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THE MEADOW FLORAL DESIGN Flowers create an atmosphere. They set the scene, they start the conversation, they complete the picture. Established in 2014, The Meadow Floral Design is a flourishing, creative space with a team who work alongside you to bring your corporate event to life, keeping it personal, professional and unique. Imagine your guests being greeted by the sweet scent of nature, creating the ambience that will add the finishing touch to your vision. From small private gatherings to large

scale conferences, The Meadow is dedicated to creating beautifully arranged, bespoke florals, installations and contemporary structures filled with thoughtfulness, passion and care. Step into our floral boutique and let one of our friendly team members walk you through the process. Put your event in the hands of Irissa and her passionate team who have the vision to take your event to the next level.

117 Talbragar Street, Dubbo p (02) 6885 3467 e themeadow@outlook.com.au w themeadowfloraldesign.com f fb.com/themeadowfloral

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Destination of choice It’s a compelling combination of factors that make the Dubbo Region the destination of choice for so many event organisers. Dubbo’s existing infrastructure and proven track record for successfully hosting major events will give you the confidence in choosing our community as the location for your next sporting event, conference or festival.

Our region’s Top 5

The community of Wellington is an immensely receptive audience when it comes to events. Community spirit and pride run deep in the town and events are always well attended and supported.

Central location in the heart of New South Wales

Our event calendar is brimming with new and emerging events drawing thousands of visitors from across Australia. Much beloved locally-grown events have stood the test of time and are favourites of locals and visitors alike.

Strong transport links and connectivity

The region enjoys prime position to maximise interstate crowds. Located on the junction of three major highways this central hub is ideal for drawing visitors from all corners of the state and beyond. Dubbo is serviced by four airlines travelling direct to and from Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne routes, while rail services arrive and depart from Sydney Central daily.

95 places to stay

With more than 5,000 beds offered by over 95 accommodation providers, the Dubbo Region has a selection of styles and budgets to suit, from festival goers on a shoestring budget right through to the most discerning conference delegate.

Quality indoor and outdoor venues

Proven record of success

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BRISBANE 60 MIN

BROKEN HILL 80 MIN NEWCASTLE 50 MIN

DUBBO SYDNEY 50 MIN

CANBERRA 55 MIN MELBOURNE 60 MIN

A business unit of Dubbo Regional Council

DUBBO CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT Fly direct to Dubbo from four capital cities! Dubbo is a standout in regional NSW offering direct flights to and from destinations across four states of Australia. Fly direct from Sydney (via QantasLink and Regional Express), Newcastle and Canberra (via FlyPelican); and Brisbane and Melbourne (via Jetgo). The flight from Broken Hill is also direct via QantasLink. Parking is abundant with 350 short and long-term parking options available. The secure car park features 87 car spaces, including two disabled spaces, with 66 spaces under shade. Operating seven days a week, 5am to 7.30pm, it is the perfect solution for those wanting the comfort of their own vehicle.

No car. No problem. Dubbo has a choice of five hire companies – Avis, Budget, Country Car Hire, Hertz and Thrifty. If you’re travelling for business, book your taxi via the in-house flight service. Dubbo Taxi Service has a fleet of 22 cars, including four wheelchair accessible vehicles. Dubbo’s award-winning Airport is 6kms from Dubbo’s CBD and offers modern facilities, comfortable lounge areas, designated work stations, free Wi-Fi, a children’s play area and the added convenience of cafe and bar facilities. Check arrival and departure times at dubboairport.com

Cooreena Road, off Mitchell Highway, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4560 w dubboairport.com f fb.com/DubboAirport

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Perfectly located and connected The Dubbo Region stands out above the crowd offering direct flights from Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Broken Hill. The region is serviced by four airlines, two of which service the Sydney/Dubbo/Sydney route daily. DIRECT FLIGHTS TO SIX DESTINATIONS

ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE DUBBO REGION

An easy hour’s flight from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Canberra will have you landing relaxed and ready to go. Dubbo is also serviced by direct flights to and from Broken Hill.

The region’s enviable location in the heart of New South Wales provides ease of access for players, delegates and music lovers from across the State.

On arrival at Dubbo City Regional Airport collect a car from your choice of five hire car companies, or take advantage of the in-flight service provided by the airlines and arrange a taxi to collect you from the arrivals lounge.

The Mitchell, Golden and Newell highways connect the region to each point of the compass. Dubbo is located: • •

5 hours from Sydney and the Illawarra Region 4.5 hours from Newcastle, Central Coast, Cobar, Wagga Wagga and Canberra The Dubbo City Regional Airport is located a short 10 minute • 3.5 hours from Tamworth TO BRISBANE 855kms drive from Dubbo’s CBD. Event attendees can NEW access SOUTH the MOREE Parkes, Coonabarabran, • 2 hours from Orange, Forbes, WALES latest information on arrivals and departures online at 39 Mudgee and Nyngan. WALGETT BOURKE dubboairport.com.au NATIONAL

CENTRAL STATION TO DUBBO AND RETURN – WILCANNIA EVERY DAY BROKEN HILL Sit back and relax as you journey into the Dubbo Region ADELAIDE via NSW TrainLink’s daily service. Departing fromTOCentral 1268kms Station and stopping at various stations along the Western route, the XPT arrives in Wellington at 1pm and Dubbo at 1.45pm every day.

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TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS ZOO Make Taronga Western Plains Zoo the stunning backdrop for your next event! The Zoo offers the perfect setting for a range of events, from corporate or community events, to family functions and weddings.

