Plated Courses

Minimum of 30 guests


Soft polenta, roasted forest mushrooms, pesto (V, GF)

Chicken, pistachio, ricotta ballotine, pumpkin puree, Marsala reduction (GF)

Grilled octopus, smoked eggplant, chimichurri, tortilla chip

Seared scallops, nduja, charred corn, edamame, micro coriander (GF)

Truffled mushroom, parmesan aranchini, black garlic aioli (V)

Yellow fin tuna tartare, sesame soy, avocado, edamame, lotus root, coriander (GF)

Air- dried bresaola, roast capsicum, capers berries, olives, parsley, white balsamic (GF)

Smoked salmon, pickled cucumber, avocado, radish cress (GF)

Pate en croute, pickled beetroot, piccalilli, watercress

Main course

Sous vide chicken supreme, sweet potato puree, apple, walnut, shaved fennel (GF)

Pan fried barramundi, carrot puree, broccolini, fried quinoa, purple shiso (GF)

Pan roasted duck breast, lentils, beetroot, smoked onion puree (GF)

Roast pumpkin, quinoa, rocket, pickled red onion, currant, dukkah, tahini yoghurt (V, GF)

Pan fried snapper fillet, peas, heirloom carrot, roe, beurre blanc (GF)

Roasted cauliflower, sprouted grains, goats curd, broccolini, capsicum puree (V, GF)

Blue swimmer crab risotto, edamame, white truffle butter (GF)

Roast double lamb cutlet, smoked eggplant, potato, broccolini (GF)

Char grilled wagyu rump cap, heirloom carrot, baby bok choy (GF)


Raspberry jelly, dark chocolate coconut mousse, chocolate oat crunch (VE)

Buttermilk panna cotta, raspberry jelly, coconut "soil", mixed berries, raspberry gelato (GF)

Caramel brûlée milk chocolate praline mousse, roasted hazelnuts

Chocolate flourless cake, coffee mascarpone mousse, chocolate soil

Green tea mascarpone, yuzu cream, green tea black sesame crumble


Gala Lunch or Dinner Package

Minimum of 150 guests

Package includes:

  • 3 Courses - either plated entree, main, dessert or plated entree, main and roving dessert
  • Alternate serve
  • 4 hour bronze beverage package - add $5.00 for the silver beverage package or $15.00 for the gold beverage package
  • Room Hire

For menus please refer to the Private Dining Selections


Sharing Menu 

Minimum of 30 guests


Freshly baked bread rolls & butter

Tuna & avocado cones, sesame & wasabi caviar

Sydney rock & coffin bay oysters, lemon & sherry vinaigrette 

Selection of mixed olives, toasted fig bread

Pulled pork & apple slaw sliders, chipotle mayo

Caramelised onion & blue cheese Arancini,  garlic aioli

Goat's cheese & herb stuffed tempura with a seasonal vegetable

Parmesan crumbed artichoke stems, lemon mayo

Wagyu beef medallions, caramelised onions, whiskey jus

Torn baby leaf salad, fresh herbs, peanuts & white balsamic dressing

Quinoa salad, witlof, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomato shallots, fetta & vinaigrette


Selection of cheeses, lavosh & quince paste

White chocolate, orange and pistachio slice 

Trio of mousse

Freshly brewed tea, coffee and chocolates


SMC Audio Visual And Broadband Internet



In the Grand Lodge and Banquet Hall, the installation of new Panasonic 12,000 lumen laser light source data projectors deliver crystal clarity, brightness and resolution that is ideal for video and film screenings as well as all highlighting the granular detail in speakers’ presentations.


Throughout the building, new digital mixing consoles, concert quality Martin Audio public address systems, wireless microphone technology and lecturns are all welcome improvements for presenters and performers.

Hearing assistance has also been augmented throughout the venue via wired hearing loops and infrared assisted listening systems.


A newly installed intelligent architectural lighting system allows for lights to be easily and precisely programmed for different functions. Perimeter RGB shadow lighting allows for different colour combinations and mood lighting states. Importantly, feature walls are augmented with gallery-style wall washer lights that highlight artworks and exhibition content. House lighting throughout the foyers and meeting rooms has been upgraded to second generation LEDs for improved light output and energy efficiency. When SMC re-opens, event organisers will simply use touch screens to select options to light their presenters and performers, add stage washes and special effects as well as change the room ambience. Depending on the style of each event, and if needed, SMC’s AV technicians can also control all lighting from one central location.


