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At a Glance:

Max. capacity: 60 Guests

min. accommodation: 20 Guests

Catering: Available (Mid-Week Bookings Only)

Self Catering: Yes

Day Conference Capacity Max: 60 Guests

Day Conference Capacity Min: 20 Guests

About Us

The VENUE Conference Centre commenced operation in early 2005, and has become established as one of the Illawarra's most intimate and affordable conference facilities for a wide range of small to medium-sized groups. 

Located in the northem suburbs of Wollongong, its proximity to the beach and other local attractions has seen the site grow dramatically in popularity in recent years. The VENUE is operated by Youth Mission Team (YMT) Australia, a national, Catholic youth organisation. dedicated to sharing the Gospel amongst young people through facilitation of high school reflection days, seminars & retreats.

The site serves as a national office and training centre for YMT as well as operating as a professional conference facility available all year round for a wide variety of churches, community groups, and agencies.

The VENUE experienced a miraculous beginning in late 2004, with a renovation that attracted approximately $300k worth of donated labour and product from tradesman and businesses from across Sydney and the Illawarra and the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong.

This extreme makeover resulted in the transformation of the former monastery that had been vacant for a decade into a fresh, contemporary facility providing a fantastic conference context for thousands of guests each year.

Centre Managers, Steve Toohey and Leah Upton believes the best is yet to come in the development and improvement of the site and its facilities.