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Centre for Stories

Explore our home

Work, play, relax – at 100 Aberdeen St, we have it all.

A heritage-listed beauty in Northbridge

On any particular day, you might find writers, visitors and staff hot-desking, networking or reading a book in our unique library. Our building can be used as a venue for events, a temporary working space or workshop area for writers and facilitators, or even a filming and photography shoot location for sit-down interviews.

You will find:

  • Two large rooms for event spaces;
  • One reading room/library for smaller meetings;
  • One fully-equipped kitchen;
  • One outdoor courtyard for summer-time events;
  • And bathrooms with three toilets.

Our building features:

  • Ramp access and accessible bathrooms;
  • Kitchen equipped with gas-fired oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and electrical appliances;
  • Desks and chairs that can be moved to suit your needs;
  • Projector for presentations;
  • Whiteboard and markers;
  • Free WiFi.

Centre for Stories

Hire our venue

You can hire the following spaces:

1. Event Room – ideal for workshops, presentations and events. 35 seated, 45 cocktail-style, or 20 classroom-style person capacity.

2. Reading Room – ideal for meetings or filming sit-down interviews. 10 seated and 15 cocktail-style person capacity.

3. Co-Working Space – hire a desk for a day to work alongside like-minded peers in a quiet and relaxing building.

If you hire the Event Room, the outside Courtyard (which can fit 40 people standing) is included in your purchase.

If you’re interested in hiring the entire building, please contact us at

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Our Library

Did you know we have a library with over 3000 volumes and more than 2000 diverse writers and voices, and that you can borrow any of our books for free? With a wide range of topics and interests, and highlighting the voices of culturally and linguistically diverse authors in particular, we have something here for everyone.

Explore our catalogue online and then come into Centre for Stories in-person to borrow the books you want.

Thank you to John McCann who has been caring for our library and to everyone who generously donated books to our growing library. If you would like to donate a book, please email us to inquire.

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