Melbourne venues

Royal Society of Victoria

FedUni leases three meeting rooms at the Royal Society of Victoria (RSV), 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne, which are available for use by FedUni staff at no charge:

  • The Von Mueller Room (seats 30)
  • Two offices (one seats 2, one seats 6)

These spaces are on the first floor with no lift access and so should not be booked if any prospective attendee has mobility limitations.

Bookings are essential.

Other spaces are available at the RSV, which can be viewed on the RSV website. However, as most of the facilities are on the first floor, and there is no accessible toilet at the RSV, the spaces should not be booked if there is any likelihood of a participant having mobility limitations. If it eventuates that a participant does have mobility limitations that impede their attendance, the function must be moved to an accessible venue.

Contact for RSV enquiries and bookings:
Email: malourie@sciencevictoria.org.au
Phone: 03 9663 5259

Accessible venues in Melbourne

A listing of 14 accessible venues for hire in the Melbourne central business district (pdf,222kb) has been compiled to assist staff to make meetings and functions accessible. It contains indicative room capacities and pricing, but staff are advised to contact venues directly to discuss requirements and confirm pricing.

If the accessible venues listing document is required in an alternative format, please contact equity@federation.edu.au)

Please note that this listing focuses on access for mobility limitations i.e. access to lifts, ramps, and accessible toilets. Organisers will also need to consider other disability access issues as relevant e.g. provisions for participants who are hearing or vision impaired.

To assist staff ensure that their functions and events are inclusive of people with disabilities, a guide to accessible events has been developed and is available on the accessible events webpage.

A recommended way to ensure access is properly catered for is to include a way for attendees to register their specific needs. Suggested wording for event invitations and promotion is: "If you have any disability access or support requirements in order to participate, please let us know when you RSVP." Always include a telephone and email contact for disability-related enquiries.