Discover Avondale University

Venue and Facility Hire

Discover a location like no other at Avondale University—the ideal spot for your next event. Our Lake Macquarie campus boasts a diverse range of venues and facilities available for hire, from intimate gatherings to large conferences for over 500+ guests. We also offer accommodation options and our onsite food services provide tailored catering options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, ensuring your guests are well-fed.

Workshop Spaces

Looking for a space for team-building activities or workshop intensives? Our various sized classrooms are the perfect setting at an affordable rate.

Major Events

We have medium and large performance spaces as well as sporting facilities, all designed to meet your requirements. Whatever you're planning, Avondale University has what you need to make your event a success.

Contact Us

Reach out today to book your unique venue. Arrange a time to visit our campus and see for yourself. Fill in the contact form below or

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

Accommodation Options

We have guest rooms available for short term stay for individuals who wish to stay and visit the area. There are three premium guest rooms with private ensuite and 3 twin guest rooms that share bathrooms. There are other guestrooms available as well as dormitory style rooms available. Contact [email protected] to make a booking and for more information. 

For group accommodation bookings for your next conference or event, please contact the events team for more information. [email protected]

Venues for Hire

Chan Shun Auditorium

The Chan Shun Auditorium is our largest venue that 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.


Total floor space is around 1500m2.
Concert stage with curtains
Artists green room located behind stage
10 male and 10 female bathrooms
Disability access ramps 
Disability bathroom
10 male and 10 female change rooms.
First aid room


Avondale has 15 large classrooms which would fit around 25+ people and 10 small >25 people that can be used for meetings, presentations and other conference related events. Each room is fitted with projection and presentation abilities so you can bring your computer and plug in. We have selected rooms that have zoom capabilities.


Flexible classroom configurations
Tables and chairs
Air-condition space
Audio and visual

Sporting Venues

Avondale has multiple sporting facilities available for hire for events.

Swimming Pool

25m heated pool
5 swim lanes
Toilets, showers and change rooms

Squash Courts

4 courts
Single court or group bookings
30min or hourly rates

Tennis Courts

Two artificial grass courts
Group hire available
Night lights available

Ella Hughes Chapel

Is one of our most popular spaces that can seat 250 people in a comfortable theatre set up; we can adapt this space to suit your conference needs. Other configurations can include round tables for a special dinner or group activities. This space has a stage with audio and visual capabilities for hire.


Large, carpeted space
Air-condition space
Small kitchenette
Close to parking
Disability Access

Extra Hire

Audio and visual options
Zoom Capabilities
Small and Large round tables
Trestle tables
Other misc. items

Catalyst Room

Comfortable space located opposite P1 parking with external access, this room can comfortably fit 50 people or more standing. Carpeted space can be multi use for smaller conference meetings, workshops, and presentations with zoom capabilities.


Carpeted and Air-condition space
Toilet inside room
Small kitchenette
Presentation set up with two TV’s
Basic Zoom Room
Small round tables

College Hall

This heritage-listed building is one of our longest-standing landmarks located in the center of the Lake Macquarie campus. 

Lower college hall

Carpeted and Air-condition space
Collaborative spaces 
Small kitchenette
Projector screen

Upper college hall

Theatre stage 
Seating capacity 250
Audio and visual
Carpeted and Air-condition space
Toilets located upstairs

University Church

Avondale University Church is one of our most stunning venues that can seat approx 850 people. It can be hired out for large conferences and events requiring lots of space. Multiple spaces within the church can also be separately hired. 


Multi levelled stage
Tiered and balcony seating
Audio and visual 
Large foyer area 
Parents Room
Kids classrooms and spaces
Conference Room (behind stage)

Extra Hire

Live streaming capabilities
Coffee Cart
Trestle tables
Large rooms seating around 50 people

Lecture Theatres

Avondale has three lecture halls available for hire ranging from 75 – 200 persons seating with audio and visual projection available.


Large, carpeted space
Tiered Seating
Audio and visual 
Air-condition space
Basic Zoom Room

Education Hall

Another underrated space available for hire is our education hall space with wooden floorboards and stage. Great for performance groups, movement workshops and or presentations when used without chairs. Toilets and parking conveniently located close by.


Air-condition space
Wooden floorboards 
Basic lighting and sound available
Male and female toilets

Extra Hire

Carpet squares
Audio and visual

7 @ Avondale – Cafeteria and Café

Our newly refurbished Cafeteria and café can be hired for small or large group events and conferences throughout the year. Our experienced team of chef’s, barista’s and other staff are keen to support your event with delicious vegetarian and plant-based meals.

Visit for more information or contact our team at [email protected] to arrange your next event.

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