Facilities and Function Hire

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] .