Federation University Ballarat

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University Drive
Mt Helen, VIC 3350


Federation University offers a relaxed environment, professional service, flexible venues and unmatched facilities to provide a diverse and memorable conferencing experience.  

The functional layout and flexible nature of the various venues make it possible to cater for a range of group sizes and activities. The 670 seat 1870 Founders Theatre is complemented by a series of smaller rooms and venues. A secondary space with mobile seating accommodates up to 170 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities. Four large ‘breakout’ rooms for 20-30 people and four more ‘syndicate’ rooms for groups of six or eight generate a range of options.

Convention co-ordinators are also offered a private office for their exclusive use during the conference.

LAN connections and data projection is available in all rooms. Full-scale staging facilities, including sound, lighting and production, are also available.
Beyond the Convention Centre, clients have access to the University’s entire infrastructure upon request. An extensive network of lecture theatres, computer facilities and workshop rooms are available throughout the Mt Helen Campus. 

The University will customise packages to suit the specific needs of its clients - arranging accommodation, catering, transport and entertainment. From morning tea to a multiple course meal – the catering options are extensive. Entertaining space is modular and can be divided or opened up to house formal or informal gatherings, with seating for in excess of 500 people. 

And when thoughts turn to recreation, UB also delivers. A large, heated indoor pool, fully equipped fitness centre and gymnasium, sports oval, tennis courts and bushwalking trails all offer a pleasant diversion. In fact, the qualified staff at UniSports can organise and deliver lifestyle and fitness sessions as part of the conference program!


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Venue Capacities

Accommodaton Rating:Other star
Number of Rooms - Accommodation: 500
Maximum Capacity - Accommodation: 650

Notes Relating to Accommodation:

Our on campus accommodation is situated amidst the picturesque bush land at the Federation University of Ballarat's Mt Helen Campus and consists of 46 large 2 Storey Units each with 10-14 bedrooms, large self contained kitchens, dining/lounge room and 2 large bathrooms.    Our Off Campus accommodation is made up of 3 modern dwellings.  Jemacra Place is only 5 minutes from Mt Helen Campus and has 86 bedrooms in 16 brand new houses, each with it's own kitchen & living rooms, laundry and 2 bathrooms.  Elsworth Street Apartments is only 10 minutes from Mt Helen & FB's city campuses.  This property can cater for smaller groups of up to 24, in 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments, each with their own facilities.  There is also a large communal kitchen and recreation area, laundry & undercover parking at Elsworth Street.  Camp Street Apartments are located above the Camp Street Arts Academy in the city of Ballarat.  This property can accommodation 38 guests in 4 Bedroom or studio apartments

Minimum Capacity 20Cocktail party - 3 hours food & beverage$45
Maximum Capacity 800Lunch or Dinner - 4 hours food and beverage$70
Maximum Standing 800Conference - Day package$33
Maximum Table Seating 500ACCOMMODATIONFROM
Maximum Theatre 670Per Room$55

Notes Relating to Venue Capacities:

The dining area has the advantage of 4 dividing partitions that can separate the large expanse into smaller rooms as required

ROOMCocktail Cocktail with Dance Floor Banquet Banquet with Dance Floor Theatre Theatre with Dance Floor Classroom U-Shape Style Boardroom Style Area (M2) Ceiling Height (M)
Albert Coates  800  600  500  450              
Studio Theatre          150    80  40  40  200  5
Studio 3          60    40  24  24  100  4
Studio 1 & 2          40    24  22  22  80  4
Boardroom                  20  64  3

Event Suitability

Conference:  yes
Corporate:  yes
Social:  yes
Wedding Receptions:  yes
Wedding Ceremonies:  yes
Training Events:  yes
Sporting Club Events:  yes
21st Birthdays:  yes
Deb Balls and School Formals:  yes
After Parties:  yes
Underage Events:  yes
18th Birthdays:  yes
Religious Events:  yes
Dinner Dances:  yes
Exhibition/Product Launch:  yes
Concerts:  yes
Hens & Bucks Nights:  yes

Food & Beverages

Catered:  yes
Allow External Catering:  no
Licensed:  yes
Allow External Beverages:  no
Licensed Hours:  Until 1am Mon - Sat ; 11pm Sundays

Other Requirements

AV - Sound Lighting, Staging Etc.:  yes
Views:  yes
Parking:  yes
Outdoor Facilities:  yes
Disabled Access and Facilities:  yes
Public Transport Nearby:  yes

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