Community

Facility Hire

*PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CURRENT FACILITY BOOKINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. WE WILL NOT BE HIRING OUT OUR FACILITIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

The Branson Centre

The Branson Centre is the culmination of a project that began in 2009 with part funding from the federal government. Named in honour of the college’s first principal, Victor Branson, The Branson Centre brings an exciting phase of sports education to the college, with first-class facilities for a number of sports.

As well as providing excellent indoor sports facilities, the building strengthens the culture of the school by providing a large all-weather auditorium that comfortably seats the entire school population.

The Branson Centre is available for use by wider community groups and sporting teams, in consultation with the school. As well as hire of the entire auditorium that seats over 1200, two indoor court areas are available for basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton, tennis and futsal. A large stage area, gymnasium, meeting room, function room, portable stage and equipment are also available for hire.

Applications for the hire of the Branson Centre should be submitted via the facility hire form link below, or initial inquiries can be made by contacting the Branson Centre Manager. Please supply a phone number so we can call you to discuss your inquiry.

The Roger Oates Centre

The Roger Oates Centre (Coffs Coast Trade Training Centre) is the product of an Australian Government Trade Training Centres in Schools grant.

Completed in April 2014 and named after Bishop Druitt College’s second principal, Mr Roger Oates, the opening was a great celebration of a milestone in the college’s history, as BDC celebrated its 20th year.

Located next to The Branson Centre, The Roger Oates Centre (ROC) provides the school with an outstanding facility to offer Hospitality Certificate III training, as well as delivering practical lessons in hospitality across the secondary school and offering professional standard kitchen facilities for functions.

The Roger Oates Centre is available for use by the wider Coffs Harbour community and sporting teams as a training or function centre, in consultation with the school. Primarily to be used in conjunction with The Branson Centre, the ROC consists of a large professional standard training kitchen, an adjoining function room and an outdoor area.

Applications for the hire of the Roger Oates Centre should be submitted online via the link below. Initial inquiries can be made by contacting the Roger Oates Centre Manager. Please supply a phone number so we can call you to discuss your inquiry.