Ballarat Campus venues offer flexible and convenient spaces

Ballarat Campus Venues

We offer a number of venues and flexible spaces ideally suited to a wide variety of uses. Venues may cater for large audiences as well as small meetings, and have a range of resources available.

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Caro Convention Centre

Located in the bushland setting of the Mt Helen Campus, the Caro Convention Centre is the perfect venue for your next event.

The impressive Founders Theatre Auditorium has fixed seating for up to 660 persons, and is particularly suited to a wide variety of dramatic presentations, or large gatherings.

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Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium

The Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium incorporates a state of the art 350 seat lecture theatre in addition to foyer area and break-out classrooms spaces. The auditorium is well appointed with the latest in audio visual equipment including data projection, slide projection and an integrated PA / Sound system.

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Albert Coates Complex

The function and dining space in the Albert Coates Complex provides a flexible space seating ranging in capacity of 60 to 500 guests.

Full catering and bar facilities are available making this the ideal location for a range of different events.

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Co-operative Centre of Excellence SMB

The newly renovated Co-operative Centre for Excellence is located in the heart of Ballarat’s CBD, amongst Federation University’s historical SMB campus. The centre features state-of-the-art audio visual and communication technology in flexible and modern spaces, making it the ideal venue for business meetings, functions or community events.

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Emerging Technologies Hub

The Emerging Technologies Hub (ETH) is located on the university's SMB campus in central Ballarat, ideally situated for community engagement. Businesses in regional Victoria can work with the ETH partners, to decide which technologies are most appropriate for them and then design and execute a delivery plan for adoption.

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Performance Theatres*

Performance theatres are available ideal for live performances, screenings, festivals or other events. Enquire for further details on venue availability.

* Limited availability. Venue technician must be present

Lecture Theatres and Meeting Rooms

A wide range of lecture theatres are available across the university offering audio/visual equipment including data projection. Venues are available suitable to a range of group sizes large and small.

Meeting rooms and classrooms are available across the University campus with a range of configuration and set-up options.

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Prospects restaurant, set in the heart of Ballarat, offers a modern and contemporary function space for up to 90 guests, with full bar and catering facilities available.

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Additional Spaces

Liv it Up Cafe

Liv It Up Cafe, located in the Ballarat Technology Park, Greenhill Enterprise Centre, Mt Helen offers fully equipped function rooms and facilities as well as catering services.

Contact us today on (03) 5330 3725 to discuss the catering and function needs for your next family get-together or business conference.

Ballarat Tech School

Located in the heart of the CBD, Ballarat Tech School offers a modern venue for your next function, presentation or meeting. The spaces available lend themselves to a range of groups and activities.

Limited availability during school term and business hours. Contact us at to discuss your next function.

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Whether you are organising a training seminar, large conference, workshop, team building day or community event, our professional and friendly events team can provide the right venue and advice to make sure your day is a success.

Contact us to discuss your upcoming event and find out more about our range of event services.

Phone | 03 5327 9480
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Office locations | Mt Helen (Ballarat), Gippsland (Churchill), Berwick
Office hours | 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings | Bookings and enquiries for venue hire can be made by contacting us or completing the venue booking request link below.

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