The Substation

Melbourne - VIC, Australia

Price On enquiry
Cocktail 350
Seated 200

About This Venue

The Substation is a not-for-profit contemporary arts space which can also transform into a stunning industrial venue for hire. Having turned 100 years old in 2016, the building is an iconic part of the Newport landscape.

After a 15 year community-led renovation from the building being derelict, it has now been operational for approximately seven years, yet is still somewhat of a hidden gem in Melbourne. The minute you walk in the building the huge arched windows and high ceilings blow you away, particularly at sunset as the sun streams through the reception. The building comes as a relatively blank canvas allowing hirers to make it their own.

It is possible to also hold your ceremony in the building for no additional charge.

Income generated from venue hire goes directly towards maintaining the large building and to help fund the arts program, which is recognised as one of the most important art centres in Australia’s contemporary art scene.

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Venue Facilities

  • AV system
  • Bar area
  • Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Bridal change room
  • BYO alcohol
  • BYO catering
  • Camping
  • Chapel
  • Clean-up included
  • Fire pit
  • Generator
  • Kitchen
  • Marquee or Tent
  • No curfew
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Power
  • Stage
  • Tables and seating
  • Water
  • Wet weather cover
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

Owner / Manager

I love seeing the many ways that couples transform the space to make it uniquely ‘them’. I’m always happy to meet with couples to take a look through the space and talk through their ideas however peeled back or grandiose they are.




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