The College of Law & Justice has rooms available for hire at its Queen Street premises, located in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct and close to transport, cafes and accommodation.

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre facilities

Potential clients (both external and internal) can hire rooms within the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre on a casual or ad hoc basis for a wide variety of functions, including:

  • courses, lectures, seminars and workshops
  • meetings and training
  • conferences
  • book and product launches, trade shows and exhibitions
  • cocktail parties, industry breakfasts and business lunches.

The Plenary Room is the smallest room available to hire at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre and holds up to 16 people. It is suitable for meetings and is predominantly set up in a boardroom style. 

Equipment includes video monitor and white board. A laptop can be arranged upon request.

Rates for the Plenary Room

Monday to Friday 8am-8pm:

  • Half day (4-hour session): $240
  • Full day (8-hour session): $340

Plus administration fee $110. 

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Half day (4-hour session): $600
  • Full day (8-hour session): $800

Plus administration fee $110.

Staffing and Security are also required on weekends on campus for the duration of the function and is charged at $120 per hour on Saturday and $150 per hour on Sundays.

The Seminar Room holds up to 24 people classroom or boardroom style, or 28 people theatre style. It is suitable for seminars, workshops, training or other functions. The room can be arranged to suit your needs.

Equipment includes a whiteboard and in-built data projector. A laptop can be supplied if required.

Rates for the Seminar Room

Monday to Friday 8am-8pm:

  • Half day (4-hour session): $290
  • Full day (8-hour session): $390

Plus administration fee $110. 

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Half day (4-hour session): $600
  • Full day (8-hour session): $800

Plus administration fee $110.  

Staffing and Security are also required on weekends on campus for the duration of the function and is charged at $120 per hour on Saturday and $150 per hour on Sundays.

The Phillips Common Room holds up to 46 people.

The room is ideal for for functions such as corporate sit-down meals, lunches, cocktail parties and book launches.

Rates for the Phillips Common Room

Monday to Friday 8am-8pm:

  • Half day (4-hour session): $240
  • Full day (8-hour session): $340

 Add an administration fee of $110.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Half day (4-hour session): $600
  • Full day (8-hour session): $800

Add an administration fee $110. 

Staffing and Security are also required on weekends on campus for the duration of the function and is charged at $120 per hour on Saturday and $150 per hour on Sundays.

Bookings

To make a booking for a Sir Zelman Cowen Centre facility, please email cowen.centre@vu.edu.au.

College of Law & Justice facilities

The College of Law & Justice offers an excellent venue at our City Queen Campus for events and training.

  • Large lecture theatre accommodating up to 130 people
  • Equipment includes a data projector, overhead projector and audio capabilities (BYO laptop & HDMI connection)
  • Please note that room availability is limited during the university semester.

  • Two collaborative workspaces with capacity for 35 people each
  • The Collaborative space GL01a:
    • has individual seating (that can be moved around as required)
    • has a data projector and audio capabilities
  • The Collaborative space GL01b:
    • has both projector and multiple video screens with audio capability (BYO laptop & HDMI connection)
    • includes large tables for collaborative and team project work
  • Please note that room availability is limited during the university semester.
  • The adjacent Courtyard is perfect for outdoor events (weather dependent).

Bookings

To make a booking for College of Law & Justice facilities, please complete the online room booking request form.

Catering

Our industrial-sized kitchen is suitable for both internal and external catering. It has stainless steel appliances and bench tops, microwave, dishwasher plus standalone fridge and freezer.

Rates for catering

Catering is also available by arrangement and a quote can be obtained from our preferred cater. Below are some indicative fees.

  • Tea and coffee: $3.30 per person
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits: $7.50 per person

Please contact us at cowen.centre@vu.edu.au for more information.