Bring Your Event / Activity to Home Base 

Introduction

Our Home Base for the Veteran Community in Townsville is purpose-built to conduct activities and events, especially for those who would otherwise find it difficult to access a location so good and for free.

In the first 6 months of operation, the huts and spaces at Home Base clocked up over 1,000,000 hours of use.

We have developed procedures that ensure we are able to optimise the use of Home Base and keep the overheads of managing that as simple as possible for both users and our Team Oasis Members. 

 
The Space is Amazing...

We have 2 x meeting/activity huts that can accommodate up to 24 people and two of 30 and when these two are joined we can accommodate up to 60 in a single room. 

 

Note: if your proposed activity is intended for participation by any unvaccinated individuals then the capacity of all huts is reduced to a maximum of 20. An exemption for unvaccinated participation is required from the GM.  

 

All huts have:

  • Access from 0800h to 2100h (possibly even longer if you ask!)

  • 75inch monitors (86inch monitors in Hut 6) with built-in PC that can also be used as whiteboards or you can plug in your own laptop,

  • WiFi and video-conferencing (Commercial WiFi provided free of charge),

  • chairs and tables in any configuration required (theatre, conference, board room etc...),

  • full airconditioning, and 

  • catering requirements met by Dirty Boots Cafe 

 

If your booking is for a commercial or government organisation and it would be normal for you to budget for an off-site location to conduct your event/activity, we would appreciate the amount budgeted as a payment for the hut/space. We are a charity that is sustained on donations and sponsorships and grants so any amount we can get to benefit our veteran community the more likely we can keep costs for them down. We charge a nominal $250 (plus GST) per day for use of a hut. This will be considered in any approval of your booking. 

You might find the info on this page very interesting as background to Home Base. 

 
The Steps

The procedure is very simple:

  1. Booking a Hut. Complete the Hut Booking form. Be sure to read the Terms of Service and tick the box at the bottom of the form then hit SUBMIT. 

  2. Catering Request. If you are looking for catering, complete this form too and Dirty Boots Cafe will help you out. If Dirty Boots are unable to cater for your needs, Peta and Glenn will help with a referral to our external approved caterers that also provide support to The Oasis Townsville. There is also a link to this Catering Request Form in the Booking Form, but if you use it, remember to go back and complete the Booking also. 

  3. Payment. As a charity we are grateful for every dollar we can get to continue operations. If your organisation is able to pay for the use of our facility, or we recognise that it would be reasonable to charge for the use of the facility, we will let you know and ask if you would like to proceed and receive an invoice, or cancel. The cost for a hut/space is $275 (inc. GST). You may pay by Direct Deposit with details on our Payment Options page or by Credit Card which will be by a link on the invoice. Please note, this payment is for the hut only. Payment for catering is done directly with Dirty Boots Cafe; and so that we can connect your payment to your booking, please use either your invoice number (if you have one) or alternatively the name that the booking has been made under.
     

  4. Once approved, a member of our Nexus Team will send you an email to confirm your booking with all the points/notes you need to make sure your activity/event is a great success. If payment has been agreed, an invoice will also be sent.
     

  5. 15 minutes before your booking you will receive a 4-digit code by SMS to access the hut. This is especially useful if your booking is outside our normal operating hours of 0900h to 1500h. The aircon and lights will be automatically turned on and the security system for the hut will be turned off. 

 

Thanks for considering the use of our Home Base for the Veteran Community. If you take us up, we hope it works well for you and helps strengthen the connections within and between the veteran community and the Townsville Community. 

 
Feedback

We have a Hut Use Feedback Form that we'd love you to complete also, so we can get better at supporting the needs of our community. We'd be grateful for your help.