Venue and Facility Hire

Avondale offers venues and facilities on its Lake Macquarie campus for hire. The facilities cater to clients seeking accommodation, classrooms, food services, performance spaces and sporting facilities. The Cooranbong-based campus, located close to the M1 Pacific Motorway, features historical buildings and picturesque, mature gardens. Contact the External Events Officers to hire venues and facilities.

External Events Officers

Email [email protected]
Aveline Adams +61 2 4980 2390
Kristiane Lawrence +61 2 4980 2388

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Map: Lake Macquarie campus


Avondale offers a number of rooms during semester recess that can be used in relation to conferences, events and subject intensives.

Chan Shun Auditorium

The Chan Shun Auditorium can be used for sporting events (including indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, netball etc) as well as conventions, conferences, concerts and events involving special guests. Package deals can be negotiated.


The Cafeteria can be hired with or without the kitchen. It may be used for a single meal or booked for a large, catered event. It provides a meat-free food service with world-class vegetarian cuisine. Breakfast generally consists of an assortment of cereals and hot foods, while lunch and tea (dinner) consists of hot food, salads and sweets. Drinks, bread, fruit and ice-creams are available at any meal. The cafeteria is a great meeting place on campus and a popular venue for announcements and special functions.



Avondale has 15 large classrooms and 10 small ones that can be used for meetings, presentations and other conference related events.


Avondale University Seventh-day Adventist Church seats approximately 850 people and can be hired for weddings, school speech nights, school productions, fundraising and charity events and concerts.

Lecture Theatres

Avondale has three lecture theatres available for hire. One seats 100, the second seats 140 and the other 204. All lecture theartres have data projector and audio facilities.

Sporting Facilities

As well as the Auditorium, Avondale has a range of sporting facilities available to staff, students and visitors. Our Gym, recently refurbished, offers a variety of equipment to encourage holistic fitness. The oval can be used for any sports - from cricket to football to soccer - and Avondale also has four squash courts, two tennis courts and a pool that can be booked for both sporting competitions and recreational events.

Group bookings can be made by arrangement.

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