WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL SPACES FOR HIRE!
Our unique Z-shaped building is owned by Creeds Farm Living & Learning Centre neighbourhood house and was built on sustainable design principles to be a welcoming space for members of our community. Building works were completed in 2011 with extensive input from RMIT’s Centre for Design. It achieved an impressive rating of 7.4 stars using the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme to measure energy efficiency. It is a warm, friendly and homely space to gather. We have the Fig Tree Room with three branches, the Apple Tree Room, and our lovely open plan hub and kitchen available to you. Catering is available from PD Café next door to us or you can arrange your own.
We have two disabled parking spaces, wide doorways and hallways, and no stairs.
The venue is available for hire, 7 days a week between the hours of 09:00 and 23:00.
The serving and consumption of alcohol or playing loud music/using noisy equipment are not permitted as Creeds Farm is situated in a residential area where families value their peace and quiet.
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 14:00 if you would like to pop in and have a look.
You can find us HERE.
The five areas for hire are:
A small meeting room called the Apple Tree Room – ideal for meetings, small group training, or one-on-one sessions such as speech therapy or tutoring.
A large room called the Fig Tree Room that measures 15×7 meters. It can be divided into two or three separate rooms via movable walls. You can book one, two, or all three branches of the Fig Tree Room. This room is filled with light and looks out on our community garden with the fig tree nearby. Fig Tree Room Branch 1 has a large screen, projector and speakers. If you need this equipment, please ensure that branch 1 is included in your booking.
An open-plan Hub and Kitchen that is a lovely space for social catch-ups or cooking demonstrations.
Please have a look HERE for available dates.
Please complete the venue hire form HERE, to tell us exactly what you need!
Venue Hire Rates and Set-up Options:
All our rates are community rates, we do not charge businesses more because they are for-profit, they can contribute in other ways such as making a tax-deductible donation to our building maintenance fund as the building is owned and maintained by the community for the community.
We hire in two-hour blocks to ensure that you have enough time to set up and pack up and have some allowance if meetings/training/events run a bit over time.
If your booking is frequent and recurring, the following discounts will be applied:
Weekly for 3 months: 5% (1 term)
Weekly for 6 months: 10% (2 terms)
Weekly for 9 months: 15% (3 terms)
Weekly for 12 months: 20% (4 terms)
PD Café is right next to us with delicious food, lovely flowers, and a selection of gifts if you need to get something special for a guest speaker! You can either pop out for refreshments at the café or you can arrange catering with them to be brought over to the space you are hiring from us. Please contact Gary or Josh to discuss what you need. Phone: (03) 84578795 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a short stroll through our community garden to the café.
If you would like to support a social enterprise for catering, here are some options:
Free to Feed – this not-for-profit social enterprise champions new migrants, refugees and asylum seekers through their skills and stories which they offer via cooking courses, events and catering.
STREAT Catering – where every sandwich, brownie, bread loaf or specialty coffee you purchase supports the training and job opportunities of some of Victoria’s most marginalised young people.
Crêpes For Change Food Truck– Australia’s first not-for-profit crêpe truck fighting youth homelessness and serves up delicious sweet and savoury crêpes at events all over Victoria. A guaranteed hit with guests at your event, their crêpes are authentic and made with purpose!