Ballarat Campus venues offer flexible and convenient spaces

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.

Originating in 1870, and formerly known as the School of Mines Ballarat, the SMB precinct encompasses the modern Ballarat Tech School, Flecknoe Building, Prospects Restaurant, Old Gaol and Technology Park.

The centre offers a range of classrooms with flexible seating options in addition to breakout spaces, design thinking room, boardroom, focus group and observation rooms, recording pod’s and meeting rooms over three levels. Onsite tech support is also available to support your event.

Catering options are available, with our dedicated hospitality team working with you to design a tailored and flexible package to suit your requirements.

Venue Capacities

Connected Classrooms 70 24-48 -
Boardroom - - 18
Focus Group and Design Thinking Spaces - 22 -
Recording Pods - 2 -
Meeting Rooms - - 8
Theatre set-up styleClassroom set-up styleBoardroom 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