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This $24 million state-of-the-art facility leads the educational, creative and prosperous development of Maroondah and Melbourne's East region. Realm is owned and managed by Maroondah City Council, and is the the centrepiece of Council's Ringwood Town Square precinct, surrounded by open air gathering spaces, cafés and retail shops.


179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood
Realm is opposite Ringwood Station. 
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Realm includes

  • a library incorporating areas to engage children and young people
  • a comprehensive Council Customer Service Centre, combined with regional information services
  • a Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation, incorporating BizHub one-stop-shop business resource hub
  • a contemporary Artspace, combined with exhibition spaces throughout the centre
  • a café area incorporating reading spaces and a magazine and newspaper collection
  • an interactive local history display.

Hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm
  • Public holidays 10am - 5pm
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and ANZAC Day

Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation at Realm

The $7.7 million Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation is at Realm. Maroondah City Council, with the Australian Government, is supporting job growth in the Eastern Region through the centre.

A regionally significant project, the centre is taking a whole of Melbourne East region approach to skills development, job creation and innovation employment, accelerating business growth and delivering a range of social benefits.

This regional business development model brings together all levels of government and industry representation.


BizHub, a one-stop-shop business resource hub, offers businesses unprecedented access to education, skills and business development. Activated, collaborative workspaces, learning and development programs and meeting spaces will support business growth and success.

The 1000sqm Centre for Regional Knowledge and Innovation includes:

  • BizHub Business Resource Centre
  • Activated collaborative spaces
  • Training & meeting rooms
  • Seminar spaces
  • Digital Lab
  • Resource lounge
  • Presentation nook
  • High speed internet
  • State-of-the-art technologies

BizHub website

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