The Cargo Hall

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

    The Cargo Hall can best be described as a ‘blank canvas’ upon which to stamp your own unique identity.

    Located on the stunning South Wharf Promenade, conveniently opposite the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, this space was originally used as a goods shed servicing the routes of cargo ships into the city.

    Meticulous restoration has delivered the perfect balance of modern and historic elements: uninterrupted space, exposed beams, beautiful wooden floors and industrial roller door detailing provide a nod to the areas maritime history; while a floating mezzanine stage, heated glass conservatory with breathtaking views of the city skyline and bespoke built LED lit bar give a modern and sophisticated range of options for your event.

    Our space is your space for the duration of your visit. Whether you need an empty warehouse or a fully coordinated function, we can meet your requirements within a wide range of budgets.

    In addition to the beautiful space, we can provide fully catered packages of any style, from our contemporary global menu. Likewise, the hire of our extensive kitchen facility can be arranged upon request.

    Need staff for your event? Both our kitchen and service teams are experienced professionals, delivering top level service and presentation on every occasion.

    If you require any audiovisual equipment, our reinforced roof is perfect for lighting, theming and even aerial acts. Again, we can help you to source this should you so choose.

    Special Requirements

    The space is available for hire 365 days a year. Prices vary and are dependent on duration and requirements. Not exactly what you were after? Our experienced team manages a selection of sites with differing styles and sizes around South Wharf and the CBD. Let us know what you need, and I’m sure that we can find something to suit.

    Lease Conditions

    Space available 365 days of the year subject to availability.

    Parking Notes

    Proximity to Southern Cross Station, Crown Casino transport hub and the Hilton Hotel make us accessible for your guests. There are over 2000 spaces available in the DFO/Wilson Car Park within the precinct, and we can offer 50% discount off retail prices.

    This space is suitable for DanceExhibitionsMeetingsPerformancePhotographyWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 290.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 400


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Audio description booth

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    For performers
    • Reachable door handles

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Visual monitors