Venues

The Bio21 Institute is popular as a venue for a variety of University, health and biotechnology-related events. We have hosted milestone events such as the University's launch of the Melbourne Model, industry dinners, award ceremonies, conferences, special seminars, community awareness and industry engagement programs.

State-of-the-art conference facilities include a 200 seat auditorium with in-house audio and visual equipment and an adjoining atrium breakout space for networking, displays and catering.

Auditorium features

200 seat auditorium with very spacious leg room

Two ceiling mounted data projectors and two screens

Lectern with touch panel central controls, equipped with Windows and Macintosh operating systems and control for all audio-visual and lighting.

Laptop connection

Document camera

In-house PA system with VCR Player, VCR Recorder, DVD and cassette player/recorder

Disabled accessible

Hearing aid loop

Slide projector

2 x wireless lapel microphones, 1 x roving microphone and 3 x table microphones

Internet access

Whiteboard, laser pointer, remote PowerPoint slide changer

Atrium and surrounding areas

Up to 300 standing room capacity for receptions

Up to 8 x trestle tables for catering and registration

6 x poster boards

 

Fees and Conditions for hire of Bio21 Facilities

Internal clients

Facilities available for hire - Bio21 Auditorium and Atrium

Bio21 Institute Members and Tenants – free

Internal Melbourne University clients - $50 per hour

Equipment

A limited number of poster boards, trestle tables and urns are available for free for Institute members and University clients to use at their events. Any other equipment not already present in the venue(s) will need to be sourced by the client from an external provider.

Conditions of hire:

When booking the venue, full details of the event must be disclosed, including the event title, key speakers, event website, and any dignitaries attending.

A Themis code will also be requested for charging purposes.

External clients

Facilities available for hire - Bio21 Auditorium and Atrium

*All prices exclude GST

*Events after hours will incur a fee, to be negotiated upon enquiry

Hourly Rate

Full Day Rate

(9am-5pm)

Half Day Rate

(4 hours)

Weekends & Public Holidays – Full Day Rate

Weekends & Public Holiday – Half Day Rates

Weekends & Public Holiday – Hourly Rates

$200.00

$1150.00

$770.00

$1470.00

$1090.00

$250.00

 

* Late change fee of $110 for changes to the original booking with less than one month’s notice.

Cancellation fees:

- Less than 2 weeks’ notice: 50% of the total hire fee

- More than 2 weeks but less than 3 weeks’ notice: 40% of the total hire fee

- More than 3 weeks but less than 4 weeks’ notice: 30% of the total hire fee

Equipment Hire

A limited number of trestle tables and urns are available for hire from the Bio21 Institute. Any other equipment not already present in the venue(s) will need to be sourced by the client from an external provider.

Trestle Tables: $20.00 + 10% GST each

Urns: $20.00 + 10% GST each

Poster Boards (X 6): $20.00 + 10% GST each

Conditions of hire:

When booking the venue, full details of the event must be disclosed, including the event title, key speakers, event website, and any dignitaries attending.

30% of the fee must be paid as a deposit before the event.

 

For more information on our events spaces, equipment, services and fees, please contact the Bio21 Institute's Events Officer, Maggie Scott.

T: (+61 3) 9035 4667

E: mkoscott [at] unimelb.edu.au (subject: EVENTS%20ENQUIRY)