Event space hire

Our two Geelong campuses in Waurn Ponds and the Waterfront have a variety of attractive, flexible spaces available for hire. No matter what type of event you’re looking at organising – indoor or out, large or small – we can accommodate you. We can also set you up with technology, catering and accommodation if required.

Waurn Ponds Campus

With beautifully landscaped grounds and plenty of parking options, our Waurn Ponds campus, on the western edge of Geelong is a great venue for a variety of corporate or private events.

Our facilities are extensive and include everything from a historic chapel to squash courts for hire.

Deakin Chapel

The sandstone, non-denominational, English Gothic style chapel has white internal walls set with stained glass windows, a wooden altar and upholstered chairs.

There's room for up to 80 guests. The chapel is available to the community for weddings, funerals and other religious occasions.

Venue Daily rate Not-For-Profit daily rate
Deakin Chapel $650 Price on application
Classrooms (capacity 20–40) $180
Lecture theatre (capacity 250–300) $530 $400
Lecture theatre (capacity 150–250) $400 $265
Lecture theatre (capacity 100–147) $265 $200
Lecture theatre (capacity 40–80) $200 $135
Waurn Ponds meeting rooms $180 $105
Function spaces with capacity 200–400 $450–$480 $300–$600
Sporting facilities – stadium, sports hall, pool tables, table tennis, tennis and squash courts Price on application Price on application

For more information, please contact:

Commercial Events Team
03 9246 8150

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Waterfront Campus

Set in heritage-listed, 19th-century former wool stores, this stunning building has been completely transformed into a 21st century university campus. 

The waterfront location

In the heart of Geelong's CBD, our waterfront location makes us the ideal option for any event. 

With an emphasis on design,light, acoustics and technology, our facilities are second to none in the Geelong region.

VenueDaily rateNot-For-Profit daily rate
Lecture theatre (capacity up to 100)$550$410
Lecture theatre (capacity up to 150)$610$475
Lecture theatre (capacity up to 320)$1100$840
Flat floored lecture theatres$345$280
Function spaces$550–750$410–600
Classrooms with capacity 20–48$215$170
Meeting rooms with capacity 6–16$215$170
Computer labs with capacity 21–42$530$530

For more information, please contact:

Commercial Events Team
03 9246 8150

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Deakin corporate centres

In addition to the above facilities, we also have two corporate business centres in Geelong, with facilities available for hire by the public. 

The Geelong City Centre offers bay views, technology-enabled meeting spaces and catering packages for corporate meetings, working lunches, staff training days and cocktail functions. 

Find out more about Geelong Corporate Centre 

Waurn Ponds Estate (formerly the Deakin Management Centre) has been totally refurbished to create a state-of-the-art venue. 

The venue, which now includes a 570-room boutique hotel, two technology-enabled conference rooms, six meeting rooms, six events spaces and indoor and outdoor dining spaces,  caters to the conference, events, wedding, group, corporate and leisure markets.

Find out more about Waurn Ponds Estate

Contact us

For more information, simply complete our venue hire request form and we'll be able to send you a personalised quote. Alternatively, contact our Commercial Events Coordinator for further information.

Complete the event space hire request form

Commercial Events Team
03 9246 8150

Email the team