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Conversation Quarter

Endowed by the Hansen Little Foundation, the Conversation Quarter connects the Library across Victoria and around the world with its live-streaming capability, staging and lighting.

This space is reserved for large events and programs, and is closed to public access.

This state-of-the-art public forum is equipped with the latest two-way broadcast technology to take Library events and programs to schools, libraries and homes around Australia, and bring the world’s best events and experiences to Victoria.

About the Conversation Quarter

The Conversation Quarter opened in December 2019 as part of the Library's Vision2020 redevelopment project.

Part of the Quad, this north-west courtyard space previously housed the Library's Genealogy Centre and the Courtyard, a unique bluestone-walled events venue.

With a flexible floor plan and seating options ranging from formal to casual, the Conversation Quarter can accommodate small seminars through to fabulous larger functions.

If you're planning a major conference, the Conversation Quarter can be hired as a complementary venue for events held in the State Library Victoria Theatrette or Conference Centre.


  • large flexible floor space
  • natural light
  • 5m x 2.8m digital media wall
  • integrated state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment
  • adjacent to the Conference Centre

Venue hire

Visit our event venues website to find out more about this space, or to inquire about booking it for an event.