Event Management & Facility Hire

Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, our building is currently closed for meetings and, sadly, we do not anticipate being able to reopen for quite some time.

Event Management

However, we continue to operate an online science engagement program and are available to assist our partners and clients with meetings, webinars and conferences using video conferencing and social media tools; please contact us to discuss your needs and ideas.

Our Building Facilities

Under normal conditions, the Royal Society of Victoria’s rooms and facilities are available for hire to organisations, companies or private groups. This heritage-listed building opposite the Carlton Gardens is suitable for a wide range of events, including conferences, seminars, meetings and private functions. Limited parking is available on site and a commercial parking operator is adjacent on La Trobe Street.

Ground Level

The Burke and Wills Room – A multi-functional space adjoining a caterer’s kitchen, suitable for workshops up to 45 people, dinners up to 60 people, seminars, cocktail parties, catering, etc, capacity up to 80 people.


Burke & Wills Dinner

First Floor

Ellery Theatre
The Ellery Lecture Theatre – with raked seating for up to 120 people.
Cudmore Library
The Cudmore Library – capacity up to 24 people.
Von Mueller Room
The Von Mueller Room – Seminar or meeting room with capacity for up to 30 people.

The Society has audio visual and seminar equipment available for use. There is a commercial kitchen, suitable for your own use or use by a caterer, adjacent to the “Burke and Wills Room” at ground floor level.

For more information and bookings contact our Events Manager on 03 9663 5259 or by email at [email protected] .