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Function Room

On 1 November 2016, the Melbourne Naval Committee (MNC) entered an agreement with the Mission to Seafarers to rent their ‘River Room’ at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands.

The objective of this agreement is to provide a central venue for Victorian-based ex-Navy personnel, their descendants and friends to congregate for official meetings or social functions. Through this, the MNC hopes to perpetuate the sense of camaraderie and mutual support that naval personnel enjoyed while serving in the RAN and allied Navies.

The ‘River Room’ (on the first floor) has great views over the Yarra, is fully furnished with tables and chairs which can be rearranged to cater for any formal meetings, functions or social gatherings (eg. seating for up to 40 people in a conference format or for 60 people at individual tables) and has its own ‘brew boat’. Its walls have been decorated with HMA Ship plaques and other memorabilia.

The ‘Mission’ also provides manned bar facilities (with drinks at reasonable prices) from lunchtime onwards each and every day until 10 pm.

By prior booking, Associations may have free use of the Mission’s galley for self-catering or, in the case of a large function, may hire it for use by a commercial catering company.

Also by prior arrangement, Associations may utilise the outdoor Garden, enclosed courtyard and BBQ facilities.

On ANZAC Day, Associations have exclusive use of the Mission’s garden area for luncheon reunions and non-exclusive use of the courtyard BBQ facilities and bar.

The MNC and Association members may make use of the ‘St Peter the Mariner’ Chapel with waivered Hire Fee for one annual Memorial Day or a special event. Subject to availability and booking, any other requested use of the Chapel for formal services may be undertaken at normal standard hire fees.

Normal opening hours at the Mission are:

  • 9am – 10pm Weekdays; and
  • 10am – 10pm Weekends

Applications for meeting and function room bookings should be made to:

Daria Wray (Events Manager) via:
email:  ; or
phone:  (03) 9629 7083 (normal working hours)

Getting there by Public Transport:

A.  By train to Flinders Street Station:

  • Then Tram No 70 (using Myki) or Tram No 35 (the free City Circle Tourist Tram) to Docklands westward along Flinders St.
  • Get off at the D6 stop adjacent to the entrance to the Victoria Police Centre
  • Then Walk less than 200 metres further westward to the Mission

B.  By train to Southern Cross Station:

  • Then walk southwards down Spencer Street (200 metres)
  • Then westward along Flinders Street (300 metres)

Getting there by Car:

  • Park in the Siddeley Street Parking Station (then 50 metre walk to the Mission)
  • $25 for 1 to 2 hours; $38 for 2 to 3 hours; $50 for 3 or more hours