Housie Halls

No matter what side of the world you are in, you are bound to find good housie halls in your area.
In this section we’ll tell you more about the following:

  • New Zealand Housie Hall
  • Housie Halls in Australia
  • UK Housie Halls

New Zealand Housie Halls

New Zealand housie halls are leased out from community centers, as well as schools and churches.
Many groups have housie nights for their annual functions, and some may donate proceeds left over from tickets to charities.
Some fun types of housie events include the following:

  • During the Christmas season, free raffles and special seasonal food is part of the evening’s festivities, and halls are bedecked with decorations and a tree.
  • Some organisations give the housie events a glamorous feel, and have a buffet with champagne and snacks.
  • Private functions include baby show housie, or hen night housie.

Housie Halls in Australia

Housie halls in Australia are known for fast and furious housie action, and callers in Sydney are amongst the fastest callers in the world!

  • It is rumoured that actor Russell Crowe was once a housie caller in Sydney, and another TV show star David Wenham (Diver Dan in Sea Change) once supported himself as a caller at a housie game in Marrickville Town Hall in Sydney.
  • There a number of professional housie groups, who play big money games throughout Australia and Sydney. These groups tend to be larger however, so games are harder to win.
  • Housie fans in Sydney prefer to play the old fashioned way – in a packed hall, with some great prizes to be won, and perhaps a raffle to win a bigger prize such a holiday or a car if they’re really lucky.

UK Housie Halls

The best UK Housie Halls are Mecca and Gala, and between them, they make up a staggering 8 million members!
The biggest housie spot in London is the Kilburn Mecca Bingo. Located in what was considered the biggest movie theatre in the country back in 1937, this Italian Renaissance masterpiece is as glitzy a venue as it gets.
Find the best housie halls to get the most fun out of your housie!