The City Convention Centre on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD is a short stroll from public transport, cafes, restaurants and accommodation.

Located on the 12th floor, the convention centre offers breathtaking views of landmarks such as Flinders Street Station, the MCG and the Yarra River.

We have a flexible approach to functions, and our experienced staff will tailor your event to your requirements.

Convention centre features

The City Convention Centre is a unique venue with two breakout rooms and five interconnecting function rooms. We can place your function in one or more rooms to cater for your event style and the number of guests.

We cater for:

  • conferences and seminars
  • trade shows
  • industry presentations and shareholder meetings
  • dinners
  • cocktail parties
  • weddings and engagements
  • family celebrations.

Facilities for hire include:

  • five interconnecting function rooms with AV (audio visual) facilities and panoramic city views
  • foyer, bar and balcony
  • mobile staging and dance floor
  • business centre facilities including photocopying, fax, secretarial services, and complimentary wireless internet access throughout the venue.

Floor plan & seating

The convention centre caters for groups of four to 500, with up to 765m2 of space to use.

There is access to other floors of the Campus building to accommodate larger events as required. The City Flinders Campus is a versatile space with numerous auditoriums, meeting rooms and PC/Mac labs, as well as creative spaces ideal for cocktail parties and launch events.

The maximum capacity for a seated dinner is 220, utilising Rooms 1, 2 and 3.

The maximum capacity for a cocktail function is 500, utilising Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Foyer.

  Cabaret U-shape Boardroom Theatre Dining Cocktail Dinner Dance
Foyer NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Function Room 1* 65 40 40 150 90 130 80
Function Room 2* 35 30 35 80 60 80 NA
Function Room 3* 65 40 45 130 90 130 80
Function Room 4* 60 40 45 120 90 120 70
Function Room 5 25 20 25 60 40 60 30

Rooms marked with * have bi-fold walls, which means they can be split into breakout rooms if required.

Room hire

The rates below are based on Monday to Friday bookings between 9am and 5pm. They allow 30 minutes for bump in and 30 minutes for bump out.

Additional charges apply for extending beyond time booked at $100 per hour.

  Half-day Rate
(0-4 hours)
Full-day Rate
(4-8 hours)
Entire Venue $2500 $3980
Function Room 1    
- With Foyer $1020 $1820
- With Room 2 & Foyer $1250 $2160
- With Room 2, 3 & Foyer $1820 $2900
- With Room 2, 3, 4 & Foyer $2500 $3980
Function Room 2 $560 $890
Function Room 3 $670 $1080
- With Room 2 $930 $1480
- With Room 4 $850 $1365
Function Room 4 $625 $1025
Function Room 5 $520 $855

Audio visual facilities

The new digital AV system installed in our prime rooms includes:

  • drop-down screen with 16:9 ratio
  • ceiling-mounted data projector
  • audio and video
  • PC with broadband
  • lectern mic and three radio mics (hand-held or lapel)

Each element can be operated from a touch panel on the lectern.

The new AV system is available in:

  • Room 1 (with capacity to link to Room 2 via audio speakers and ceiling monitors)
  • Room 3 (with capacity to link to Room 4 via audio speakers and ceiling monitors)

Please contact us about our live streaming and video conferencing capabilities.

Item name Half-day cost Full-day cost
New digital AV system (Room 1 & 3) $120 per room $150 per room
Portable data projector (Rooms 2, 4 & 5) $80 $130
Laptop (Rooms 2, 4 & 5) $15 $20
Portable speakers (Rooms 2, 4 & 5) $100 $120
Portable PA system with 2 handheld microphones (Rooms 2, 4 & 5) $15 $25
Whiteboard & markers One complimentary, additional $15 each NA
Flipchart with butchers paper & markers One complimentary, additional $15 each NA

If your requirements exceed what we offer in-house, we can externally source equipment. Please ask us for further details.

Location, parking & deliveries

Secure Parking, next to the VU City Flinders Campus, is open 7 days a week. Visit the Secure Parking website for details.

Prepaid tickets are available on application from your event coordinator.

A shared delivery dock is available by prior arrangement via Flinders Court.

Please note: we do not have a goods elevator. Any deliveries requiring assistance by our staff will incur additional charges.

Address

Level 12, 300 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Access a Google map of the location.

Contact us

City Convention Centre, City Flinders Campus

Phone: +61 3 9919 1012
Email: ccentre.city@vu.edu.au