Victorian Trades Hall

Victorian Trades Hall

Victorian Trades Hall is located on the corner of Lygon Street and Victoria Street, Carltont.

First opened in 1859, it remains one of the most historically important sites in Melbourne today, being classified by the National Trust and included in the Register of Historic Buildings (Victoria).

The hall is located across the road from the eight hour day monument which was erected to honour the Victorian workers who won the first 8 hour working day in the world in 1856. It is the birthplace of organisations like the Victorian Labor Party and Australian Council of Trade Unions and home to the Victorian Trades Hall Council.

The people's palace

Trades Hall has a variety of venues available for hire by individuals, community groups and unions. Whether your event is a small community meeting or big party, Trades Hall may have just what you're looking for.

Solidarity Hall
Solidarity Hall is a 300 capacity hall with stage in Carlton on the CBD fringe. Featuring the newly restored heritage 1890s murals, surrounded by a balcony area and the workers museum, the hall is an inspirational meeting space or event venue.

Loading Bay
The Trades Hall loading bay - It's a pretty cool place. Open on all four sides but with privacy, lots of space to have a boogaloo or host all kinds of events. It's low key and low maintenance.

ETU Ballroom
A spectacular Ballroom positioned above the main portico of Trades Hall.

Formally Meeting Room 1 - a multipurpose room suitable for meetings, film screenings, workshops, performances or exhibitions.

Evatt Room
Meeting room style space. Suitable for up to 20 people. Whiteboards and projector available upon request.

Nallei jerring
Large meeting space used for everything from improv groups to OHS training. In the back building with original 1960s wood panelling.

Quilt Room
Multipurpose room suitable for meetings, film screenings, workshops, performances or exhibitions.

Wooke kire bang-al
Formally the Archive Rom - a multipurpose room suitable for meetings, film screenings, workshops, performances or exhibitions. Meetings of 18 or theatre style seating for up to 40.

If you'd like any further information about any of these venues, please contact the Information Centre on (03) 965 93511

❊ What's On ❊

Victorian Trades Hall Council

Fringe Common Rooms | Trades Hall

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  Corner Victoria St and Lygon St, Carlton 3053 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: (03) 9659 3511
Corner Victoria St and Lygon St,CarltonVictoria(03) 9659 3511

❊ Web Links ❊

Victorian Trades Hall 2022

❊ Also See.. ❊

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2024

The Curtin | John Curtin Hotel

Bella Union

Fringe Common Rooms | Trades Hall

Disclaimer: Check with the venue (web links) before making plans, travelling or buying tickets.

Accessibility: Contact the venue for accessibility information.

Victorian Trades Hall Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which it stands; the Wurundjeri people of the mighty Kulin nation. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. This land was stolen and never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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