Aspire Function Venues

Venues Aspire

Aspire boasts a venue to suit every style of event with 15 spaces and 3 lawns available across our 2 campus locations. From lunch meetings, seminars, gala dinners in the prestigious University Hall, multi-day conferences at the modern Innovation Campus or exhibition and trade shows at the expansive Sports Hub to events with a difference at Unibar or on one of our iconic University of Wollongong lawns.


Enviably located within the picturesque natural grounds of the University of Wollongong, just 5 minutes from the Wollongong City Centre or 80 kilometres south of Sydney, our multi-purpose spaces will provide the perfect setting for your next event. Venues at UOW's Wollongong Campus include: UniHall, UniHall Foyer, Thought Bubble.

Aspire Events offer two multipurpose venues in Wollongong. Both venues offer quality food and beverage services by our professional in-house catering team and modern menus and event packages that can be tailored to suit your event and the dietary requirements of your guests. Both venues also offer specialist audio visual support and high speed WiFi.
UOW Wollongong Campus is nestled at the base of the Illawarra Escarpment, offering a beautiful setting for any event or function. Easy to find with plenty of public transport and parking options, the UOW Wollongong campus is perfect for large, formal events such as school formals, graduations, conferences and gala dinners. 


The prestigious UniHall is the ideal venue for conferences and gala dinners. The traditional wood panelled room features high ceilings, the perfect canvas for theming and 'wow factor' for special events. The adjoining foyer and Champagne Lawn offer options for pre-event drinks and networking.

Features: Large stage, in-built projector and giant screen, air-conditioning, high speed WIFI, separate foyer area and adjoining lawn

  • Theatre Style - 1000
  • Cabaret - 330
  • Function Rounds - 550 


The UniHall Foyer can be hired as its own function space, perfect for small launch events or networking functions which can spill out onto the “Champagne Lawn”. 

Features: High ceiling and floor to ceiling glass windows looking out on to the Champagne Lawn

  • Theatre Style - 200
  • Cabaret - 80
  • Function Rounds - 100
  • Boardroom - 50


The newly refurbished “Thought Bubble” room is the perfect space for your smaller meetings, presentations, lunches, parties or as a break out space from the UniHall.

Features: Adjoining foyer area and balcony.

  • Theatre Style - 70
  • Cabaret - 30
  • Boardroom - 16

SPECIAL: As a special introductory offer the Thought Bubble is available for $50 per hour. (Minimum 4 hour booking. 50% surcharge for Saturdays and Sundays).  


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Imagine holding your event at a world-class, award winning research precinct developed by the University of Wollongong. Situated in a beautiful coastal environment with escarpment views, strategically located just an hour south of Sydney International Airport and minutes from the Wollongong CBD, the Innovation campus offers an inspiring setting for your next event.

The Innovation Campus is perfect for cocktail parties, office events or luncheons and boasts an incredible rooftop balcony with outstanding views of Mount Keira and Wollongong beaches. The UOW Innovation Campus is just 5 minutes from the Wollongong CBD and North Wollongong beach and offers several stunning function rooms that offer sweeping views of the scenic surroundings and modern facilities.


Aspire’s event facilities are versatile and designed to cater for all of your conference and function needs with the flexibility to accommodate groups of 10 to 360. The Ocean Room and City Room can be used separately or as one to best suit your event needs and break-out requirements. With a Terrace option also available, the Event Centre can host it all, whether it be for a team meeting, sit down meal, cocktail party, or conference.

Features: Floor to ceiling windows offer stunning ocean and city views and natural light.


  • Theatre Style - 360
  • Cabaret - 120
  • Function Rounds - 240
  • Boardroom - n/a 


  • Theatre Style - 180
  • Cabaret - 60
  • Function Rounds - 112
  • Boardroom - 40 


  • Theatre Style - 180
  • Cabaret - 60
  • Function Rounds - 112
  • Boardroom - 40 


Whether as an addition to the Event Centre or in its own right, the expansive Terrace offers both indoor and outdoor areas with spectacular panoramic views. Perfect for alfresco breaks from a conference in the Event Centre or on its own as a networking or cocktail party venue. 


Please contact the Aspire team with details of your event requirements to discuss other available venue spaces.

Last reviewed: 20 March, 2018