There are six spaces available in Hub Central to be booked for events or activities that directly relate to students.
A designated space is available on the main floor area on Level 4. This is a high foot traffic area and suitable for events where a strong visible presence in the hub is beneficial, e.g. exhibitions.
Maximum capacity: 332
The Mezzanine is a space designed for functions, however it is also shared with students. It is not available for exclusive hire before 5 pm, and only available for exclusive hire after 5 pm for events of more than 100 people. Alcohol may be consumed in this space. A data projector, screen, microphone and speaker system, and lectern may be available for use.
Maximum capacity: 120
The Western Courtyard is located off the main hall on the western side. It is an outdoor space which may be exposed to weather conditions.
Maximum capacity: 250
Elder Courtyard is located between Hub Central and Elder Hall. It is an outdoor space which may be exposed to weather conditions. A bollard perimeter is required in order to serve alcohol in the Elder Courtyard.
Maximum capacity: 290
The Eastern Courtyard is located adjacent to the student kitchen and has BBQ facilities available. It is an outdoor space which may be exposed to weather conditions. Alcohol may be consumed in this space.
Maximum capacity: 237
The old Co-op space is available for booking from 4:30 to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. Full day or longer bookings may be arranged by negotiation for appropriate events.
Maximum capacity: 60
Spaces in Hub Central can be booked by University faculties, schools and departments; the Adelaide University Union and AUU affiliated Clubs and Associations; the University Sports Association and AU Sports Clubs.
Hub space is not available to external parties unless there is a clear and immediate benefit to students on campus. Non-student related bookings will only be considered during the mid-year and end-of-year holidays.
The provision of food and beverage is generally not permitted, however club fundraising bake sales are encouraged.
Displaying posters and leaflets is not allowed in Hub Central (consider the use of free digital signage to promote your event) and electioneering of any type is not permitted - although is acceptable on campus in areas such as the Barr Smith Lawns.
The Western, Eastern and Elder courtyards are external areas and do not provide shelter from weather conditions. If the weather isn't favourable on the day of your booking, we are unable to guarantee that we could move your event indoors.
Space booking requests can take up to 7 business days to process during peak periods and are processed in the order that we receive them. Please ensure that all requests are submitted in advance, to avoid any inconvenience.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Displays and exhibitions
Displays and exhibitions of an educational or cultural nature can generally be left in place for a period from one day up to three weeks. Each display or exhibition should have a clearly defined theme and be prepared and displayed to professional standards.
The name of the department or organisation presenting the display or exhibition should be evident as part of the display and in associated publicity. Hub Central has 24 hour access and any materials displayed should either be in secure cases or securely tethered.
The mounting and dismantling of displays and exhibitions is the responsibility of the hirer and should not disrupt the normal use of the Hub of surrounding buildings, including the Barr Smith Library.
Alcohol may be consumed in the Mezzanine, Eastern Courtyard and Elder Courtyard.
If alcohol is to be served in the Elder Courtyard, a bollard perimeter is required.
Hub Central is covered by the University of Adelaide's general liquor licence.
All event organisers hosting a function involving alcohol on University grounds must comply with the requirements around alcohol on campus.
Any event involving alcohol must include University Security, at the cost of the hirer, with ratios as follows:
1-99 attendees = 1 security guard
100-199 attendees = 2 security guards
200+ attendees = 3 security guards.
The University of Adelaide has a variety of food and beverage outlets on campus, many of which provide an excellent catering service. Visit the campus catering website for information and contact details.
External caterers may also be used however please be aware that there are no kitchen or storage facilities available for their use and cooking within Hub Central is not permitted.
It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure all catering equipment, glasses, plates, etc are removed from the space after the booking. For night time events, special arrangements may be made for collection of items before 9 am the following day.
Music at events
Hub Central is primarily a student study space, so excessively noisy events are not generally suitable. However, we are keen to promote events that display achievement of students or celebrate the cultural diversity of the University community. Short musical/dance/ceremony type events may be considered during lunch periods. If you are keen on organising this sort of event we encourage you to contact us before you make a booking.
If your event involves music, even if the event is free to the public, you will almost always require a licence. Visit OneMusic Australia for further information.
Items for loan
The following may be available for loan with your hub space booking:
- Trestle tables
For Mezzanine bookings only:
- Microphone (requires approval) and speaker system
- Data projector
COVID-19 event requirements
The University of Adelaide is following State government COVID-19 restrictions on events and activities.
Density requirements are in place and physical distancing principles apply. All events taking place on University of Adelaide campuses must comply with these guidelines.
All event organisers must complete a COVID-Safe Plan and submit the plan along with their booking request.
COVID Management Plan
A COVID Management Plan , to be approved by SA Health, will be required for events where more than 1000 people are expected to attend. If approved by SA Health, the COVID Management Plan must be provided before your booking will be confirmed.
It is the event organiser's responsibility to ensure their event adheres to the COVID-Safe Plan and/or COVID Management Plan.
Contact tracing is required for some types of events. Visit the COVID-19 website to determine if the event you are planning will require the collection of information for potential contact tracing.
Two training rooms are available for booking of non-timetabled information sessions. During teaching weeks, training rooms are only available for activities relating to students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.
Training rooms are not available for booking by students or clubs, however the rooms are open to general student use when not booked.