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  • Van Raay Centre Meeting Rooms

The purpose-built CERES Van Raay Centre houses 4 meeting rooms available to hire in different sizes and configurations to suit groups of 10 to 110 people.


Good for: Staff planning sessions, meditation classes, workshops, small business conferences and community meetings.

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Capacity: 10 to 110 seated

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Terms and conditions of hire

A combination of environmentally conscious design by renowned architect Gregory Burgess and cutting-edge sustainable building techniques, the venue is sensitively constructed out of low embodied energy materials, with recycled materials used where possible. Other features include passive solar design, landscape design, sustainable transport options and various strategies to limit waste and use of water, energy and lighting.

The environment was lovely and provided a good place to do our thinking and planning. We found the staff very friendly and helpful throughout the booking process and on the day.  - Rose Broadstock, Performance and Quality Unit (DHS)

The meeting rooms will be set up as you request in preparation for your arrival and fit the following numbers:


 Room  U shape Theatre Workshop Price (incl GST) (full day) Size (sqm) 
 Room 2  09 30 16 $ 240 28
 Room 3 18 50 24 $ 330  43
 Room 4 24 60 30 $ 440  56
 Room 2+3 30 70 60 $ 520  70
 Room 3+4 40 80 70 $ 680  100
 Room 1 n/a 110 80 $ 720  128
 Lower Merri 18 30 18 $ 360  40

Click on images below to enlarge room set-ups:


  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Full catering menu
  • Wireless internet
  • Whiteboards
  • PA system and data projector on request
  • Free onsite parking
  • Sustainable building design

  • Please note that Room 1 = Rooms 2+3+4 all together. If Room 1 shows as booked then none of the rooms are are available and vice versa. The Lower Merri is in a separate building adjacent to the community kitchen.

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