Frequently Asked Questions

Is the space available to hire for anyone?

No, unfortunately this is a member only space. The Platform operates on a membership model with organisations who operate within our focus areas. Once an organisation is a member, they are then given a log-in to our bookings calendar and full access to booking our facilities for meetings, workshops and large events.

What is the application process to become a member?

The very first step to becoming a member is to attend an Open House Tour. Having done that, please put through a membership application form that can be found here. Applications will be assessed for cultural fit and alignment with our six causes. There is a two week turn around on new applications. 

What is the Open House Tour and what happens during the tour?

Anyone is welcome to come for our Open House tours! They run for 45 minutes, and include an in-depth tour of the facilities here at The Platform. There will be a meet and greet session for us to get to know your organisation better, and for you to find out more about the vision and mission of The Platform too. It is also a chance for attendees to meet and learn about other organisations in the room. To book for an Open House Tour, click here.

Are there any prerequisites to being a member?

The Platform works exclusively with not-for-profits and social enterprises. Charities have to be registered with the ACNC or be backed by another established organisation. Organisations must also address one of the following 6 focus areas:

  • Human exploitation
  • Indigenous disadvantage
  • Poverty
  • Health/mental health
  • Youth at risk
  • Environment Care
How does The Platform define a social enterprise?

Social enterprises are purpose-driven businesses set up and focused on addressing a social problem or improving the environment. It does this by using its core business or its business operations to directly create the change; or by using its profits to fulfil its social or environmental objectives.

Are there any costs associated with being a member?

There are costs involved with being a member and these go towards the daily running of the space. Members pay an annual membership fee that comes with a range of benefits. There is an usage fee (at not-for-profit rates) for the event space and meeting rooms. Enquire within to find out more.

What is the capacity of the main space?

The Grove is our largest events space and can seat up to 120 theatre style or fit 150 people comfortably for a standing cocktail event. The Platform also supplies chairs at no additional cost.

What are the AV facilities available at The Platform?
  • 2x projectors
  • 1x mobile TV
  • 3x wireless microphones
  • 2x Apple TVs for wireless projection
  • Surround sound system in the main events space
Where is the best place to park when coming to The Platform?
Please refer to this parking guide for the best places to park and to help plan your journey.