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

      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, so please make sure you take it with you.
      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 from our Events Manager Jane on [email protected]
      None of the AV setup is to be changed. If we discover that the AV setup has been changed, we may need to charge an AV technician fee 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 set up 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 are required for weekend events.
      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 within 24 hrs following their event. A lost, damage or unreturned access card will incur a $105 charge on the final invoice.

    Loading Dock

      For deliveries and catering that require vehicle access Fishburners loading dock may be used for drop offs/pick ups. Access to the loading dock is on York Lane, entering from Clarence street, first roller door on the left (right on the corner or York Ln and Clarence).
      Once approved, all you need to do is call the security guard on arrival who’s number is 0431 442 006. It is also located on the left hand side of the roller door.

    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 licenses 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 licenses 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.


      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. All cancellations must be made no less than 1 month prior to the booking, to avoid a cancellation fee. We take 50% of the deposit if the event is cancelled less than 1 month before the event and the full deposit if it is cancelled less than 14 days of the event. If the entire event is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the event Fishburners will retain the event space agreed cost. If your event cannot go ahead due to COVID restrictions, we allow the rescheduling of your event for no extra charge, however if you wish to fully cancel the event, the cancellation policy stays the same as per above.

    Food & Beverage Selections

      Here’s the link to the catering portal -
      We require every event to use our in-house caterer. If you are unsure of your selection on the site and are worried about budgets, please contact our Events Manager on [email protected] for help with putting together a recommended menu and quote.
      We do have drinks packages available, please contact Jane to find out more.
      If you do want to bring your own caterer in, we charge a flat cleaning fee of $200+GST
      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 respects the need to provide an Acknowledgment 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 acknowledge 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.’