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The Best 40th Birthday Party Venues Melbourne


Glass Pavillion at Harbour Kitchen

Function Venue

Shop 1, waterfront side of NAB building, 800 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

4.3 (389)



Full Venue Hire at Ludlow Bar


6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

4 (1786)



Rooftop at Luminare

Function Venue

York St & Browns Ln, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

4.5 (172)



Aerial at Aerial

Function Venue

17 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC, Australia

4.2 (140)



The Ian Potter Queen's Hall at State Library of Victoria

Function Venue

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

4.8 (3082)



River Terrace with Yarra Views at Hophaus


Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

4 (1096)



Yarra Queen Vessel at Yarra Queen


Melbourne River Cruises, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC, Australia

4.3 (1546)



Bar Terrace at Ludlow Bar


6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

4 (1786)



Champagne Lounge at La Di Da


577 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

4 (1140)



Side Terrace at Ludlow Bar


6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

4 (1786)


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Melbourne 40th Birthday Party Venue Hire Guide

This is the year that you turn (drum roll) 40! Now it's time to celebrate. If you're considering a 40th birthday bash in Melbourne, you're on the right path! Melbourne is teeming with spectacular birthday venues for 40th birthday parties and all other types of events. Check out our Melbourne 40th Birthday Party Venue Guide for all the tips and tricks!

Where can I find amazing 40th birthday party venues in Melbourne?

From award-winning restaurants and swanky rooftop bars to charming coffee shops and vintage cinemas, there is an abundance of unique event space to choose from when it comes to throwing a milestone birthday party. These Melbourne suburbs are an ideal starting point if you're on the search for a fabulous 40th birthday party venue:

Melbourne CBD

If you're looking for a location that has character and a sense of history, Melbourne CBD is it. The oldest part of the city centre is home to a number of stylish 40th birthday party venues, including luxe cocktail lounges and quirky laneway bars.

Maybe you'd like to enjoy cocktails in an alfresco setting whilst admiring spectacular views of Melbourne's iconic skyline? There are some highly-rated hotel function venues where you can do just that. If you're looking for something more adventurous, there are plenty of funky venues like luxury bowling alleys, rooftop cinemas and eclectic underground bars.

North Melbourne

North Melbourne is home to some amazing locations, from heritage-listed buildings to impressive skyscrapers in the city skyline. If you're on a budget, it might be worth looking at some of North Melbourne's hidden laneway gems where local businesses have been serving up delicious meals for decades.


If you want to enjoy an outdoor party with great food and drink whilst admiring iconic architecture, then Preston has got it all. A true melting pot, Preston combines alternative hipster culture with an abundance of history that can be found in its many laneways and arcades. It might just be the perfect place for your next memorable milestone birthday bash!

Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne is one of the most prestigious suburbs in South Melbourne, and there are plenty of fantastic 40th birthday party venues to choose from. In addition to the great nightlife, you can also find a number of historical landmarks that were built during the Victorian era, including theatres, gardens and canals. Perhaps you'd like your guests to enjoy cocktails as they take in beautiful views of Port Phillip Bay? You won't have to go far because this area will provide all you could possibly want.

St Kilda

St Kilda is one of Melbourne's most iconic beachside suburbs, and it's easy to see why. With its sandy beaches, palm-fringed esplanade and stunning sunsets, St Kilda is the perfect place to celebrate your 40th birthday in style. There are plenty of fantastic bars, outdoor space venues and restaurants located along the esplanade, as well as a number of hotels with function spaces that have been specifically designed for special occasions.

South Yarra

This is one of Melbourne's most affluent suburbs, and it's easy to see why. South Yarra is home to some of the best shopping in the city, as well as a number of high-end restaurants and bars. It's also just a stone's throw away from Melbourne's CBD, making it the perfect location for those who want to be close to all the action. So if you're looking for a location for birthday celebrations, South Yarra is the place for you!


Prahran is one of Melbourne's trendiest suburb, and it's easy to see why. With its eclectic mix of bars, cafes, boutiques and vintage stores, Prahran has something for everyone. And if you're looking for a 40th birthday party venue with a difference, then this is definitely the place to be. From hidden speakeasies to rooftop bars with stunning city views, Prahran has it all.

Albert Park

Albert Park is a beautiful leafy suburb located just south of Melbourne's CBD. And if you're looking for a stunning location for your 40th birthday party, then this is definitely the place to be. With its picturesque lake, stunning gardens and abundance of cafes and restaurants, Albert Park is the perfect setting for a milestone birthday celebration.


Richmond is an inner-city suburb that's well-known for its vibrant nightlife. You'll find a number of great bars and clubs, as well as some fantastic restaurants. It's also home to a number of historical landmarks, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, so there's plenty to see and do in this wonderful suburb.

What types of 40th birthday party venues are there in Melbourne?

There's no shortage of excellent function venues where you can host your 40th birthday in Melbourne. In fact, the wealth of venue choices can be pretty overwhelming. If you're having trouble deciding, consider these popular types of birthday party venues in Melbourne:

Hotel function venues

The most obvious choice for your 40th birthday party in Melbourne, hotel function rooms are perfect if you want to host a classy affair. These venues are perfectly suited to large group dinners or cocktail soirées.

Cocktail bars

Cocktail bars are the perfect venue choices if you're looking for something glamorous. They blend the best of a restaurant and a bar by offering a variety of delectable bites for your guests to enjoy whilst you toast the evening away.

Cafes and restaurants

There are plenty of different styles of restaurants and cafes that will be able to cater to your event requirements. For example, an Asian fusion venue can serve up tasty culinary delights from around the world whilst making full use of eclectic decor and vibrant lighting. Hotels in Melbourne frequently offer award-winning restaurants where you can enjoy dinner with your guests before heading across the road for a night of cocktails and dancing.


There are plenty of great pubs in Melbourne that would be perfect for your 40th birthday party. A local Pub offers a more relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a few drinks with your friends without having to worry about being too loud or rowdy.

Dinner cruises

If you want to take your 40th birthday celebration onto the water, consider booking a private dining experience onboard one of Melbourne's numerous dinner cruise ships. You'll not only get to enjoy a delicious meal whilst sipping champagne and taking in some gorgeous waterfront views, but you'll also get to enjoy a show put on by talented musicians or performers.

Venues with activities

There are loads of different birthday party venues in Melbourne that offer unique activities for your guests to enjoy. Perhaps you want to hire a private karaoke room where you can belt out some tunes with your friends? Or maybe you'd prefer to hit up a few rounds of laser tag or ten-pin bowling? Whatever your idea of fun is, there's sure to be a venue that can cater to your needs.

Discover stunning Melbourne party venues for your 40th birthday

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With so much on offer, you will surely find the perfect backdrop to all your events in Melbourne and throughout Australia, so start planning today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Melbourne 40th birthday venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Melbourne 40th birthday venues cost between 50 per person and 75 per person. For example, a 100 person 40th birthday would cost approximately 5000-7500. 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 Melbourne 40th birthday venues?

Here are some of our favourite Melbourne 40th birthday venues:1. The Promenade Docklands2. Two Hands Rooftop Bar3. Melbourne Public4. The Grace Darling Hotel5. Rokeby1006. Apartment 267. The Boatbuilders Yard8. Stovetop Carlton9. Mofo Lounge10. Higher Ground

How do I find and book Melbourne 40th birthday venues?

Finding and booking a Melbourne 40th birthday venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps:1. Enter Melbourne as your location and 40th birthday 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 Melbourne 40th birthday venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Melbourne 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 Melbourne 40th birthday 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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