Facilities hire - Geelong Arena

The Geelong Arena has a range of facilities for hire delivering great experiences for all. We are the regions largest indoor sport and entertainment venue.
Geelong Arena


  • Four purpose built basketball courts (including the Showcourt) available for casual hire.
  • State of the art sprung floor (International standard)
  • Main auditorium comprising of 1500 reserved tiered seats with flexibility to increase to 2,200
  • Function room with commercial kitchen
  • Meeting rooms
  • Green room space with dressing rooms
  • Fully licensed catering and bar facilities
  • Arena café/kiosk
  • Change room facilities
  • First Aid room
  • Venue car parking
  • ATM


Suitability: The Arena’s Auditorium has the ability to host functions or gala events for between 500 – 1500 guests. It can accommodate in excess of 2000 patrons in concert, conference or sport mode with access to our Green Room and change rooms.

Concerts recently held at the Arena include Kris Kristofferson, Human Nature, Suzi Quatro, Jessica Mauboy, Celtic Thunder, RUFUS, Amity Affliction and Justice Crew.
theatre production at the Arena
Capacity: • Theatre style – 1500 reserved tiered seats, capacity can be expanded to up to 2200 considering portable seats and/or standing room options.
• Classroom style – 1000
• Cocktail style – 800
• Banquet style – 600
• Dinner/dance – 500
Dimensions:   Including floor and seating – 1560 square metres, 10 metres height
a trade show at the Geelong Arena
Features: • State of the art sprung basketball showcourt
• An extensive range of sound and lighting options
• Staging and drapes are erected on an event by event basis to suit your needs
• Ample backstage facilities, including lounge, bar and other soft furnishings
• Two large dressing rooms adjoin this area with toilets, shower, heating and change room facilities
• In house professional ticket printing and box office service



Suitability: The Arena Annex, comprising of three full size basketball courts is a versatile space. Transformed, this space can cater for up to 1200 patrons on request for a sit down formal function with a dance floor or be set-up to cater for conventions, expos and sports events.
Capacity: • Theatre style – 800
• Classroom style – 800
• Cocktail style – 800
• Banquet style – 800
• Dinner/dance – 800
Additional capacity to 1200 on request
Dimensions:   2100 square metres, 10 metres height
Features: • Versatile space
• An extensive range of audio visual equipment
• Portable bar facilities
• Three full size basketball courts

Court hire

The Arena courts are available for casual hire. Courts have permanent basketball lines with netball post holes and temporary line marking available upon request.

Our Annex stadium with three full sized basketball courts is available for school or group hire with entry via Baxter road foyer. Our show court is also available upon special request or used to manage exclusive areas.

Our operating hours for group court hire are:
a trade show at the Geelong Arena
School Groups
Supervised Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Regular Users
Supervised Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
After Hours Monday to Friday: Booked out for competitions
  Saturdays and Sundays: Upon request
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Function room

Suitability: The Geelong Arena’s Function Room provides quality dining and bar facilities, for groups of any size up to 200. Ideal for both private and commercial functions. The arena function room
Capacity: • Theatre style – 200
• Classroom style – 150
• Cocktail style – 200
• Banquet style – 150
• Boardroom style – 100
• U-shape style - 100
• Dinner/dance – 150
Dimensions:   310 square metres, 3 metres height
Features: • Bar facilities
• Commercial kitchen
• Quality multi purpose area with bay views
• Audio visual equipment

Meeting Room

Suitability: The meeting Room located on ground floor can host meetings, seminars or training sessions.
Capacity: • Classroom style – 20
• Cocktail style – 25
• Banquet style – 14
• Boardroom style – 14
Dimensions:   36 square metres, 2.5 metres height
Features: • Table and chairs
• Tea and coffee facilities
• Heating / cooling 
• Audio visual equipment
• New Polycom hybrid meeting experience
  • Versatile for events with merchandise store and information       window to main foyer

Green Room

Suitability: The Green Room is situated off the Auditorium, and is suitable to host seminar or training sessions.
Capacity: • Theatre style - 80
• Classroom style – 40
Dimensions:   Including Green Room and change rooms – 450 square metres
Features: • Kitchenette facilities
• Internet access
• Two break out rooms
• Change rooms
• Audio visual equipment


The Geelong Arena offers catering for all functions and events bookings including:

  • cocktail parties
  • launches
  • training seminars and
  • pre-game and post game functions.

Menu options including:

  • tea, coffee and biscuits
  • morning tea and afternoon tea
  • sandwich platters, hot gourmet platters, sweet platters, cheese and fruit platters
  • standard corporate packages, gourmet corporate packages, deluxe corporate packages

We can cater for special dietary requirements as requested.

All enquiries

For all enquiries regarding hosting an event, functions and venue hire, please complete the online form below.

Enquire about hiring Geelong Arena facilities  

Page last updated: Wednesday, 22 September 2021