The Zoo is home to over 500 rare and endangered animals from around the world and is a unique venue offering multiple large outdoor spaces and two small break out rooms, in addition to the Savannah Function Centre.

The Savannah Function Centre overlooks the stunning Savannah Lake and Spider Monkey Islands, and boasts first class wedding and conference facilities, exceptional cuisine and service.

Contact our friendly team and start planning your next event today! We can help you arrange team building activities including overnight experiences, animal encounters and behind the scenes tours to make your occasion unforgettable.

Our professional team can tailor an event package to suit your individual needs. Let us deliver an event your guests will remember!

Obley Road, Dubbo p (02) 6881 1438 e savannahfc@zoo.nsw.gov.au w zoofari.com.au

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Conferences The Dubbo Region is the envy of regional New South Wales offering a breadth of dynamic options to suit the most discerning event organiser – classroom, cabaret or cocktail – the choice is yours! BUSINESS EVENTS AND CONFERENCES The region is home to three tiered theatres; a state-of-the-art conference centre; and a number of complexes with a breadth of variety perfect for plenary and break-out sessions. Affordability is no reason to compromise on service. Match your conference, business meeting, exhibition, product launch, banquet or cocktail party with one of the region’s unique venues, offering innovative menus, professional staff and a level of support expected by today’s event managers. Select from venues with sprawling rural vistas, lush, green vineyards, views of golfing greens and ‘galloping greys’, as well as venues with historical significance. Century old hospitals, gaols and underground caves are unique venues to pique the interest of delegates and leave them with a highly memorable experience.

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in the eerie shadows of a 19th Century gaol • Enjoy unimpeded viewing in one of our state-of-the-art tiered theatres • Watch the sunset from a 1900s inspired ballroom • Hold ten plenary sessions at the one location in the heart of Dubbo • Hear the mighty roar of the ‘king of the jungle’ whilst you network with colleagues • Arrange a meeting in a unique industrial style hall • View a picturesque rural vista from a National Trust homestead • Share a plate of tapas or enjoy traditional fare, inspired by produce from the region.

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DUBBO RSL CLUB RESORT Dubbo RSL Club Resort offers specialised event management services; a diverse range of venue options; in-house catering; in-house hairdresser; and 4 Star accommodation – all at the one location and conveniently positioned in Dubbo’s CBD. Key venue options include: a 340-seat tiered theatre; alfresco terrace; space that can seat up to 150 people, or be divided into three breakout areas; a large flat-floor auditorium with a capacity of 700 people with stage and bar service facilities; and a well-appointed board room. Dubbo RSL Club Resort has proven track record of hosting conferences, gala events, award evenings, and theatrical

performances right through to product launches, board meetings and intimate family occasions. We also offer the expertise and experience of an events team, award-winning chefs and state-of-the-art technology. The convenience of accommodation at the one location makes Dubbo RSL Club Resort perfect for weddings and family reunions. We recognise the importance of service, support and flexibility and we are committed to making every function a success. Our events team will work with you to create tailored packages, customised venue proposals and an unique event. For peace of mind contact Sharon in our Events Centre.

Corner Brisbane and Wingewarra streets, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4411 e functions@dubborsl.com.au w dubborsl.com.au

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A facility of Dubbo Regional Council

DUBBO REGIONAL THEATRE AND CONVENTION CENTRE The region’s premier conference and performing arts centre is exquisitely appointed and conveniently located in the heart of Dubbo.

provides an additional room for breakout sessions or board meetings.

The DRTCC offers two distinctive spaces – a flat floor 750-seat convention centre and a 500-seat tiered theatre.

• Commercial kitchen • Modern bar facilities • Accessibility • Box office • Online bookings and seat selection • Ample parking.

The 750-seat Macquarie Auditorium is 21.5m wide x 31.05m long and is ideal for conferences, dinners, exhibitions and trade shows. The space can be divided to support concurrent workshops or plenary sessions. The Oxley Room, with its own bar, adjacent to the Auditorium

Key features include:

The DRTCC is only a short stroll to Dubbo’s CBD and within walking distance to scores of motels and restaurants.

155 Darling Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4378 e info@drtcc.com.au w drtcc.com.au

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HERMITAGE HILL COUNTRY RETREAT AND FUNCTION CENTRE Hermitage Hill, formerly the Wellington District Hospital (circa 1904), is reminiscent of luxurious English country mansions and is the perfect venue for your next corporate meeting, conference or gala event, with various size meeting and function rooms to choose from. Situated in the charming and vibrant country town of Wellington, an easy 40 minute drive from Dubbo City Regional Airport, Hermitage Hill offers a versatile venue with tranquil gardens unlike any other in the

region. Mingle at sunset with pre-dinner drinks on our balcony before making your entrance into the 19th Century inspired ballroom. Featuring stunning floor to ceiling windows, pressed metal ceilings and fireplaces, guests will be transported to an era that celebrates decadence. Fall asleep in surrounds steeped with history, indulge in local gourmet produce at The Grange Restaurant or experience our region’s breathtaking natural beauty.

135 Maxwell Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 4469 e info@hermitagehill.com.au w hermitagehill.com.au

WELLINGTON GOLF CLUB Nestled in the foothills of the Catombal Ranges and only 6km from the heart of Wellington, the Wellington Golf Club is the perfectly positioned to host your next event.

The clubhouse has full bar facilities and can cater for a wide variety of events, from meetings and networking events through to special occasions such as weddings.

Located adjacent to the Wellington Caves we offer a versatile meeting room ideal for your next event.

