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Welcome to one of Melbourne’s premier heritage destinations!

Australia’s most historic public library, State Library Victoria offers a choice of iconic spaces for your special event – from wedding celebrations and intimate cocktail functions to conferences and end-of-year parties.

The Library has been one of Melbourne’s most distinctive landmarks since 1856. Our magnificent 19th-century galleries and spacious contemporary venues include the Isabella Fraser Room, with its clean neoclassical decor, and the spectacular The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, now meticulously restored to its 1860s glory.

Other popular venue locations at the Library include the domed La Trobe Reading Room, Cowen Gallery with its salon-style artworks and the world-class Conference Centre.

Together with our exclusive event partner and caterer, Showtime Event Group, we offer a full suite of services including catering, security and support staff to ensure your event is a truly memorable occasion.

So come inside. Contact our venue hire team to book one of our incredible spaces for an unforgettable experience at State Library Victoria.