, foyers and lifts at either of these addresses.

    An attendee getting sick from the food at your event.

    An attendee injuring themselves from acting recklessly, and/or under the influence of alcohol at either of these addresses.

    External Sponsorship

    Event hosts must not remove, turn off, or move any sponsor signage. You may display your own supporters’ banners and logos alongside. It is the responsibility of the event host to inform Fishburners of whom their sponsors are and if they are competitors of our sponsors. We require all event hosts to respect our sponsorship promotion and not to interfere with our sponsors logos on the TV’s (do not at any times turn off the TV’s).

    Cancellation Period

    Fishburners’ event space is in high demand, and regularly booked every evening and weekend, a month in advance. We require a 50% deposit to lock in your booking. 

    If you need to cancel your event, we require notice as early as possible. If the event is cancelled less than one month before the scheduled date, we will retain 50% of the deposit. If the cancellation is made less than 14 days before the event, the full deposit will be retained. If the entire event is cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled time, we will retain the agreed cost of the event space. We understand that unexpected circumstances can arise, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to reschedule your event where additional charges may apply.

    Food & Beverage Selections

    Here is the link to our in-house catering portal

    If you are unsure of your selection on the site and are worried about budgets, please contact Eurest for help with putting together a recommended menu and quote.

    If you do want to bring your own caterer in, we charge a flat cleaning fee of $200(inc. GST) if a mess is left behind.

    These are to be finalised no less than 3 business days prior to the event. If by any chance the event cancels within 24 hours prior to delivery, event hosts will incur a 50% surcharge on the total order value (inc. GST). Same day cancellations will be invoiced in full.

    Code of Conduct

    By having an event at Fishburners, you agree to abide and enforce our Code of Conduct. Fishburners has zero tolerance towards any kind of discrimination and values inclusive communities. We encourage you to acknowledge your agreement towards the code of conduct by mentioning it at the beginning of your event.

    Here is some example wording: We're excited to be here at Fishburners for our event today. Fishburners values inclusive communities and all events hosted here are governed by their community code of conduct. If any issues arise that make you feel uncomfortable don’t hesitate to come and speak to one of the team, we want everyone to feel welcome!”

    In addition to this, Fishburners encourages the event host to promote diversity at their events and support minority groups that are underrepresented within the tech/startup ecosystem (Eg If you are hosting a panel event ensure there is a mix of speakers from different genders and/or cultural backgrounds to provide a more diverse perspective).

    Acknowledgment of Country

    Fishburners respect the need to provide an Acknowledgement of Country at events. This practice recognises the place of Indigenous people as the first custodians of this land, promotes awareness of the history and culture of Indigenous people and formally acknowledges Indigenous people’s ongoing connection to land.
    ‘I would like to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay my respects to the Elders both past and present.

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