State Library of Western Australia

25 Francis Street,, Perth   (08) 9427 3466

Standing between the CBD and Northbridge, the State Library is now a hub of activity with over a million visitors passing through the doors annually.

In Brief
  • Capacity: 100-200
  • Venue Type: Function Centre, Unique Venue
In Detail

Just a short walk from many of the city’s hotels as well as public transport, the State Library is easy for visitors and locals to access. It has eight seminar rooms, ideal for small to medium-sized meetings, presentations and training sessions. Most rooms are named after a different region of Western Australia.

They rooms are all well lit, with pleasant views (the Great Southern Room overlooks the CBD) and within close proximity to the main entrance and coffee lounge. In many rooms, there is an electronic whiteboard as well as a built-in 51cm television and DVD unit, while other audiovisual and presentation equipment is available for hire. With its 35mm film projector and built-in cinema screen, the State Library Theatre makes an ideal environment for video screenings, presentations, product launches, lectures and seminars.

The room also features comfortable tiered seating which make for easy viewing. And if you’re looking for some mid-seminar entertainment, a baby grand piano is also available for hire. A musical interlude could provide the perfect break to an information-loaded day.

The Event: The State Library is well equipped to host a variety of corporate or government functions including conferences, seminars, launches, training sessions, lectures, film screenings and committee meetings.

The Location: With the central business district on one side and cosmopolitan Northbridge on the other, the State Library provides a quiet sanctuary in the middle of the city’s hustle and bustle. 

The Facilites: The State Library building boasts eight well-lit seminar/meeting rooms with modern decor. Most rooms feature electronic whiteboards, built-in 51cm television and DVD, with other audiovisual and presentation equipment available for hire.

The Numbers: The spacious, airy conference rooms range in capacity from 12 to 75 people. There is also the State Library Theatre which offers the spectacle of a built-in cinema screen with comfortable seating for up to 210 people.

The Food: The on-site ground floor coffee lounge can provide catering services ranging from morning and afternoon teas to full banquet cuisine. Outside catering is welcome.

The Company: With a history dating back more than a century, the State Library of Western Australia is committed to developing the intellectual and cultural capital of our state and enriching the lives of West Australians.