Venue Hire

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The Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, yapang (MAC yapang) is a unique arts and cultural destination, situated in a magnificent lakeside location overlooking Sculpture Park, Marmong Point Marina and extensive leafy grounds. MAC yapang presents a high-quality range of exhibitions and programs that are engaging, and inspiring. 

There are various spaces within MAC yapang that are available for private and corporate hire. Suitable events include cocktail parties, seminars, meetings, dinners, ceremonies, small conferences, product launches and presentations. 

Venue Hire Enquiry Form

Frequently asked questions

Can I book a guided tour or of the exhibitions or workshop for my event?

Yes. Our team can provide guided tours of the current exhibitions, and can customise lectures, workshops and/ or art classes to give your event a point of difference.

Does MAC yapang offer catering for events?

MAC yapang's onsite cafe Three Bears Cafe can provide catering for morning teas, cocktail parties, light lunches and formal functions. MAC yapang's wine partner is Ernest Hill Wines, and any other alcoholic beverages can be negotiated with MAC yapang according to our Liquor Licence and partnerships agreement.

How do I go about booking Sculpture Park for my ceremony?

Sculpture Park bookings can be made through Lake Macquarie City Council. Speak to MAC yapang about booking a wet weather alternative option for your Sculpture Park ceremony.

Click here to learn more about booking Sculpture Park.

Is there parking at MAC yapang?

Yes. MAC yapang has accessible car parking in close proximity to MAC yapang. General Parking is located next to Teralba Amateur Saling Club, and overflow parking is located next to Booragul Wharf. Coaches or buses are permitted to park in overflow parking.

Please note, overflow parking is located approximately 100 metres downhill from MAC yapang.

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How do I get to MAC yapang?

MAC yapang is located at the end of First Street, Booragul, on the edge of Lake Macquarie. MAC yapang can be reached easily from the lake foreshore cycleway, the water or by public transport.

What facilities does MAC yapang have?

Three Bears Cafe catering options 

Various meeting spaces available

Access to audiovisual equipment

Free wifi 

Easy ramp access to the museum for wheelchairs and prams

Left-handed access disability toilet

Baby changing facilities and disability access to toilets

Stunning grounds perfect for picnics or team building activities

Guided tours available on request

Customised educational opportunities

Sculpture Park grounds and optional guided experiences

Retail shop

Bicycle racks

Dogs are welcome in the designated dog exercise area

Can I bring pets to my function or event?

Pets are not permitted within indoor spaces at the art museum or in the marquee, however pet parking is available at three locations on the exterior of the building. Please see map below. 

Official service animals are permitted within all public areas at MAC yapang.

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Can the retail shop (shop MAC) be open for my event?

Yes. Shop MAC can be open during your event for inspirational gift purchases, or program related product purchases.

At shop MAC you will find high quality handcrafted jewellery, glassware, ceramics, bags and textile accessories by local and national makers. shop MAC supports artisan made, the Local Indigenous Art Code program, sustainability/ eco-friendly, fair trade and Australian made. This means you can purchase with peace of mind; knowing your environmental impact is low, and your social impact is meaningful.  

How can I find out what other cultural venues are available for hire in Lake Macquarie?

Lake Macquarie Council offers private and corporate hire at Rathmines and Warners Bay Theatres, and Multi-Arts Pavilion mima. Click here to find out more.

Can I hire equipment for my event at MAC yapang?

Yes. MAC yapang can provide basic trestle tables with chairs for up to 50 people. Any other requirements must be arranged by the hirer in consultation with MAC yapang. All furniture brought into the space must have rubber stoppers to protect the floor. Please enquire with MAC yapang about availability of audio visual equipment and prices.

Can I decorate the space I hire for my event?

Yes. Subject to approval from MAC yapang decorations are permitted within the space. Decorations must not be affixed to walls and the hirer must take responsibility for removal of decorations and ensure the space is left undamaged and clean after the event.

Is MAC yapang accessible?

Yes. MAC yapang is a single-level building with ramp and path access. There are accessible car parks and ample space for drop offs. A wheelchair is available as are accessible toilet amenities. Most of the work in the Sculpture Park can be viewed from the pathway but is predominantly situated in a grassed area. 


Does a staff member from MAC yapang need to be present at my event?

It is a requirement of hire that MAC yapang staff are to be on duty during functions and events to ensure the best experience for you and your guests, and to maintain the security and care of the artwork and art museum.

The number of staff required for each hire period is at the discretion of MAC yapang and will be discussed with the hirer at the time of booking.

Hire fees include one staff member. If event deemed to need 2 or more, an additional fee will be negotiated with the hirer.


What kind of events are best suited to MAC yapang?

MAC yapang is best suited to small to medium sized events with a capacity of less than 120 people. Suitable events include cocktail parties, seminars, ceremonies, launches, meetings, dinners, small conferences, product launches or presentations.

What spaces are available for hire within MAC yapang?

MAC yapang has various hireable spaces, including:

  • Marquee
  • Terrace
  • Terrace and marquee
  • Foyer, lounge/library and balcony (after hours only)
  • Main exhibition space (after hours only)

Please enquire with MAC yapang for further information on each of these spaces. 

Phone: (02) 4921 0382

Email: [email protected] 

I still have questions, how can I get in touch with a staff member to discuss my event?

As a first port of call please enquire using the booking form at the top of this page. This will provide the MAC yapang team with an overview of your requirements and a staff member will be in touch with you to discuss your event. 

If you would like to speak to a staff member about your event please phone (02) 4921 0382 or email [email protected]

For venue hire enquiries please contact us on (02) 4921 0382 or email [email protected].