Ballarat Campus venues offer flexible and convenient spaces

Caro Convention Centre

Set within the bushland 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.

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

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

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

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Founders Theatre

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.

Founders Theatre Booklet (pdf, 242kb)

Venue Capacities

Founders Theatre 660 - - - - -
Boardroom - - - - - 20
Studio Theatre 120 100 100 80 45 -
Studio One 40 30 - 30 18 -
Studio Two 40 30 - 30 18 -
Studio Three 60 50 50 40 24 -
Theatre set-up styleCabaret Set-up styleBanquet Set-up styleClassroom set-up style

U-shape set-up style

Boardroom set-up style

Contact us

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.

Phone | 03 5327 9480
Email |
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.

Venue Booking Request