Encompassing the traditions of Edmund Rice Retreat and Conference Centre

Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ is a Retreat and Conference Centre situated on a bend of Melbourne’s Yarra River in Lower Plenty overlooking Westerfolds Park to the Dandenong Ranges. Amberley is approximately 20 kilometres from the heart of Melbourne and 40 minutes from Melbourne’s International Airport and has easy access to both the Western Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway.

Originally built in the late 1920’s as a private residence and after almost 30 years a centre for the Christian Brothers.

Amberley now operates as a retreat, conference and function centre, catering for schools and community groups. Nestled on 20 acres of native bushland, Amberley has become a place of reflection and spirituality for all who enter its doors. Guests to Amberley comment on the calm and serene atmosphere of this place so close to the bustle of Melbourne.


At Amberley, you are surrounded by the peace and tranquillity that only the natural bush setting can provide, and at the same time you can enjoy the comforts, facilities and accommodation to cater for upwards of 100 people. The grounds of Amberley offer walking tracks, tranquil gardens and a Chartres’s replica labyrinth.

The dedicated team at Amberley Retreat and Conference Centre Melbourne, look forward to welcoming and helping you arrange your special function.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your ideas.

Amberley is the perfect venue for School Camps and Group Retreats.

School Camps

Ideally set up for school retreats, music rehearsal camps, spirituality days, team building sessions, sports days, orientation days, leadership and study camps. Amberley offers a variety of locations, rooms and accommodation for reflective gatherings in a tranquil bushland setting.


Catering to all schools and levels - government, independent, catholic, private and alternative. Call to discuss your next project... 03 8359 0141

A beautiful, peaceful events venue ideal for group activity retreats and camps.

Community Groups

When hosting your next event for your church group, music / craft / dance group, community leadership group, make Amberley your venue.


And Amberley is the perfect peaceful setting for meditation / mindfulness / yoga retreats.


We offer a variety of rooms from large conference rooms, small meeting rooms to versatile break out areas. First class facilities, audio / video equipment, can be arranged to suit your requirements.

A serene, picturesque function & event venue not far from the centre of Melbourne

Family Functions

Amberley is flexible as a function centre for a variety of family life celebrations and special occasions... from milestone birthdays, wedding ceremonies and engagements to christenings and confirmations, even funeral wakes for local churches.


Amberley staff will cater to your special needs and requests, help you with planning to make your event a truly memorable occasion.

What people say about Amberley...

"Each year we hold 8 conferences at Amberley and love coming back to a venue that feels like home. The staff are so friendly and accommodating, working hard to make sure everything runs well for us and our participants. With many different conference rooms and stunning grounds, we love how versatile it is, working for our small group breakouts to large banquet dinners. It is always a joy working with Amberley to create memorable events."

Liesel Houghton
Program Event Manager | ARROW LEADERSHIP

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