Tenison Woods House, North Sydney
The Peter Cosgrove Centre is located at Level 22, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. The newly completed, state of the art function centre can be configured in multiple formats to accommodate formal university meetings and external events such as conferences, award ceremonies, lectures and cocktail functions. The Peter Cosgrove Centre accommodates meetings of up to 52 seated boardroom style or up to 150 theatre style and is 590m2 in size. The Peter Cosgrove Centre offers a fully equipped kitchen suitable for all types of catering, including formal sit down dinners.
The venue also offers, harbour views, a business centre, videoconference and teleconference facilities. The venue can be partitioned in to three separate rooms (The Polding Room, The Therry Room and The Vaughan Room) to accommodate smaller functions.
The Peter Cosgrove Centre is managed by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President.
The Peter Cosgrove Centre is equipped with the following facilities:
- Flexible meeting rooms
- Harbour views and plenty of natural light
- Business centre
- Reception and registration desk
- Waiting/ante space
- Videoconference facilities
- Teleconference facilities
- Kitchen, servery and buffet area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Nespresso machine
- Functions coordinator
Hours of operations
Hours of operation are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, although the venue is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Paul Fowkes, Functions Coordinator – Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President
Phone: 02 9739 2724 | Email: Level22.TWH@acu.edu.au.
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|The Peter Cosgrove Centre||52||150||80||48||48|
|The Polding Room||20||48||32||12||24|
|The Therry Room||20||48||32||12||24|
|The Vaughan Room||12||32||16||8||16|
|The Polding and The Therry Rooms Combined|
(No Projector/Screen when facing West)
|The Therry and The Vaughan Rooms Combined||32||90||48||28||48|
Maximum seating capacities may vary subject to audio visual, staging and theming requirements.
The Peter Cosgrove Centre offers rectangle tables only. Therefore the cabaret style set-up is rectangular as opposed to circular style. If you would like a cabaret style set up with round tables this would need to be arranged via external hire companies Funktionality or Pattis Hire and additional fees apply. Contact details for these companies can be found on our suppliers contact page.
|The Peter Cosgrove Centre||$1400 +GST|
|The Polding Room||$800 +GST|
|The Therry Room||$800 +GST|
|The Vaughan Room||$800 +GST|
|The Polding and The Therry Rooms Combined||$1000 +GST|
|The Therry and The Vaughan Rooms Combined||$1000 +GST|
Please note fees are based on a per day rate for normal business hours, 9am to 5pm, additional costs may apply for bookings outside of business hours.
Please note fees include tea and coffee making facilities, lectern, microphone and use of business centre.
Payment Details: A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. The balance of payment is due 48 hours prior to your booking. No refund applies once final payment is made. Payment can be made via direct deposit and credit card.
Please note the responsibility for the venue is at the discretion of the booker, all breakages will be charged. Please note a bond may also apply.
The Peter Cosgrove Centre has a preferred list of suppliers for catering and event needs. We request customers to select suppliers from the following list only. These suppliers are familiar with the venue, its capabilities and equipment. Please note all supplier arrangements are at the responsibility of customers. The Peter Cosgrove Centre does not take responsibility for any supplier arrangements.
Maria and Claude Difilippo
Phone 02 9929 6473
Fax 02 9929 1782
Elizabeth Johnson / George Low
02 9552 6677
Décor, Lighting, Theming, Styling, Set up
All clients must disclose in full the intended use of the venue.
The University reserves the right to decline or cancel any booking request at any time if there is reasonable cause to believe the use of the venue may:
- compromise the safety or well-being of staff, students, facilities or cultural and community assets
- incite violence or discrimination in any form
- damage the University’s property or reputation
- breach any laws
- interrupt the core activities of the University or otherwise create unwarranted disturbance to the amenity of the campus.
The University will not hire venues to external clients for any of the following types of events:
- events that promote the use of alcohol or tobacco
- events that promote the armaments or sex industries
- events in which a person involved as a presenter, attendee or organiser is likely to cause a risk to the safety of speakers, visitors or the University community
- events likely to interrupt the core activities of the University or otherwise create unwarranted disturbance to the amenity of the campus
- events held by organisations which falsely misrepresent their purpose or services
- events that conflict with the University’s mission and values.
The University reserves the right not to provide a reason for cancellations, rejections or changes to a booking request for an external client.
The University reserves the right to monitor events at any time, whether for external clients or otherwise.
External clients who hire a University venue are responsible for the cost of any damage to the venue or to any University property within the venue that occurs during the hire period.
As a condition of hire, external clients are required to hold their own public liability insurance policy to a (minimum) limit of liability of $10,000,000, as they are not covered by the University’s insurance. The University may ask for a copy of the certificate of
currency at any time.
Cancellations are required at least 5 business days prior to the event date.