Moorabbin is a suburb in Melbourne, located to the southeast of the city’s business district. It’s long been known as an industrial and residential area but has much more to offer residents and visitors than first meets the eye. Businesses with offices in Moorabbin include Coca-Cola, the beverage giant, and the housing and residential areas were largely constructed after World War II. These also make ideal meeting spaces, photoshoot locations, and filming areas.
Melbourne is a large city with a population of over five million in 2019 – it’s the largest city in Victoria and the capital of the state. It can feel easy to get lost in a city that large; luckily, Melbourne has numerous suburbs that feel like a city within a city, and Moorabbin is one of these.
The name Moorabbin comes from the Aboriginal people who have inhabited the Melbourne area for over 40,000 years. The word moorooboon is the Aboriginal word for mother’s milk, and this suburb was an area where women and children stayed while the men went hunting.
Attractions in Moorabbin
Sports have long been a key attraction and highlight of recreational time for Melbourne residents, and Moorabbin prescribes this same cultural phenomenon. There are more attractions in the suburb than just sports though, and a party venue in Moorabbin could be used for an upcoming game a business event, or something in between.
- Moorabbin Oval
The Moorabbin Oval is a football and cricket field. It’s where the Moorabbin Kangaroo Football Club plays, and many a happy hour is spent watching games of various types here. It’s located on Linton Street.
- Activate by Hardrock
Those seeking an indoor activity that will get the heart rate and adrenaline-pumping head to Activate by Hardrock. It’s a large indoor climbing gym with plenty to offer visitors, including a cave to explore, along with the traditional climbing walls. There are challenging climbs to suit every level of the climber in your group.
- Moorabbin Air Museum
It’s hard to believe what a short amount of time we as humans have been involved in air travel, and even harder to believe the huge leaps and bounds we’ve made in progress since the first flights were attempted and completed. But all the traits were on display a short while later when air travel was figured out, and you can see the incremental (and sometimes monumental) progress made by different innovations at the air museum.
Production Locations in Moorabbin
It’s easier than you think to find filming and photoshoot locations in Moorabbin and the rest of Melbourne. The amenities available in these locations include all the standard expectations such as parking and WiFi. But they also go beyond those and fill the more unique needs of production projects. They are a short distance from downtown and major transportation infrastructure, and there are separate rooms for hair and makeup. All these features make it easier for your production project to walk in and get to work. Crews have elevator access to the space, making it easier to get equipment in and out, and the on-site contact can answer any questions or help with logistics while you’re there.
- Industrial Spaces
The suburb’s history and current status as an industrial location mean there are a lot of renovated warehouses and other industrial spaces available for production locations. These offer spacious locations with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Of course, you can also find smaller, darker spaces if that’s what you need as well.
- Business Locations
Business locations in Moorabbin offer the chance to use their locations as production spaces as well as some of the more traditional uses. Sometimes, we just need a quiet location for a production location, as we’re storyboarding, planning, recording voice-over or audio, and that’s when a location like the Boardroom is perfect. It’s bright and spacious while giving you space for production planning or some audio recordings.
- Historical Spaces
Historical spaces in Moorabbin include some of the industrial and business locations throughout the suburb, as well as other historical buildings that are available for special projects. These lend their incredible architecture and historical charm to the project.
Event and Meeting Venues in Moorabbin
Melbourne is the coffee capital of the world, and event and meeting venues in Moorabbin can capitalize on this feature by including coffee or relying on one of the nearby coffee shops for catering services. There are also numerous companies offering equipment and furniture rentals for anything needed that a venue doesn’t already have, although you’ll find that most are well-appointed.
Event and meeting venues have beautiful designs, carefully selected artwork and appointments, and bright airy spaces that make them welcoming to your attendees. The proximity of Moorabbin to Port Phillip Bay offers scenic vistas in some locations that further enhance the attendee experience, while green spaces and gardens add to the vibe of others.
- Event Venues and Function Rooms
Sometimes the thing your event and meeting venue in Moorabbin needs is a traditional space or venue, exactly what you would expect. This is where a venue like the Boardroom comes in. It comfortably holds 10 guests with enough space to not feel cramped while also providing an intimate setting that fosters connection among attendees. The separate hair and makeup area can also be used as a breakout room for small group work or another use.
- Outdoor Patios
Outdoor patios invite you to sit, stay, and enjoy and that’s why we love them for event and meeting venues. Of course, it’s essential to be mindful of the Melbourne weather, but many of them also offer some type of covering to protect from the rain and sun, making them ideal spaces to use year-round. The portable heaters also provide that extra warmth needed during the colder months.
- Offices and Workspaces
Many offices and workspaces have dedicated venues for their meetings and events that sit idle most days of the year. Not anymore. These spaces are now available for your use, lending the beautiful infrastructure at some of the businesses in Moorabbin to other projects and events.