Light show in the Great Hall

Hire a venue

Host your event at the University of Sydney
From high-tech lecture theatres to classical stained-glass windows, we have venues available for events and special occasions at the Camperdown Campus and Conservatorium.

Heritage venues

Our heritage venues include the Great Hall and MacLaurin Hall, with reservations managed through University Venues. Find out how to make a booking.

Our scenic grounds around the Quadrangle are ideal for smaller or more casual groups. Our museums and art gallery can also be booked for private functions.

Other historic sites, including the Refectory and Chancellor’s Room, can be booked by our partner, Host Co. Visit their website to find out more.

Talks, awards and business functions

The Eastern Avenue Foyer and Auditorium is a popular choice for large presentations and keynote addresses. The University of Sydney Law School offers several facilities suitable for business functions.

The Seymour Centre also has a range of adaptable spaces, from smaller areas for private gatherings, to rehearsal rooms and auditoriums for award ceremonies.

Make a booking

To book:

  • The Great Hall
  • MacLaurin Hall
  • Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, or any other teaching spaces on campus

Please contact one of our event coordinators at University Venues via the online form, and we will help you find and book the appropriate venue. If you are a staff member with a unikey, please access this online form for internal bookings.

To book:

Please contact our partner, HostCo on +61 2 95636245, or email

To book:

  • The Law Lounge, New Law School Level 2, Room 201
  • The Law Foyer, New Law School Level 1, Room 113

Please email

We have several outdoor spaces that can be booked by the hour:

  • The Quadrangle lawns 1-4 (inside the Quadrangle)
  • The Front Lawn (in front of the Quadrangle, bordered by University Place)
  • The Quadrangle Cloisters (inside the Quadrangle)
  • The Botany Lawn (beside the Macleay Building)
  • Cadigal Green (on the Darlington Campus beside the Old School Building).

Please contact one of our event coordinators at University Venues via the online form, and we will help you find and book the appropriate venue. If you are a staff member with a unikey, please access this online form for internal bookings.

While a booking will ensure no other event can take place, we can’t guarantee exclusive use of the space, and the area cannot be blocked for access.

Eastern Avenue cannot be booked, however you can seek approval to hold an event in this area by contacting University Venues.

In all venues you will need to organise catering.

We can advise on catering budgeting and provide a list of preferred catering companies.

You can select a caterer yourself (not including Halls), but they will need to be approved by University Venues, hold a gold license, complete the University contractor induction, and sign the Catering Terms and Conditions.

Please note that all weddings must select a caterer from the Pre-qualified suppliers list.

Catering can’t be taken inside lecture theatres and seminar rooms but we can help you find a venue with a foyer area that can be used for eating and drinking. 

The Great Hall does not have a commercial kitchen. The Ante Room can be used, however caterers need to bring in all the equipment to be used.

Venue hire includes any of the accessories, equipment and furniture already existing in the room. A list of these items will be provided on confirmation of your booking.

If your event requires additional furniture or audiovisual (AV) equipment, you may want to bring in external providers. The University has a list of preferred suppliers (listed below).

However, many venues include:

  • data projectors with dual projection
  • computers
  • visualisers (document cameras)
  • interactive screens
  • user-friendly touch panels
  • student interactive kits
  • lecture recording tools.

Our core operational hours are Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm. If you book a room during these hours, the rate will cover the hire of University staff.

For after-hours bookings, additional charges may be incurred. Teaching spaces can be booked only at certain times of the year. 

Teaching spaces cannot be booked during semester until timetabling has been completed and all classes allocated. This means we may be unable to check availability of spaces until the Timetabling Unit has released the rooms for bookings.

Semester One bookings may not be available until early March; and Semester Two bookings may need to wait until early May.

Bookings made during these times are allocated to a waiting list, so we recommend that you place a request as far ahead in advance as possible.

We cannot host religious ceremonies in our venues. This includes sermons (of any denomination), christenings and Bar Mitzvahs.

Civil service wedding ceremonies are allowed. However, weddings can only be held on weekends, to minimise disruption to students and staff, whether they are held during semester or not (view our key dates).

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Corner of Bridge & Macquarie Street, Sydney
T: +61 2 9351 1203

Seymour Centre
City Road, Camperdown
T: +61 2 9351 7680
E: Use the contact form on the website

Holme Building and Manning House
Camperdown/Darlington Campus, Sydney
T: +61 2 9563 6245

Pre-qualified suppliers

HostCo (USU Caterer)
+61 2 9563 6245

Cook and Waiter
+61 2 9387 4544

Elegancy Catering (The Grandstand)
+61 2 9518 6222

European Catering
+61 2 9317 2733

Flavours Catering + Events
1300 368 605

Forte Catering & Events
+61 2 9211 2802

Fresh Catering
0450 484 882

Laissez-Faire Catering
+61 2 9209 4810

Pearl Catering
+61 2 8338 0266

Two Good Co
0497 889 927

Austage Events
+61 2 9317 3900

Barton Management
+61 2 9144 6165

Norwest Productions
+61 2 8838 0347

Encore Event Technologies
+61 2 9556 8888

Divine Events
+61 2 9125 4998

Designs by Booshi
+61 434 574 167

Decorative Events & Exhibitions
+61 2 8399 2299

This Space Event Studio
+61 2 9810 9981

+61 2 9645 7017

Moreton Hire
+61 2 8394 8255

Pages Sales Pty
+61 2 8011 4441

+61 8 9486 2013

ASN Events
+61 3 8658 9530

Event Travel Management (ETM)
+61 2 8286 7409

Essential Experiences Event Management
+61 7 3217 5353