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Conferences and events

Not sure where to hold your next conference? Planning a major event and not sure of a venue? At Residential Colleges we offer a range of venues and catering options that suit any event. Some of the many events held at Residential Colleges in the past include:

  • dinner functions for presentation nights
  • sporting and recreational days/camps
  • lunches
  • meetings and conferences.  


We have four main venue options for your next conference or event at Residential Colleges and these include the Heathwood Room and the Dining Halls at each of the colleges. 

Heathwood Room

This air-conditioned venue also has bar facilities and is ideal for seminars.

Layout options include:
  • Lecture style - 50 people
  • Banquet Style - 40 people
  • U Shape - 21 people
  • Cabaret - 32 people

College Dining Rooms

The dining rooms located in each of the three colleges all have a capacity to hold up to 200 people. With spacious and open areas, these venues are equipped with comfortable  seating, full table service catering and bar facilities. Ideal for functions, lunches or award ceremonies.


Layout options include:

  • Banquet (Trestle Tables) - 170 people
  • Banquet with dance floor - 130 people
  • Cocktail - 300 people
  • Mezzanine Floor- Cocktail - 150 people
  • Undercover (all weather) outdoor area - 170 people

Steele Rudd

Layout options include:

  • Banquet (Rounds) - 180 people
  • Banquet with dance floor - 140 people
  • Cocktail - 300 people
  • Foyer and Outdoor Undercover (all weather) area - 300 people


Layout options include:

  • Banquet (Rounds) - 120 people
  • Banquet with dance floor - 110 people
  • Cocktail - 200 people
  • Foyer and Outdoor Undercover (all weather) area - 200 people

There are standard terms and conditions (PDF* 39 KB) for hiring one of our Residential College venues. However with negotiation, these can be amended to suit the particular requirements of your event. For additional information, please email the Accommodation Officer.

Other University venue options

In addition to Residential College venues, there are a number of other facilities located on University grounds that are available for a variety of conference and event requirements including: 

  • the Allison Dickson Lecture Theatre
  • Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre
  • lecture rooms
  • Japanese Gardens
  • sporting ovals
  • Library.

Information about how to book these facilities is available online. 


The Residential Colleges can provide catering services for events at a number of function venues. There are a range of menu options that can be modified to suit a variety of occasions and can cater towards specific dietary requirements.

*This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact the Accommodation Officer or telephone +61 7 4631 2650 to obtain this information in an alternative format.