Top Conference Venues Canberra for Hire

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Best Canberra Conference Venues for Hire

1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601

300 Seated • 400 Standing • $$$

17 London Circuit, Canberra ACT

80 Seated • 200 Standing • $$$

Menindee Dr, Barton ACT 2600

48 Seated • 60 Standing • $$$

1 Elouera St, Braddon ACT 2612

16 Seated • $$

1 Binara St, Canberra ACT 2601

100 Seated • 130 Standing • $$

Anz Building, 17 London Circuit, Ca…

50 Seated • 200 Standing • $$$

Anz Building, 17 London Circuit, Ca…

160 Standing • $$$

1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601

500 Seated • 500 Standing • $$$

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Canberra Conference Venue Hire Guide

It's said that Canberra comes from the word Kambera or "meeting place" in the Indigenous language Ngunnawal. It's no wonder then that this vibrant city is a popular setting for conferences and corporate gatherings of all sizes.

Planning a conference in Canberra? Check out this quick guide to finding your ideal Canberra conference venue.

Best venue types in Canberra to hold a conference

Canberra happens to be one of the most affordable and most educated cities in the country. These traits make Canberra one of the go-to cities in Australia for corporate events.

If you've been tasked with organising a conference in Canberra, you need to know the different types of function space that you can use for such an event. Here are some of the most popular ones for your guests:


A Hotel is always a popular option for conference venues.  They offer all the necessary amenities, including large event spaces, dedicated meeting rooms, good food, plenty of parking spaces and high-speed WiFi. Whether you're looking to host a large-scale conference or a more private planning session, Canberra hotels have what you need.

Conference centres

Conference centres or business centres as they are sometimes known, offer a slightly different alternative to hotels. They have similar facilities but conference venues radiate an air of exclusivity about them that appeals to many corporate clients.

Convention centres

A convention centre is larger than a conference centre. The former is used more often for trade shows whilst the latter is for smaller business gatherings. The National Convention Centre Canberra is considered to be one of the best convention centres in Australia.

Function centres

Businesses that rent their spaces out on a regular basis are also known as function centres. They specialise in hosting events of all sizes, including conferences, strategic planning sessions, awards nights, product launches and corporate off-sites.


Restaurants are great for networking events, company celebrations and smaller conferences. They provide a unique and casual setting for individuals to meet up and discuss new business ideas over a good meal.

Where to find the ideal conference venue In Canberra

Start the hunt for amazing conference venues in these Canberra neighbourhoods:

Civic (Canberra CBD)

The city centre is home to many of the best business meeting venues located in the ACT. That's because it's close to all the government departments and offices. Canberra's city centre is also close enough for people living in neighbouring suburbs to commute easily. Civic has lots of great activities and attractions nearby that can help generate discussion amongst team members or delegates during your conference.

Central Belconnen 

A popular area amongst both locals and travellers, Central Belconnen has a variety of venues catering to all different types of functions. It's an especially good location for companies looking to host training seminars and conferences.

South Canberra 

South Canberra is ideal for larger corporate events, as there are plenty of conference centres and hotels capable of hosting functions for up to 1,000 people. The area has easy access to the city centre via light rail, public transport or even walking!

Central Gungahlin

Central Gungahlin is another great location in Canberra's north that's close to both the city centre and light rail. It's also the ideal area for those wanting to hold training or seminars away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

West Belconnen 

The western part of Belconnen has some great options if you're on a limited budget, as the more affordable venue spaces can still create an elegant event for up to 200 people or fewer. The area can also be ideal if you want something that is less formal, such as small pubs or cafes with intimate surrounds and canapé-style menus.

Outer North

The outer north can provide you with many options when it comes to venue spaces. There are plenty of places for conferences, but there's also a wide variety of function room options at venues that have been built to accommodate events such as weddings or other parties and social functions.

Find your perfect Canberra conference venue

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Canberra conference venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Canberra conference venues cost between 60 per person and 90 per person. For example, a 200 person conference would cost approximately 12000-18000. Costs may differ based on your food and beverage requirements, AV requirements, event date and time and the type of venue you decide to book.

What are the top Canberra conference venues?

Here are some of our favourite Canberra conference venues: 1. QT Canberra 2. Crowne Plaza Canberra 3. Kamberra Function Centre 4. Hotel Realm 5. Rydges Canberra 6. Midnight Hotel Autograph Collection 7. Shine Dome 8. Manuka Oval 9. Mantra on Northbourne 10. Zoo Bar

How do I find and book Canberra conference venues?

Finding and booking a Canberra conference venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Canberra as your location and conference as your event type into VenueNow's search engine. 2. Narrow down your search results by entering more filters such as number of people, event date, room layout and budget. 3. Send enquiries to venues to request pricing and availability (we recommend sending 3-5 enquiries to different venues to ensure you get the best price). 4. Review your quotes and connect directly with your favourite venues to book a site visit and finalise your booking. 5. Host your event!

How far in advance should I book a Canberra conference venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Canberra venue 90 days in advance of the event. For larger events and event dates in December we recommend allowing additional time as there may be limited availability.

Can VenueNow help me find a Canberra conference venue?

We sure can! VenueNow's team of Venue Booking Experts can help you find the perfect venue, collect quotes from multiple venues on your behalf, negotiate the best price with venues and book venues, all for free. Simply send us your event brief and our team will be in contact with venue recommendations within 24-48 hours.

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