The Ballarat Mining Exchange

Mirroring Ballarat’s rich history, The Ballarat Mining Exchange was built between 1887-9 and was used for trading of shares in mining companies during the Gold Rush era.  Retaining many of the heritage features, the Ballarat Mining Exchange continues to host a multitude of events such as corporate and private functions, fashion parades, exhibitions, live performances, product launches, weddings, cocktail parties, trade shows, markets and fundraising events.  

The Mining Exchange has many unique features to make any occasion memorable including eighteen alcoves which can be utilised for any occasion, seating which can be configured to suit any event, a fully equipped commercial kitchen and slab floor heating.  


The popularity of the Ballarat Mining Exchange and a wide range of hosted events is a testament to its flexibility. Measuring 39 X 8.5 meters, the main hall has a capacity of 250 seated and 500 standing. The venue also features a breakout space for more intimate functions, celebrations and corporate meetings. This space is 10 x 15 metres and has a capacity of 100 seated, 250 standing. 





Celebrate your event in style with one of Ballarat's historic buildings. 


Venue features include: 

  • Fully operatable commercial kitchen complete with stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, and ample bench space for food preparation.  
  • Fully accessible complete with amenities and dedicated seating options   
  • The Ballarat Mining Exchange is a quick walk from the train station and a wide range of restaurants bars and accommodation providers suiting all budget needs. 

The Ballarat Mining Exchange is supported by a professional team who provide technical, ticketing, marketing, and event expertise to help bring your event to life with a high degree of professionalism and proficiency.  

The Ballarat Civic Hall is managed by the City of Ballarat.

For full venue specifications and hire costs, please contact Jo Kruse on 03 5364 2360 or jkruse@hermaj.com

Hiring the Ballarat Mining Exchange?

Contact us by filling in the form below with details of your proposed event – name, proposed dates and a brief description – and we will get back to you.


Jo Kruse
17 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat

Phone: 03 5333 5888