The Hooper Room
Please note: The Hooper Room is not available for hire for the immediate future. We are currently renovating the BMI Basement and using this space to store part of our extensive collection. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
The Hooper Room is an ideal meeting/training room for up to 50 people, or as a medium sized exhibition space. Utilised by businesses for consultation, this space is only a 5 minute walk from many professional business locations.
Located on the ground floor of the BMI it includes the use of a small kitchenette and bathroom adjacent to the main space.
Projection facilities, whiteboard and Wi-Fi access available.
See all important documents (including the above) here.
To view room availability see the bookings calendar.
Venue and Events Manager
P: 0419 677 713
Who was Mr Hooper?
The Hooper Room is named after Stan Hooper, BMI Secretary 1962-91 who was, at the same time Secretary of the Royal South Street Society. It has had many uses over the years. Originally a classroom, in the early 20th century it was known as the Smoking Room or the “Smokery”. Many chess tournaments were played here. In the 1990s, through the assistance of Dr Frank Hurley the University of Ballarat (now Federation University) leased the room and it was known as the University Room. It was named the Hooper Room in 2000 and was occupied by the Royal South Street Society from 2005-12. It has been tastefully refurbished and is used by a number of external organisations.