Hire our spaces

Boasting beautiful surrounds, heritage features and modern amenities, State Library Victoria is the perfect place to host special events. From conferences, workshops and lectures to dinners, weddings and parties, we will make your event a truly memorable occasion.

The Library is one of Melbourne's most distinctive landmarks, offering a unique venue for your next function or conference. The choice of venue hire includes the 19th-century Cowen Gallery, majestic Queen's Hall, architecturally stunning La Trobe Reading Room, two contemporary spaces, the Village Roadshow Theatrette and a range of seminar rooms.

While enjoying our gorgeous event spaces, induge in delicious cuisine prepared by our catering partner, food&desire.

To learn more, inquire online or contact our venue hire team at venuehire@slv.vic.gov.au or on 03 8664 7291.

Conferences & meetings

Host a lecture in a 200-seat theatre, a meeting in one of our light-filled seminar rooms or concurrent workshops with exclusive use of the Conference Centre. Read more

Special events

Make your special event an occasion to remember with a sit-down dinner or cocktail party in one of our stunning heritage spaces. Read more


Create your perfect wedding experience in one of the Library's beautiful spaces. We offer packages for ceremonies, receptions and photography. Read more


We work closely with our catering partner, food&desire, to provide seamless event delivery and unforgettable experiences. Read more

Showcase events

The State Library hosts all kinds of events, from weddings and dinners to conferences and workshops. See what event organisers have to say about their venue-hire experience at State Library Victoria. Read more

Special offers

Celebrate Christmas in style at State Library Victoria – find out about our special Christmas party packages or contact us to arrange a customised event. Read more