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.

Conveniently located only minutes to the vibrant Ballarat CBD and just over an hours drive from Melbourne and Geelong, the Caro Convention Centre offers unique and flexible venues for any occasion, with a range of set-up options.

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. The Theatre features expansive stage and back-stage areas suitable for performances, ceremonies, conferences, presentations and more.

In addition to the main theatre, the convention complex also offers a range of breakout and meeting rooms, a large flexible space, spacious foyer and outdoor courtyard.

The Caro Convention Centre is located within the University campus, giving attendees access to additional venues and spaces, recreation facilities, resources, accommodation, catering and so much more.

Let the natural beauty and history of regional Victoria inspire your upcoming event.

Founders Theatre Up to 660 Theatre Style
Studio Theatre Up to 120 Theatre Style
Various room layout options available
Boardroom Up to 20
Studio One Up to 40
Studio Two Up to 40
Studio Three Up to 60

Function Spaces

Albert Coates Complex

The function and dining space in the Albert Coates Complex provides a functional space seating up to 500 guests and has the flexibility of sectioning off up to 4 areas, ranging in capacity of 60 to 300 guests.

The surrounding landscaped outdoor area and relaxing lounge area can be dedicated to more casual gatherings.

Being surrounded by native wildlife and eucalyptus bush vegetation makes this the ideal venue for a conference dinner, wedding reception, 21st celebration or any special occasion. The dining area is equipped with an audio visual system, with the option of a stage area and dance floor.


Prospects restaurant, set in the heart of Ballarat, offers a modern and contemporary function space for up to 80-100 guests.

Prospects is also open as a training restaurant for lunch and dinner on selected days.

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.

Lecture theatres and meeting rooms

Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium

The Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium incorporates a state of the art 350 seat lecture theatre, well appointed with the latest in audio visual equipment including data projection, slide projection and an integrated PA / Sound system. In addition the complex also incorporates 4 smaller workshop rooms.

The spacious foyer areas lend themselves to registration, cocktail and morning and afternoon teas. Its close proximity to the business studies building also allows both venues to be used for larger conferences requiring a large number spaces for concurrent sessions.

Lecture Theatres A wide range of lecture theatres are available with seating for 80-350
Meeting Rooms A range of meeting rooms and flexible spaces are available for small groups of any size

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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