Conference & Retreat Centre


Set in the beautifully maintained gardens, Holy Cross Centre offers you a retreat from a noisy and busy world and it’s only a short drive from Melbourne City Centre.

The facilities are suitable for a number of different uses ranging from educational seminars, spiritual courses, conferences or group development.

The Passionist community, who make Holy Cross their home, warmly invites you to experience the tranquillity of the environment that has been host to many groups and individuals over the years. They are happy to share this oasis with anyone who needs a place to rest.


Corbett Room:

The main Conference area. Especially suitable for quieter reflective sessions and presentations. Accommodates 60 people and is fitted with data projector, screen, speakers and whiteboard.

La Velle Room:

A versatile conference room that provides ample working space for group activities with access to garden area. Accommodates 40 – 50 people and is equipped with TV/Video, whiteboard, screen and data projector. A self-serve tea and coffee facility is available.

Chapter Room:

A cosy room for 15 – 20 people, has a self-serve tea and coffee facility and is equipped with TV/Video, whiteboard and screen.


This modern, multipurpose, tranquil Chapel can accommodate up to 200 people. It is equipped with sound system, digital piano, dual data projectors and screens.

Meditation Chapel:

A quiet and personal space for small group reflection, meditation and prayer. A wrought iron sculpture on the feature wall surrounds the Tabernacle. The peaceful ambience appeals to all denominations. It can accommodate 12 people.


The Centre has accommodation for 80 people; rooms are twin share, (some double beds) all centrally heated. Bathroom facilities are shared. There is an accessible bathroom for people with disability.

The Dining room is bright and pleasant and comfortably seats up to 100 people and caters for special dietary needs upon request.

There is an adjoining area with tea and coffee making facilities. To enable our costs to be kept low, our clients are asked to wash their dishes (dishwasher available) and re-set the tables.

“Give yourself the rest you need. When you are walking alone, listen to the sermon preached to you by the flowers, the trees, the shrubs, the sky, the sun and whole world. Notice how they preach to you a sermon of love, of praise of God, and how they invite you to proclaim the greatness of the one who has given them being.”st paul of the cross