Facilities and external services

On-campus facilities


If you are planning on running a student or community event a comprehensive and flexible catering service is available across our campuses. Our onsite catering and events team will work with you to create a tailored package personalised to your tastes, budget and event themes, featuring local produce and gourmet selections.

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The Federation Children's Centre at SMB is a state-of-the-art facility located between Lydiard and Armstrong Streets. It provides high quality education and care in a flexible, stimulating and inviting environment.

The Centre can accommodate up to 80 children and it also incorporates teaching space for Early Childhood Education students in VET and higher education programs.

The Centre features five children's rooms, including a 4-year-old kindergarten program, with a new 3-year-old kindergarten program commencing in 2022. Children are placed into the appropriate room according to their age and stage of development.

Communal indoor/outdoor play areas provide interaction between various rooms, siblings, and educators, making transitions between rooms easier.

FedUni Children's Centre, SMB Campus


The Fedstore stocks a range of Federation University branded items, apparel, giftware, and stationery. Visit the online store to browse, with all your purchase sent directly to your home address. Find out more.

Off-campus facilities


Living in residential accommodation, you will get to meet people from a range of backgrounds, cultures and courses in a community as thriving as it is inclusive.

Whilst there is no residential accommodation on the SMB campus, there is a range of residential facilities within an easy walking distance of the campus.

For more info, visit Fedliving

Cafe and eateries

Ballarat offers an affordable and relaxed regional lifestyle, with vibrant nightlife, restaurants, cafes, cultural scenes, and famous local festivals.

Ballarat was crowned a UNESCO Creative City of Craft and Folk Art in 2019, because of its craft makers, brewers, artists, and artisans. A vibrant food and beverage culture enhances life in the city, with many new bars and restaurants, all within walking distance of each other. There is something for nearly every taste!.