Coolart Observatory

Type of space: Cinema, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Multi-use Space

    The Wetlands Observatory building located within Parks Victoria's Coolart Wetlands & Homestead, in Somers on the Mornington Peninsula, is an ideal location for presenting plays, music performance, cinema and mini conferences.  With seating for 91 patrons, this building has an amazing outlook over the wetlands.  Adding to the enjoyment of your audience are the lovely heritage buildings, the formal gardens, woodlands, beach and picnic and barbecue area.

    Open every day of the year, Coolart Wetlands & Homestead is a focal point for birdwatchers, photographers, artists, picknickers, bushwalkers, schools, social groups and clubs as well as the general public.

    Pricing Terms

    Book through Parks Victoria Event Management Team. Payment in full required on confirmation of booking.

    Special Requirements

    Parks Victoria Event Permit required.

    Day time performances only as limited lighting from car park to venue.

    Performance or film presentations must be suitable for general audience which includes children.

    Liquor Licence required for consumption of alcohol.

    Lease Conditions

    Parks Victoria Event Permit Required. Public Liability Insurance required.

    Communicate with Parks Victoria Event Management Team.

    Performance suitable for general audience which includes children.

    Parking Notes

    Ample parking available including disabled parking bays.

    This space is suitable for FilmMeetingsMusic / SoundSingingSpoken WordPerformance


    • Floor Dimensions 170.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 100


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • Wheelchair accessible

    For performers
    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits