Our state-of-the-art learning spaces are available for hire when they are not being used in the delivery of Academy professional learning. They are available to Department of Education (department) staff, community groups, and businesses.
Our spaces are ideal for meetings, workshops, conferences, and lectures. We also have open areas for standing events and large outdoor spaces available for informal events. 

Hire a learning space

All spaces are wheelchair accessible and have a variety of technology available for your use including whiteboards, projection screens, video conferencing and Wi-Fi access.

North Melbourne

603 Queensberry Street 

Originally designed by Henry Bastow – one of Victoria’s foremost architects of civil and public buildings – as State School No. 307 in the 1880s our 603 Queensberry Street building was meticulously restored and redeveloped in 2012. For Department use only, we also have spaces at our 582 Queensberry St building nearby.

East Melbourne

41 St Andrews Place

Originally built in the 1850s as the Victorian Government Printing Office, the interior of the heritage-listed building has been sensitively modified and the exterior restored to create inspiring professional learning facilities.  


5A Little Ryrie Street

A mid-century building that has previously been used by the Department of Education as a regional office, the Academy’s Geelong centre has been immaculately restored to create an environment conducive to high-quality and immersive professional learning in the southwest. The building's state-of-the-art facilities include large learning spaces across and multiple smaller remote studios for hybrid sessions.

How to book 

Our learning space hire is a not-for-profit service.  and the rates cover staff, administrative and maintenance costs. We offer subsidised rates to community groups and department staff.

Spaces can be hired for a half or full-day, Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  

Depending on your event requirements, you may need to pay for:

  • technical support including audio-visual and video conferencing set-up and monitoring 

  • catering requirements.

Complete our booking request form with your event details. Upon receipt, we will contact you with further details and confirm availability.

For further information, you can also contact us on 03 8199 2900. 

Last updated 08 February 2023