The Conference venue is the Catholic Leadership Centre.

The Catholic Leadership Centre is positioned at 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, just moments away from the city’s vibrant centre. There’s always something going on, and with the location in the midst of multiple transport options, you can take advantage of all the city has to offer.

The historic facade hides a labyrinth of contemporary, cleverly connected event spaces featuring the latest in conferencing technology. The dynamic spaces cater for professional learning programs, workshops, seminars and functions for over 400 people.

Located in the heart of East Melbourne, the Catholic Leadership Centre is a springboard to enjoy the cafés, shopping and galleries of nearby Richmond, Fitzroy and the central business district. There’s even onsite accommodation offering 45 well-appointed rooms that feel like a home away from home.

Close to Everything, Far from Ordinary

Ever-convenient, trams have been a defining feature of Melbourne for over 100 years. And with a tram stop on the doorstep, your event attendees can experience this charming way of discovering the city. There are also several public car park facilities located within walking distance.

The buzz of Richmond – with its Asian food quarter, bars and cafés – is just around the corner, and eclectic Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, is a short stroll away.

Or, if the city beckons, it’s just a five-minute ride on the tram. You’ll discover Melbourne’s famous cafés, restaurants, lush botanic gardens, on-trend fashions, inspiring galleries and museums and iconic sporting events.

We’re one of the only purpose-built conference facilities with accommodation onsite in Melbourne, featuring 45 contemporary furnished rooms, and a large informal Guest Lounge for exclusive use by guests staying at the venue. You'll have to be quick to secure one of these rooms. There are many accommodation options within a short walk or tram ride.


There is limited street car parking available in the immediate vicinity of the CLC. There are some all day parking spaces on Victoria Parade on the north side of the westbound lane. However, most of the street parking is limited to one or two hours.

Public car parks within walking distance of the CLC include:

➊ Tribeca Car Park (166 Albert Street, East Melbourne)

➋ Wellington Street Car Park (at the southern end of Wellington Street)

➌ Robert Street Car Park (Robert Street, off Wellington Street).

Getting There

The Catholic Leadership Centre (CLC) is located at 576 Victoria Parade, on the corner of Victoria Parade and Hoddle Street, East Melbourne. Enter via our Victoria Parade entrance, next to St John’s Church and follow the signs to our Reception area for assistance. The CLC is well served by public transport. There are also several public car park facilities located within walking distance.


Tram stop 18 (Victoria Parade) is directly opposite the CLC and can be accessed via tram number 109 (Box Hill– Port Melbourne) or 12 (Victoria Gardens–St Kilda).


North Richmond Station (on the Epping/South Morang and Hurstbridge train lines) is a 200 metre walk to the CLC along Victoria Parade.

Conference Facilities

  • Saint John the Evangelist Church is on adjacent grounds, and has a large capacity and excellent facilities for liturgy and liturgical workshops.
  • Unique outdoor spaces for relaxation, conversation and networking.
  • State of the art audio-visual equipment and on-site technical support team.
  • two large halls with capacity for 120 and 380 people.
  • kitchen and dining facilities capable of accommodating 400 people, with a variety of catering package options available.
  • 4.5 star accommodation with 45 well-appointed rooms available.
  • nine additional teaching and workshop studios (for 15 to 60 participants).
  • breakout and resource spaces.