Venue Guide

Host An Event at the SMC Conference & Function Centre

Sydney’s SMC Conference & Function Centre, or the Sydney Masonic Centre, is one of Australia’s premier events venues, and is regarded as one of Sydney’s most architecturally significant buildings, with a well-earned reputation for delivering innovative event solutions, regularly playing host to politicians, charities and high-profile organisations. Boasting 13 meeting spaces across 3,000sq.m and able to cater for up to 600 guests in their Grand Lodge, it is a great choice for hosting a range of events both intimate and larger.

 

SMC Conference & Function Centre—Key Info

Are you thinking about holding your event at Sydney’s SMC Conference & Function Centre? If so, we’ve compiled all of the key information you’ll need so you need look no further.

Venue Address

66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Venue Website

https://www.smcfc.com.au

Capacity

40-600

 

 

SMC Conference & Function Centre Capacity

The Sydney SMC Conference & Function Centre has space to host events for up to 600 delegates at once, with 13 beautiful spaces with space for a range of events from business meetings to larger gatherings. Here are some sample rooms from the venue and their capacities.

Room

Capacity

Grand Lodge

600

Rawson

   40

Ionic

280

Banquet Hall

  550

SMC Conference & Function Centre Facilities

In House Catering Available

Yes

In House Audio & Visual Facilities

Yes

Wifi Provisions

Wifi Available

Accessibility

Hearing assistance has been augmented throughout the venue via wired hearing lops and infrared listening systems.

Specialised AV and equipment hire such as access to ramps for stages.

AusLan interpretation, large font and downloadable print options are also available.

Accessible parking is available with private access for drop-off and pick up.

Lift access to all floors of the building with clear directional signage.

Wheelchair accessible, flat street-level entry to the building.

Male, female and disabled bathrooms on the ground, 1st, 3rd, and 5th floors are available for use by guests.

Lower tables are available for catering.

Extensive information and advice are available for guests in hotels with accessible accommodation.


Event Security

Yes

Getting to the SMC Conference & Function Centre

Air Travel

SMC is easily accessible for delegates flying into Sydney Airport, with a journey of around half an hour from the airport by train, and just over 15 minutes by car.

Train Travel

SMC Conference & Function Centre is close to multiple train stations, making it quick and convenient to get there by train.

The closest station is Museum Station, which is a 3-minute walk away from SMC. Central Station is only a 7-minute walk away.

Local Travel

To walk from Museum Station, follow the Castlereagh Street exit signs inside the station, then turn left heading south down Castlereagh Street. At the first intersection, turn right and you will come to the SMC main entrance at 66 Goulburn Street.

Nearby Parking

The World Square Car Park is open 24/7 and parking spots can be booked online, with all-day parking priced from $20, weekend parking from $10, and hourly parking prices starting at $11. Delegates can pay for parking via credit or debit card, and delegates can get 15% off of the price of their parking if they book online with the code SMCFC16.

Hotels and Accommodation near the SMC Conference & Function Centre

Thanks to the SMC’s prime location in Sydney’s bustling Central Business District (CBD), delegates will enjoy easy access to many different hotels in the area within walking distance and easy reliance on public transport to get around. There is an ibis Sydney World Square directly beside the SMC centre, with prices ranging from around $122, and other 3 and 4 star hotels in the area including Oaks Sydney Castlereagh Suites, with rooms ranging from $149, and Vibe Hotel Sydney with prices around $175.

Bars & Restaurants around the SMC Conference & Function Centre

The ICC’s amazing location at the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District lends itself to the wide range of cuisines from across the globe available to enjoy in the host of nearby bars and restaurants, including a 678 Korean BBQ, an Alberto’s Lounge Italian restaurant, aMango Coco Thai restaurant, a Kobe Wagyu Yakiniku Japanese restaurant, a Chat Thai restaurant and a Bad Hombres Mexican Restaurant.


Past Events Held at the SMC Conference & Function Centre

A range of events have been held at the SMC Centre in the past, from intimate concerts to business meetings to digital events. Previous events held here include:

  • Sydney’s Enchanting Candlelight Concerts with musicians from the Phoenix Collective
  • World AID’s Day live stream
  • AMSIG (Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group) Annual Meeting
  • Rotary District Conference 2021
  • JMCA Academy Graduation event
  • Sheldon Riley

SMC Centre is also home to ON AIR Studio, a state-of-the-art semi-permanent studio that offers a plethora of high-end audiovisual and live streaming capabilities.



Reviews for the SMC Conference & Function Centre

11 reviewers gave the SMC Conference & Function Centre Sydney 4.5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor.


How to Hold an Event at the SMC Conference & Function Centre


You can find out more about hosting an event at Sydney’s SMC Conference and Function Centre by contacting the venue directly here:

Website: https://www.smcfc.com.au/contact.html

Phone: +61 2 9284 2888

Opening Times: Monday–Friday 8:30 am–5 pm

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