In this article, we explore the best meeting room options available to you in Melbourne.
Apart from being one of the best recreational hubs in Australia, Melbourne is also one of Australia’s best cities to do business. The ease of business here is arguably unmatched anywhere else in the whole country. We recently shared an article highlighting Melbournes best coworking spaces, and the more perceptive of you may have noticed that Melbourne is really geared for business.
Speaking of coworking spaces, it is now evident that the world’s market system is evolving to become more of a gig economy. With this transition, many people are now finding permanent workspaces obsolete and inefficient. For such people, concepts such as meeting rooms for hire are a perfect way to utilise the technology and space only available to the big companies, at a fraction of the cost!
On the other hand, could be that your business is still in its early stages and as such you don’t have a presentable board room. It is in your best interest to make your next big client to know that you go the extra mile and that you are professional. What better way than hiring a professional meeting room?
Anywhere along South Melbourne, the Melbourne CBD, South Yarra, and any area in Melbourne, there’s a perfect meeting room waiting for your corporate meetings and functions. That said, we’ve done our homework and come up with a list of the best Melbourne meeting rooms available in the area.
Melbourne City Conference Centre is conveniently located in CBD, at the heart of Melbourne. The centre is housed within RMIT, Australia’s second-largest university.
With such a centralised address comes great convenience. It is easily accessible through the city’s public transport system, not to mention the fact that it is within Melbourne city’s free tram zone.
Being housed within a university also comes with added perks. Expect up-to-date technology already set-up within all of their five meeting rooms and event spaces. Speaking of meeting rooms, MCCC has five including an auditorium, a chapel, a chapel hall, a studio and a multi-purpose hall housing up to 40 people.
With clients including Qantas and Deloitte, it is safe to say that this is a tried and tested option. You won’t go wrong with MCCC.
Address: 333 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9623 9177
Another university housed conference centre, this one is located within Monash University- Australia’s largest university, in Melbourne’s CBD. As with the MCCC, Monash is easily accessible through the city’s public transport system.
The conference centre is truly state of the art, making it the best option if you need a conference facility. Fast Wifi and audiovisual systems are the more obvious amenities, but their facilities have another notable feature- openness. No one wants to be stuck in a dark and gloomy room all day in some basement. Their rooms have a very open feel allowing you access to have unfettered views of the city around you as well as letting in natural light.
The meeting rooms include two boardrooms, two seminar rooms, three executive office spaces, and a dining room. And did we mention that Monash’s conference centre has catering options? They do, as well as administrative support for all your enquiries.
Address: 30 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9903 8000
3. Sofitel Melbourne
We featured Sofitel as one of Melbourne’s best accommodation options. Today we feature it for its amazing conference and event spaces. Sofitel has some of the city’s best meeting venues and function spaces.
This one is for your high-end business events. For your next event, forget the old stuffy conference room you usually hire. Sofitel has better spaces. In fact, they stand out for their classy contemporary style.
They have numerous meeting rooms with different floor plans suited for various gatherings. Each of them is fitted with state of the art audiovisual equipment and wifi. Some of the spaces include an auditorium, ballrooms housing up to 1000 people, and small meeting rooms for smaller gatherings.
Address: 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9653 0000
With three locations in Melbourne, Servcorp is another established meeting room option. We chose their Southbank facility but their other two centres are also great.
Doubling as a Coworking space, the meeting spaces on Southbank are ideal for board meetings, team meetings, planning sessions, corporate events, and trainings. All their meeting and training rooms have all the equipment you’d need for those purposes, including refreshments for your group. That makes them a perfect venue for any corporate event or meetup.
Address: Level 2 Riverside Quay, 1 Southbank Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9982 4500
5. Ross House Association
Boasting the title of being Australia’s only community-owned and managed resource, Ross House is a great non-profit facility. Being a not for profit, you may reasonably expect that their rates won’t break the bank.
They have different size meeting rooms, housing anywhere from eight to eighty people. Each of their rooms has access to training facilities such as whiteboards and access to kitchen services. Pricing depends on the size of your group and whether you are a for-profit or not for profit organisation.
Address: 247-251 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9650 1599
6. Hub Southern Cross
With locations not only in Melbourne but also in Brisbane and Sydney, Hub Southern Cross is an established name in the Coworking spaces business. In fact, it is one of the largest, if not the largest Coworking space provider in the country. That said, they also have great meeting rooms.
From boardrooms to café spaces, Hub Southern Cross has it all.
Address: 696 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 482 611
7. Sleeves Up
Sleeves up is another great option if you’re in the Yarra area. Housing more than five startups and up to twenty professionals, Sleeves Up is taking the industry by storm having been established only three years ago!
Address: 11-13 Cubitt St, Cremorne VIC 3121, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9036 8599
8. Studio 1 Community Hub
Managed by the City of Yarra, this multipurpose building hosts a learning centre, coworking spaces as well as meeting rooms. Not only do their rooms come with fast wifi, but they also have access to a breakout space as well as a monitor.
With a daily fee of 35 dollars and a monthly fee of 275, this is one of the more affordable options on this list.
Address: 15 Barnet Way, Burnley VIC 3121, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9428 9901
9. Collins Square
Located in Australia’s largest commercial district, collins square is one of the countries largest mixed-use developments. The establishment comprises of five towers housing large institutions such as KPMG, the Australian Taxation Offices as well as Pearson publishers, just to name a few. The place is professionalism exemplified!
Collins Square offers a whopping twenty-three meeting spaces, housing up to thirty people. Each of these spaces has access to the best amenities, including an in house chef, for your own bespoke menu!
Their events centre has six conference rooms capable of hosting up to 400 guests. Each of these rooms has unfettered views of the city and ample access to natural light. For your private dining needs, Collins Square has you covered with ample spaces and facilities to match your needs.
Address: 727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9252 7600
10. Cowork Me
Address: 245 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 297 575
We featured Cowork Me in our coworking spaces guide, and now we feature it as a great option for your meeting needs.
Located near the Yarra, in one of the most vibrant locations in all of Victoria, this state of the art workspace is just a 5 minute’s drive away from the CBD. For fifty-five dollars an hour, you get unfettered access to their meeting rooms and all the office facilities that come with them. Their meeting rooms house anywhere from four to sixteen people.
For your training and networking events, Cowork Me has great conference rooms too. For a hundred dollars an hour, you get access to spacious rooms with incredible views of the beautiful St. Kilda scenery.
Some of CoWork Me’s features include front desk assistance, 24/7 access, great WiFi, a break room with a full kitchen, and parking, CoWork Me could quite easily be your workplace of choice.
11. The Cluster
Another big name in the office space industry, the cluster has some of the best looking meeting rooms.
If you’re looking for a more collaborative meeting space, check our list of the best co-working spaces in Melbourne below.
Address: 17/31 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9008 5980