Pull buggies, drive carts and golf clubs available for hire.

Finish your day with a round of 18-holes! The Wellington Golf Club is one of Central West’s most picturesque golf courses offering challenging, irrigated greens for golfers of all levels of ability.

‘Stay and Play Packages’ combining a round of golf with accommodation at the Wellington Caves and Holiday Park are available.

Caves Road, Wellington p (02) 6845 2130 e wellingtongolf@bigpond.com

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LAZY RIVER ESTATE Lazy River Estate is luxuriously appointed and set amongst vineyards overlooking the Macquarie River. Nestled on 27 acres and overlooking a vista of vines and expansive greens, Lazy River Estate is Dubbo’s finest example of seclusion and privacy in a luxury setting. The architecturally designed Function Centre offers a range of venue and event options including an elevated deck, ample outside areas and breathtaking views. We offer event planners with years of experience in the arrangement and delivery of events. From small intimate gatherings through to largescale music festivals, our staff will provide invaluable advice,

29R Old Dubbo Road, Dubbo p (02) 6882 2111 e events@lazyriverestate.com.au

personalised service and work with you to create a memorable and successful event. Event managers choose Lazy River Estate because we provide a high-standard of venue options, a choice of catering packages, competitive rates and a team of skilled professionals. We also offer onsite accommodation as well as gourmet mobile catering. Our event calendar includes: corporate events, weddings, private functions, conferences, Christmas celebrations, outdoor concerts and markets. Since opening our doors in 2004, Lazy River Estate has established a strong brand and earned a solid reputation as a venue of excellence in the region.

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DUBBO GOLF CLUB Dubbo Golf Club offers the only 27 hole golf course layout in the central western region. Its stunning picturesque layout and views along with opportunity to play 3 different courses, allows something special for all level of golfers.

offers spectacular views of the golf course gardens, greens, and the brilliance of the City’s night sky. The large function room is complete with stage, dance floor and bar area… business by day, and ready to party in the evening!

A choice of 3 venues allows catering for all your needs for celebrating, from small functions; conferences; weddings; life celebrations; catering for large events (up to 150 people); including session breakout rooms and annual general meetings.

A variety of catering options are on offer, or you can dine in the Fairways Bistro offering a wide variety of Chinese cuisine. Stay and enjoy live entertainment in Dubbo’s biggest and most scenic beer garden.

Data projectors, audio/visual equipment, whiteboards and flip charts are available for hire.

Dubbo Golf Club is conveniently located near Vista Lodge, Abel Tasman Motor Inn and Discovery Holiday Parks. We encourage you to organise your team event with an overnight stay and a fantastic round of golf.

Located on the top floor of the Club, the Fairways Function Room Newell Highway, Dubbo p (02) 6882 1255 e admin@dubbogolfclub.com.au w dubbogolfclub.com.au

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OLD DUBBO GAOL Centrally located in the CBD, the Old Dubbo Gaol is emerging as one of Dubbo’s most interesting and unique event venues. Branded, ‘The Yard’, the spaces within the Gaol are perfectly appointed to support music events, markets and festivals. For cocktail style dinners and welcome functions, be sure to ask us about our hilariously funny theatrical performances. Our ‘wardens and prisoners’ will interact with your guests, guaranteeing a memorable experience for delegates. Team your ‘characters in

costume’ with a tailored tour of the Gaol. • Multiple spaces, expansive lawn areas and speaker system to support live entertainment • Five metre outdoor cinema screen • Onsite liquor licence, full bar service – RSA trained staff • Assistance to source marquees, tables and chairs via local suppliers • Experienced event staff.

90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4460 f fb.com/olddubbogaol w olddubbogaol.com.au

WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE Dubbo’s award-winning Western Plains Cultural Centre is so much more than a regional gallery and museum. It’s an exquisite space that hosts a range of events from executive business functions to performance art. The venue offers 14 rooms providing ample space and versatility to meet the complex needs of events. State-of-the-art business equipment such as cordless and lapel microphones, surround sound and data projectors are available; along with whiteboards,

flip charts and free Wi-Fi. Video and teleconferencing facilities are available. The Centre’s new Drama Room has a capacity for 100 people and includes tiered seating, cutting edge sound and lighting, and a projector and screen. The alfresco area sets the scene for twilight cocktail events and markets. Onsite catering offering a range of options is available.

76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4444 e contact@westernplainsculturalcentre.org w westernplainsculturalcentre.org

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MILESTONE HOTEL The Milestone Hotel is located in the heart of Dubbo’s thriving CBD. Built in 1881, our heritage listed sandstone building is a local icon and a popular venue for local events.

• The Sandstone Room – seats up to eight people for a sit down meal, or a great place to share a drink with friends.

The three levels of the Milestone Hotel offer a choice of seven spaces.

• The Stables – seats up to eight people. Two rooms available.

• The Cheeky Bar upstairs – 100 people for cocktails and finger food; or 80 for a sit down meal. • The Lounge Room – up to 40 people for cocktails and finger food; or a sit down meal. • The Kitchen – up to 25 people for cocktails and finger food; or a sit down meal.

• The Ironbark Room – seats up to eight people. • The Wine Room – seats up to six people. We also offer an alfresco area, bottle shop and cellar and we are within walking distance to a score of motels. Call us today and find out how you too can experience the Milestone difference.

