Waurn Ponds Estate

Waurn Ponds Estate, established in 1993 and renovated in late 2016, is a contemporary 60-room conference and events venue in a rural setting. It provides eight light filled conference rooms, all with large windows, views and a balcony or terrace. Multiple indoor and outdoor spaces are available, an outdoor heated pool and spa and 5km walking track.

Key features

  • 8 technology-rich conference and meeting rooms
  • Event spaces
  • 60 stylish guest rooms
  • Heated pool and spa
  • Gymnasium
  • Tennis courts
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Complimentary on-site parking

Location

Waurn Ponds Estate is situated within Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. It's approximately 60 mins from Melbourne (and Melbourne Airport), or 30 mins from Avalon Airport. 

  • From Melbourne, take the Princes Freeway (M1) west
  • Follow the M1 to Highton 
  • Take the exit towards Colac 
  • Turn right onto the A10
  • Take the first right into Pigdons Road
  • Take the first left at Deakin University Geelong Waurn Ponds

Event spaces

Event spaces at Waurn Ponds Estate can host up to 250 guests. They include luxury recreational facilities, such as a gym, a heated pool and spa, tennis courts and walking tracks.

Waurn Ponds Estate event spaces

Torquay

Room configurationNumber of people
Cabaret teams 90
Theatre 150
U-shape 46
Classroom 96
Herringbone 72
Hollow square 50
Boardroom 50

The Torquay space is 198 metres squared

Anglesea

Room configurationNumber of people
Cabaret teams 40
Theatre 70
U-shape 28
Classroom40-44
Herringbone40
Hollow square36
Boardroom26

The Anglesea space is 90 metres squared

Bellbrae

Room configurationNumber of people
Cabaret teams 18
Theatre 35
U-shape 14
Classroom 12
Herringbone 16
Hollow square 18
Boardroom 12

The Bellbrae space is 37 metres squared

Ceres

Room configurationNumber of people
Cabaret teams 18
Theatre 35
U-shape 14
Classroom 12
Herringbone 16
Hollow square 18
Boardroom 12

The Ceres space is 37 metres squared

Duneed

Room configurationNumber of people
Cabaret teams 24
Theatre 40
U-shape 18
Classroom18
Herringbone 28
Hollow square 24
Boardroom 18

The Duneed space is 56 metres squared

Jan Juc

Room configurationNumber of people
Cabaret teams 18
Theatre 35
U-shape 14
Classroom 12
Herringbone 16
Hollow square 18
Boardroom 12

The Jan Juc space is 37 metres squared

Moriac

Room configurationNumber of people
Cabaret teams 18
Theatre 35
U-shape 14
Classroom 12
Herringbone 16
Hollow square 18
Boardroom 12

The Moriac space is 37 metres squared

Paraparap

Room configurationNumber of people
Cabaret teams 24
Theatre 48
U-shape 20
Classroom 32
Herringbone 32
Hollow square 28
Boardroom 18

The Paraparap space is 62 metres squared

Contact details

Call us

+61 3 5227 3000

Visit us

Nicol Drive South
Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216

Opening hours

Monday–Friday*
7.00am–12.30am


*Out-of-hours events can be arranged. Closed during University breaks and public holidays.