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Venue hire & catering

Choose from a large variety of Victoria University spaces to host your next seminar, workshop or event. With exceptional catering packages and even entertainment options, we offer full-service event support.

Venues

The following venues are available for hire for any event – from small group training to week-long conferences.

Convention centres

Both of our convention centres are in convenient locations, fully catered and licensed.

City Flinders Convention Centre

Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, the City Flinders Convention Centre is close to public transport and hotels. With spectacular city and river views, it is a perfect venue for business and social functions for groups of four, up to 500.

Phone: +61 3 9919 1326
Email: ccentre.city@vu.edu.au

Sunshine Convention Centre

Our Sunshine Convention Centre is located between Melbourne CBD and Melbourne Airport, with easy access from the Western Ring Road.

Phone: +61 3 9919 7100
Email: ccentre.sunshine@vu.edu.au

Meeting rooms & teaching spaces

Hire tutorial rooms, lecture theatres, computer labs and general purpose classrooms at any of our campuses.

Enquire about our spaces for business meetings, seminars and lectures by contacting the Room Bookings Coordinator on +61 3 9919 9410 or by completing a room booking request form.

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre also has three rooms available for hire at its CBD Queen St premises. These rooms can be hired for courses, seminars, meetings, training or other functions.

To make a booking, please email cowen.centre@vu.edu.au.

Sport & fitness facilities

Our sport and fitness centres provide a range of sporting facilities for hire, including an aquatic centre, five indoor sports courts, an athletics track and tennis courts.

Footscray Nicholson recreation centre

The Footscray Nicholson recreation centre has multipurpose sports courts for basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis competitions.

Phone: +61 3 9919 5279
Email: nicholsonsport@vu.edu.au

Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre has a 25m x 25m heated pool, a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular equipment and multi-purpose aerobics and martial arts rooms.

If you're looking for something different for your next children's party, staff function, swimming carnival or school group, you can hire our 18 metre inflatable obstacle course.

Phone: +61 3 9919 4460
Email: vuafc@vu.edu.au

Werribee Sport & Fitness Centre

Werribee Sport & Fitness Centre has a range of strength training and cardiovascular equipment, tennis and basketball courts.

Phone: +61 3 9919 8173
Email: werribeefitness@vu.edu.au

Victoria University Whitten Oval Community Sports Hall

Our four-court stadium at Victoria University Whitten Oval Sports Hall is ideal for after school programs, clinics and competitions.

Phone: +61 3 9919 6344
Email: jessica.meilak@vu.edu.au

Catering

We offer a range of catering options for events held in VU spaces. Our caterers can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 500 people, as well as finger food and corporate catering for meetings and events.

Find out more about catering options.

External caterers

If you would prefer to hire an external caterer for your event, rather than our preferred caterers outlined above, it is your duty of care to ensure they comply with all relevant laws & regulations.

As a guide, you should ask the following questions:

  • Does the caterer have public liability insurance?
  • Does the caterer have a registered business name with an Australian Business Number (ABN)?
  • Does the caterer have a current Food Act Registration?
  • Does the caterer use an approved food transport vehicle?
  • Does the caterer have an approved food safety plan?
  • If liquor is to be served, does the caterer or premises have an appropriate liquor licence?
  • Is the caterer willing and have the ability to safely cater for people with food allergies?

The local government council in the area where the caterer is based can be contacted to verify most of this information.

Entertainment

Create an impressive ambience at your function with live music. Students studying music courses at VU are available to perform as ensembles and solo artists in a range of different styles.

To enquire about musical entertainment:
Phone: +613 9919 6196
Email: music@vu.edu.au