Maroondah Federation Estate

Flexible community spaces in a beautiful and historic setting.

Federation Estate is a place of learning, creativity and recreation — accessible facilities for individuals and groups, from Maroondah and beyond, to come together and enjoy.

Steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful native greenery, Federation Estate spaces are perfect for corporate or community events, meetings, performances and classes as well special celebrations, such as birthdays, engagements, weddings and christenings. Each room has its own character, with an outlook that represents a particular time period in the Estate’s rich architectural heritage.

Overview

At a glance:


Go on a journey of the senses:
Enter the Cultural Centre and enjoy the bright and welcoming café that uses fresh, local produce and hosts children’s activities during spring and summer. Visit the Maroondah Access Gallery and meander through landscaped native gardens and history trails that encircle the Estate. Admire striking tree carvings and discover interesting insights into the Estate’s unique architecture, which includes the State Heritage-listed 1920s former Ringwood School House. The Centre also houses an artist’s workshop, and exhibition and studio spaces, leased to community groups.

Spaces for hire with lovely garden views:
The Lifestyle Centre at Federation Estate contains light, bright and modern function rooms, meeting and performance spaces, catering for all abilities. Surrounded by views of tranquil native gardens, groups hold meetings, seminars, workshops, exercises classes and music performances in air-conditioned comfort. There is ample on-site parking and a kitchenette as well as fresh and diverse catering options for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Rooms and the spacious, central courtyard are available for casual or regular hire.

Play facilities for all abilities:
AMazing Space is an award-winning play space suitable “for people of all ages and abilities to come together in learning, play and friendship”. AMazing Space includes exciting and innovative equipment and designs, themed around the four elements of fire, wind, water and earth, and aims to enhance the senses of touch, vision, sound and smell. Features include a wheelchair-accessible sand pit and attractive gardens as well as accessible seating, car parks and toilet.

 Please contact us with any queries.

Rooms for Hire

The choice is yours…

Maroondah Federation Estate offer light, modern and flexible spaces for casual or regular hire. You can take care of your event or function yourself or you can recruit our fabulous event staff to give you a hand.

What’s on offer:

  • Affordable casual, weekly, fortnightly or monthly hire rates
  • A special hire rate for community groups who meet the criteria
  • Kitchenette, with fridge, continuous hot water, filtered water and some teaspoons, glasses, jugs, cups, saucers and mugs
  • Central courtyard and BBQs
  • Additional hire options, including data project, TV, video, DVD, PA system, whiteboard, urn, lectern and projector screen*
  • Optional hire of Maroondah’s talented event staff*
  • Fresh, local and diverse on-site catering options*

*Additional fees apply

Room 1:

  • Soundproof room with great acoustics
  • Theatre-style seating for 85
    (or 160 when combined with Room 2)
  • Baby grand piano
  • Polished floorboards
  • Portable PA system and whiteboard
  • Use of kitchenette, courtyard and BBQs
  • The option of additional equipment and on-site catering

Room 2:

  • Soundproof room with great acoustics
  • Theatre-style seating for 75
    (or 160 when combined with Room 2)
  • Baby grand piano
  • Polished floorboards
  • Portable PA system and whiteboard
  • Use of kitchenette, courtyard and BBQs
  • The option of additional equipment and on-site catering

Room 3:

  • Theatre-style seating for 65
  • Fully carpeted
  • Portable PA system
  • Wall-mounted white board
  • Use of kitchenette, courtyard and BBQs
  • The option of additional equipment and on-site catering

Room 4:

  • Theatre-style seating for 50
  • Fully carpeted
  • Portable PA system
  • Wall-mounted white board
  • Use of kitchenette, courtyard and BBQs
  • The option of additional equipment and on-site catering

Room 5:
This room is permanently set up as a meeting room. Get your team out of the office and into a bright and tranquil setting. Or hold board meetings for your social or sporting club.

  • Fully carpeted meeting room for 24 people
  • Portable PA system
  • Wall-mounted white board
  • Use of kitchenette, courtyard and BBQs
  • The option of additional equipment and on-site catering
Federation Estate Cafe
MAROONDAH FEDERATION ESTATE POP UP CAFE
 

Sit back a enjoy a coffee or sweet treat from the Federation Estate Café, open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3pm.

Enquiries

Send an email, telephone us or visit the centre - we will be happy to assist you.

Telephone: (03) 9870 2888
Address: Mines Road, Ringwood East 3134

Further contact and enquiry details

Location

Karralyka Centre is just 30 minutes away from the Melbourne CBD. Ringwood train station (Belgrave and Lilydale lines) and Ringwood East train station (Lilydale line) is a 10 minute walk from the Centre.

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Parking

Free car parking is available in the grounds of the centre. Parking for disabled is available adjacent to the upper entrance off Wilson Street.

Learn more about the Parking facilities