195 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 8230 e dubbo@milestonehotels.com.au w milestonehotels.com.au f fb.com/MilestoneHotelDubbo1

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RHINO LODGE Rhino Lodge – rustic, sophisticated and charming. We are a relaxed retreat catering for corporate events of all sizes, from a small intimate training session in the boardroom to a large keynote conference in the reception hall. We provide full audio visual services, ample onsite parking and onsite chefs. The industrial style hall is the perfect canvas for any event, including weddings. Large, adorning windows showcase the beautiful garden, offering you an enchanting space for an intimate wedding ceremony or gathering.

the perfect selection of wines, beers and ciders. There are 14 air-conditioned safari tents providing the ultimate “glamping” experience. The tents feature contemporary ensuite bathrooms and designer furnishings. Being only a stone’s throw from the venue, the tents are the ideal place to get ready for your special wedding day.

Rhino Lodge’s experienced chefs will work with you to create the perfect menu from an extensive list of gourmet options and packages to suit your style and budget. All this combined with

Our woodfired pizza bar offers a delicious range of pizzas and meals and is well suited to events such as work and family functions or social gatherings.

Friends and family can stay onsite and celebrate your wedding for the entire weekend.

14L Camp Road, Dubbo p (02) 6884 1760 e info@rhinolodge.com.au w rhinolodge.com.au

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DUNDULLIMAL HOMESTEAD Dundullimal Homestead offers a delightful setting for your next event, conference or wedding. The Homestead is sited on a Macquarie River terrace amongst a landscape of ancient white box trees and old pepper trees with attractive gardens and expansive grassed areas. The four historic buildings, from the elegance of the house (one of the oldest surviving timber slab houses in Australia)

and sandstone stables to the rustic charm of the Shed and Timbrebongie church, provide a stunning backdrop for photography and an extraordinary setting for special occasions, small intimate gatherings and larger events. The Shed, with its commercial kitchen, can easily cater for 100 seats; or more for outdoor events. Dundullimal Homestead is open Tuesday to Saturday and private bookings at other times.

23L Obley Road, Dubbo p (02) 6884 9984 e dundullimal@nationaltrust.com.au w nationaltrust.org.au/dundullimal-homestead

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TWO DOORS Slip away from the bustle of the street and step down the stairs into our world – a place to remove yourself from the everyday and savour the moment. Filled with great wine, timeless drinks, and a passion for modern Australian food with a Mediterranean twist shared to the table. Two Doors Wine & Tapas Lounge is the perfect place for all occasions and celebrations, no matter what size your group – from corporate functions, engagement

parties, weddings, birthday celebrations, friends and family get-togethers. Two Doors offers off-site catering, specialising in fun and theatrical cooking in front of your guests. We pride ourselves on fresh, farm to table quality food. Whether you’re thinking healthy, homemade, organic, or vegan, we have something on our menu for you. You can be confident that your event is in great hands.

215B Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6885 2333 e info@twodoors.com.au w twodoors.com.au

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OUTBACK CELLAR DUBBO Outback Cellar, situated on a picturesque rural property, is a former winery converted into luxury country guesthouses. Located only 10 minutes from Dubbo, it’s the ideal venue for a magical ‘one location’ country wedding complete with stunning grounds and luxury guesthouse accommodation. The large paved Cellar Courtyard seats 50 and is surrounded by stunning gardens – a perfect setting for that intimate event. The Cellar lawn and gardens provide various options for your ceremony and/or reception and can accommodate

large numbers of guests. Boora Cottage: Two-bedroom country cottage with kitchen and outdoor entertaining area. Outback Cellar: A converted wine cellar with a loft bedroom containing a queen size bed and a single bed. Downstairs sleeps four. Self-contained kitchenette. Loft Apartment: One bedroom apartment with kitchenette, dining and lounge areas. Outdoor balcony overlooking the river.

‘Boora’ 21 Warrie Road, Dubbo p 0438 872 759 e outbackcellardubbo@outlook.com w outbackcellardubbo.com f fb.com/OutbackCellarDubbo1

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A facility of Dubbo Regional Council

APEX OVAL Apex Oval is the region’s premier football venue. Dubbo is the only destination in regional Australia with a state-of-the-art, sandbased, all-weather playing surface. The fully fenced site provides 360 degree, amphitheatre-style viewing for a capacity crowd of 18,000 people. The grandstand has undercover spectator seating for 1,340 people including disabled seating and two function rooms. There are two media rooms, manager rooms, four change rooms, referee rooms and a designated first-aid room.

The outer Sporting Complex includes three full size football fields (all flood lit to training levels), plus a junior league field, kiosk, barbecue areas, additional function room, change room and public toilets. The main field has an onsite electronic scoreboard and 450 lux lighting. Apex Oval has hosted two Country v City fixtures, a NRL premiership match, the Australian Wallabies and the AFL’s Western Sydney Giants.

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BARDEN PARK Barden Park is Dubbo’s ‘Centre of Excellence for Athletics’. The international-standard facility is capable of catering for up to 1,000 competitors and 800 spectators in all weather conditions. The international-standard track consists of an eight lane 400 metre synthetic track; six synthetic runway tracks with convertible pits for sand or mats for long jump, triple jump and pole vault events; two international-standard throwing cages; four shot put

circles, an extended synthetic ‘D’ for high jump and javelin and a synthetic javelin runway. The two-storey grandstand provides 598 undercover seats plus additional terrace seating, disabled access and large canteen area. Barden Park also boasts an officials’ room with precise timing and photo finish capacity, media and broadcast rooms and a function space for officials and guests.

