Convention Centre

The Convention Centre (otherwise known as the Macquarie Auditorium) is the perfect location for your next small or large event. Located right in the heart of the CBD and close to accommodation venues, DRTCC is situated opposite picturesque Victoria Park and has ample free parking available within close proximity to the venue.           

The Convention Centre is a flat-floor auditorium which can seat 750 theatre style, up to 500 banquet style and is an ideal venue for a range of events including trade shows and exhibitions, weddings, school formals, concerts and award presentations.

A dynamic venue in that you can hire the whole auditorium including the Oxley Room and surrounding L-shaped foyer on the eastern and southern sides of the Convention Centre as a whole or independently for smaller functions, hire half the auditorium, the foyers or just the Oxley Room (to the side of the auditorium).

As a conference space, the Convention Centre is air-conditioned, accessible and complimentary Wi-fi access is readily available.  The room hire fee includes a lectern and wired microphone (if required) and a projector and screen can be hired at an additional cost.  Other conference equipment items are also available for hire. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in holding a conference or meeting in the Convention Centre.

If you are interested in hosting a catered event, the Convention Centre features a newly renovated bar and is in close proximity to the brand new kitchen.  Our team will set your tables as you require and provide bar staff complimentary when utilizing the bar as part of your event.  Chair covers, linen tablecloths and napkins are available for hire at an additional cost.  Please contact us for more information if you are interested in holding a catered event in the Oxley Room.

Alternatively the Convention Centre is suitably sized for a large exhibition independently or in conjunction with your conference. Both the foyers and Oxley Room also provide ample space for additional exhibitor booths or catering spaces. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in holding an Exhibition in the Convention Centre.

The Convention Centre is a suitable venue for:

- Conferences
- Meetings
- Workshops
- Exhibtions
- Balls
- Seminars
- Breakfasts, Luncheons and Gala dinners
- Team Building days
- Christmas Parties
- Concerts
- Award presentations
                     

Measurements:
Full Macquarie Auditorium
21.5m wide x 27.8m long (to the front of the raised stage)
21.5m wide x 31.05m long (to the front of the main stage)

Half Macquarie Auditorium (stage end of the room)
21.5m wide x 10.55m long (to the front of the raised stage)
21.5m wide x 13.8m long (to the front of the main stage)

Maximum Capacity:
Full Macquarie Auditorium
750 Theatre Style
500 Banquet Style (10 seated per round table)
350 Cabaret Style (7 seated per round table)

Half Macquarie Auditorium
320 Theatre Style
200 Banquet Style (10 seated per round table)
140 Cabaret Style (7 seated per round table)

Macquarie Auditorium Technical Specifications (170 KB)

Technical Requirements Form (128 KB)

DRTCC Fees and Charges 2016_2017 (65 KB)

Please contact the venue for a detailed floor plan of the Convention Centre.

Our team of experienced and professional staff will cater to your needs. For further information or to request a rate card, contact the Event Booking Officer on 02 6801 4373 or complete the Venue Hire Enquiry Form below.

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