The Mining Exchange

Contact Name: Jo Kruse

Contact Phone Number: 5333 5888

Contact Email: jkruse@hermaj.com

Venue Street Address: 12 Lydiard St North, Ballarat, 3350

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? Yes

Description of Venue: The Ballarat Mining Exchange was built between 1887-9, and was used for trading of shares in mining companies during the Gold Rush era. It still houses the Mining Exchange Gold Shop today.

The Mining Exchange underwent a major refurbishment in 2004, and still retains many of the heritage features which make it an appealing venue for a wide range of events. Regular users include the University of Ballarat, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Design Exchange Market, the Rockabilly Festival, the annual Heritage Weekend and Council community events. The venue is also suitable for corporate and private functions such as fashion parades, wine exhibitions. product launches, weddings, cocktail parties, exhibitions, markets and fundraising events.

The Mining Exchange has many unique features to make any occasion memorable including a seating bank of 130 seats which can be configured to suit any event, eighteen alcoves which can be utilized for any occasion , a fully equipped commercial kitchen and slab floor heating set to 21C.

The venue also has a smaller more intimate room for smaller functions and corporate meetings. This room is carpeted and has electric wall heating.

Off street parking is available.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS are available by clicking on and downloading the Hire Agreement document in the Links section under the Google map.

Types of events which are run/held: Regular users include University of Ballarat, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Design Exchange Market, the Rockabilly Festival, the annual Heritage Weekend and Council community events. The venue is also suitable for corporate and private functions such as fashion parades, wine exhibitions. product launches, weddings, cocktail parties, exhibitions, markets and fundraising events.

Distance from Melbourne: 114 km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? The venue is open to the public when a public event is being held such as markets or exhibitions.

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Jo Kruse: 5333 5888 or download the Application Form and Terms and Conditions via the Links menu under the Google map.

Floor Dimensions: Main Hall: 39 X 8.5 meters ; Small Function Room: 10 x 15 metres

Seating Capacity: Main Hall: 250 seated and standing room 500 ; Small Function Room: 100 seated, 250 standing

Seating available on-site? 165 plastic chairs, 12 café tables, 4 metal trestles

Access: Wheelchair access via front entrance, other access point is at the rear of the building.

Toilets: Toilets are inside the building and include: 2 male toilets with a urinal,1disabled toilet, 6 female toilets

Kitchen: The Industrial kitchen features a stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, and ample bench space for food preparation.

Stage: No

Technical equipment: No

Extra categories: Electricity: 2 Sets 3 phase power, 2 10amp and 1 15 amp