Gipps Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4000 e council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au w dubbo.nsw.gov.au

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Sporting events If gathering numbers is the goal you set, then point your compass and make the Dubbo Region your target! Whether it's league or union, athletics, netball or cricket, the Dubbo Region loves its sport. For a destination unmatched anywhere else in regional New South Wales, look no further than its heart. With unparalleled transport links, high quality facilities and passionate locals the Dubbo Region will offer your event a welcoming reception. The Dubbo Region offers both a national-standard football field and an international-standard athletics facility, and its cricket, soccer and recreational running precincts intersect with Dubbo and Wellington CBDs. The unique features of the Wellington landscape make it the ideal destination for niche and extreme sporting events. With natural and built facilities perfect for mountain bike and foot races, as well as space for high octane drag races and motor sports, it’s the ultimate venue for those chasing an adrenaline rush. The region has a diverse range of facilities, and coupled with a capacity to accommodate teams, competitors and spectators, the Dubbo Region is fast becoming a mecca for state and nationally significant sporting events.

National and international standard facilities

• 7 rugby league or union fields including a football field of national standard • 13 turf surfaced touch playing fields • 2 athletics facilities (one IAAF accredited) • An international standard water-based hockey field • 11 cricket pitches (turf and synthetic options) • 8 fully sized turf surfaced football/soccer fields • 13 hard court netball courts • Option of 18 or 27 hole golf course • 2 Olympic size swimming pools • 4 horse racing tracks • Karting and motor sport racing tracks • Indoor multi-sports complexes • Cycling tracks, drag strips, equestrian centres and more!

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DUBBO TURF CLUB

We are closer than you think, only 6 km from the CBD and offer capacity for more than 700 people, undercover.

large crowds. Our onsite kitchen and extensive bar areas allow for year round entertainment. The City of Dubbo Turf Club presents an extensive list of race meetings including the popular Dubbo Derby Day, Chamber of Commerce Race Meeting, Country Championships and Gold Cup Race Day.

The amphitheatre-shaped lawn areas are ideal for viewing staged performances and there is plenty of onsite amenities to cater for

For more information check us out at dubboturfclub.com.au or on Facebook.

Thousands of people flock to the City of Dubbo Turf Club throughout the year to enjoy a feast of racing, entertainment and venue experiences.

Merrilea Lane, Dubbo p (02) 6882 1044 e dubturf@hwy.com.au

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DUBBO SHOWGROUND Dubbo Showground has a wide range of venues with the capacity to cater for small functions through to large scale events including weddings, seminars, music festivals, trade shows and agricultural shows. The Woolpack Function Centre can accommodate up to 200 people and includes a bar, media room, offices, kitchen facilities, amenities and agents’ offices.

Dubbo Showground features a number of pavilions including: • Expo Pavilion 2500m² of undercover space • Ewen MacInnes Pavilion 5500m² of floor space • Centenary Pavilion 1063m² of floor space • Ray Clarke Pavilion 1093m² of floor space. Dubbo Showground also features the Orana Equestrian Centre comprising an undercover arena, large grass area and outdoor sand arena perfect for horse events.

Corner Wingewarra and Fitzroy streets, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4570 e showground@dubbo.nsw.gov.au w dubboshowground.com.au

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Festivals Tap your festival into a community that is passionate and at the ready for live music! A crowd of 18,000 revelled to the music of Flume in 2013 and legends such as Jimmy Barnes and John Farnham draw music lovers to the Dubbo Region from across New South Wales. The region has a proven success of hosting and supporting large numbers of visitors, so put your mind at ease and choose from a number of venues with the services, facilities and support to ensure the success of your festival. Our Local Government Area boasts three showgrounds, one with a total area of almost 60,000m2. From expansive showgrounds to outdoor amphitheatre-style parklands, the Dubbo Region is set to help you attract the numbers you need for event success. New and emerging venues are creating dynamic and unique spaces, and are just the ticket when considering holding a festival complete with live music, regional produce and a fine drop of locally produced beer or wine. The growing grassroots and niche and small scale live music scene, is also well catered for with cherished heritage-listed spaces being reinvented to play host to local bands, performance art and the booming food van trend. The Dubbo Region’s central location and ease of access together with the availability of more than 5,000 beds

spurred the interest of Triple J One Night Stand and the Red Hot Summer Tour. The 2013 One Night Stand event drew a record crowd of 18,000 whilst Red Hot Summer Tour returns annually. Add to the mix universities on our doorstep, a supportive business community and a strong event supply industry and the Dubbo Region is ripe for the picking.

Expansive vineyard with a successful history of hosting festivals

• A fully fenced showground within walking distance to 33 motels • Choices of expansive reserves ideal for large crowds • An historic homestead with ample shade ideal for gentle genres • An outdoor venue with an undercover capacity of 700 people • A circa 1904 former hospital reminiscent of an English country mansion.

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CATTLEMAN’S COUNTRY MOTOR INN Hosting a conference or sporting event in Dubbo? The Cattleman’s Country Motor Inn and Serviced Apartments is proudly Dubbo’s largest accommodation complex offering 150 rooms and the only AAAT rated 4.5 Star property in the City. The complex is designed to meet all of your needs at one convenient location. • Large rooms offering 14 variations of room styles • Onsite award-winning licensed restaurant offering room service

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Conference and function rooms Three swimming pools Gym Free Wi-Fi and Foxtel.

