Hold your next workshop, seminar, celebratory event in the iconic and heritage-listed 120 year old repurposed railway locomotive workshop that is home to Cicada Innovations and our portfolio of deep technology startups and scaleups. Offer your guests a unique and rare opportunity to immerse within this transformational innovation precinct.


Located on the ground floor, the Seminar Room can be configured to meet your specific event needs. The space is ideal for workshops, meetups and networking events. The Seminar Room is ideal for large meetings, medium sized seminars and workshops. The room is over 100m2 in size and can seat 100 people comfortably theatre style and offers flexible configurations for Classroom, Boardroom layouts.

The adjoining Atrium space provides an excellent break-out space and area to host catering and networking activities in relation with the event.

Venue Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom
Seminar Room 100 50 30 30
Seminar room used for sit-down session
Visual notetaker taking notes on whiteboard
Seminar room used for Project XX panel discussion
Seminar room used for workshop
Front of seminar room used for networking
Seminar room seen from the outside

The Seminar Room includes access to the following facilities:

Chairs 100
Trestles Tables 12
Stage 1
Rostrum 1
Projector Overhead
Speakers Inbuilt ceiling speakers
Microphones 2 x wireless mics
Video Conferencing Video conferencing and Webinars using Zoom
WhiteBoard Glass wall whiteboard
Internet Complimentary Wifi & high speed internet connectivity


The Atrium is the perfect place to hold your next event or launch. This unique setting has room for up to 400 guests in a cocktail arrangement. Flexible layout options provide the ability to shape and create a bespoke event space to meet your particular needs.

Together with in-built audio visual, staging, and access to four bar height cocktail tables, 2m long catering tables, spotlights for mood lighting and to complement the existing festive event  lighting.

National Innovation Center seen from the outside
The Atrium seen from top, used for career fair
Presentation in the Atrium
Presentation in the Atrium
Networking in the space outside the seminar room
Atrium with people in the evening


All our meeting rooms include complimentary access to high-speed internet and wifi.

Cicada Innovations has a range of meeting rooms to use in conjunction with your event.

Meeting Rooms Capacity Facilities
MR 1 - Yellow Monday 4 Whiteboard
MR 2 - Green Grocer 4 Whiteboard
MR 3 - Double Drummer 8 Whiteboard, TV Screen + HDMI connection
MR 4 - Black Prince 16 Whiteboard, TV Screen, HDMI connection, Video Conferencing + Teleconferencing Equipment
MR 5 - Floury Baker 16 Whiteboard


We can put you in touch with our catering partners who can assist you with your catering needs and you are most welcome to arrange to use your own caterers.

For more information or booking contact:

Britt Hartnett (Head of External Engagement)
(02) 9209 4444
(m) 0414 274 880