Law facility hire

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, tradeshows and exhibitions
  • cocktail parties, industry breakfasts and business lunches.

Plenary Room

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre plenary room

Plenary Room

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 a TV, DVD, video recorder and white board. A laptop and data project can be arranged upon request.

Rates for the Plenary Room

Monday to Friday:

  • Half day (4 hour session): $155
  • Full day (8 hour session): $273

Please note that these rates do not include the administration fee of $110. Hourly rates are available and can be provided upon request.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Half day (4 hour session): $405
  • Full day (8 hour session): $573

Please note that these rates do not include the administration fee of $110. Security is also required on campus for the duration of the function and is charged at $48.35 per hour on Saturday and $62.15 per hour on Sunday and $75 per hour for public holidays.

Seminar Room

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre seminar room

Seminar Room

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

Equipment includes a laptop computer, whiteboard and data projector. The Seminar Room also has audio capabilities, if this is required.

Rates for the Seminar Room

Monday to Friday:

  • Half day (4 hour session): $180
  • Full day (8 hour session): $306

Please note that these rates do not include the administration fee of $110. Hourly rates are available and can be provided upon request.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Half day (4 hour session): $468
  • Full day (8 hour session): $612

Please note that these rates do not include the administration fee of $110. Security is also required on campus for the duration of the function and is charged at $48.35 per hour on Saturday and $62.15 per hour on Sunday and $75 per hour for public holidays.

Phillips Common Room

Phillips Common Room

Phillips Common Room

The Phillips Common Room holds up to 46 people.

Visitors can relax in the Judges Common Room, which is equipped with a phone and an upright piano. The room can also be hired for functions such as corporate sit-down meals, cocktail parties and book launches.

Rates for the Phillips Common Room

Monday to Friday:

  • Half day (4 hour session): $155
  • Full day (8 hour session): $273

Please note that these rates do not include the administration fee of $110. Hourly rates are available and can be provided upon request.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Half day (4 hour session): $405
  • Full day (8 hour session): $573

Please note that these rates do not include the administration fee of $110. Security is also required on campus for the duration of the function and is charged at $48.35 per hour on Saturday and $62.15 per hour on Sunday and $75 per hour for public holidays.

Bookings

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

College of Law & Justice facilities

You can hire a selection of rooms, including lecture theatres and computer labs, at our City Queen Campus.

Lecture Theatre

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre lecture theatre

Lecture Theatre

The Lecture Theatre holds up to 50 people.

Equipment includes a data projector and overhead projector. It also has audio capabilities, if required. Please note that room availability is limited during the university semester.

Courtyard Lecture Theatres

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre courtyard lecture theatre

Courtyard Lecture Theatre

The two Courtyard Lecture Theatres hold up to 148 people each.

Two matching lecture theatres adjacent to a courtyard. Equipment includes a data projector. Both theatres also have audio capabilities, if required. Please note that room availability is limited during the university semester.

All rooms are fully carpeted and air conditioned.

Bookings

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

Catering

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre Industrial kitchen

Industrial kitchen facilities

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: $2.95 per person
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits: $3.65 per person

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