Located within walking distance of the CBD – shops, attractions and restaurants are at your doorstep! Our central location also allows for easy access to the City’s sporting venues and we’re only 5km from Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

8 Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 5222 e info@cattlemans.com.au w cattlemans.com.au

QUALITY INN DUBBO INTERNATIONAL Quality Inn Dubbo International is your next conference, meeting and special occasion venue providing well-appointed, versatile spaces, accommodation and catering all on the one site. We invite you to experience personalised service, fantastic dining and our spacious outdoor dining area. Our venue is only a short seven minute drive from the Dubbo City Regional Airport, a short walk to the Zoo and adjoins the Dubbo Golf Club.

Quality Inn is a popular venue for weddings with our Reflections Restaurant and cocktail bar setting the scene for romance. Our conference rooms have natural lighting, air conditioning/ heating, full audio visual equipment and free Wi-Fi. For our corporate guests our executive king and corporate deluxe rooms are perfect for an overnight or week-long stay.

165 Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4777 e functions@qualityinndubbo.com.au w qualityinndubbo.com.au

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Accommodation

From 5 Star to under the stars – the Dubbo Region is your 5,000-bed resort! CONFERENCES The Dubbo Region offers high-quality apartment-style and sophisticated overnight accommodation without the expensive price tag. 4.5 Star accommodation complexes offering 150 rooms and properties perfectly positioned close to the Dubbo City Regional Airport and Dubbo’s CBD offer convenience and a standard of service to suit the most discerning delegates. Executive king and queen suites offer plenty of space and a level of comfort sought by delegates who, after a full-day of plenary sessions and networking, seek solitude to relax, or to reconnect with family or colleagues via free Wi-Fi services. African-inspired luxury lodges and the region’s range of boutique bed and breakfasts provide the perfect mix of privacy and country-style hospitality. Complement a luxury stay with an indulgent meal and tantalise the taste buds amongst the region’s flourishing food and wine scene, or catch up with colleagues with a ‘few rounds’ at one of our quaint ‘watering holes’ where the portions are as generous as our country hospitality.

The region specialises in group accommodation providing a wide breadth of self-contained, cabin and dormitorystyle options and there’s no need to pile the players in the van and ‘drive for miles’ to reach the game, the majority of accommodation is a short 5-minute drive. Offering modern conveniences, and a range of configurations, the region’s motel-style accommodation is affordable and conveniently located. If team bonding over a freshly cooked BBQ is on the agenda, be sure to seek out your overnight stay in one of our caravan parks. Self-contained, motel-style units combine with family cabins to offer an enviable range of accommodation for competitors, officials and supporters. Jumping pillows, in-ground trampolines, water parks and underground experiences will add excitement to any team’s visit.

FESTIVALS

SPORTING EVENTS

The Dubbo Region has a proven record of success when supporting large influxes of people. With over 5,000 beds on offer across the region, and access to a further 5,000 within a 3 hour radius, the Dubbo Region has what it takes to draw people to music events and festivals.

The abundance of accommodation and the region's ability to meet the needs of groups are key reasons why carnivals, championships and competitions stud the annual events calendar.

The region offers a broad range of options including self-contained units, family rooms, cabins as well as powered and unpowered sites for those ready to bunk down with friends for the night.

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iBIS BUDGET Travelling with a school or sporting group? ibis Budget Dubbo is your solution to a deep sleep at a dream price. Located on the corner of the Newell and Mitchell highways and under 5 minutes’ drive to the popular Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo Airport, sporting fields and the CBD. We offer 65 guest rooms in a range of configurations featuring well-appointed ensuites, comfortable bedding, TV and air

conditioning for two, three or four guests. Relax in our swimming pool, enjoy reliable free Wi-Fi and an all-you-can-eat continental breakfast served daily. • Hotel services / amenities • Free parking – for cars, trailers, buses and trucks • After hours check-in • Weekly rates available.

Corner Mitchell and Newell highways, Dubbo p (02) 6882 9211 e H3496@accor.com w ibisbudget.com

CASCADES MOTOR INN Positioned on the City’s doorstep, and boasting an authentic Italian fine dining restaurant, Cascades Motor Inn is committed to creating an experience. Whether you’re hosting a conference, celebrating a wedding, birthday or another special event, we’ll make it one to remember. Our fully air-conditioned venue houses five dedicated conference rooms and 33 comfortable motel rooms along with full bar facilities, gourmet catering, ample

off-street parking, private outdoor area, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, and an abundance of natural light with adjustable lighting options. We are locally owned and operated with a highly professional team, including a dedicated Event Manager who works with you from quote to the conclusion of your event. We are ready to make your next event special, no matter the budget or design.

147 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 3888 e admin@cascadesmotorinn.com.au w cascadesmotorinn.com.au

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WELLINGTON CAVES AND HOLIDAY PARK Just minutes off the Mitchell Highway Wellington Caves and Holiday Park is your complete group holiday destination. The Park offers a variety of self-contained accommodation and spacious drive through powered and unpowered sites. During your stay your team or group can discover the underground on a guided tour through two magnificent show caves, the Cathedral and Gaden Cave. Take a step back in time on the

Phosphate and Fossil tour, exploring a 100 year old mine and uncovering megafauna fossils from animals that roamed the earth one million years ago. Why not pack your clubs and enjoy a team challenge at the 18-hole Wellington Golf Course, take a timeout with a short stroll in the serenity of the Osawana Japanese Gardens or enjoy a light meal or coffee at the cave’s cafe. Group catering options available.

