Explore our rooms & spaces
The Australian Events Centre includes 1,700m² of event space and has been designed for maximum flexibilty with sub-divisible, column free areas.
Large pre-function and break-out spaces are also available.
The capacities listed below are a guide only, we can tailor the perfect space to suit your function. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements further on +61 3 9027 9000.
THE Australian room
The Australian Room is the main function room at The Australian Events Centre accommodating up to 1,365 guests in a conference or theatre style set up, weddings or celebrations up to 620 guests with a sizeable dance floor or cocktail functions up to 1,000.
A key feature of the room are the decorative, operatable walls which split the room into 3 equal rooms of 328m² enabling up to 72 different room configurations.
The room features a ceiling height of 5 metres accentuating the sense of space.
Room size: 995m²
australian 1, 2 or 3
The Australian Room has the flexibility to be divided into three rooms by the use of decorative operatable doors.
When divided into three rooms, Australian 1, Australian 3 and Australian 3 are 328m² in size. Each room can comfortably host conferences up to 400 guests, cocktail functions up to 320 or weddings up to 170 with a sizeable dance floor.
Australian 1 and Australian 2 or Australian 2 and Australian 3 can also be combined creating spaces of 661m². This two room configuration can host conferences up to 800 guests in theatre style seating, cocktail functions up to 640 or weddings up to 370 with a sizeable dance floor.
Individual room sizes - Australian 1, Australian 2 or Australian 3: 328m² each
Combined room sizes - Australian 1 & Australian 2 or Australian 2 & Australian 3: 661m² each
The Atrium is a north facing, all-weather, light filled space. The retractable roof makes it ideal for indoor or outdoor events and exhibitions. It can be used as a standalone event space accommodating cocktail functions up to 310 guests and banquet dinners up to 200 seated guests.
It can also serve as additional room to the main function area if your event is greater than 1,000 guests and you require capacity for up to 1,365 guests.
The ideal space for trade shows and exhibitions, The Atrium has been designed to easily bump in and bump out cars, boats and caravans. The space can accommodate 14 x 3m² exhibition booths.
Room Size: 317m²
THE STATE ROOM
The State Room is the smallest room available at The Australian Events Centre.
It can accommodate up to 80 guests in theatre style seating, meetings or conferences up to 35 guests in a cabaret setting or a cocktail function for 60.
The State Room is also ideal to be used as a break-out space.
Room Size: 64m²
Three oak pavilion
Three Oak Pavilion is stunning outdoor space set within beautifully landscaped gardens including three magnificent Oak trees. The striking pavilion structure has been constructed from old recycled wharf timber and includes a patterned glass roof and stunning water wall back drop.
It’s the perfect space for a relaxed cocktail function or a backdrop for wedding ceremonies. It can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests.
Wirraway Rd at Essendon Fields is home to a number of heritage hangars.
Constructed in 1936, Hangar 5 was the former home of Holyman Airways, one of the pioneer aviation companies in the history of Australian aviation. Hangar 5 is one of the oldest buildings at Essendon Airport with links to ANA, an important company in the development of Australia aviation.
Today, Hangar 5 is home to Shortstop Jet Charter and provides a rare event space perfect for both private and corporate events.
Shortstop have numerous aircraft such as the DC-3 Gooney Bird, Iskra or SNJ-5b Harvard which make a stunning back drop to any event.
Room Capacities: Cocktail 200 | Banquet 150
The aircraft can also be used for wedding photography.