Hire facilities

At Murdoch we have a range of venues, facilities and equipment available for hire by staff, students and the wider community.


Venues and spaces

Whether you’re looking to host a workshop, conference or community event, we offer a range of venues for events big and small at our Perth and Mandurah campuses. Spaces available for hire include:

  • Lecture theatres
  • Courtyards, gardens and grounds
  • Seminar and tutorial rooms

You can hire most of our venues by the hour or at a daily rate. Email our Space and Timetabling team or call them on 9360 7564 or 9360 7396.

Find venue spaces, capacities and costs

Equipment and event services

We can help to arrange equipment for your event including trestle tables, chairs and signage to direct people to your venue once they arrive at Murdoch.

If you’re hosting a large event, our team can also help coordinate services such as plumbers, electricians and security.

Please note, hire fees apply and your hire application needs to be lodged at least 10 days before your event.

You may need to hire audio visual equipment

When you’re organising an event, it’s important to check that your venue has the equipment you need, or that you have your own equipment that can be used.

Our lecture theatre facilities include data projectors and screens, sound facilities, microphones and whiteboards. Portable devices such as wireless microphones, lecture capture devices, data projectors and screens are available for hire from the AV service counter in the library.

Email our Space and Timetabling team to discuss your needs

A few things to remember

Parking costs

If you'll be on campus between 8am and 4.15pm, you and your event attendees will need pay for visitors parking at $3.00 per hour. Parking tickets are available from the designated ticket machines in carparks 2, 3, 4, 5, & 7.

Parking on campus is free after 4.15pm on weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday in red, green and visitors ticket parking areas, except reserved and easy access bays. Please note parking on verges is prohibited.

Find out more about parking on campus

Security services on campus

To keep our campus secure and reduce risk to our staff and students, our Security Officers will open rooms only at the time for which they have been booked. For after hours and weekend bookings, our Security staff might ask to see your booking confirmation.

If you need to contact Security Services while on campus, please call 9360 6262 or use the security call points located around campus.

You need a permit to serve alcohol

If you're planning to serve alcohol at your event, whether for sale or consumption, you are required to complete a Murdoch University Liquor Permit and return it signed with your event application form. You may also be required to provide a copy of your occasional liquor licence.

Please note, Murdoch University is a smoke-free environment and smoking is not permitted in any buildings on campus or within our designated fresh air zones.

Does your event involve animals?

If you’re organising an event which involves animals being brought onto campus, we will need to be notified in advance:
  • The type and number of animals
  • The location of the event
  • The duration of time the animals will spend on campus.
This is so that appropriate approvals from our animal ethics and Veterinary College can be obtained.

You may need council approval for public events

If you’re organising a community event such as a funfair or festival, or any event involving food vans or loud music in one of our campus courtyards, you may need an approved City of Melville application as part of our venue hire process.

Email our Space and Timetabling team to discuss your needs