A celebration of the University’s past, present and future, the Chancellery combines mid-century modernism and the beautiful natural surroundings of the Clayton campus. Committed to serving the Monash community, the building’s communal working areas and flexible event spaces encourage collaboration, research and education.
The focal point of the Chancellery is a large atrium that brings together three distinct spaces, comprising a formal function room, waiting lounge and a forward-thinking engagement space, to offer a flexible means to host staff, alumni, industry partners and distinguished guests in a way not previously possible.
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The Chancellery is easily accessible to staff and visitors, and well connected to the wider University community. The ground floor precinct is accessible to all staff with a Monash ID card. The Chancellery Venue Guide includes, venues for hire, floor plans, the services on offer, important information and a gallery of further images.
Inspired by the former Council Chambers of building 3A, the Chancellery Room is a symbolic venue in the heart of the University’s civic precinct. Featuring both the original green ‘schist tiles’ and university crest from the original building, this room is a uniquely designed premium space.
Designed to accommodate a capacity of 104 patrons, it is equipped to support key committee meetings, formal functions and events.
The Atrium is an impressive open space suitable for larger events (up to 320, standing.) The Atrium has a number of key design features, including Australian sourced hardwood and red stone flooring. One of the Chancellery’s most spectacular design features is the clerestory ceiling, visible from all floors through the building’s central voids.
This space can be hired as a standalone space after hours or used to support events in either the Alan Finkel or Chancellery Room.
The Alan Finkel Room is a hybrid exhibition and event space that captures our inspiration and individualism, representing the very essence of Monash.
In addition to showcasing physical objects and displaying digital content, this flexible space will offer a location where creative minds can explore vast possibilities, where new policies and start-ups can evolve and where new teaching and research solutions can be born. At the heart of our civic precinct on the Clayton campus, this exhibition-style space will be available to staff and visitors alike.
With a capacity of 65 standing, the room opens up to the impressive colonnade and adjoining atrium.
A sophisticated, semi private lounge, this space is available to visitors during business hours, equipped with tea and coffee facilities, seating 20. The lounge is located in the northeast corner of the ground level. Framed by a large sculpted window overlooking the Vera Moore Garden, the Lounge can host informal or standing events after hours with a standing capacity of 40.
Located in the northeast corner of level 2, this area provides seating for 75 staff and is acoustically separated from the rest of the floor. Custom wallpapers feature archival images of the campus and its rich history. Suited to informal internal events (staff only), the space includes an extensive under-bench fridge and serving space, as well as fully equipped tea and coffee stations.