The Austral hall at 415-419 High Street, Northcote was erected in 1925. In addition to the first floor hall, the complex also contains shops along its High Street frontage. Despite alterations to the ground floor, the upper level facade remains intact. It is one of several privately owned halls that were established in Darebin during the twentieth century.
How is it significant?
The Austral Hall at 415-419 High Street, Northcote is of local historic and social significance to Darebin City.
Why is it significant?
Historically, the Austral Hall is of significance as one of several privately owned halls that were established in Darebin during the twentieth century, which catered for private and community functions including dances. It illustrates the continuing development of the High Street shopping centre in the early twentieth century (AHC criterion A.4, D.2).
Socially, the Austral Hall is significant as a privately owned entertainment venue used for private and community functions, which is known, used and valued by the citizens of Darebin (AHC criterion G.1).
Levels of significance
The following levels of significance apply to this place:
Primary - Upper level facade
Limited/Not significant - Shopfronts and cantilevered awning.