Caves Road, Wellington p (02) 6845 2970 e groupbookings@wellingtoncaves.com.au w wellingtoncaves.com.au

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DISCOVERY PARKS – DUBBO Discovery Parks – Dubbo is conveniently located with a range of accommodation options for visitors attending events in Dubbo. The range of accommodation varies from 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cabins and villas, studios and Serengeti Tents through to caravan and camping sites. For larger school and sporting groups, the Parklands Lodge facility has been specially designed with dormitory rooms and dining and recreation

areas to cater for up to 130 people. Dubbo hosts a range of events throughout the year and with Discovery Parks – Dubbo just 2km from the centre of the City you are close to all the action. Whether you are attending a music, sporting or cultural event, or an event for the kids, Discovery Parks – Dubbo is the perfect accommodation location.

154 Whylandra Street (Newell Highway), Dubbo p 1800 033 072 e dubbo@discoveryparks.com.au w discoveryholidayparks.com.au

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DUBBO CITY HOLIDAY PARK Is your team travelling to Dubbo to compete? Or are you visiting to attend a special event or family reunion? Look no further than Dubbo City Holiday Park because we specialise in group bookings. Choose from self-contained, motel-style units, studios and family cabins, or park your caravan or motorhome under one of our shaded camp sites.

Groups are welcome to enjoy the Park’s BBQ facilities, solar heated swimming pool, camp kitchen and fire pit. If you’re travelling with children there are plenty of activities to channel their energy. The Park’s jumping pillow, in-ground trampoline and basketball court offer hours of entertainment. Dubbo City Holiday Park is only a 5-10 minute walk to the City’s CBD, netball courts, and soccer ovals.

Corner Alfred and Whylandra streets, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4530 e info@dubbocityholidaypark.com.au w dubbocityholidaypark.com.au

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Build your team

The classic motto ‘work hard, play hard’ is well and truly embraced in the Dubbo Region. Take a break from the everyday hustle and explore some or all of what our exciting Region has to offer – all in the name of quality team building of course! • Start your adventure with a leisurely guided early morning walk and marvel at the incredible beauty of unique animals from all corners of the globe –feed a giraffe, book a meerkat encounter or experience the life of the 'king of the jungle' in the brand new Lion Pride Lands exhibit. • Browse through the largest gallery space west of the Blue Mountains, and treat yourself to a new creative perspective amongst the ever changing touring and in-house exhibitions. • Take on the challenge of a game of laser tag or paintball with your work mates; or be first in line for a kayak to discover our majestic Macquarie River. • Delve deep and unearth Australia’s prehistoric past in spectacular caves and a preserved mine. • Head out into the wild and explore twisting and turning mountain paths where you can catch a glimpse of stunning flora and fauna native to the region. • Wander winding paths amongst the Cherry Blossoms in authentic Japanese Gardens and enjoy a serene lakeside picnic. • Visit the Aboriginal carved tree, one of only a few on display in Australia or head out on a cultural tour to

absorb the stories of our traditional custodians. • Escape from the everyday eat-sleep-train-repeat routine and treat your team to the rest and rejuvenation they need to perform at their very best. • Make your base at a century old hospital that has been lovingly restored into boutique accommodation and function centre. • Shake things up in a cocktail-making class before you savour your creation in the tranquil setting of the nearby poolside cocktail bar. • Take some time out at Terramungamine and discover unmistakable grooves in rocks carved by the Tubbagah People of the Wiradjuri Nation. • Explore the ominous prison atmosphere and test the mettle of your team mates, by walking in the steps of a 19th Century prisoner in the dead of night. Enjoy the chilling facts and frights with a theatrical twist for an unforgettable experience. • From leisurely pursuits to adrenaline-charged fun, treat your team to archery, grass skiing, challenge ropes courses and more all within the one location away from the City lights.

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AUDIO PLUS PTY LTD Corporate events are our passion! We specialise in audiovisual and conference hire services, indoor and outdoor staging, outdoor LED screens, exhibition and drape systems, lighting, truss, rigging and loads more.

With our extensive high quality inventory, team of dedicated professionals that have a wealth of experience and exceptional standards, we can ensure a high level of support for your event. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

If you are organising a conference, gala awards presentation, sporting event, festival, concert, exhibition, a simple meeting or anything in between, we have it covered. 2/195 Cobra Street, Dubbo p 1800 232 997 e hire@audioplus.com.au w audioplus.com.au

123 TIX Put your event in the hands of 123 Tix!

large-scale festivals and sporting events.

The team at 123 Tix are renowned for providing tailored ticketing solutions to suit your event.

Our online booking platform makes conversion a breeze. With compatibility on all devices it’s easy for your market to secure tickets from the palm of their hand. Take up our Box Office option for onsite sales, allowing you to sell until the last moment.

Servicing the needs of events of varying scopes and complexities, we can manage everything from the registration of delegates for your conference; premium ticket sales for your boutique event; through to tracking sales of tickets to

Contact 123 Tix to find out how we can take the stress out of organising your next event.

p (02) 6881 8632 e contact@123tix.com.au w 123tix.com.au

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LAZY RIVER ESTATE Lazy River has been at the forefront of Dubbo’s event catering scene for over a decade. Throughout this time we have maintained our focus on change, innovation and dynamic leadership to ensure we continue to drive food trends and styles of entertainment. Whether you select our venue, your home, the office or a set location, we will give you the ‘wow factor’ you deserve! From food and beverage, to theming and excellent service, we will create an ‘experience’ and an event that will exceed your expectations. At Lazy River, our heart and soul goes into delivering our broad range of services. We have catered for small to very large numbers with uncompromising focus, we offer exceptional service, quality outcomes and a ‘can do’ approach.

