Board/Meeting Room

The Well: Smythesdale Business, Health and Community Hub

Contact Name: Jacinta Walsh

Contact Phone Number: 53211500

Contact Email:

Venue Street Address: 19 Heales St, Smythesdale, 3351

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

Description of Venue: Built in 2009, the Smythesdale Business, Health and Community Hub is an architect award winning building which stands on Smythesdale's historic precinct which features the old jail and courthouse, stables, protected trees and an in ground tank built in the 1860s which was used to collect rainwater. This tank sits immediately behind the centre, hence the centre's name "The Well".

The Well is a community hub which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the local residents and surrounding areas through access to a medical clinic, Pharmacy and a range of other health and leisure services. The Well also provides tourist and historical information, and a multi purpose room and smaller meeting room for community groups and organisations to hire.

Regular users include First time parent groups, craft groups, walking group and senior citizen activities. The venue is also suitable for training groups, planning days and committee meetings.

The multi purpose has heating and cooling systems, whiteboards, wall space for data projection, tea and coffee making facilities and easy access to toilets, a baby change area and the kitchen. The room offers good natural lighting, with blinds fitted to all windows for presentations.

Catering options are available locally.

The outdoor area is designed for sitting and relaxing and offers views of the historic precinct.

Plenty of parking available

Types of events which are run/held: Regular users: First time parent groups, craft groups, exercise classes, senior citizen activities. The venue is also suitable for training groups and committee meetings.

Distance from Melbourne: 133 km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? Centre open 8.30am - 5.00pm

Pharmacy open Monday - Saturday. Ph. 5342 8695

Doctor clinic Monday - Thursday. Ph. 5338 4585

Maternal & Child Health - Fridays. Ph. 5220 7230

Dietician - 1st Wednesday each month by appointment. Ph. 5338 4500

Senior Exercise Class - Tuesdays and Fridays. Ph. 5338 4500

Relaxation Class - Tuesdays and Fridays. Ph 5338 4500

Podiatry - Fridays.
Ballarat Community Health - Week 1 & 3 each month. Ph. 5338 4593
Ballarat District Nursing and Healthcare Group - Week 2 & 4 each month. Ph. 5334 1616

Woady Yaloak Historical Society- Wednesday or by appointment. Ph. 5342 8754

Cuppa and Craft - Monday 10-12noon

Smythesdale Seniors. Ph. 5342 8857

Smythesdale Waking Group - Thursday 10am. Ph. 0419 666 860

Mobile Library - Every Friday 10.30am to 12 noon and 3rd Saturday of the month. 9 am to 12 noon

Smythesdale Community Market - 3rd Saturday of the month. 9 am to 1pm

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Jacinta Walsh: 53211500 or email

Floor Dimensions: Multi purpose room: 12 x 6 metres

Seating Capacity: Multi purpose room: Depending on seating style: theatre style -60 board room style 22, classroom style 30, U shape style 20

Seating available on-site? 60 chairs, 6 tables

Access: wheelchair access, front entrance, side entrance, back entrance

Toilets: Toilets inside building: disabled, 3 ladies, 1 mens

Kitchen: fridge, oven/stove, microwave, crockery cutlery ; Multi Purpose room: kitchenette including mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities

Stage: No

Technical equipment: Whiteboards, internet access (enquire when booking)

Extra categories: Doctors Clinic Ph. 5338 4585 ; Pharmacist Ph. 5342 8695


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