The Ballarat Mining Exchange


12 Lydiard Street North,
Ballarat, Victoria, 3350


03-5333 5888


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Mirroring Ballarat’s rich history, The Ballarat Mining Exchange was built between 1887-9 and was used for trading of shares in mining companies during the Gold Rush era.  Retaining many of the heritage features, the Ballarat Mining Exchange continues to host a multitude of events such as corporate and private functions which include fashion parades, exhibitions, live performances, product launches, weddings, cocktail parties, trade shows, markets and fundraising events.

The Mining Exchange has many unique features to make any occasion memorable including eighteen alcoves which can be utilised for any occasion, seating which can be configured to suit any event, a fully equipped commercial kitchen and slab floor heating.

Satisfied customers include the internationally acclaimed Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat’s very own Rockabilly Festival, the Ballarat Heritage Weekend as well as Federation University of Ballarat.

The popularity of the Ballarat Mining Exchange and a wide range of hosted events is a testament to its flexibility. Measuring 39 X 8.5 meters, the main hall has a capacity of 250 seated and 500 standing. The venue also features a breakout space for more intimate functions, celebrations and corporate meetings. This space is 10 x 15 metres and has a capacity of 100 seated, 250 standing.

Venue features include:

  • Fully operatable commercial kitchen complete with stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, and ample bench space for food preparation.
  • Fully accessible complete with amenities and dedicated seating options
  • The Ballarat Mining Exchange is a quick walk from the train station and a wide range of restaurants bars and accommodation providers suiting all budget needs.

The Ballarat Mining Exchange is supported by a professional team who provide technical, ticketing, marketing, and event expertise to help bring your event to life with a high degree of professionalism and proficiency.

Contact us now if you are looking at creating a special event and add to the history of this historic venue

750 meeting capacity
2 meeting rooms