Located just a few minutes' walk from the central business district, this venue ticks all the boxes.
The Showgrounds has a number of spaces available for hire including:
The McIntosh Centre
The McIntosh Centre will capture the magic for your next event. Its refurbished beauty and charm of yesteryear cleverly combine with matching modern facilities, all linked together with the central promenade and outdoor areas to provide a truly unique venue.
Large timber doors, polished concrete floors, exposed ceilings, leafy trees and green gardens set the scene in climate controlled comfort with ample room to move, all ensuring the success of your special event.
The Multi-Purpose Pavilion
The Multi-Purpose Pavilion will cater for large conferences, conventions, exhibitions, meetings, gala and special events.
The moment you set your eyes on our facility, you'll understand why this location will work for you - space. The multi-purpose pavilion has a flat floor measuring 100 metres in length, 25 metres in width and ceiling height of 7 metres to the apex of the room with all doors allowing 6 metre access to the outside promenades. One of our main features are the six floor to ceiling glass doors; four to the West and two to the East that not only allow ample natural light into the facility, they also provide easy access for large vehicles or if equipment needs to be delivered into the Centre.
Ample electricity, internal water outlets, fly-bars for signage display as well as a large roller door for access all add ease for multi-purpose pavilion venue hirers.
With a building of this standard and the flexibility it can offer, make our venue the next for your major trade show or event.
Open Space Grassed Area
The Open Space Grassed Area is second to none in regional Victoria. Meticulously cared for this space can be used for a myriad of purposes – concerts, vehicle displays, sporting events, circuses… the list is endless.
Placed centrally in the Showgrounds this space can be minimised by the simple addition of temporary fencing or strategically placed staging, or left as one big open area with plenty of room for any activity.
Promenades around all sides of the open space provide water and electricity to help facilitate, while light towers overlooking the open space make this area useful for day and night activities.
The exposed timber beams and classic features of the 1914-built Grandstand sees this Grand Old Lady take pride of place surrounded by modern facilities.
The Grandstand is a picturesque backdrop for wedding or debutante photos with its old world ambience, but doubles as a usable viewing platform for the open spaced grass area.
The function room beneath can also be used as an additional area for venue bookings that might require a secure, easily accessible space.
Hire Charges, Site Plans and Booking Form
To book these facilities for events and functions, please complete our application form below and email it to our Events team. If you have any questions or would like any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us, via phone (03 5832 9851) or email.
Please note the venue will only be secured upon receipt of booking form and bond.