New rigging infrastructure provides added flexibility and the advantage of quick turnarounds when re-setting rooms for different styles of events. A motorised truss in the Banquet Hall and new centrally placed ceiling motors allow for rigging special effects including giant chandeliers and mirror balls. These staging devices and capabilities mean that event organisers have the option to restyle the same room from conference mode to gala mode with ease and efficiency.


When it comes to online access, SMC recognises fibre-optic internet connection as the industry standard. Taking this standard seriously, SMC has invested in an enterprise level fibre-optic backbone and has the capability of providing fast, secure connections reaching speeds of up to 1000 mpbs both up and down, and can accommodate private premium networks. This is ideal for live streaming and delegates making use of digital applications and social media. SMC also offers free Wi-Fi throughout the entire venue for guests and a cabled in connection in every room is possible. Event organisers simply select a connectivity plan to suit their requirements.

Whatever the emphasis and creative composition of your event, SMC is now technologically equipped to deliver events aligned with your strategic goals and convey the messages you want to get across.


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SMC Location


SMC and Secure Parking have teamed up to offer you 15% off ALL parking products at the Secure World Square Carpark when booking online.
At the Secure Parking World Square booking page, click “BOOK NOW” next to any of the products and apply the promotional code: SMCFC16.

Arriving by train? The closest station is Museum Station (300 metres or a 3 minute walk) and then Central Station (700 metres or 7 minutes). To walk from Museum Station, simply follow the Castlereagh Street exit signs inside the station, then turn left heading south down Castlereagh Street. At the first intersection (corner of Castlereagh & Goulburn Streets), turn right to come to the SMC main entrance at 66 Goulburn Street.

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SMC Hotel Partners


Located within a stone’s throw of the venue are a range of quality affiliated hotels that makes SMC an attractive option to organisers hosting delegates for multi-day events.

Click on the hotel icon in the above map to see each hotel’s address, phone number and website, or download SMC’s Accommodation Fact sheet.


pdfSMC Accommodations Fact Sheet PDF

Sydney University Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference

Event Highlights

Date: 5-9 March 2018

Event Type: International Conference

Delegates: 350

Key achievements: Fully flexible venue use, high speed, large-volume internet usage and special requests.


The Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK) was held for the first time in Australia in March 2018. Sydney University brought the event to Australia after a winning the bid to host the conference.

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SMC the Leading Venue for Accessibility

Event Highlights

Date: Aug - Sep 2015

Event Type: Annual Meeting, Conference and Workshops

Delegates: 600


SMC Conference & Function Centre’s (SMC) versatile spaces provide an elevated level of accessibility to all types of events via extensive accessible design, including direct access for unassisted entry, and indirect access compatible with assistive technology such as hearing loops.

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ACEL Inaugural Hedley Beare Memorial Lecture

Event Highlights

Date: 13 February 2015

Event Type: ACEL Inaugural Hedley Beare Memorial Lecture

Guests: 169

Key achievements: Effectively managed a high profile, high risk national event


The objective of this event was to bring educators across the nation into an open forum, inclusive of a Q&A with the Australian Minister for Education and Training, and to be briefed on the release of the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) report.

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NSW Australian Cinematographers Society Awards Dinner

Event Highlights

Date: 8 November 2014

Event Type: NSW Australian Cinematographers Society Awards Event

Delegates: 200

Key achievements: Delivery of the third consecutive award event for ACS


The Australian Cinematographers Society Awards are held annually in every major state. The NSW Awards were held on 8 November 2014 at the SMC Conference & Function Centre (SMC) Banquet Hall. There were 20 categories and 200 people in attendance including 80 nominee finalists, sponsors and members.

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Starlight Children's Foundation

Volunteer Thank You Event

Event Highlights

Date: 20 October 2014

Event Type: Starlight Children's Foundation Volunteer Thank You Event

Delegates: 120

Key achievements: SMC Conference & Function Centre’s Marble Foyer facilitated one of the largest groups of volunteers as part of the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s community

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Australian Medical Students' Association

10th Global Health Conference

Event Highlights

Date: 5 — 9 September 2014

Event Type: Australian Medical Students' Association 10th Global Health Conference, workshop, social events

Delegates: 720

Key achievements: SMC Conference & Function Centre's (SMC) Plenary Hall facilitated the largest ever AMSA global health conference. AMSA engaged a wider than ever range of speakers including, for the first time, a webcast featuring a high profile speaker from the UK

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