29R Old Dubbo Road, Dubbo p (02) 6882 2111 e events@lazyriverestate.com.au

• Delivery platters – Our delivery platters are perfect for all events, delivered to your door they are the stress-free option for your next party or corporate function. • Catering all events – Catering for all events from Corporate Cocktail functions to à la carte gala dinners and weddings or relaxing family luncheons in any location. • Pop-up Picnic – Our Pop-up Picnics focus on utilising fresh, local produce from our region. Designed as an intimate picnic for two or more. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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THE DEF CHEF Passionate about food, the team at The Def Chef offer a range of catering options to suit intimate sit down dinners, board meetings, relaxed networking events, launch events and cocktail parties.

We aim to prepare the finest quality food. Our onsite or offsite menus are inspired by fresh, seasonal produce, showcasing local products. Menus can be tailored to suit all palates and dietary requirements.

Open 7 days a week from 6.30am, The Def Chef is nestled in the Dubbo CBD within walking distance of key attractions and event venues.

Contact us and find out how we can provide you with a mouth-watering selection of vegetarian, vegan or gluten free options.

1/43 Macquarie Street p (02) 6882 0945 e andrew@thedefchef.com.au f fb.com/thedefchefcafe

JESPRESSO Indulge in Jespresso – a cup of smooth, chocolate rich and aromatic coffee at your next event! Offering major events throughout the Central West personalised service from Jessica, a barista trained by nationally recognised industry professionals who is constantly staying abreast of coffee trends. We are committed to changing the perception of coffee at sporting and corporate events, field days, markets and fundraisers. Treat

your guests to our signature Lily’s Blend, a premium blend exclusively roasted for Jespresso; locally blended Tea Karts loose leaf teas or authentic Punjabi Chai. Jespresso guarantees fast, high quality and consistent coffee. You can also find Jespresso in Lee Street, Wellington. Open 6 days a week. Sit, relax and enjoy a cup of Lily’s Blend.

18-20 Lee Street, Wellington p 0431 337 863 e jessica@jespresso.com.au w jespresso.com.au f fb.com/jespressocoffeeco

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We’ll take you from the bid to the bed Dubbo Regional Council has an extensive track record in successful event attraction, delivery and support. Our team is ready to provide strategic advice and promotional opportunities to help maximise attendance and support to help make your event a great success.

EVENT SUPPORT

EVENT ATTRACTION

• Facilitate scoping meetings with key Council staff relating to procedural matters such as: development applications and traffic control plans

• Development of engaging bid documents highlighting the region’s unique value propositions as a premier venue for events whilst addressing the all essential venue selection criteria • Creation of presentation materials to support bid activity • Facilitation of site visits and meetings with key Council personnel to scope and support the event across various level of the Organisation • Design of ‘Welcome to the Dubbo Region VIP Pass’ or assistance with window display programs.

• Advice to optimise event timing, planning and venue options • Support for event organisers wanting to tap into the region’s event services and event supply industry

• Supply templates to assist in the development of critical plans such as risk, traffic, waste and accessibility • Provide engaging destination materials and critical information to help craft information on websites and brochureware • Suggest options for tour inclusions or social activities • Provide insight into Council’s funding streams for not-forprofit events.

EVENT PROMOTION • Opportunity to promote your event on the region’s Event Calendar on (dubbo.com.au and visitwellington.com.au combined reach is 214,000 visitors) • Provide advice on regional touchpoints that can be leveraged for event promotion, including signage and websites • Supply contact details for local print, digital and broadcast media to maximise opportunities for media exposure.

Contact the City Events Team Dubbo Regional Council Marketing, Events and Partnerships team p (02) 6801 4000 e citypromotions@dubbo.nsw.gov.au w dubbo.com.au

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VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES With a friendly smile and a wealth of information, the teams at the region’s Visitor Information Centres have everything you need to know. The friendly staff at Dubbo and Wellington are always happy to point you in the right direction, suggest some great things to do, even share some local secrets to help make your event truly memorable.

DUBBO VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Corner of Macquarie Street and Newell Highway, Dubbo 1800 674 443 dubbo.com.au FB.COM/DUBBOCITY

• Suggestions for inclusion for social events or partner tours

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• Assist with options for places to stay and places to eat • Choose a gift for guest speakers or that tireless volunteer from the broad range of the region’s branded merchandise.

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The Dubbo and Wellington + Great Western Plains Visitor Guide is an essential resource when planning an event in the Dubbo Region.

WELLINGTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

Copies are available from the Dubbo or Wellington Visitor Centre or view online at dubbo.com.au and visitwellington.com.au

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Printed in Australia by Blue Star Print. Circulation 2,000. This Guide is printed on paper certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) meaning that it originates from well managed forest and other controlled sources. Our printers – Blue Star Print have a comprehensive environmental system in place and a proven track record of measurable achievements in the area of resource management and waste minimisation. Produced and published in February 2018 by Dubbo Regional Council’s City Development and Communications Services Branch, PO Box 81, Dubbo 2830. Phone (02) 6801 4000. Fax (02) 6801 4259. Email citypromotions@dubbo.nsw.gov.au. Information contained in this Guide is supplied by individual operators as at February 2018. Pricing is correct at time of printing but is subject to change without notice. Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure absolute accuracy of information, Dubbo Regional Council cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from misdescription or inadvertent errors contained therein.

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Dubbo & Wellington Events Guide 2018  

Your essential guide to hosting an event in Dubbo and Wellington NSW

Dubbo & Wellington Events Guide 2018  

Your essential guide to hosting an event in Dubbo and Wellington NSW