The Education Centre is located at the Alfred precinct at 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne. The Centre provides seminar and meeting facilities for staff and students at the precinct and rooms can also be hired by external users. It comprises a 200-seat Lecture Theatre with state-of-the-art technology, a 150-seat Seminar Room and several classrooms and meeting rooms.
Located only a short distance from Melbourne’s CBD, the Education Centre can host conferences, workshops or seminar events. The Lecture Theatre can hold a maximum of 200 people in a fixed seating layout. In the Seminar Room and Classrooms, seating layouts can be arranged to suit your event.
These facilities are available for booking by the Alfred Research Alliance member organisations and external clients. For enquiries, email [email protected]
Requests for these facilities can be made on the Booking page.
Trestle tables are available for use in Classrooms, the Seminar Room and the Lecture Theatre Foyer. Seating can be rearranged in Classrooms and the Seminar Room to suit meeting needs. It is the responsibility of the group booking a room to re-position all furniture to the standard configuration by the end of their booking time.
Spotless (support desk: 03 9076 8222) can provide assistance to move furniture on weekdays. A booking for assistance from Spotless needs to be made 7 days in advance, and include times for both setup and packup if required.
The Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Closed for Victorian Public Holidays.
It is possible to use the Centre after hours and on weekends, though support may not be available unless hired at the user’s expense. Please contact the Education Centre for more information.
Rooms should be open for the scheduled commencement of a booked period. To have a room unlocked, please contact:
Institutional identification is required.
Terms of Service
If time is required to set up and reset a room, this must be included in the booked period.
To avoid scheduling conflicts, the originally booked room may be altered to another of equal or superior attributes. Therefore, please check the printed schedules to confirm room allocation.
Rooms cannot be accessed before the booked period. If the scheduled period is exceeded, occupants may be asked to leave.
Rooms should be unlocked for the commencement of all scheduled events.
If furniture is added or moved, it must be returned to its original location / configuration before the end of the booked period.
All rubbish and leftover food must be disposed of.
Bins are located in The Seminar Room, the east-west corridor, and the north and south foyers.
Arrangements must be made for catering equipment to be removed from the Centre no later than the scheduled conclusion of a meeting. Catering supplied by Alf’s Cafe must be picked up by 7:30pm.
24 hours notice is required.
Without such notice, unattended meetings held outside the standard Operating Hours will result in the department of the staff member who placed the booking being made liable for the full hire fee.
24 hours notice is required.
Without such notice, the booking party is liable for the full quoted fee.
E-mail: [email protected]
Alfred Research Education Centre
55 Commercial Road
MELBOURNE VIC 3004
Phone: 03 9076 3099