Lord Mayoral reception in the Court Room

Upon request the Lord Mayor of Hobart Councillor Anna Reynolds will give consideration to hosting a reception for clubs and organisations to celebrate significant occasions in the Lord Mayor’s Court Room at the Town Hall.

Events include:

  • launching a new project
  • an organisational anniversary
  • a significant national or cultural day observed by multicultural communities
  • returning student delegations to national events
  • other important events held in Hobart.

Lord Mayor's Court Room 

The Court Room is situated on the ground floor of the Hobart Town Hall at 50 Macquarie Street. The Town Hall is located on the original site of the first Government House and which now houses offices and functions rooms of the Lord Mayor.

The Lord Mayor’s Court Room was previously the Police Headquarters housing the police offices and a municipal court. The original cedar and huon pine doors in the Court Room had been covered by plywood but were re-discovered in the early 1970s when the room was refurbished. 

The Court Room is decorated with paintings from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the City of Hobart Art Prize.

Receptions are sponsored by the Lord Mayor. They are run for one hour for a maximum of 70 guests and include catering of drinks and canapes.  

For a request to be considered, a lead time of at least eight weeks needs to be provided to enable the development of a guest list, to dispatch invitations and receive a timely response for catering purposes.

Make a request for the Lord Mayor to host a reception in her Court Room.

Clubs and organisations wishing the Council to host a civic function for larger groups are requested to contact the Office of the Lord Mayor at lord.mayor@hobartcity.com.au.