Hire our spaces

Boasting beautiful surrounds and heritage features, combined with modern amenities, State Library Victoria is the perfect place for special events, functions and venue hire.

The Library is one of Melbourne's most distinctive landmarks and offers a truly unique venue for your next function or conference. The choice of venue hire includes stunning 19th-century galleries, a majestic and historic hall, a spectacular architecturally significant space, a contemporary space with the latest digital technology, a theatrette and various seminar rooms.

Catering can be arranged as part of your event package through our catering partner. Whether you are organising a conference, workshop, sit-down dinner, wedding, cocktails or a special function, the Library's venue hire team will help you to make your function a truly memorable occasion.

You can inquire online or contact our venue hire team at venuehire@slv.vic.gov.au or on 03 8664 7291.

Conference Centre

Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, the Conference Centre includes a theatrette and five seminar rooms. Read more

Cowen Gallery

Hold your next special function in the Cowen Gallery and be surrounded by masterpieces of Australian art. Read more

The Courtyard

The Courtyard is an exciting and versatile modern venue within our landmark building. Read more


Experimedia is a unique Melbourne event space that reflects three centuries of architecture. Read more

La Trobe Reading Room

The Library's most spectacular architectural feature, the dome, makes an impressive centrepiece for a special event. Read more

Mr Tulk

The Library's handsome on-site cafe, Mr Tulk, can be hired for private functions in the evening. Read more

Queen's Hall

Featuring beautiful 19th-century decor, the historic Queen's Hall is a favourite venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions and cocktail parties. Read more

Red Rotunda

The Red Rotunda is the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions, an intimate and memorable cocktail party or a glamorous sit-down dinner. Read more


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


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

Venue hire services

Our venue hire services offer great value and include staffing, set-up, event signage, function furniture and equipment. 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