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About Federation University Australia, Ballarat Campus

Federation University Australia, Ballarat Campus is set amidst natural bushland, on the outskirts of Ballarat, and ideally located one hour’s drive from the Melbourne Airport. From small meetings to seminars, planning days to association gatherings, Federation University offers a relaxed environment, professional services, flexible venues and unmatched facilities to provide a diverse and memorable conferencing experience. With a range of meeting rooms, theatres, event venues and breakout spaces, in addition to the 600 seat theatre, facilities are available to cater for groups of all sizes. The latest in audio visual technology is available to ensure your function is a success. On-campus recreational facilities include a 25m heated swimming pool, fully equipped gym and tennis complimented by the natural bush setting promoting peaceful walks and serenity. Accommodation facilities may also be available, located only a short walk from conference facilities. The dining facilities are surrounded by native wildlife and eucalyptus bush vegetation and offer formal or informal functions, with seating for in excess of 500 people. Catering includes a gourmet selection with emphasis on healthy eating and flexibility in service.


Approx. 1hr/s travel time from Melbourne CBD

Meeting Rooms & Function Spaces

Founders Theatre

The impressive Founders Theatre Auditorium has fixed seating for up to 660 persons, and is particularly suited to a wide variety of dramatic presentations, or large gatherings. In addition to the main theatre, the convention complex also offers a range of breakout and meeting rooms, a large flexible space, spacious foyer and outdoor courtyard. The Caro Convention Centre is located within the University campus, giving attendees access to additional venues and spaces, recreation facilities, resources, accommodation, catering and so much more.

Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre offers a large flexible space with set-up options to suit your event, additional break-out spaces are also available within the Caro Convention Centre. Full catering and event management services are available A/V equipment and on-site technical support are available if required to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium

The Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium incorporates a state of the art 350 seat lecture theatre, well appointed with the latest in audio visual equipment including data projection, slide projection and an integrated PA / Sound system. In addition the complex also incorporates 4 smaller workshop rooms. The spacious foyer areas lend themselves to registration, cocktail and morning and afternoon teas.

Theatres, meeting rooms and flexible spaces

A wide range of theatres, meeting rooms and flexible spaces are available across the university with a range of configuration and set-up options suitable for groups large and small.


Mt Helen On-Campus Accommodation

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