Located amongst the natural landscape of the University of Canberra, the Ann Harding Conference Centre is a stylish venue choice for conferences, meetings and events. The centre is an award-winning venue for its sustainable and architectural design. It offers a floor-to-ceiling glass foyer, signified by a soaring cantilevered awning; a modern conference room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment; and two light-filled seminar rooms overlooking native indigenous gardens.

The main conference room is a generously sized auditorium with sky-high ceilings, natural light and outdoor access to the surrounding gardens. The room is fully equipped with audio-visual technology controlled by user-friendly devices, ideal for self-hosted virtual events. Whether hosting a conference, a presentation or a gala dinner, the Conference Room can be seamlessly transformed and configured to suit all event requirements.

Multiple round tables with chairs around them in a large room. Each chair has a notepad and glass in front of it. The UCX logo is displayed on projector screens at the front of the room
The foyer of the Ann Harding Conference Centre. One glass wall allows the space to be naturally lit and very open. Multiple cocktail tables with candles on top can be seen in the space.

The Conference Centres Glass Foyer offers a distinguished function space, with large glass walls providing an open, airy atmosphere. The interior showcases Indigenous art by the Pintupi Nine, the last group of Aboriginals to be Westernised. Easily accessible and containing a built-in speaker system, the foyer is perfect for cocktail events and exhibitions or as a catering space for your conference or meeting. The foyer can be booked independently for an individual event or with other rooms as part of a more extensive itinerary.

The two Seminar Rooms adjacent to the Conference Room can be used for standalone workshops or as conference breakout rooms. Both rooms are equipped with brand-new audio-visual technology, and a removable wall between the zones allows the spaces to combine into one large venue. The floor-to-ceiling windows flood the rooms with both natural light and garden views.

Ann Harding Conference Centre seminar room set up with blue chairs and tables in a classroom style. The chairs and tables face a television displaying the UCX logo

Building One, Semesters Room features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking tree-lined, native gardens. This versatile space is ideal for both corporate meetings and social functions up to 50 people.

With over 100 lecture theatres, tutorial and meeting rooms to choose from, UC’s teaching spaces are the ideal setting for training sessions, public lectures and corporate presentations. Our spaces include built-in audio–visual equipment and can cater for guest numbers from 20 to 364.

Located in Building One, from trade shows, expos, and festivals to formal balls and award ceremonies, the UC Refectory is the perfect backdrop for large-scale events.

Comfortable and convenient, the Ann Harding Conference Centre apartments are perfect for your out-of-town guests. Located next door to the Ann Harding Conference Centre, there are four apartments available, each featuring a queen-sized bed, bathroom, kitchen, lounge and dining area. Tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board are also included for your convenience.

the exterior of the Ann Harding Conference Centre. Three separate entrances can be seen amongst a nature filled backdrop

UCEventsoffers a wide selection of catering packages to suit your event, including canapes, banquet-style refreshments, or individual meal options. Whether you’re hosting an early morning conference with coffee and croissants, a light finger food lunch or formal three-course dinner, we’ll work with you to make sure your guests enjoy excellent quality food and beverage choices which also cater to their dietary requirements.  

Please contact us to discuss our catering options.

Contact us for more information about booking a function, including venue availability, room specifications, set-up options and hire costs. 

Phone: 0458 706 878



Ann Harding Conference Centre
24 University Dr S, Bruce ACT 2617