Coolart Wetlands & Homestead


    Coolart Homestead - A Heritage listed building in Somers on the Mornington Peninsula offers an exciting way to exhibit your artworks.  Artists and arts collectives or galleries are invited to present exhibitions and workshops in this beautiful space.  Adding to the enjoyment of your gallery visitors, are the surrounding gardens, woodlands, beach and wetlands plus picnic and barbecue facilities.  Managed by Parks Victoria, Coolart Wetlands & Homestead is a focal point for birdwatchers, photographers, artists, picknickers, bushwalkers and social clubs.

    The upstairs rooms are available as exhibition and/or workshop space.  The highest visitation period occurrs between Cup Weekend and Queen's Birthday Weekend (Nov-June).

    Pricing Terms

    Room/Day $70.00; Room/Week $350.00; Exhibition Space (Five rooms + landing) $577.20/Month

    Terms & Conditions finalised after Event Application has been assessed by the Parks Victoria Event Management Team. Payment in full prior to an Event Permit being issued.

    Prior to lodging your Event Application phone the site to check availability.

    Special Requirements

    Please note that the upstairs rooms of the homestead are accessed via a staircase. There is No Wheelchair Access to the upstairs rooms at present.

    5 Rooms plus a landing available 20 persons in each space at any one time.

    Public Liability Insurance required for not less than $20,000,000.00

    Event Permit required go to Parks Victoria HOME PAGE - Park Management - Licenses and Permits - Event Permits - Event Application - Parks and Reserves.

    No advertising of event until Permit has been issued. Publicity approved by Parks Victoria Marketing Department prior to release.

    Liquor licence required for serving of alcohol.

    Lease Conditions

    Conditions as stated in Event Permit.

    Minimum 1 day - Maximum 1 month.

    Parking Notes

    Ample parking bays including spaces designated for disabled parking.

    This space is suitable for ExhibitionsWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 135.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 120


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Flexible layout

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting