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B E D R AWN TO

V I C T O R I A' S R E G I O N S WH Y R EG I O N A L V I C TO R I A?

Mildura

Regional Victoria is a natural choice - all that’s left is for you to decide where and what. Getting about regional Victoria couldn’t be easier. Fly between regional cities, drive on first-class highways or mix it up with a train trip or ferry ride. Your transport options are fast, reliable and fuss-free.

Swan Hill

Albury

Moama

Wodonga

Echuca

Wangaratta

Shepparton

D R I V IN G T IM E S A ND D I S TA N CE S

Elmore

Bendigo

Horsham Stawell

Castlemaine Hepburn Springs

Ararat Dunkeld

Creswick

Ballarat

Colac Portland

Warrnambool

Geelong Torquay

to

Bendigo

2hrs

155

to

Bairnsdale

3hrs 30mins

280

to

Daylesford

1hr 30mins

113

to

Echuca Moama

3hrs

220

to

Geelong

1hr

75

to Hamilton

4hrs

313

to

Healesville

1hr

65

to

Horsham

3hrs 45mins

300

to

Mildura

6hrs

530

to Mornington

1hr

70

to Phillip Island

1hr 40mins

125

Phillip Island

to Shepparton to Swan Hill

Lakes Entrance

Queenscliff Sorrento

Lorne

Traralgon

Red Hill Cowes

San Remo Inverloch

Apollo Bay Wilsons Promontory

Road Rail Town Ferry Airport

2

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

Grampians

Geelong and The Bellarine

Great Ocean Road

The Murray

Gippsland

Melbourne

Victoria’s High Country

to

Traralgon

Goldfields

Mornington Peninsula

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

to

Warrnambool

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Sale

Warragul

Mornington

325

1hr 30mins

Ballarat

Bairnsdale

Werribee

3hrs 30mins

Albury Wodonga

to

Mt Macedon Melton

KM

Daylesford Yarra Glen Healesville Olinda

TIME

Melbourne to

Mansfield Mt Buller

Alexandra Eildon

Melbourne

Hamilton

INTRASTATE

Cheshunt

Halls Gap

Regional Victoria’s welcome mat of exceptional coastline is just the beginning. Beyond is an incredible blend of wild bushland, sky-scraping mountain ranges and rustic countryside, all dotted with loveable cities, towns and villages.

2hrs

180

4hrs 20mins

340

2hrs

165

3hrs 30mins

265


E A S I LY

2 0 1 7-2 0 1 8

ACCESSIBLE D OM E S T I C FLY IN G T IM E S

R EG I O N A L FLY IN G T IM E S

INTERSTATE Melbourne to

TIME Adelaide SA

to

Alice Springs NT

to

Brisbane QLD

to

Cairns QLD

to

Canberra ACT

CONTENTS

to Darwin NT

FROM

TIME

1hr 15mins

Avalon Airport to

Adelaide SA

1hr 20mins

2hrs 50mins

to

Gold Coast QLD

2hrs 5mins

1hr 55mins

to

Hobart TAS

1hr 15mins

3hrs 10mins

to

Sydney NSW

1hr 25mins

1hr 5mins

Albury Airport to

Brisbane QLD

2hrs

4hrs 10mins

to

Melbourne VIC

1hr

to

Gold Coast QLD

1hr 55mins

to Sydney NSW

1hr 15mins

to

Hobart TAS

1hr 10mins

Mildura Airport to

to

Perth WA

4hrs

to

Broken Hill NSW

to

Sydney NSW

1hr 20mins

to

Melbourne VIC

1hr 10mins

to

Sydney NSW

1hr 55mins

Adelaide SA

1hr 5mins 55mins

Darwin Cairns

NORTHERN TERRITORY

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Alice Springs

R EG I O N A L A IR P O RT CO NNEC T I O N S

QUEENSLAND Brisbane

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Gold Coast

Brisbane Gold Coast

NEW SOUTH WALES

Perth Adelaide

Canberra

VICTORIA

Sydney

Broken Hill

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Mildura Airport

Melbourne TASMANIA

Hobart

Adelaide

Albury Albury Airport Avalon valon Airport

Melbourne

Victoria's Regions - Travel times and distances

2

From the Minister and Chairman

4

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

5

Geelong and The Bellarine

13

Gippsland

21

Goldfi elds - Ballarat and Bendigo

27

Grampians

35

Great Ocean Road

41

Mornington Peninsula

49

Phillip Island

57

The Murray

63

Victoria’s High Country

73

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

79

Melbourne Convention Bureau

88

Service Providers

89

Business Events Victoria

90

Index of Advertisers

91

Sydney

BUSINESS EVENTS VICTORIA GPO Box 4352, Melbourne Vic 3001 P: 03 8662 5432 E: info@businesseventsvictoria.com W: businesseventsvictoria.com

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FROM THE

FROM THE

MINISTER

CHAIRMAN

The Victorian Government is delighted to present the 11th edition of the Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide, connecting event organisers to regional Victoria’s wonderful business venues and tourism operators.

The Board of Business Events Victoria is thrilled to bring you the 11th edition of the Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide. The ‘must have’ tool for planning events in regional Victoria.

The 2017-18 Guide has been completely revamped making it even easier to discover the diverse range of accommodation, venues and destinations on offer across Victoria.

The benefi ts to hosting an event in regional Victoria are endless and will bring new and meaningful dimensions to your next event. Regional events enable you to get your participants out of their comfort zone and away from the normal day to day. You can engage with a local expert, incorporate a site tour of a local business and add truly unique and inspiring activities to your program.

Taste the best regional produce, enjoy our historic towns or escape to our spectacular coastline during a conference, planning day or corporate retreat. Not only is Victoria the events capital of Australia, it’s also the country’s knowledge capital.

No other state has the choice that Victoria has with cool and chic regional centres Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Mildura, Albury Wodonga, Wangaratta, Shepparton, Horsham and Hamilton. They are a growing metropolis of culture, business, knowledge and passionate individuals.

We have world-class science and research centres including the National Centre for Dairy Research and Development and Agricultural Research in citrus, grape and wine located in the heart of regional Victoria. Hon. John Eren MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events

I encourage you to make the most of the 2017-18 Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide and see why our state is a leading national and global business events destination.

Brendan Maher Chairman, Business Events Victoria

Victoria has burgeoning regions like the Yarra Valley, Gippsland, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges and the Great Ocean Road. Your delegates would love to go there for a ‘work holiday’. Sit back and enjoy browsing through this guide, and keep it handy as a valuable reference for when you’re planning your next business event.

Business Events Victoria including its offi cers, agents and contractors (“Publisher”) has made every endeavour to ensure that details in this publication are correct at the time of printing, but accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy or mis-description, whether by inclusion or omission, nor does the Publisher accept any responsibility for subsequent change or withdrawal of details or service shown which are subject to alteration without notice. Any standard of accommodation, venue and/or services contained in this publication are indicative only of a certain class and are based upon information provided to the Publisher. Accordingly, the Publisher makes no representation of guarantee in relation to the standard, class or fi tness for purpose of that accommodation, venue or service. Photography: Business Events Victoria, Visit Victoria, Visions of Victoria, Local Regional Tourism Associations, CIM, Members and GSDM. Produced for Business Events Victoria by GSDM.com.au T: 03 5222 5685 GSDM_12874 FRONT COVER: Great Ocean Walk – Great Ocean Road

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Business Events Victoria is proudly supported by: Victoria State Government and Victoria Tourism Industry Council.


B E D R AWN TO

D AY L E S F O R D & M A C E D O N R A N G E S

LOSE YOURSELF ON

HAngIng roCk ONLY

1 hoUr

DRIVE FROM MELBOURNE

OUtsTanDinG 45,000 HecTare fOod & Wine

SPecTacUlaR lAkeS & riVer

12 200 FArmErs’

WELLNESS THERAPIES AND TREATMENTS

WOMBAT STATE FOREST WITH

mArkEts

TRENTHAM FALLS:

290 SpeCies

OF NATIVE ANIMALS

CHefS hAttEd

RESTAURANTS

VIctOriA’s 38 MIneRal spRinGs lOngEst SINGLE DROP WATERFALL

16 dIstIncTivE tOwnS & viLlaGes

22 wIneRies WITH CELLAR DOORS


LOSE YOURSELF ON

HAngIng roCk ONLY

1 hoUrs’

DRIVE FROM MELBOURNE

OUtsTanDinG 45,000 HecTare fOod & Wine

SPecTacUlaR lAkeS & riVer

12 200 FArmErs’

WELLNESS THERAPIES AND TREATMENTS

WOMBAT STATE FOREST WITH

mArkEts

TRENTHAM FALLS:

290 SpeCies

OF NATIVE ANIMALS

CHefS hAttEd

RESTAURANTS

VIctOriA’s 38 MIneRal spRinGs lOngEst SINGLE DROP WATERFALL

16 dIstIncTivE tOwnS & viLlaGes

22 wIneRies WITH CELLAR DOORS


D AY L E S F O R D & M ACEDON R ANGES

Hume

Hwy

SEYMOUR

HEPBURN SPRINGS

KYNETON

1 2

WOODEND TRENTHAM

HANGING ROCK

7

MOUNT MACEDON

CRESWICK

8

rn H

wy

SUNBURY 6

MELBOURNE AIRPORT

MELTON

Be lured to a grand old hotel, a Euro-style homestead, a deep-in-theforest retreat or a state-of-the-art resort. There’s accommodation to suit every size and style of gathering.

Road

MELBOURNE

Rail Airport

Dust off any boardroom boredom with a road trip to explore the haunting beauty of Hanging Rock. Wind upwards past ornate gardens to Mount Macedon’s summit for panoramic views. Breathe alpine air into your lungs.

Follow up with an authentic foodie experience – an inspo chat with an award-winning vigneron or a shared feast of organic proportions.

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ste

For generations, Victorians have escaped to breathe in this place, to drink in its goodness. It’s purpose-built for gathering – you’ll fi nd a bevy of venues, energetic hosts, service providers and incentives to morph your meet-up into a perfect experience.

More than three quarters of Australia’s natural mineral springs are in this region, most of them around Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Kyneton. Treat your team to a tasting tour with a difference, where they get to pump health giving waters direct from the ground. Why not segue straight into a pampering session at one of dozens of spas offering more than 200 types of wellness therapies and treatments?

5

Ca

We

BALLARAT

Ignite imaginations just under an hours drive from Melbourne, in a land of indulgence where every season is a fresh opportunity to plan a memorable event or conference.

For adventure, bee line to Macedon Regional Park where wildlife, abseiling and rock climbing headline alongside bush trail walking, cycling and forest wandering.

LANCEFIELD 4

DAYLESFORD

Be drawn to spectacular bush settings, the sparkle of wellness and quirky, unique experiences.

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MAP REF VENUE NAME

PAGE

TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

DINING

OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

1

Grange Bellinzona

9

1800 803 377

43

110

5

180

160

2

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel

10

03 5348 2202

40

66

8

120

100

3

Grange Cleveland

10

1800 803 337

52

102

6

180

130

4

Lancemore Hill at Macedon Ranges

11

03 5782 1844

71

110

5

100

120

5

Marnong Estate

12

1300 105 718

4

8

6

350

250

-

6

Aitken Hill Conference and Events Venue

12

03 9217 4888

124

248

23

300

400

-

7

Holgate Brewhouse

12

03 5427 2510

10

28

3

25

40

-

8

Dromkeen

12

03 5428 6799

-

-

3

100

80

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DES TINATION DAYLESFORD & M ACEDON R ANGES REGIONAL OVERVIEW Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges is Australia’s most famous wellness region, making it the perfect choice for an unforgettable experience. Nestled in Victoria’s cool central highlands midst soaring forests, fertile farmlands and ancient volcanoes, getting here is a breeze and travelling around is even easier. A world of discovery awaits you when you choose this exceptional region for your next business event. The region’s activities and attractions will help you create the most successful event, with choices to suit all interests and passions.

Here, you’ll discover unique and inspiring conference venues that range from luxurious retreats and hotels to intimate gallery spaces. You’ll also fi nd the quirky, the interesting and the unique experiences only found in in this part of the world. Our regional Conference Planners’ Guide showcases a sensational selection of conference venues, accommodation and activities available for your unforgettable corporate event. The guide is easy to download (www.dmrtourism.com. au/mice) or contact us for your own copy to keep.

Famous for the largest concentration of mineral springs in Australia, this region is simultaneously vibrant and tranquil.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Daylesford & Macedon Ranges Tourism, PO Box 310, Daylesford VIC 3460 T: 03 5309 2770 E: info@dmrtourism.com.au W: www.dmrtourism.com.au 8

DAYLESFORD & MACEDON RANGES

FAST FACTS REGIONAL OVERVIEW The region’s conference venue capacities range from intimate boardroom style venues to larger 500+ delegate venues. Located just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Hume, Calder and Western highways and the Tullamarine Freeway all lead to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. Once here, an extensive network of peaceful roads weave their way through a string of villages: Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Trentham, Glenlyon, Lancefi eld, Macedon, Woodend, Kyneton, Malmsbury and beyond. Travel to the region by train is also an option. Regular V/Line services connect Melbourne with key locations including New Gisborne, Kyneton, Woodend, Ballan and Sunbury. TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES BY CAR From Melbourne From Woodend From Kyneton From Daylesford

to to to to to to to to to to

Woodend Daylesford Bacchus Marsh Trentham Kyneton Lancefi eld Clunes Kyneton Malmsbury Bacchus Marsh

KM

TIME

74 115 56 24 15 38 44 35 30 55

55mins 90mins 45mins 20mins 10mins 35mins 35mins 30mins 25mins 44mins


GR ANGE BELLINZONA VENUE DESCRIPTION

Grange Bellinzona offers an idyllic setting for conference, executive meetings, events and seminars.

Our resort offers sophisticated, wholesome and delicious cuisine, private dining with fl exible dining hours to suit your schedule, and reserved lounges for refreshments or after hours. In the evenings, retreat to Tastings, our regional wine hub, for a private wine tasting session, featuring some of the best award wining wines from the region and perhaps even have a pizza making session with the team and get them freshly baked in our wood fi re pizza oven.

Situated in Daylesford/Hepburn Springs, it features beautiful established gardens teaming with native wildlife and Wombat State Forest as its backdrop. It has fi ve outstanding conference room options and can fi t up to 180 conference delegates. Conference rooms boast natural daylight, ergonomic chairs and audio visual equipment, endorsed by the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC). There is also ample break out areas both indoor and outdoor, to enhance your conference experience. The retreat oozes luxury old world charm combined with modern convenience all under one roof. It has 43 beautifully appointed accommodation rooms and six two bedroom cottages, is perfect for small to large size conferences and seminars.

Your dedicated conference organiser can arrange indoor and outdoor group team-building activities such as corporate yoga sessions, charity driven team building activities, forest walks, quad bike and personal behind the scenes animal encounter, we will have everything you need. Let us tailor make a relaxing and productive conference for your group.

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Panorama Room

400

180

90

-

50

250

100

160

Lavender

152

140

70

-

40

140

70

110

CONTACT US

Rose

32

28

-

20

-

-

-

-

77 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461

Eucalyptus

36

28

-

20

-

-

-

-

Oak

T: 1800 803 377 E: info@grangecc.com.au W: www.grangecc.com.au

Grange

wine hub, resort & events

PR

part of prestige retreats group

Classroom Boardroom

58

28

18

16

18

-

18

-

Heritage

-

-

-

-

-

160

-

110

Palm Lawn

-

-

-

-

-

110

-

-

Al Fresco

-

-

-

-

-

110

-

60

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PEPPERS MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL

GRANGE CLEVELAND

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Located in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country, just over an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel is one of Victoria’s premier regional conferencing destinations. Let our experienced and professional team create the ultimate destination conference, executive retreat, dinner event or team building getaway. Our dedicated conference centre offers three fl exible rooms with refreshing natural light and all the necessary facilities. Additional function and meeting spaces are located in the original hotel building. We offer an elegant portfolio of 40 accommodation rooms, ranging from traditional hotel style rooms to self-contained villas. Menus are designed by our Executive Chef and feature fresh local produce expertly woven into memorable dishes. When the work is done treat your delegates to bathing and treatments at the on-site Mineral Spa. We look forward to working with you to create your next successful event.

Grange Cleveland, located just 30 minutes drive from Melbourne and the airport, is the most convenient conferencing, teambuilding and events venue in Victoria. Grange Cleveland can expertly cater for up to 180 delegates. Choose from one of our six purpose-built conference rooms, all featuring natural light, idyllic surroundings and quality facilities endorsed by the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC). The resort features 52 modern guest suites to accommodate residential conferences and offers fi ne international cuisine. Grange Cleveland also has a historic 1890s Homestead which has six guest rooms, lounge, private clubroom and a boardroom. There are ample wide-open spaces to cater for product launches and exhibitions.

CONTACT US 124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461

CONTACT US

T: 03 5348 2202 F: 03 5321 6288 E: events@mineralspringshotel.com.au W: www.mineralspringshotel.com.au

55 Shannons Rd, Lancefield VIC 3435

Room name

10

With a major team building activity hub located on-site, offering over 40 indoor and outdoor programs to choose from, including high/low ropes, segway olympics, giant foosball, archery, laser clay shooting and much more, Grange Cleveland is the leading team-building venue.

Sq(m)

Theatre

Classroom Boardroom

Rolleri

114

120

63

Sutton 1+2

50

35

24

Sutton 1

25

15

Sutton 2

25

PDR

28

Argus

137

-

-

Conservatory

95

-

-

PR

Cleveland

T: 1800 803 377 E: info@grangecc.com.au W: www.grangecc.com.au

Grange

part of prestige retreats group

winery, resort & EVENTS

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

30

33

120

63

100

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

21

21

35

18

24

Great Room

187

180

64

28

45

160

90

130

12

9

9

-

6

-

Harvest

136

110

70

-

40

-

80

-

15

12

9

9

-

6

-

Blythewood

90

70

40

20

30

70

40

-

18

-

10

-

20

-

14

Leckie

36

-

-

12

-

-

-

12

-

-

120

-

90

Lakeview

77

40

28

20

26

120

-

-

-

-

80

-

60

Carriage House

-

-

-

-

-

120

-

100

Classroom Boardroom

The Arches

28

-

-

-

-

35

-

24

Cypress

30

20

-

16

-

-

-

-

Villa Parma Cellar

66

35

-

22

-

65

-

40

Chardonnay Terrace

108

70

40

20

30

70

40

-

DAYLESFORD & MACEDON RANGES


LANCEMORE HILL AT MACEDON RANGES VENUE DESCRIPTION Lancemore Hill was the fi rst purpose-built conference centre in Australia and has been designed specifi cally with your corporate needs in mind. Located a short 65 minute drive from Melbourne CBD and 35 minutes from Melbourne Airport, the property features 71 comfortably appointed guest rooms around a central homestead, private dining room and fi ve highly adaptable meeting spaces to provide an unparalleled environment for professional development.

Just as we did when consulting our clients and architects to design this contemporary residential learning facility, to the day we welcomed our fi rst group of delegates in 1986 - we continue to leave no stone unturned to deliver a fl awless event each and every time. We eliminate any stress so you can focus on achieving your aims and your delegates can return to work more knowledgeable, more fulfi lled and more inspired than ever before.

CONTACT US

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

1030 Lancefield-Kilmore Rd, Lancefield VIC 3764

Allenwood

108

110

48

44

36

160

70

130

T: 03 5782 1844 E: sales@lancemore.com.au W: www.lancemore.com.au/lancemore-hill

Springfi eld

102

110

44

40

34

150

60

120

Hume

90

50

30

30

25

-

30

-

Dairy

54

30

20

18

17

-

25

-

Goldie

54

30

20

20

15

-

20

-

Classroom Boardroom

Banquet

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AITKEN HILL CONFERENCE AND EVENTS VENUE 20 Dunhelen Ln, Yuroke VIC 3063 T: 03 9217 4888 E: info@aitkenhill.com W: www.aitkenhill.com

F: 03 9217 4999

VENUE DESCRIPTION When Australia’s leading companies are planning conferences, meetings and product launches they choose Aitken Hill. When business people need space to think and make key decisions they come to Aitken Hill. When your corporate occasion requires outstanding facilities, a warm, non-intrusive ambiance and impeccable service, Aitken Hill delivers. Aitken Hill is an extraordinary venue in which superior conference technology is complemented by fi ve-star accommodation and fi ne cuisine. Room name

MARNONG ESTATE

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

21

15

-

10

-

-

-

-

Seminar Room 1

108

64

36

29

27

-

36

-

Seminar Room 2

162

120

60

38

36

-

60

-

Seminar Room 1-2 and Wedge

316

300

128

82

-

-

140

-

Woodlands Room

117

80

28

28

26

120

40

80

Grand Dining Room

546

-

-

-

-

600

-

400

Standard Syndicate Room 1-15

VENUE DESCRIPTION Located 35 minutes from CBD and 12 minutes from Melbourne Airport, Marnong Estate provides provincial charm to inspire your delegates. With a location to suit your agenda, abundance of space to host your next teambuilding event and the perfect backdrop for your next product launch. Seating capacity up to 350 theatre-style in our Angliss room, to more executive retreats in our homestead with four rooms of accommodation with executive boardroom. Hosting 1,100 acres of space at Marnong Estate, let our dedicated events team assist with your event plan to soak in all there is to offer. Enjoy our restaurant and bar after a day of meetings, or host an impressive dinner in our Atrium. With views to the Macedon Ranges and beyond, the sense of relaxation can be entwined with your agenda.

HOLGATE BREWHOUSE 79 High St, Woodend VIC 3442 T: 03 5427 2510 F: 03 5427 3502 E: hotel@holgatebrewhouse.com W: www.holgatebrewhouse.com

CONTACT US

An independent craft brewery located in a restored 19th century iconic hotel with its own restaurant and modern ensuite accommodation. The function room has been stylishly refurbished to create a gorgeous space for functions, meetings or conferences.

2335 Mickleham Rd, Mickleham VIC 3064 T: 1300 105 718 E: enquiry@marnongestate.com.au W: www.marnongestate.com.au Room name

12

Meeting Rooms

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Angliss Room

324

350

145

84

100

350

200

250

Marnong 1

162

175

73

42

50

175

102

145

Marnong 2

162

175

73

42

50

175

102

145

Classroom Boardroom

100

Atrium

144

155

65

-

-

155

90

Executive Boardroom

22

-

-

8

6

-

-

-

Restaurant

242

260

-

-

-

260

152

215

Break out Area 1

55

65

25

15

17

65

49

58

Break out Area 2

55

65

25

15

17

65

49

58

Private Dining Room

33

36

15

9

10

36

30

30

Bar

58

25

-

-

-

25

-

-

DAYLESFORD & MACEDON RANGES

Classroom Boardroom

2

Meeting Capacity

25

Accommodation Capacity

28

Accommodation Rooms

10

DROMKEEN 1012 Kilmore Rd, Riddells Creek VIC 3431 T: 03 5428 6799 E: enquiries@dromkeen.com.au W: www.dromkeen.com.au Built in 1889, Dromkeen is located in the Macedon Ranges, just 30 minutes drive from Melbourne Airport. This stately National Trust home has beautiful gardens with two function rooms and gallery for hire, ideal for conferences, seminars and professional development. Meeting Rooms

3

Meeting Capacity

240

Accommodation Capacity

-

Accommodation Rooms

-


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CONNECTING THE BELLARINE WITH MELBOURNE AND SORRENTO

SWIM WITH

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THE BELLARINE IS HOME TO

THE GEELONG FOOTBALL CLUB HAS THE LARGEST AVAILABLE CAPACITY WITH THE ABILITY TO HOST

4 toP 100

PUBLIC ACCESS GOLF COURSES IN AUSTRALIA THE GEELONG WINE REGION OFFERS OVER

30 bOutIquE,

FAMILY OWNED WINEGROWERS PRODUCING PREMIUM QUALITY HAND CRAFTED WINES

1,600 DelEgaTes CATCH ONE OF

3 feRriEs

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HOTEL-MOTEL ROOMS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS IN GEELONG

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GEELONG & THE BELL ARINE

Road Rail

MELBOURNE AIRPORT

Ferry Airport

Jetstar fl ies daily to and from Sydney and Gold Coast from Avalon Airport

MELBOURNE

WERRIBEE

5

Be drawn by a glittering city waterfront and a backyard brimming with seaside ambience and gourmet thrills.

AVALON AIRPORT

Within 30 minutes’ drive of Melbourne you’re in Werribee’s tourist precinct on the doorstep of the Werribee Open Range Zoo, a grand historic mansion and a world-class conference venue.

GEELONG

BANNOCKBURN

Further down the freeway, fi nd a 21st century city that’s always open for business, knowledge and innovation. Geelong entices with its own range of event facilities, accommodation options and incentives including a plethora of top-class eateries and exciting wine sub-regions within easy reach. Celebrate with a twilight party-boat cruise or wander the promenade.

1 2 3

4

Port Phillip Ferries Passenger Ferry Port Phillip Bay

PORTARLINGTON

QUEENSCLIFF

Take your team on a tour through the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (a state-of-the-art architectural wonder), provoke fresh thinking at the Geelong Gallery or laugh through a comedy show at Geelong Performing Arts Centre.

Searoad Car Ferry

TORQUAY

The Bellarine is a beauty in its own right. Let it tempt your group with rural charm, glamorous heritage hotels and seaside villages boasting foodie experiences fi t for all. Breweries, cideries, wineries, cheesemakers, olive growers, mussel producers and seafood catchers abound. Learn to scuba dive, swim with the dolphins, take a surfi ng lesson, laze on the beach and dance the night away on one of Victoria’s most spectacular dining experiences, The Blues Train. Gather your group and track east or west to explore a taste trail where local secrets lurk around every bend. Take a discovery journey together – board the Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry or the Port Phillip Ferries for a day trip across the bay to another world. Cruise back late afternoon as the sun dips. Book a bayside winery for an unforgettable shared banquet beneath festoon lights and twinkling stars.

MAP REF VENUE NAME

PAGE

TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

DINING

OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

1

Geelong Conference Centre

17

03 5226 2121

46

106

7

200

190

-

2

Novotel Geelong

18

03 5223 1377

109

214

6

230

220

-

3

Rydges Geelong

19

03 5223 6200

138

300

5

400

330

-

4

Waurn Ponds Estate @ Deakin Geelong

19

03 5227 3000

60

117

8

150

150

-

5

Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

20

03 9731 4000

91

198

9

322

250

-

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FAST FACTS

GEELONG & THE BELL ARINE DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS Must-see Waterfront - Explore Geelong’s Waterfront Precinct featuring cafés and restaurants, fully restored Art Deco seawater baths, a yacht club marina and a scenic bayside promenade dotted with brightly painted bollards depicting many of Geelong’s historical characters. Tempt your taste buds - The Bellarine is emerging as one of Victoria’s gourmet destinations-to-watch, fi ll-up on fresh-off-the-boat seafood, munch on local mussels, visit superb restaurants and quaint cafés, revel in cool-climate wines and sample artisan cheeses. Hole in one - Looking to tee off in style? The Geelong region boasts some of the most picturesque and challenging golf courses in Australia including fi ve of Australia’s top 50 rated public courses.

Out of Africa - Board a safari bus for an amazing wildlife experience then team up for a slumber safari amongst the savannah at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Music, views and all things water - Sail or cruise the sparkling waters of Corio Bay, let fl y in a chopper, shake rattle and roll on the Blues Train, swim with the dolphins and experience an up close nature-based water adventure. NEED ASSISTANCE? Let our regional experts support you in delivering an outstanding conference or meeting in one of Australia’s leading regional business events destinations. Our role is to locate and connect you with exceptional venues, unique function spaces, quality accommodation, professional support services and amazing experiences for FREE.

WHY MEET HERE? • One hour from Melbourne’s CBD/Airport and 20 mins from Avalon Airport. • Grand venues catering for up to 1,600 delegates to intimate spaces for smaller events. • Unique spaces with waterfront views, city centre options or those with tranquil and natural surrounds. • An array of accommodation offering in excess of 1,500 rooms. • Cruise into the region on the Searoad Car and Passenger Ferry or the Port Phillip Passenger Ferry, operating 7 days a week. TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES BY CAR From Geelong From Queenscliff

to to to to

Melbourne & Melbourne Airport Avalon Airport Melbourne & Melbourne Airport Avalon Airport

to

Melbourne

KM

TIME

75 23 106 54

1hr 20mins 1hr 30mins 50mins

BY TRAIN

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Business Events Geelong, Level 1, 48 Brougham St, Geelong VIC 3220 T: 03 5223 2588 E: info@BEgeelong.com.au W: BusinessEventsGeelong.com.au /BusinessEventsGeelong /company/business-events-geelong/ @BE_Geelong @meetgeelongbellarine 16

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From Geelong

TIME

BY PLANE From Avalon

1hr 10mins TIME

to

Sydney

1hr 35mins

Sorrento Melbourne (Victoria Harbour Docklands)

40mins 1hr 30mins

BY BOAT From Queenscliff to From Portarlington to

TIME


GEELONG CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUE DESCRIPTION

The centre includes:

Welcome to Geelong’s meeting place. Geelong Conference Centre is a purpose built residential conference centre set in the picturesque Eastern Park Gardens, Geelong, Victoria. Located within walking distance of Geelong’s waterfront precinct, the Centre boasts plenty of natural light, garden outlooks and provides a tranquil environment for business and social events alike.

• Integrated A/V equipment at no additional cost

SIMPLE PLANNING

Choosing Geelong Conference Centre for your next event is a simple way to make a real difference to the lives of people in need - while you enjoy our purpose built conference facilities. The Centre is owned and operated by The Salvation Army and proceeds from every event will assist their ongoing commitment to support the most vulnerable people in our society.

Take the guesswork out of planning your event, with no hidden fees or costs with the Complete Meeting Package. Our fi xed, per-person, per-day rate makes it easy for you to plan and stay within a budget, no matter how small or large the event. The all-inclusive pricing guarantees there will be no surprises after your conference concludes. It’s simple, will make you smile and has no hidden surprises.

CONTACT US

• 7 conference rooms to suit your event requirements • 46 hotel rooms and suites • Free Wi-Fi • Free parking • On-site catering. Imagine what your next meeting could do!

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Auditorium

-

200

Classroom Boardroom 72

40

38

-

-

96

The Studio

-

90

40

28

22

-

-

36

Acacia Room

-

60

40

24

24

-

-

40

Adams Crt, East Geelong VIC 3219

Banksia Room

-

40

24

20

16

-

-

24

T: 03 5226 2121 F: 03 5226 2155 E: gcc.functions@aus.salvationarmy.org W: www.gcc.net.au

Boardroom 1

-

20

-

16

14

-

-

20

Boardroom 2

-

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

Boardroom 3

-

-

-

8

-

-

-

-

Dining Lounge

-

-

-

-

-

200

-

200

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NOVOTEL GEELONG VENUE DESCRIPTION Novotel Geelong is the region’s premier hotel and conference venue located in the heart of the waterfront with amazing views across the bay. FACILITIES • Five function rooms on a dedicated level • Restaurant also available for private events • Function rooms with private terraces overlooking the waterfront • Meeting capacity for up to 230 delegates • Pre-function and exhibition space • Novotel InBalance Meetings signature program – allows for delegates to meet, focus their energy and create moments of impact to achieve great meeting outcomes. The Novotel InBalance Meetings package includes a nurture yourself food menu, virtual meditation, yoga mats, fi tballs, yoga stretching activity to facilitate a relaxed environment and much more.

• Healthy and balanced menu options • Live cooking stations • Local produce, wines and beers • In-house audio visual equipment • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Dedicated events and banquets team • 109 guest rooms with balconies • InBalance fi tness centre, indoor heated pool and steam room open 24 hours • Be rewarded with Le Club Meeting Planner points • 1 hour drive from Melbourne and 20 minute drive from Avalon Airport • Nearby attractions and team building activities such as wineries, breweries, golf courses and beaches Whether it’s a meeting, conference, exhibition or dinner, Novotel Geelong has everything you need – all in the one venue. Room name

18

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Peninsula

200

230

85

36

42

250

128

220

CONTACT US

Restaurant

325

180

85

60

60

250

110

180

10-14 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong VIC 3220

Bellarine

82

100

48

26

30

100

48

60

T: 03 5223 1377 F: 03 5223 3417 E: events@novotelgeelong.com.au W: novotelgeelong.com.au

Ceres

82

100

48

26

30

100

48

60

Flinders

32

20

12

12

11

-

16

20

Limeburners

44

40

18

30

-

60

24

30

Function Foyer

125

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

GEELONG & THE BELLARINE

Classroom Boardroom


WAURN PONDS ESTATE @ DEAKIN GEELONG Nicol Drive Sth, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216 T: 03 5227 3000 E: wpe-events@deakin.edu.au W: www.waurnpondsestate.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION Waurn Ponds Estate, established in 1993 and renovated in late 2016, is a contemporary 60-room conference and events centre in a rural setting. Providing eight light fi lled, technology rich conference rooms, multiple indoor and outdoor areas, outdoor heated pool and spa, complimentary Wi-Fi and car parking. Our food is all handmade and our kitchen garden is the gateway to the soul of our food. Menus are created daily with what is being harvested from the kitchen garden complimented with sustainable and regional produce.

RYDGES GEELONG

Room name

VENUE DESCRIPTION Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, Rydges Geelong offers stylish and affordable Geelong accommodation for business and leisure travellers alike. With sweeping views of Corio Bay and only minutes from the foreshore of Eastern Beach, this premier Geelong hotel is the perfect blend of inner city convenience and that scenic holiday feel.

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Torquay Room

198

150

96

50

42

-

-

108

Anglesea Room

90

70

40

20

26

-

-

50

Paraparap Room

62

48

32

18

20

-

-

32

FIND SERVICES &

With 138 spacious guest rooms, apartments and luxury suites, pool area and spa, and boasting all the essential amenities and services needed to be comfortable and connected for the duration of your stay. Rydges Geelong is the largest conferencing hotel in Geelong and offers fi ve meeting rooms that come equipped with integrated audiovisual equipment and Wi-Fi, allowing organisers to connect with clients, colleagues and friends on a more personal level. Rydges Geelong is your ideal venue in the CBD for residential and corporate conferencing.

eVenT vEnuEs OnlIne You can utilise the extensive venue finding area of the BEV website. This lists all current business events focussed venues within our 11 regions and will help identify the best region for your event along with the associated venues and services available within that region.

CONTACT US Cnr Gheringhap & Myers Sts, Geelong VIC 3220 T: 03 5223 6200 F: 03 5221 5814 E: functions_rydgesgeelong@evt.com W: www.rydges.com/geelong Room name

Classroom Boardroom

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Conference Centre

300

400

Classroom Boardroom 215

130

150

600

-

Banquet 231

Otway

110

130

65

45

40

160

-

100

Kardinia

130

150

80

50

58

160

-

77

Barwon

96

100

60

45

50

140

-

90

Terrace

67

60

45

25

20

80

-

50

Ante

33

20

-

15

-

40

-

15

Best of all... IT’S FREE!

VISIT:

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MANSION HOTEL & SPA AT WERRIBEE PARK VENUE DESCRIPTION Quite literally one of the grandest hotels in Australia, the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is a cosmopolitan haven of tranquility and charm. A premier and highly sought after destination just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. Our celebrated service and luxurious guest rooms pair effortlessly with the noble 19th Century estate and a stunning 10 acres of formal English gardens. From the moment you arrive you’ll sense this place is special - almost spiritual. It is a world apart from anywhere else, where you are spoilt for choice and free to indulge. Few hotels will give you such a profound sense of place or purpose; see it for yourself.

The Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is as grand an event venue today as it was when hosting the cream of colonial Melbourne in the late 1800s. But unlike then, the property is now home to 9 fl exible and contemporary conference spaces, critically acclaimed food and wine, 91 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and a team of dedicated, highly qualifi ed and experienced professionals. Everything we do has been designed with your corporate needs in mind and we strive to deliver a fl awless event each and every time. Our planning and staging expertise has been tried and tested thousands of times over and our quotes are all inclusive so there are no hidden costs. We eliminate any stress so you can focus on achieving your aims and return to work more knowledgeable, more fulfi lled and more inspired than ever before. Room name

20

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Marquee

300

322

Classroom Boardroom 242

-

-

530

-

250

Theatre

180

140

96

48

56

220

112

140

Pavillion

167

40

45

30

30

190

40

110

Ballroom

146

100

80

44

45

130

80

100 60

Ballroom Split 1

86

60

54

26

30

90

40

CONTACT US

Ballroom Split 2

60

40

27

20

20

50

24

30

K Rd, Werribee VIC 3030

Mannix

57

40

27

20

20

50

24

40

T: 03 9731 4000 E: sales@lancemore.com.au W: www.lancemore.com.au/mansion-hotel-and-spa

Brennan

56

40

27

20

20

50

24

40

Carr

35

24

-

14

-

-

16

20

Simonds

35

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

Knox

20

-

-

8

-

-

-

10

GEELONG & THE BELLARINE


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600km

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OF BREATHTAKING BEAUTY

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NINETY MILE BEACH IS ONE OF THE

world’s longest UNINTERRUPTED BEACHES

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soUtHerN-mOst poInt ON MAINLAND AUSTRALIA

650kM

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4wd

OR TAG ALONG IN THE GIPPSLAND HIGH COUNTRY, EXPERIENCING RIVER CROSSINGS AND PURE ALPINE AIR


THE GIPPSLAND LAKES ARE

600km

2

OF BREATHTAKING BEAUTY

GIPPSLAND PROVIDES OF AUSTRALIA’S MILK

20%

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dOwnHilL sKi ResOrt

WINERIES, CRAFT BREWERIES AND A DISTILLERY OR TWO

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world’s longest UNINTERRUPTED BEACHES

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OR TWO AS YOU CROSS CORRIGAN’S SUSPENSION BRIDGE AT TARRA BULGA WILSON’S PROMONTORY IS THE

soUtHerN-mOst poInt ON MAINLAND AUSTRALIA

650kM

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CAN YOU SWIM OR SURF IN THE MORNING, AND SKI IN THE AFTERNOON (SNOW PERMITTING)

4wd

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GIPPSL AND

Great Alpine Rd

MELBOURNE AIRPORT

BUCHAN

MELBOURNE

MT BAW BAW WALHALLA

Princes H

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PHILLIP ISLAND

You’ll be astonished at the combo of natural environment and modern facilities. Opt for a cliff-top resort, mountain retreat, spacious conference centre or intimate boutique hotel, all brilliantly appointed and ready to serve up outstanding hospitality.

WONTHAGGI

2

Beyond the built environment, think adventure and wide open spaces – coastal settings, pristine beaches, vast national parks and alpine zones beckoning on the horizon.

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Be drawn into a world of long beach days, rolling green hills, clean air and waterways for days.

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BAIRNSDALE

Rail Airport

WILSONS PROMONTORY

For incentives with lasting impact, team-up for snowboarding, snow skiing, swimming, surfi ng, snorkelling, diving, cycling, four-wheel driving or caving. The lakes go on forever, so factor in kayaking, water skiing, fi shing and boat cruising. Break-out to a room with a view – at a local winery, lakeside jetty restaurant or a country pub. Brainstorm at a brewery or think tank in the thick of a gourmet tasting table. Organise a horseback trail ride or an MTB adventure. Dare your devils to walk the lofty suspension bridge in Tarra Bulga National Park or hike a granite headland in staggeringly beautiful Wilsons Promontory National Park. Find food for thought, live performances, art galleries and an array of eateries in regional centres like Morwell, Sale and Bairnsdale. And we haven’t even started on the delights of the tiny villages like Loch, Walhalla, Metung and Briagolong.

MAP REF VENUE NAME

PAGE

TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

1

Lardner Park

26

03 5626 1373

-

-

8

2,250

870

2

RACV Inverloch Resort

26

03 5674 0000

98

180

4

320

250

DINING

OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

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FAST FACTS

BUSINESS E VENTS GIPP SL AND DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS Take your next business event beyond the realm of the mundane by introducing your delegates to the hidden wonders of the Gippsland region. Discover world-class food and wine, fresh farm-gate produce, awe-inspiring natural scenery and outdoor adventures, plus a range of arts and cultural experiences. Gippsland extends from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs to the New South Wales border, encompassing everything from coast to the high country. It is home to the southernmost point of mainland Australia, Wilsons Promontory National Park, and Australia’s largest inland waterway, the Gippsland Lakes.

There are endless options for side-trips and activities to make your business event a memorable one. Activities range from adventurous scenic fl ights, 4WD adventures, surfi ng or snow play to relaxing golf days, bike rides, winery tours or even day spas and cooking schools. Venues within Gippsland vary from large, purpose-built conference and exhibition centres to modern hotels, boutique wineries and enclaves for corporate retreats. The region’s strength is its capacity to hold major events and provide the services and facilities expected from a city, with the warmth of country hospitality. Gippsland’s locals are relaxed, happy and eager to assist you in discovering their backyard. We invite you and your clients to get the most out of your next planning, conference or team building event in Gippsland.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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GIPPSLAND

REGIONAL OVERVIEW • Gippsland is the only place in Victoria where your delegates can surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon. The region provides an opportunity for delegates to reconnect with nature, on the coast, in the rainforest or in Gippsland’s High Country. • Gippsland’s professional business events venues can cater for small group getaways up to conferences and expos for 1,000 guests. TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES KM

TIME

From Melbourne

BY CAR to

Warragul

105

1hr 20mins

From Traralgon From Warragul From Inverloch

to to to to to to to to to to to

Albury Traralgon Sale Lakes Entrance Metung Inverloch San Remo Mt Baw Baw Wilsons Promontory Lardner Park Wilsons Promontory

105 165 215 320 310 145 125 70 136 12 85

1hr 30mins 2hrs 2hrs 50mins 4hrs 3hrs 55mins 2hrs 1hr 40mins 1hr 15mins 1hr 50mins 15mins 1hr 15mins


FAST FACTS

L ATROBE VALLE Y TRARALGON, MORWELL, MOE AND CHURCHILL

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

VENUES

Offering a variety of landscapes from peaceful lakes and wetlands to the temperate rainforests of the Strzelecki Ranges, Latrobe Valley also boasts an array of high quality retail and entertainment facilities including theatres, cinema, art galleries, museums and recreation facilities to compliment every corporate and leisure program. Latrobe Valley is well known for hosting major events including international, national and state sporting titles as well as cultural performances and festivals.

Latrobe has a wide choice of venues ranging from boardrooms to state of the art conference spaces with multiple breakout rooms. Venues include dedicated conference centres, lecture theatres, University, indoor/ outdoor expo space to the less formal clubs and small meeting rooms accommodating from 10 to 800 delegates.

Accommodation options range from luxury, executive apartments, motels, serviced units and cabins, there is something to suit all budgets. When planning your next meeting or conference, call the experienced team at Latrobe Visitor Information Centre.

LOCATION Located east of Melbourne on the Princes Freeway, Latrobe City, often better known as the Latrobe Valley, is one of Victoria’s largest regional centres and is the retail and events centre for Gippsland. The Latrobe Valley comprises the major towns of Traralgon, Morwell, Moe and Churchill plus a number of smaller villages providing the best in both rural and urban lifestyles. TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES BY CAR From region

to to to

Melbourne Sydney Bairnsdale

BY RAIL

KM

TIME

136 850 120

1hr 40mins 9hrs 30mins 1hr 30mins TIME

Hourly services to and from Melbourne From region

to

Melbourne

2hrs 15mins

BY PLANE Charter fl ights to and from Latrobe Regional Airport

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Latrobe Visitor Information Centre T: 1800 621 409 E: visitor.centre@latrobe.vic.gov.au W: www.visitlatrobevalley.com businesseventsvictoria.com

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LARDNER PARK

RACV INVERLOCH RESORT

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Just one hour east of Melbourne, Lardner Park is one of Australia’s premier regional destination's for conferences, conventions, exhibitions, meetings, festivals and outdoor events situated on a picturesque 300 acres surrounding a lake. With a rich history in agriculture, Lardner Park also offers multiple indoor and outdoor venue choices. A modern exhibition and conference centre with large foyer area and balconies overlooking the lake, load-in facilities capable of vehicles and a commercial kitchen is a key feature to the property, in addition to over 5,000sqm of undercover pavilion space, and breakout boardroom facilities with independent kitchen. A historic rotunda with undercover seating and central presentation ring can provide a unique experience.

Set in the heart of Victoria’s spectacular South Gippsland coast with sweeping views of Bass Strait and Anderson Inlet, the magnificent eco-friendly and award-winning RACV Inverloch Resort delivers the ultimate experience for you and your delegates. The state-of-the-art purpose-built conference and events centre offers a variety of accommodation options for residential delegates. The expansive resort grounds provide the perfect setting for team-building and wellbeing activities including a 25 metre indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium, two tennis courts, and an extensive network of walking tracks.

The property has dedicated parking throughout, powered and unpowered outdoor sectionalised areas, 4WD area, and adjoins a Government owned equestrian centre. With 150 bookings and over 200,000 visitors a year, our events and property team will ensure your experience exceeds expectations and your guests can focus on business at hand. CONTACT US

CONTACT US

155 Burnt Store Rd, Lardner VIC 3821

70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch VIC 3996

T: 03 5626 1373 E: office@lardnerpark.com.au W: lardnerpark.com.au Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

Events Centre (can be broken down into smaller configurations)

1,000

1,000

870

-

106

100

50

Boardroom

Classroom Boardroom U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

-

1,000

870

870

The Inlet

120

120

60

40

35

150

-

80

30

25

100

50

50

Cape Liptrap

180

160

80

50

40

200

-

120

Room name

Classroom Boardroom

Banquet

Baw Baw Pavilion

1,800

1,800

1,550

-

-

-

-

-

Cape Paterson

220

200

100

60

50

300

-

150

Central Pavilion

600

600

450

-

-

-

-

-

Panorama

300

320

150

80

60

320

-

250

North Pavilion

2,250

2,250

1,900

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10

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540

540

380

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10

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Take your team on a deep dive into gold rush times at the Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo Pottery or Central Deborah Mine. At oft-awarded Sovereign Hill, get immersed in 1850s life on the goldfi elds and nearby at M.A.D.E. explore the origins of democracy while ogling the original Eureka Flag. Inspire your incentives program with cultural pursuits aplenty – a theatre production at Her Majesty’s or The Courthouse in Ballarat, or a world class performance at Bendigo’s impressive 1,000 seat Ulumbarra Theatre built within the local historic gaol. Ballarat and Bendigo are home to two of Australia's oldest and largest regional galleries. Follow the buzz to the Bendigo Art Gallery and encounter signifi cant international exhibitions and extensive European collections. Spend an afternoon exploring the Art Gallery of Ballarat and see an impressive collection of Australian art. When the learning, networking and heavy thinking’s done, shift focus to a game of golf on a picturesque course, a bike ride along the Goldfi elds Track or a trout fi shing expedition. Three signifi cant wine regions, hatted restaurants and a bounty of artisan produce underscore a thriving foodie scene that’s sure to have your group smacking their lips.

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Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

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03 5327 1200

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210

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Sovereign Hill

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03 5329 2616

43

69

7

160

160

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Craig’s Royal Hotel

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03 5331 1377

41

77

5

150

110

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RACV Goldfi elds Resort

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03 5345 9600

131

300

10

600

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FAST FACTS

BALL AR AT & SURROUNDS

COME FOR A CONFERENCE, STAY FOR A HOLIDAY

Ballarat is proud to have a proven and successful track record of hosting international, national and state conferences and events. Long-defi ned as being at the heart of Australia’s goldfi elds, history and heritage remain among its strongest drawcards. But the city is perpetually showcasing those products and experiences that synonymise Ballarat not only with gold, but with an array of contemporary and diverse offerings.

With more than 4,500 beds available, visitors can choose from lavish hotel accommodation providers such as Ballarat Premier Apartments, boutique spaces the likes of Lascelles Terraces, contemporary locales including Greenfi eld Place and Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments, or bustling holiday parks and tranquil B&Bs.

Whether you want to inspire a sales team, reward a loyal customer base, or enrich workplace culture, Ballarat’s quality venues, superb accommodation and world-class attractions will ensure your business event is a success. The city also provides the perfect excuse for a getaway so that visitors are able to delight in both work and play.

FIVE THINGS TO DO IN BALLARAT

LOCATION & ACCESS

VENUES

1. M arvel at the gilt-framed masterpieces at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

From boutique hotels to convention centres, contemporary resorts to heritage spaces, Ballarat has an array of options to suit your business event. Venues include Craig’s Royal Hotel, the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, RACV Goldfi elds Resort, The George Hotel and many more. ACCOMMODATION Ballarat is home to a range of spaces housed in some of the city’s most historic locales, each providing a stunning and comfortable home base.

2. S trike gold or indulge in handmade boiled lollies at Sovereign Hill 3. G et cuddly with a koala or up-close-and-personal with the kangaroos at the Ballarat Wildlife Park 4. C atch a show at the historic Her Majesty’s Theatre, or enjoy a night out at one of the city’s premier live music venues 5. S crub up on your national history at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.

Situated just over an hour west of Melbourne by car or train, Ballarat’s close proximity to the city makes it one of Victoria’s most appealing events destinations. With the Railway Station located in the centre of the city only minutes away from major attractions, and with regular train and coach services including a shuttle bus directly to and from the airport, it truly is a convenient and premium option for business events. ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR BUSINESS EVENT The Visit Ballarat Events Team can assist in making your event as seamless as possible by providing the following services to suit your needs: • Source venues to suit individual requirements • Co-ordinate site inspections and suggest pre and post touring options • Provide expert advice and in-kind support

FOR MORE INFORMATION

• Offer accommodation bookings and referral services

Visit Ballarat Events, 225 Sturt St, Ballarat VIC 3350 T: 03 5337 4300 E: events@visitballarat.org.au W: visitballaratevents.com.au

• Assist with the organisation of transportation to and from Ballarat • Provide local information and contacts for relevant organisations • Provide marketing support for events including PR and media releases. businesseventsvictoria.com

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MERCURE BALLARAT HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE VENUE DESCRIPTION Fresh country air, dappled sunlight, the sound of bird-song and modern facilities backed by old-fashioned country hospitality – Welcome to the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre. Just over one hour from Melbourne CBD and Melbourne Airport, the Mercure Ballarat is one of regional Victoria’s largest conference venues, offering well-appointed, spacious accommodation, a purpose designed convention centre, versatile meeting facilities, restaurant, bar and day spa all located within the property’s three hectare retreat style garden setting. Mercure Ballarat is located opposite award winning Sovereign Hill, the region’s major tourist attraction and central to the heart of the historic gold fi elds. Mercure Ballarat is the perfect location to hold a major symposium, small meeting or truly memorable occasion. Our experienced team of professionals will ensure your next event is a complete success.

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Choose from a variety of versatile function and conference spaces with the capacity to cater for a small meeting of 20 delegates to a plenary for 440 delegates. The venue’s features include conference break-out rooms and pre-function areas, complemented by state-of-the-art audio visual facilities and in-house support, picturesque surroundings and natural light. The immaculate gardens and extensive decking overlooking the lake at the rear of the hotel also make this a splendid location for post meeting functions, weddings and celebratory events. MEETINGS AND EVENTS FACILITIES & SERVICES • 10 versatile meeting and event rooms with natural light • Pillar-less convention centre / grand ballroom • Exhibition facilities • Experienced team of event professionals • Tailor made event programs and menus • State-of-the-art audio visual & multimedia equipment.

Room name

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Convention Centre

690

1,000

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1,200

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285

400

130

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345

440

150

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600

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Convention Pre-function

349

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600

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613 Main Rd, Ballarat VIC 3350

Eureka Ballroom

316

300

120

-

60

400

-

200

T: 03 5327 1200 F: 03 5333 3042 E: conferences@mercureballarat.com.au W: www.mercureballarat.com.au

Victoria Room One

85

70

30

20

25

70

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60

Victoria Room Two

85

70

30

20

25

70

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60

Victoria Room

170

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250

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120

Conservatory Room

250

220

100

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300

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SOVEREIGN HILL CONNECT. IMAGINE. INSPIRE. BUSINESS EVENTS AT SOVEREIGN HILL

FUNCTION FACILITIES

Embrace the adventure of life in goldrush Australia at this multi-award winning museum. Located in the historic city of Ballarat, less than 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, Sovereign Hill presents the ideal location for day meetings as well as full residence conference programs. With superb accommodation, multi-purpose meeting rooms equipped with modern technology, an array of dining options and a professional, dedicated function team, your conference will be an outstanding success.

• C  onference and dining spaces to suit groups small and large

Tailor a package to include a range of truly unique and enjoyable experiences including our famous ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ sound-and-light show and ‘Race Around the Hill’, our signature teambuilding activity. Your delegates are sure to depart with lasting memories of a truly unique conference experience.

• Public transport available

• On-site accommodation • Teambuilding activities • AV available in all rooms • Wi-Fi included • On-site parking • D  edicated and experienced conferencing and event staff

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

New York Bakery

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160

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200

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160

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Steinfeld’s Lounge

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50

24

24

24

60

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50

Bradshaw St, Ballarat VIC 3350

Hotham Room

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30

18

20

18

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T: 03 5329 2616 F: 03 5333 5861 E: functions@sovereignhill.com.au W: www.sovereignhill.com.au

La Trobe Room

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45

30

30

25

50

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60

Theatre Retiring Room

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22

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40

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22

Charlie Napier Hotel

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100

30

40

30

120

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80

Victoria Theatre

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120

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150

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CRAIG’S ROYAL HOTEL

RACV GOLDFIELDS RESORT

VENUE DESCRIPTION Located in the very heart of the beautiful heritage city of Ballarat, approximately 1 hour’s drive from Melbourne and in a region boasting a wide range of attractions that include wonderful wineries, stunning natural environments, frequent festivals, interesting exhibitions and a history lesson at every corner! A major restoration and redevelopment has been meticulously carried out with extensive genuine antique furnishings being collected and sumptuous silks and velvets used to enhance the historical ambience of the Hotel.

VENUE DESCRIPTION RACV Goldfields Resort is set on 150 acres of state forest in the heart of the Goldfields, Macedon Ranges and Spa Country. The resort has a full range of facilities to accommodate guests including a restaurant and bar, extensive meeting rooms and function rooms, tennis courts, gymnasium, heated outdoor swimming pool and spa, mountain bike tracks, and a Tony Cashmore designed 18-hole championship golf course. LOCATION Located 80 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the resort is a countryside retreat and is perfectly situated to soak up the region’s history, arts, culture and outdoor activities. RACV Goldfields Resort is one of the largest residential properties in regional Victoria, catering for both intimate groups and large functions with a large range of meeting rooms and break out areas.

CONFERENCE & BANQUET FACILITIES Five spectacular banquet rooms ideal for small intimate workshops to the large banquets for 110 persons or theatre presentations for 150. A full range of conference aids are on-site and specialist assistance is provided. A talented team of chefs and an extensive aged wine cellar combine to add special value to every event.

CONTACT US 1500 Midland Hwy, Creswick VIC 3363 T: 03 5345 9600 F: 03 5345 9666 E: events_goldfields@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues

CONTACT US 10 Lydiard St, Ballarat VIC 3350

Room name

T: 03 5331 1377 E: functions@craigsroyal.com.au W: www.craigsroyal.com.au Room name

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Sq(m)

Theatre

Classroom Boardroom

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Grand Ballroom

538

600

Classroom Boardroom 360

-

-

600

-

400

Hepburn, Creswick or Lindsay

180

170

120

-

60

180

-

100

Macedon Boardroom

36

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

Pepperberry

71

64

45

20

24

70

-

50 24

Grand Dining Room

133

150

60

40

40

180

100

110

Candlebark Library

58

40

24

18

20

35

-

Prince’s Room

74

70

40

24

30

80

48

56

Silver Gum

88

60

24

18

21

-

-

24

Reading Room

51

40

26

26

-

70

-

40

Ironbark

103

84

60

40

35

100

-

60

L’Orangerie

70

60

30

24

30

60

32

40

Banksia

184

140

84

42

40

150

-

130

Bluestone Cellar

89

40

20

20

20

50

32

40

Private Dining Room

39

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20

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Be drawn to an ancient landscape where Dreamtime astounds and adventure energises.

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Think: environmentally friendly accommodation and a leisure-time program brimming with eco initiatives. A thoroughly modern offering in a setting that’s millions of years old.

Henly Hwy

Grampians National Park

Wildfl owers, waterfalls and wildlife await discovery along bush tracks. For a truly transformative experience, delve into the region’s venerable indigenous heritage at Brambuk – National Park & Cultural Centre, where you can connect with rock art tours, traditional dance, bush tucker, stories of the Dreaming and much more. Take fl ight with a tailored chopper ride high above the rocky escarpment of the Grampians, over stunning Mackenzie Falls and onto the lofty heights of Mount Zero, Mount William and Mount Sturgeon. In the regional centres of Horsham, Hamilton, Stawell and Ararat fi nd galleries, theatres and fi ne eateries. Dunkeld is the home of the contemporary Royal Mail Hotel which features Australia’s largest and most productive Kitchen Gardens. Great Western is the famous big brother of a family of wineries dotting the region. Explore their cellar doors, sample spicy reds and crisp whites, then gather for an evening feast with a stunning sunset backdrop.

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Entice your team into the great outdoors in a region that includes the Grampians and Mount Arapiles. Climb to the Pinnacle for epic views. Try on abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, MTB-ing, quad biking, or bushwalking for size. There are challenges for all levels and plenty of service providers, guides and operators to help your team step up and stretch themselves.

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Stunning scenery will transport your group to fresh perspectives. Pinpoint your perfect base – perhaps a resort style venue, contemporary convention centre, luxury boutique hotel or a grand old facility tricked up with all the mod cons you need.

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OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

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Horsham Town Hall & Regional Art Gallery

38

03 5382 9555

-

-

5

800

350

-

2

Hamilton Exhibition & Conference Centre

39

03 5572 2563

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-

3

800

500

-

3

Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap

39

03 5356 4344

51

100

3

150

140

-

4

Alexandra Oval Community Centre

40

03 5355 0290

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-

2

200

160

-

5

Gum San Great Hall

40

03 5355 0290

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-

1

200

180

-

6

Pyrenees House Education and Conference Centre / Café Pyrenees

40

03 5352 9760

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2

60

40

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HORSHAM CIT Y OF THE GRAMPIANS REGIONAL OVERVIEW “The combination of Horsham’s natural, built, social and economic environment provides a unique and compelling package for residents, visitors and business.” Horsham Rural City is a vibrant, diverse community situated approximately 300 kilometres north-west of Melbourne and north of the Grampians National Park, in the heart of the Wimmera region of Victoria. The municipality has a population of 19,667 with three quarters residing in the urban area of Horsham. Situated halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, Horsham is an important service centre. Within easy access are the picturesque playgrounds of the Grampians, Mt Arapiles and the Little Desert National Parks. These locations offer the very best in adventure team building activities such as abseiling, rock climbing, horse riding, orienteering, water skiing and more. Horsham’s varied and unique venues include the highly acclaimed Horsham Golf Club, Wimmera Events Centre, Sylvania Park Host Farm and the new Horsham Town Hall. Events for 10 people are catered for in selected venues, up to 500 theatre style in the Town Hall to 1,000 seated at the Wimmera Events Centre.

VENUE DESCRIPTION Combining heritage features with modern design, the Horsham Town Hall is a unique venue that will make your conference or event memorable. Whether you are organising an intimate gathering in the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, an awards dinner for 300 people, or a conference for 500, we have a range of meeting, function and conference areas to choose from. The 500-seat Theatre is perfect for conferences, seminars, graduation or awards ceremonies. The Hall comprises a stage, large fl at fl oor area and seated balcony. Incorporating art-deco heritage features, The Hall is an ideal venue for expos, lectures and trade shows. It can also be used as a breakout or dining room during conferences. The Horsham Town Hall offers professional service and support to make your event a success. FEATURES • Situated in the heart of Horsham • Foyer space for exhibitors • Fully accessible for all abilities • Technical infrastructure including lighting and audio-visual with on-site technical staff • External support for accommodation and tourism services • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout CONTACT US 71 Pynsent St & 80 Wilson St, Horsham VIC 3400

There are over 1,000 beds in Horsham and the immediate surrounds from caravan parks to 5-star luxury.

T: 03 5382 9555 E: venuemanager@hrcc.vic.gov.au W: horshamtownhall.com.au

HORSHAM RURAL CITY COUNCIL

Room name

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HORSHAM TOWN HALL & REGIONAL ART GALLERY

GRAMPIANS

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Theatre

-

500

Classroom Boardroom -

-

-

-

-

Banquet -

The Hall

454

800

150

-

-

600

300

350

Education Centre

63

40

32

20

20

-

-

-

Art Gallery

-

-

-

20

20

75

-

40

Green Room

33

20

-

16

12

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HAMILTON EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTRE Horner St, Hamilton VIC 3300 T: 03 5572 2563 F: 03 5572 2989 E: info@hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au W: www.hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre offers a versatile space catering for up to 800 people. There are multiple room confi gurations for smaller functions and conferences requiring multiple spaces. Hirers can self cater or take up a range of catering packages. Plentiful outdoor space for parking and exhibitions is also available. Further pavilions for markets, car shows, livestock events or fairs can also be hired.

GREATER HAMILTON DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS The Greater Hamilton region can host everything from idyllic bush retreats and team-building trips to fi rst-class business conferences and corporate events. Positioned centrally between Melbourne and Adelaide, we’re close enough to take advantage of our great venues and attractions, yet far enough to offer the unique experiences only available in the country. Our geographic and business hub; Hamilton, sits on the intersection of three major highways in the heart of Western Victoria’s red gum-spotted volcanic plains, and boasts excellent business and conference venues including the 800-person Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre. Our surrounding towns include stunning Dunkeld at the foot of the Grampians National Park, with exceptional facilities, the 2 Chef Hatted Royal Mail Hotel, and ample opportunities for adventure, gourmet experiences and team building. We’re closer than you think – 260km west of Melbourne, 90 minutes from the Great Ocean Road and the Coonawarra, and in the midst of the Henty, Grampians and Pyrenees wine regions. We’d love to show you the best of our region in person – we guarantee you’ll be back!

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SHIRE COUNCIL 1 Market Pl, Hamilton VIC 3300 T: 03 5573 0239 E: events@visitgreaterhamilton.com.au W: www.visitgreaterhamilton.com.au

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Napier or Dundas Room

135

120

Classroom Boardroom 48

38

34

135

-

Banquet 80

Napier and Dundas Rooms

270

260

120

76

70

400

-

220

Napier, Dundas and Fashion Rooms

645

650

280

-

-

800

-

500

Banquet

COMFORT INN COUNTRY PLAZA HALLS GAP 141-149 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap VIC 3381 T: 03 5356 4344 F: 03 5356 4442 E: conferences@countryplazahallsgap.com.au W: www.countryplazahallsgap.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION With three meeting rooms and the ever popular Darcy’s Stonegrill Restaurant, the Country Plaza Halls Gap is ideal for small and large conferences. The Boronia Room is permanently set for a boardroom style meeting with a stunning Tasmanian Oak table as the highlight with the inclusion of a Nespresso coffee machine and a 100cm LCD TV. The Cedar Room can accommodate up to 150 theatre style with its own data projector and screen. Morningside Room can seat up to 60 with a data projector, surround sound system and a motorised projector. As Halls Gap is three hours from Melbourne, this venue is ideal for a 1-4 day retreat with 51 rooms, a restaurant specialising in stonegrill dining and professional staff. Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Boronia Room

56

-

Classroom Boardroom -

28

-

-

-

-

Cedar Room

275

150

80

-

55

150

-

140

Morningside Room

125

70

60

-

45

80

-

50

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GRAMPIANS - ARARAT

ALEXANDRA OVAL COMMUNITY CENTRE

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

1 Waratah Ave, Ararat VIC 3377

Renowned for its warmth, character and charm, Ararat loves nothing more than a good party!

T: 03 5355 0290 E: sshalders@ararat.vic.gov.au W: www.ararat.vic.gov.au

Whether you’re looking to stage a cosy, intimate gathering or a large corporate event, the Ararat region has a myriad of venues to which you can perfectly match your next function.

VENUE DESCRIPTION Within walking distance of the Ararat CBD, the Alexandra Oval Community Centre is the perfect location to host any function, seminar, workshop or conference.

From grand old homesteads steeped in historic charm to sleek modern spaces and stunning garden settings – the choice is boundless. And you will find the locals charmingly friendly and a lot of fun to deal with!

The modern facility features a large function room capable of catering for up to 160 people seated, including an industrial kitchen and full operational bar.

When the business of the day is done, set out to explore the region’s cultural and natural beauties. Ararat is the gateway to the renowned Grampians wine region, with a plethora of world-class wineries and eateries at your doorstep.

The venue also boasts state-of-the-art wireless audio-visual equipment, including an overhead projector, while the adjoining meeting room is ideal for smaller conferences in a boardroom setting.

Contact us today for further information and find out why Ararat Rural City is the perfect stage for your next event, conference or function. ARARAT RURAL CITY COUNCIL 91 High St, Ararat VIC 3377 T: 1800 657 158 E: events@ararat.vic.gov.au W: www.ararat.vic.gov.au

Room name

GUM SAN GREAT HALL

PYRENEES HOUSE EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE / CAFÉ PYRENEES

Community Centre Meeting Room

31-33 Lambert St, Ararat VIC 3377

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

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200

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160

21

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14

14

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VENUE DESCRIPTION

The multi-use venue contains kitchen and catering facilities, audio-visual equipment including overhead projector, air conditioning, disabled access and a large open balcony.

Room name

GRAMPIANS

Classroom Boardroom

Pyrenees House, recently refurbished and one of Australia’s finest historic buildings, is well suited to a wide range of functions, conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops. The fully air-conditioned venue with state-of-the-art multimedia, catering on-site and an outdoor area in a delightful garden setting, is the ideal location for your next event. Café Pyrenees, offering a selection of delicious food, healthy choices and great coffee, provides a variety of catering options for the education and conference centre and for external clients.

The fully equipped Great Hall can accommodate whatever function – from conferences to grand dinners, receptions to exhibitions, and corporate or private events.

40

U-Shape

200

T: 03 5352 9760 E: pyreneeshouse@eghs.net.au W: www.eghs.net.au

Gum San Great Hall is located on the second storey of the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, with its elevation offering magnificent views of Mt Langi Ghiran while overlooking Ararat’s picturesque Alexandra Oval and gardens.

Gum San Great Hall

Theatre

238

Girdlestone St, Ararat VIC 3377

T: 03 5355 0290 E: sshalders@ararat.vic.gov.au W: www.ararat.vic.gov.au

Room name

Sq(m)

Sq(m)

Theatre

326

200

Classroom Boardroom -

15

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

25

200

-

180

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Mt William Room

78

60

Classroom Boardroom 30

24

24

60

-

40

Mt Langi Ghiran Room

78

60

30

24

24

60

-

40

Mt Chalambar Room

20

12

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8

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Ben Nevis Room

20

12

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8

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Computer Training Room

27

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8

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But it’s the unexpected delights that make your conference or event so memorable. That fi rst ever whir through a rainforest on a mountain bike. Tiny glowworms twinkling in the forest twilight. A chocolaterie of biblical proportions.

All the fun and drama begins within an hour’s drive of Melbourne (less from Avalon Airport). Choose a venue to match your event style: ultra modern meeting spaces, ocean view resort, forest retreat or country style hotel. Whether you settle in on the coast or in the rich hinterland, you’ll be front and centre to an amazing bounty of foodie experiences.

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Cumberland Lorne and Conference Centre

45

1800 037 010

91

170

7

350

250

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Great Ocean Road Resort

46

03 5263 3363

42

150

4

100

150

-

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Peppers The Sands Torquay

47

03 5264 3333

112

224

5

500

340

-

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RACV Torquay Resort

48

03 5261 1600

92

184

10

340

270

-

5

Surf Coast Conference Centre Torquay

48

03 5261 1561

100

150

6

290

250

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CUMBERLAND LORNE AND CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUE DESCRIPTION Located in the heart of Lorne, nestled between the rainforest and beach, Cumberland Lorne provides the perfect setting for your next event. Less than two hours from Melbourne along the world-famous Great Ocean Road you will fi nd our purpose-built Conference Centre offering a range of meeting rooms with in-built audio visual equipment and our spacious apartment style accommodation – most views over Loutit Bay. From our 350-seat, tiered auditorium to large, private meeting rooms through to our classic Point Grey Boardroom, Cumberland Lorne can cater for large events, smaller intimate meetings and everything in between. Our catering team offer the freshest Otway sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible. Our menus are prepared in consultation with you to create dishes across all tastes and budgets. Dine exclusively in Horizons – looking out over the Southern Ocean – or relax with a coffee at Lorne Central and watch the waves roll in on Lorne’s famous main beach.

Cumberland’s large one and two bedroom and penthouse apartments offer delegates space and privacy. All apartments are self-contained with a full kitchen, laundry, a large corner spa and feature balconies with ocean or garden views. Resort facilities, including free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, spa, gymnasium, two mod grass tennis courts, squash court and games room. Lorne’s best restaurants, hotels, shops and other attractions are a few minutes’ walk from our front door. Cumberland Lorne work with a number of local operators, including the award-winning Go Ride A Wave, to provide team-building activities taking in our spectacular local surroundings. With ten waterfalls located within 10km of Lorne, the Otway National Park also offers a tranquil distraction and an amazing place to unwind at the end of a long day. With our dedicated and experienced team successfully hosting events for over twenty fi ve years, Cumberland Lorne provides the perfect balance of work and play – ask how we can help you today.

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Auditorium

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350

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Loutit Bay*

295

300

160

150

65

400

-

250

Angahook

91

80

51

46

40

135

-

80

Won Wondah

101

80

51

46

40

135

-

80

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She-Oak

103

80

51

46

40

135

-

80

150 Mountjoy Pde, Lorne VIC 3232

Point Grey Boardroom

49

-

-

18

-

30

-

20

T: 1800 037 010 F: 03 5289 2256 E: events@cumberland.com.au W: www.cumberland.com.au

Cora-Lynn

38

35

15

15

15

50

-

30

Otway

37

35

15

15

15

50

-

30

Horizons

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200

*Loutit Bay consists of the Angahook, Won Wondah and She-Oak meeting rooms.

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GREAT OCEAN ROAD RESORT VENUE DESCRIPTION Located just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne Airport is the region’s most dynamic new conference and meetings experience. Set amidst the wilderness of coastal Victoria, Great Ocean Road Resort Conference Centre accommodates up to 150 delegates at any one time and exudes peace and tranquility, perfect for planning and achieving corporate success. Great Ocean Road Resort offers two smart open plan meeting venues with flexible configurations to accommodate both small and large groups, two smaller break-out rooms and a large outdoor entertaining deck lending the venue to formal presentations, seminars, workshops, teambuilding initiatives and social galas alike. Dining at Great Ocean Road Resort is always a pleasure. With an Executive Chef whose sole focus is to deliver delegates with a unique culinary experience they’ll always remember, you’ll find a superb range of menus to accommodate every taste and budget.

Modern, comfortable and most importantly, flexible accommodation at Great Ocean Road Resort gives corporate groups the unique choice of single, twin or group share rooming configurations, ensuring a cost efficient yet always stylish experience. From chic and simple to large and luxurious, whether you book ten rooms or the entire Resort, you and your delegates are sure to be impressed. Great Ocean Road Resort is the gateway to a myriad of adrenalin pumping and thought provoking team building activities. Working with only the best facilitators, and drawing on the vast natural surrounds for which Anglesea is known, delegates can enjoy activities that are mentally stimulating and physically exhilarating. The Resort’s conference team will work with you to understand those important objectives you have set out to achieve. When the day is done you’ll discover a world class day spa on-site with products and treatments that are both relaxing and rewarding.

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105 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea VIC 3230

Room name

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

T: 03 5263 3363 E: damien@greatoceanroadresort.com.au W: www.greatoceanroadresort.com.au

Conference/Dining Room 1

240

100

120

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50

200

-

150

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135

-

50

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100

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75

Boardroom 1

24

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12

15

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10

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PEPPERS THE SANDS TORQUAY VENUE DESCRIPTION Perched amongst the dunes on the northern headland of Torquay, is where you will fi nd Peppers The Sands Torquay. Located just over one hour from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Geelong, Peppers The Sands Torquay is the perfect conference escape. Balancing fi rst-class business facilities with 112 beautifully appointed accommodation rooms and suites, fi ve fl exible meeting rooms that capitalise on spectacular views of the surrounding golf course and Surf Coast.

The resort’s signature restaurant, Hanners Restaurant and Bar is positioned directly overlooking the pristine rolling greens and has a European infl uence menu with organic home grown vegetables and herbs from the resort’s hot house. Enjoy outdoor dining in the alfresco terrace or in front of an open fi re in cooler months. Peppers The Sands Torquay is the ideal conference and event destination.

The resort offers a Stuart Appleby designed golf course, listed as a top 100 ranked course in Australia, tennis courts, gymnasium and indoor heated pool and only 150 metres from the beautiful beaches of Torquay.

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Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

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60

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Harrow

199

150

80

60

45

200

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2 Sands Blvd, Torquay VIC 3228

Harrow & Balmoral

337

200

110

75

55

300

100

170

T: 03 5264 3333 F: 03 5264 3300 E: sands@peppers.com.au W: www.peppers.com.au/sands

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80

60

45

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180

90

60

400

250

240

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500

215

140

155

550

300

340

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40

25

16

20

30

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SURF COAST CONFERENCE CENTRE TORQUAY 100 The Esplanade, Torquay VIC 3228 T: 03 5261 1561 E: events@surfcoasthotel.com.au W: www.surfcoasthotel.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION The Surf Coast Hotel is Torquay’s only beach front conference centre, with floor to ceiling views in the Ballroom and Boardroom overlooking Zeally Bay. There are 6 dedicated conference spaces incorporating a grand ballroom, which suit any size conference or event. Our Barwon and Zeally rooms can be divided or combined to suit your needs. Your dedicated event planner will look after you from start to finish and make sure your experience on the Surf Coast is memorable and successful.

RACV TORQUAY RESORT VENUE DESCRIPTION RACV Torquay Resort, located at number 1 Great Ocean Road, is at the gateway to one of the world’s most stunning coastal drives. Perched within the backdrop of the Torquay and Jan Juc beaches, the resort is set on an expansive golf course with spectacular ocean views and beach access. There’s no more enviable setting for your conference. Plus, its only 75 minutes by car from Melbourne’s CBD and 40 minutes from Avalon Airport. Facilities include; 92 accommodation rooms, high quality AV equipment, restaurant, bistro, bar, day spa, fitness centre, golf course, two tennis courts, swimming pool and spa. CONTACT US

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Zeally Ballroom

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60

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350

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Barwon Suites

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Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Great Ocean Road Ballroom

474

340

220

-

-

410

216

270

Rincon Room

233

140

100

-

-

150

80

110

Winkipop Room

240

150

110

-

-

170

88

120

Zeally Room 1

135

96

60

36

30

100

56

90

Zeally Room 2

24

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

Zeally Room 3

24

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

Zeally Room 4

24

-

-

10

-

-

-

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Bells Room 1

114

72

45

36

30

80

40

50

Bells Room 2

27

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

Bells Room 3

27

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

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37

-

-

14

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Post-meeting, your group is spoiled for possibilities. Saddle up for a three-hour horseback winery tour, clip-clopping through bush and farming country, and stopping for tastings at wineries along the way. Try something new to you – go tree surfi ng via rope bridges and wire balances at the Enchanted Adventure Garden

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Take on a team challenge to unpuzzle a hedge maze, learn to scuba dive or reel in the catch of the day on a fi shing charter. Board a gondola at brand new Arthurs Seat Eagle and head 314 metres skywards for breathtaking, bird’s eye views across the bay. Lead golfi ng enthusiasts to Nirvana – 20 courses, each with its special challenges and magnifi cent views of coast and/or countryside. At Peninsula Hot Springs, sink into calming, thermal spring baths for a social debriefi ng of the day while enjoying grazing platters. By night or by day, the dining is superb with a multitude of boutique wineries, breweries, waterfront dining spots and superb restaurants serving up wow-worthy taste sensations.

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Lindenderry at Red Hill

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03 5989 2933

40

67

4

200

170

2

Peppers Moonah Links Resort

54

03 5988 2000

75

150

7

120

80

3

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

55

03 5950 8000

184

408

10

400

300

4

Portsea Golf Club and Mercure Portsea

55

03 5981 6100

24

50

3

80

130

5

Flinders Hotel

56

03 5989 0201

40

80

3

200

160

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56

03 5984 8484

40

80

2

60

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FAST FACTS

VISIT MORNING TON PENINSUL A LOCATION The Mornington Peninsula is only 60 minutes from Melbourne CBD and 90 minutes from Melbourne Airport, with highways reaching right into the heart of the region. Metropolitan trains run every 15 minutes from Melbourne to Frankston, or if you are coming from western Victoria, jump aboard the Queenscliff-Sorrento vehicle and passenger ferry for a scenic 40 minute trip across the bay. DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS The region boasts an array of fl exible venues and accommodation and has activities and award-winning restaurants to complement the experience. Top chefs have made the sea change to the Mornington Peninsula, which is why there are now four chef hatted restaurants to delight your guests. The range of dining options is vast: intimate

private rooms, restaurants and wineries, large function rooms for cocktail parties or space overlooking the water for awards nights and dinners. Leisure activities for team building, incentives or partners are aplenty – everything from lazing in naturally heated mineral pools to full-on adventure experiences can easily be arranged. FACILITIES We can match venues to just about any small-medium sized business event. Whether it is a board retreat hidden away or a larger conference or trade show for 1,000 people, we have you covered. With over 32 event facilities on offer including 10 with 40+ rooms, there is a venue for you. The quality of Mornington Peninsula venues can match that of the city offering outstanding accommodation, fully equipped modern technology and best of all, you will feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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MORNINGTON PENINSULA

REGIONAL OVERVIEW • Under 1 hour drive from Melbourne CBD • Only a 30 minute drive to all major attractions • Discover 19 golf courses, 50+ cellar doors, an abundance of water sports and natural hot springs • World class facilities and service to suit all tastes and needs TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES BY CAR From Melbourne

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LINDENDERRY AT RED HILL VENUE DESCRIPTION Few conference venues in country Victoria can match Lindenderry at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. Located just 60 minutes from Melbourne CBD, here is a place where delegates will be free of distraction while energised by the sheer beauty of their tranquil surrounds. Featuring 40 elegantly designed guest rooms and spacious lounges, together with fi ve highly adaptable and purpose-built meeting areas, Lindenderry can satisfy just about any event brief - from a large scale conference to a quiet executive retreat.

Surrounded by acres of vineyards and carefully sculptured gardens, you too will feel a wave of release and contentment that is quintessentially Red Hill. Located just over an hours’ drive from Melbourne and revered for our cool climate wines, artisan produce and beautiful beaches, you’re in the heart of all - minutes from everywhere but a world apart.

CONTACT US

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

Lakeview

340

200

110

-

-

220

110

150

T: 03 5989 2933 E: sales@lancemore.com.au W: www.lancemore.com.au/lindenderry

Woodclyff

120

72

48

42

32

150

56

100

Classroom Boardroom

Banquet

Burton

120

50

36

36

26

80

40

60

Vaucluse

42

24

12

12

15

-

15

-

Arcadia

20

-

-

8

8

-

-

-

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PEPPERS MOONAH LINKS RESORT VENUE DESCRIPTION The stylish Peppers Moonah Links Resort on the Mornington Peninsula offers modern accommodation set amongst stunning scenery creating a unique conference and incentive destination. Located just 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, catering for events from small executive retreats to larger events up to 120 delegates. Offering seven meeting spaces with three boardrooms; the most popular of spaces being the three self- contained Executive Lodges, each suitable for up to 100 delegates theatre style. Each lodge boasts its own private event space with a terrace, indoor and outdoor fi replaces and fl oor to ceiling alfresco doors, making these areas ideal for generating creativity, conferencing, gala dinners, weddings, award evenings or indoor team building activities.

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The Moonah Links Resort offers a wide range of dining options suitable for all sized groups. The signature restaurant Pebbles can accommodate groups of up to 110 and offers a relaxed modern Australian menu combined with views of the rolling greens. Private dining experiences can also be arranged in one of the three Executive Lodges. Treat your delegates to a golfi ng challenge, with two Championship 18-hole golf courses, or escape across the course to the award-winning Peninsula hot springs and the acclaimed Cups Wine Estate. Take advantage of team building suppliers that can tailor a programme to your objectives using the surroundings or if you want to explore there is plenty to do in region. Delegate accommodation includes 75 rooms and suites overlooking the manicured courses and surrounding landscapes. Furnishings are modern and stylish with the Peppers touch.

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Thomson 1 & 2

140

120

Classroom Boardroom 60

34

30

200

-

90

Thomson 1

70

60

25

20

20

100

-

40

Thomson 2

70

60

25

20

20

100

-

40 -

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Stonehaven

30

-

-

10

-

-

-

55 Peter Thomson Drv, Fingal VIC 3939

AGU

38

-

-

16

-

-

-

-

T: 03 5988 2000 F: 03 5988 2099 E: events@moonahlinks.com.au W: www.peppers.com.au/moonah/

Marjinata / Rush

125

100

56

30

30

120

-

80

Lomandra / Salt

125

100

56

30

30

120

-

80

Boobialla / Ridge

125

100

56

30

30

120

-

80

-

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

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RACV CAPE SCHANCK RESORT

PORTSEA GOLF CLUB AND MERCURE PORTSEA

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

The new and exciting development at RACV Cape Schanck Resort is underway, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. We are now quoting for business from July 2018. The extensive conference and event facilities will include spectacular and fl exible conference rooms and break-out areas, all providing views and an abundance of natural light. The resort’s unique location is perfect for team building activities, as well as corporate and social golf days on the magnifi cent 18-hole championship golf course.

Mercure Portsea is located on the scenic Mornington Peninsula, just over an hour by car from the Melbourne CBD at 46 London Bridge Road, Portsea.

Just a leisurely 75 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD via the Peninsula Link freeway, this state of the art facility is perfect for conferences, events and weddings of all shapes and sizes.

Mercure Portsea is a new multi-million dollar facility perched within walking distance of the famous Portsea Back Beach and is set within the grounds of the exclusive Portsea Golf Club as a fully integrated complex. The stunning property features 24 boutique accommodation rooms, bar and restaurant, 18-hole championship golf course, state-of-the-art audio visual technology and a wedding and conference centre with spectacular views across Portsea Golf Course and Port Phillip Bay. The Mercure Portsea makes for the ideal location for conferencing, events or corporate golf days.

CONTACT US Trent Jones Drv (via Boneo Rd), Cape Schanck VIC 3939 T: 03 5950 8000 E: capeschanck_conference@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues Room name

CONTACT US

Sq(m)

Theatre

Classroom Boardroom

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Great Southern Ballroom

523

400

-

-

-

-

240

300

Great Southern Ballroom 1

232

200

-

-

-

-

120

150

Great Southern Ballroom 2

232

200

-

-

-

-

120

150

Horizon Ballroom

398

300

-

-

-

-

160

200

46 London Bridge Rd, Portsea VIC 3944 T: 03 5981 6100 E: hotelevents@portseagolf.com.au W: www.portseagolf.com.au

Horizon Ballroom 1

174

150

-

-

-

-

80

100

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Horizon Ballroom 2

174

150

-

-

-

-

80

100

Boardroom

34

20

-

16

10

-

-

-

Syndicate Rooms 1-2

56

-

-

20

-

-

-

20

Portsea Room

142

80

66

40

40

150

-

80

Syndicate Rooms 3-6

20-28

-

-

10

-

-

-

10

Lounge

75

30

30

30

20

50

-

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Portsea Room & Lounge

217

-

70

-

-

200

-

130

Green Room

Classroom Boardroom

Banquet

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FLINDERS HOTEL

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Cnr Cook & Wood Sts, Flinders VIC 3929 T: 03 5989 0201 F: 03 5989 0878 E: info@flindershotel.com.au W: www.flindershotel.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION

You can utilise the extensive venue finding area of the BEV website. This lists all current business events focussed venues within our 11 regions and will help identify the best region for your event along with the associated venues and services available within that region.

Flinders Hotel is the idyllic business retreat destination with premium facilities on the Mornington Peninsula, in a village setting only 70 minutes from Melbourne. Peninsula is a fully flexible and versatile events space with an abundance of natural light, fully soundproofed walls and modern AV facilities. Offering private rooms for smaller groups, day conferences for up to 80 or cocktail receptions for 250, our unique areas can be adapted to suit most needs. Fine dining menus can be tailored or gasto pub menu is available on site. Beautiful 4.5 star accommodation inspired by the coast awaits your arrival at Quarters, offering comfortable luxury at its best. Georgie Bass Café & Cookery is available for ‘paddock to plate’ style food experiences, hosting cooking classes for up to 12 people. Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

46

40

Peninsula Room

-

200

-

Terminus

-

50

20

Peninsula 1, 2 or 3

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U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

20

40

-

24

-

-

200

-

160

20

16

60

-

40

15

PORTSEA VILLAGE RESORT 3765 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea VIC 3944 T: 03 5984 8484 F: 03 5984 4686 E: enquiries@portseavillageresort.com W: www.portseavillageresort.com VENUE DESCRIPTION Portsea Village Resort offers facilities for conferences, corporate retreats, team building, planning days and board meetings. Our dedicated conference professionals will work with you to make sure all your needs are met so your outcomes are achieved. With two main conference areas available and a number of breakout areas to choose from, you will have plenty of space to utilise and explore. Our conference and boardroom boast natural daylight, ergonomic conference chairs and 24-hour access to your conference room. Complete meeting packages offer all-inclusive prices without any hidden costs. Price includes accommodation, hot breakfast, either buffet or working lunches and three course dinner. Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Conference Room

88

60

36

26

26

-

-

-

Boardroom (breakout)

32

20

12

12

-

-

-

-

Restaurant

92

-

-

-

-

130

-

90

Lounge (breakout)

51

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

56

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Classroom Boardroom

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Phillip Island is nearer than you think, just a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. It boasts breathtaking beauty wrapped up in a rugged coastline and a friendly, out of town ambience.

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You can fi nd a beach for every pursuit here, from a tranquil bay swim to a surfi ng lesson, sneaky snorkel, kayak or stand up paddle board. The island’s wildlife is the stuff of legends – the unmissable Little Penguin Parade at dusk, koalas lazing away afternoons, and pelicans swooping in for a feed. Board a high-speed EcoBoat tour to see fur seals frolicking in the waves or charter a 120 person catamaran for a leisurely cruise. Experience a conservation activity with the rangers of the Nature Parks. The great outdoors will tempt your team with bush and beach trails to walk or cycle. Come for the conference, stay for the fun, food, freedom … and motorsport. The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit erupts into world-class action on race days. But your delegates can run their own race almost any day with a guided circuit tour, go karts challenge, hot laps with a pro driver or a team challenge on the four lane slot car track. When the racing’s done, head to one of 60-plus island eateries spanning fi ne dining to craft breweries, award-winning cellar doors and casual cafés.

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TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

1

Silverwater Resort

61

03 5671 9300

170

606

6

500

420

2

Ramada Resort Phillip Island

62

03 5952 8000

125

372

2

192

120

DINING

OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

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FAST FACTS

BUSINESS E VENTS PHILLIP ISL AND REGIONAL OVERVIEW Delight in fresh air, coastal vistas, wildlife and natural experiences all at your doorstop. Choose from an array of inspiring locations and activities for delegates to embrace and remember. Phillip Island is a unique package of world-class experiences and locations located just 90 minutes from Melbourne. As one of Victoria’s premier destinations for conferencing, special events, meetings and incentives, the island is geared perfectly to the diverse capacities and requirements of corporate groups. The range of business facilities, team building opportunities, unique attractions, wildlife viewing and the choice of accommodation ensures every experience leaves an indelible impression on attendees.

Venues as diverse as a world-class motorsport circuit, heritage farm on its very own Island, spectacular clifftop venues, a converted shearing shed, golf course, museum, a private catamaran charter or expansive resorts. Activities as unique as penguin viewing, environmental and conservation programs, cruising on catamarans, adventure eco boats, surfi ng, kayaking, cycling, stand up paddle board, health and wellness, helicopter fl ights, farming activities, golfi ng, hot laps, go karting, ropes adventures, chocolate factory, fun parks and scenic walks. Your program can be diverse as your delegation and the landscapes enriching and inspiring. Local providers know how to welcome and provide excellent conferencing experiences. Phillip Island and San Remo provide an opportunity to escape the city hype and indulge in rural coastal landscapes all naturally playful!

REGIONAL OVERVIEW Phillip Island and San Remo are located 90 minutes drive south east of Melbourne. Phillip Island is 26 kilometres wide and 22 kilometres deep so travelling between venues is no more than 15 minutes. Discover our 100 kilometres of breathtaking coastline and bushland reserves. Home to the fastest motorcycle grand prix circuit in the world with the fastest riders reaching a top speed of up to 344 km per hour down the strait. POPULATION Permanent people population approximately

12,000

Penguins

32,000

Australian Fur Seals

16,000

UNIQUE VENUES Penguin Parade Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit National Vietnam Veterans Museum Churchill Island Heritage Farm

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SILVERWATER RESORT VENUE DESCRIPTION Silverwater Resort is set high on the rolling hills of San Remo and is Phillip Island’s best on offer for family and corporate accommodation. With 170 one, two or three bedroom apartments, or hotel-style resort rooms that overlook the resort gardens and the glistening waters across Western Port Bay. With only a short 80 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Silverwater Resort offers a stunning conference and holiday resort. With an outstanding range of complimentary on-site facilities and activities on seven hectares. Resort facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, gym, arcade games room, illuminated tennis and basketball courts, giant bouncing pillow, bocce court, and even its own oval – The Village Green — the list goes on.

From small to large events, Silverwater Resort boasts conference facilities for up to 500 delegates. The Bayview Room is one of regional Victoria’s largest conference facilities with stunning panoramic views across Western Port Bay. The resort offers delegates a fresh and natural approach to conferencing including tailored packages with fl exible options, light fi lled conference rooms, spacious apartment accommodation, fresh country air, spectacular bay views, friendly service and much more. Enjoy a la carte dining with amazing views, from gourmet breakfasts overlooking the Western Port Bay right through to special dinner events. Savour the executive chef’s exciting menu, amongst the best from the entire range of Phillip Island restaurants, making the most of the region’s fresh produce.

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Bay View Room

450

500

Classroom Boardroom 336

-

-

500

288

420

Churchill / Flinders

180

216

108

54

54

240

96

160

CONTACT US

Churchill

90

90

48

30

36

100

40

70

17 Potters Hill Rd, San Remo VIC 3925

Flinders

90

90

48

30

36

100

40

70

T: 03 5671 9300 F: 03 5671 9301 E: sales@silverwaterresort.com.au W: www.silverwaterresort.com.au

Waratah / Coronet

90

80

42

30

33

90

32

60

Waratah

45

30

21

15

15

40

24

30

Coronet

45

30

21

15

15

40

24

30

The Boardroom

38

-

-

16

-

-

-

-

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FANCY A GUIDED TOUR

oF rEgiOnaL VIctOriA? Business Events Victoria conducts an extensive range of famils each year to different parts of regional Victoria. Register your interest: info@businesseventsvictoria.com

RAMADA RESORT PHILLIP ISLAND

DISCOVER

VENUE DESCRIPTION Ramada Resort Phillip Island offers a relaxed and comfortable holiday experience in a stunning natural location. Set across 65 acres of beautiful countryside, accommodation at Ramada Phillip Island is surrounded by native gardens and natural bushland, creating the ideal atmosphere to relax and unwind. The resort can cater for up to 192 delegates in flexible, natural light-filled meeting rooms. Facilities include an on-site restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two tennis courts, a gym, spa, sauna and much more.

CONTACT US 2128 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes VIC 3922 T: 03 5952 8000 E: events@ramadaphillipisland.com.au W: www.ramadaphillipisland.com.au

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Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Bass Room 1 or 2

113.4

104

40

20

30

90

60

60

Bass Room 1 and 2

234

192

78

40

60

200

90

120

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Banquet

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MILDURA

SWAN HILL

Be drawn by the flow of a mighty river, the flavours of the land and a sense of adventure.

Adelaide

Fringing Victoria’s northern border, the Murray region is a hub of activity on the edge of the outback. Australia’s longest river courses through the landscape, stealing the show with ancient redgum forests, paddle steamer heritage and lush golf resorts.

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Give into the relaxed river vibe, revel in the sun blessed climate and let an inspired program of incentives bring your meet up to life. Watersports are givens: skiing, canoeing, speedboating. Fishing is always on the cards, whether your team casts out from a boat, bank or jetty On terra fi rma, try golf, motorbike riding, trail walking, four-wheel driving or horseback riding.

Goulburn Valley Hwy

Road Rail Airport River

The region’s national parks offer incredible diversity. Book an Indigenous guide to lead your group through the ancient, other worldly landscapes of Mungo National Park. History abounds in the towns of Albury Wodonga, Echuca Moama, Yarrawonga, Shepparton, Swan Hill and Mildura. By day, explore Swan Hill’s Pioneer Settlement and stick around for the spectacular, award-winning laser light show exploding into colour and movement every evening. The Murray is one Australia’s great “food bowls” with a myriad of vineyards, eateries and food + wine trails to digest. Why not book a paddle boat winery tour, coincide your event with one of the many regional festivals or sample quality produce from the farm gate and taste the freshness the Murray River has to offer.

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TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

1

Albury Entertainment Centre

69

02 6043 5610

-

-

9

818

750

2

The Cube Wodonga

70

02 6022 9311

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-

5

410

310

3

Quality Hotel Mildura Grand

72

03 5023 0511

92

224

11

400

250

DINING

OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

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VISIT THE MURR AY DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS The Murray offers unique Australian venues and experiences for both conference and incentive organisers, with a focus on quality service and fresh local produce from Australia’s food bowl. The Murray is unique in that it offers two major fl y in/out destinations at either end of the region, Albury and Mildura, with daily fl ights from major domestic airlines, to/from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, making it easy to reach. In the east, Albury offers a perfect combination of cosmopolitan fl air and country hospitality and offers a wide range of venue options to suit any conference or incentive. In the west, Mildura combines outback beauty, fi ne weather, cosmopolitan culture, world-class food, wine and facilities to create the ideal destination for a conference or incentives.

And in between? Discover the historic beauty of Echuca Moama or the watery splendour of Yarrawonga Mulwala with its abundance of sunshine, river-rich history, natural wonders, cultural delights and exceptional conferencing venues. Besides eight large purpose-built conference and function venues on offer throughout the region, there are also unique options on offer as well: Imagine meeting on board a paddlesteamer chugging its way along Australia’s greatest river, or enjoy a gala dinner or hold a product launch at one of a number of beautifully restored historical homesteads, with spectacular views overlooking the Murray River. For the smaller group looking for something different, nothing beats travelling along the river in a convoy of luxury 5 star houseboats.

REGIONAL OVERVIEW • Located on the border between NSW and Victoria, with major regional airports at each end, in Mildura and Albury, with regular commercial fl ights from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. • Conference capacities from intimate boardroom style riverside venues to large 1,000+ delegate convention centres. TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES BY CAR From Melbourne From Sydney From Adelaide

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From Melbourne From Sydney From Adelaide

KM

TIME

325 275 222 530 556 650 798 1,024 400

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VISIT Shepparton Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events

Local Attractions

Regional Overview

Whatever your event, Greater Shepparton has it covered.

• Shepparton Art Museum

• Emerald Bank

Catering for up to 1,000 delegates, our places and spaces range from contemporary convention centres and modern multipurpose pavilions, to boutique offerings including heritage hotels and historic woolshed and properties nestled alongside the picturesque Goulburn River and surrounding bushland.

• Wineries, farm gate producers, galleries and restaurants

• Chocolate Apple Factory

• Victoria Park Lake

• SPC Factory Sales

Blessed with a climate of four distinct seasons, the Goulburn River Valley is home to some of the world’s best local produce. So beyond the Conference, take a delicious culinary journey from farm to fork through our region, then let the Goulburn River be your backdrop for a round of golf, mountain bike ride, trail walk, four wheel driving or fishing expedition.

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• Aquamoves Lakeside

• Shepparton Motor Museum • SPC KidsTown

Location Greater Shepparton is located a leisurely two hour drive from Melbourne and offers an abundance of attractions, facilities and events to make your visit exciting for a day trip or extended stay. Located on the junction of the Goulburn Valley and Midland Highways, Shepparton is easily accessible by road and by public transport. For those who choose not to bring the car, V-Line offer Mildura 5hrs a range of services to 38mins and from Melbourne and country Victoria. Echuca For those who fly into 53mins Albury Tullamarine airport, Bendigo Wodonga Shepparton 2hrs 10mins 1hr 15mins local provider Airport Victoria Ballarat Direct run regular Melbourne 3hrs 15mins CBD 2hrs services to and Airport 1hr 40mins Geelong 2hrs 45mins from the airport to Shepparton.

The city of Shepparton sits in the heart of the Greater Shepparton municipality, a region rich in diversity and culture. From the rolling hills of Dookie to the distinctive, flat irrigated landscape with the Goulburn River winding its way throughout, our scenery is beautiful, unique and varied. In Spring, the orchards scattered throughout the area come to life with blossom and a preview of the fruits to come. The green of the wheat and the yellow of the canola crops burst with colour and when Summer arrives, you can witness varieties of our fruit on our trees, our vines with our wine varietal grapes and the hundreds of rolls of hay in the distant paddocks. Our beautiful landscapes are amazing, but what differentiates us from all the others, is our people. Experience country hospitality with a “can do” attitude. Our local providers are here for you and the needs of your conference or event. Put us to the test, we look forward to welcoming you the Greater Shepparton region.

For more information Greater Shepparton City Council T: 03 5832 9471 E: events@shepparton.vic.gov.au W: www.visitshepparton.com.au

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Albury Wodonga Fast Facts › Located at the centre of the Melbourne-Sydney-Canberra triangle › 180+ flights every week Qantas Link, Regional Express, Virgin and Jetgo

Albury Wodonga’s brilliant location, right at the centre of the Melbourne-Sydney-Canberra triangle, is an obvious advantage when planning your next business event. Getting to Albury Wodonga is easy; four airlines offer daily services, and our airport is only minutes from the CBD’s. Alternatively, it’s an easy drive along the Hume Freeway from Sydney, Canberra or Melbourne. Options abound when it comes to our conference venues. Regardless of whether you are looking for a modern venue in the heart of Albury or Wodonga’s vibrant CBD’s, or a tranquil rural escape, we are confident that we have a location to meet your needs. Albury Wodonga’s impressive conference venues offer modern facilities, advanced technology, flexible spaces, professional catering and quality accommodation. Specialist conference and event service providers can assist to ensure that your event runs smoothly and stands out from the crowd! For that night to remember, our team can assist with a unique experience; drinks within the contemporary Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) or The Cube Wodonga and then dinner at one of our premier venues or perhaps a large scale extravaganza under the big top beside the Murray River.

› Conference capacity up to 1,000+delegates, 4000+ beds

Travel Times and Distances By Car

From Albury to

Canberra Melbourne Sydney

Km

Time

344 372 556

3hrs 15mins 3hrs 15mins 6hrs

By Plane

From Albury to

Time

Melbourne Sydney Gold Coast Brisbane

55mins 1hr 1hr 50mins 1hr 45mins

ALBURYWODONGA VISITOR ECONOMY TRENDS 2016

4

By Train

From Albury to 3. Albury Wodonga location

Time

Melbourne Sydney

4hrs 7hrs 30mins

For more information Brisbane

W: www.VISITALBURYWODONGA.com Albury City, 553 Kiewa Street, Albury NSW 2640 T: 02 6023 8300 E: conferences@visitalburywodonga.com Wodonga Council, 104 Hovell Street, Wodonga VIC 3690 T: 02 6022 9300 E: info@wodonga.vic.gov.au

Sydney

Adelaide

ALBURY WODONGA

Melbourne

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ALBURY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

When you choose Albury to host your next business event, conference, seminar or exhibition, the Albury Entertainment Centre is the ideal venue. As Albury’s only purpose built facility that can cater for 20 – 1,200 guests, we are able to offer an 818 tiered seating auditorium, 177 tiered seat theatrette, 900m2 of fl at fl oor space, a boardroom, speaker rooms and a chandelier room. We’ve got the space, the personnel, the catering and technology with the best location in town.

The Albury Entertainment Centre is set in the hub of Albury’s cultural precinct, overlooking the picturesque QEII Square and is located within easy walking distance to retail shopping, restaurants, entertainment and accommodation. The venue is adjacent to the new, award-winning art gallery MAMA, the Library Museum, Retro Lane Café and Canvas Eatery with patrons spoilt for choice when it comes to dining or cultural experience.

LOCATION Situated between Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne on Australia’s busiest inland corridor, Albury is one of Australia’s leading meeting destinations. Getting to Albury has never been easier with 4 airlines and 180 fl ights per week offering direct fl ights between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Albury’s busy airport is only 5km from the CBD in addition to rail services and the dual lane Hume Freeway for those traveling by car or coach.

CONTACT US Swift St, Albury NSW 2640 T: 02 6043 5610 E: entertainment@alburycity.nsw.gov.au W: www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

And we’re accommodating!! With accommodation providers including Quest Apartments, Rydges Hotels (Atura), Best Western Plus, Mantra and Choice Hotels Australasia all easily identifi ed within Albury’s CBD to ensure all delegates’ needs are met. Our dedicated Events Teams can provide facilitation, guidance and support throughout the planning and preparation process. Working in collaboration with organisers, our teams are here to ensure events are conducted successfully and safely.

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Banquet Hall

660

750

360

-

-

800

-

550

Elizabeth Room

250

230

100

-

-

200

-

180

Main Auditorium

-

818

-

-

-

-

-

-

Theatrette (fi xed tiered seating)

-

177

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,000

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,200

QE11

Classroom Boardroom

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THE CUBE WODONG A VENUE DESCRIPTION The Cube Wodonga is a state-of-the-art, world-class conference and performance facility. The spacious auditorium, meeting room, foyer, courtyard, green room and fully appointed dressing rooms cater for a range of events – large and small. All spaces are fitted with state-of-the-art technology and free Wi-Fi. Professional and friendly staff including technical support is on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly. Whether you are planning a meeting, conference, performance or event, our in-house catering team, The Cube CafÊ, offers a range of catering packages to suit any conference. LOCATION Accessible by air, road and rail, Wodonga is an easy destination for delegates to travel to and from. The Cube Wodonga is located within the Wodonga central business area. Situated on the Murray River, between Melbourne and Sydney, our regional centre is surrounded by snow fields, wineries, historical sites and Lake Hume.

CONTACT US 118 Hovell St, Wodonga VIC 3690 T: 02 6022 9311 F: 02 6022 9322 E: thecube@wodonga.vic.gov.au W: www.thecubewodonga.com.au 70

THE MURRAY

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS The auditorium has tiered theatre-style seating for up to 410 people, across two levels accessible via lift or stairs. This multipurpose, flat-floor facility is incredibly versatile with retractable seating which transforms the space from theatre-style to conference or concert mode in minutes. The auditorium can be divided for smaller functions or concurrent plenary sessions. Large acoustic dorma doors to the auditorium can be opened out on to the grassed courtyard, increasing capacity to 1,500 and creating a unique indoor-outdoor setting. The courtyard features paved and grassed areas, easy access for vehicles, access to water and power and features a permanent, large, outdoor LED screen for promotional material, movies or live streaming requirements. This area is ideal for film screenings, product launches, registration events and community gatherings. The large foyer offers direct access to all areas within The Cube Wodonga and is perfect for registrations, gatherings, break-outs and receptions.

The Cube Wodonga

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Auditorium

500

410

Classroom Boardroom 250

88

85

1,200

220

310

Meeting Room

53

60

30

26

23

60

32

40

Green Room

34

30

20

18

15

30

16

20

Dressing Room

34

30

12

17

14

30

8

20

Foyer

158

130

24

38

35

500

48

80

Courtyard

500

500

-

-

-

1,500

-

-


FAST FACTS

MILDUR A BUSINESS E VENTS MEET IN MILDURA What would make the perfect venue for your next conference? Would a mild, sunny climate tick a box? What about fabulous fresh food and boutique wines? Wide-open spaces? A vibrant city? Rivers or outback dunes? Choose Mildura and that’s the only choice you will have to make because in Mildura, we have it all and so much more. From cosmopolitan accommodation, restaurants and bars, to outback touring and sports, you can get it all in one sun drenched corner of Victoria. Boasting a large airport that caters for daily fl ights between Mildura, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Broken Hill, serviced by three major airlines and with national highways meeting in Mildura, the town may be regional but it’s certainly not remote.

Explore Mildura and discover everything it has to offer and you won’t be asking where to have your next conference, you will be asking ‘When?” PLANNING YOUR MILDURA EVENT IS SIMPLE

LOCATION • Set on the Murray River in Victoria’s north west • Conveniently positioned between Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide • Gateway to incredible national parks and natural beauty

Planning your next event in Mildura is simple, thanks to the Mildura Conferencing & Business Event Planners Guide. A comprehensive resource designed specially for event planners, the Guide outlines everything you need to know about holding your event in Mildura.

• Home to Australia’s busiest regional airport • Regular direct fl ights from Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Broken Hill

The Guide is available online and in hard copy format.

BY CAR

GETTING HERE

TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES From region

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BY PLANE

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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KM

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400 530 1,024 297

4hrs 30mins 6hrs 11hrs 3hrs TIME 1hr 35mins 1hr 2hrs 10mins 1hr 25mins

Mildura Rural City Council, 108 Madden Ave, Mildura VIC 3500 T: 03 5018 8311 E: conferencing@mildura.vic.gov.au W: www.mildurabusinessevents.com.au businesseventsvictoria.com

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QUALIT Y HOTEL MILDURA GRAND CONFERENCE AND FUNCTION FACILITIES The Mildura Grand has earned its enduring reputation for staging impressive and versatile business events. As one of Mildura’s historic landmarks, the hotel offers fl exibility in conferencing with 11 meeting rooms for up to 400 delegates and 99 stylish hotel rooms. The Grand Ballroom has the capacity for a plenary of 400 delegates seated theatre-style or 250 dinner guests, or it can divided into two separate spaces. The equally impressive Chandelier Room is suitable for displays, exhibitions and welcome functions. The Mildura Grand has a team of experienced professionals providing hospitality services and personal support to help you plan, manage and conduct your business event. Friendly and attentive staff will be on-hand throughout to ensure your function is an enjoyable and memorable occasion.

Mildura offers a rich environment for hosting memorable events and conferences. Central to the city’s attractions, culture and its trendy urban food and wine experiences makes Quality Hotel Mildura Grand a great destination for your next business event. Regarded as the inland cross-roads linking Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, regular commercial airlines service all three capitals via Mildura Airport just ten minutes from Mildura Grand. In the heart of Mildura, where Langtree Avenue and Seventh Street meet, the hotel faces the Murray River and is close to walking trails, paddleboat cruises, shops and the popular ‘feast’ street.

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Grand Ballroom

357

400

250

-

-

400

-

250

Grand Ballroom One

224

250

140

-

100

260

-

150

Grand Ballroom Two

133

130

80

-

60

160

-

200

Chandelier Room

178

150

80

-

90

200

-

100

Don’s Room

77

60

30

40

30

70

-

50

Maria’s Room

55

30

20

25

35

40

-

35

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Don & Maria’s Room

132

90

50

60

50

110

-

90

Seventh St, Mildura VIC 3500

Donata’s Room

71

50

30

40

30

70

-

50

T: 03 5023 0511 F: 03 5022 1801 E: functions@milduragrand.com.au W: www.milduragrand.com.au

Anna’s Room

41

20

15

30

15

30

-

25

Boardroom

33

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

Club Lounge

120

-

-

-

-

80

-

-

Rose Garden

-

-

-

-

-

150

-

60

An extensive menu selection can be tailored to suit your conference budget, cultural preferences and dietary requirements.

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Our conference planners will assist with special arrangements for audio visual requirements and technical support.

THE MURRAY

With its lavish art deco architecture, Mildura Grand offers a memorable and rewarding location for any function with warm country hospitality.

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Visit the King Valley, one of six wine regions and a little slice of Italy where rustic cellar doors swing wide in welcome. Expect a game of bocce after a tasting, before taking your seats for an incredible traditional pasta feast you’ll long remember.

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Maybe it’s the combo of distinctive venues and staggering views. Perhaps it’s the pioneer spirit or thriving food, wine and craft beer scene seasoned with hatted restaurants, food artisans, vignerons and barista cafés. Whatever it is, your delegates will rave about the rooftop of Victoria.

Anytime of year is full-on for team adventure – hang gliding, paragliding, ballooning, horse riding, cycling, trail running and more. Dive in for kayaking or river rafting lessons, abseil the Mount Buffalo Gorge or delight in a gourmet picnic hamper while suspended 300 metres above the valley fl oor.

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BAIRNSDALE

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TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

1

Lindenwarrah at Milawa

76

03 5720 5777

40

80

3

100

100

2

Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway

77

03 5721 8399

77

114

6

300

40

3

Holmesglen at Eildon

78

03 5774 2631

50

150

5

200

140

4

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

78

03 5722 8105

-

-

4

520

250

5

Mt Buller Alpine Resort

78

03 5777 6077

-

-

-

-

-

DINING

OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

-

-

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LINDENWARR AH AT MIL AWA VENUE DESCRIPTION Lindenwarrah at Milawa is a unique conference venue located in country Victoria and highly sought after by discerning meeting or event planners. It is a tranquil retreat ideally suited to smaller groups seeking an escape from offi ce distractions and inspiration for new ideas. Lindenwarrah lies at the heart of the Milawa and King Valley gourmet regions in the shadow of Victoria’s spectacular High Country - just a few hours’ drive from Melbourne CBD - and features 40 elegantly appointed guest rooms together with three adaptable meeting and event spaces.

Whether it is toasting a blazing sunset over the neighbouring Brown Brothers vineyards or curling up in front of a crackling fi re with a platter from the nearby Milawa Cheese Factory, Lindenwarrah will capture your imagination and indulge your senses. Our celebrated service and bespoke character will delight while you’re here and linger long after your stay.

CONTACT US 223 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC 3678 T: 03 5720 5777 E: sales@lancemore.com.au W: www.lancemore.com.au/lindenwarrah 76

VICTORIA'S HIGH COUNTRY

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Merlot

155

100

Classroom Boardroom 80

40

65

200

90

100

Buffalo View

106

90

50

30

30

100

50

70

Fountain Room

57

40

25

18

15

50

24

30


QUALIT Y HOTEL WANGARATTA GATEWAY VENUE DESCRIPTION Winner Choice Hotels - 2016/2017 Quality Franchisee of the Year - Asia Pacific. The Star Ratings Australia 4.5 star Gateway offers 77 suites and apartments, the highly regarded regional restaurant Atrium and a distinctive location renown for world class wineries, fine food, historic legends and heritage towns. We are proud of our reputation as the venue of choice for event organisers for whom nothing but the best will do. Whether it is a major sales presentation, a seminar, new product launch or comfortable business lunch for four, Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway offers the ultimate venue. Everything is considered; from state-of-the-art conference rooms seating 300 to break-out spaces for small groups of eight; from simple morning teas to a sit down degustation dinner for 200; from a luxury three bedroom townhouse to a newly renovated corporate suite. Our flexible meeting spaces can be customised to meet your individual needs and circumstances.

We offer competitive rates, exceptional standards and support the most sophisticated event programs with an in-house technical team on call 24 hours. Located 21/2 hours from Melbourne and 45 minutes from Albury, Wangaratta’s road, rail and air links make it the ideal location from which to explore the region. Wangaratta is the natural base for visitors wanting accommodation whilst they visit Victoria’s High Country – we regularly partner with regional providers to organise pre, during or post event tours – from pedal to produce cycle journeys to hauntingly memorable ghost tours! We are located in the heart of Wangaratta and at our hotel doorstep you will discover a provincial regional city with specialty stores, cafés, restaurants, gardens, cycle tracks, galleries and theatre spaces. A committed, experienced team of professionals is on hand to make your function a total success from the moment your guests walk through the door.

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Bogong

153

150

55

40

40

170

-

110

Stay, dine, meet, celebrate and explore.

Ovens

134

70

30

28

26

100

-

60

Bogong Executive

287

230

70

50

45

300

-

150 20

Classroom Boardroom

Warby

24

25

15

20

16

30

-

CONTACT US

Sterling

47.5

36

14

22

18

50

-

30

29-37 Ryley St, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Ryley

32

20

12

16

12

30

-

20

T: 03 5721 8399 F: 03 5721 3879 E: info@wangarattagateway.com.au W: www.wangarattagateway.com.au

Sterling Executive

79.5

65

24

34

28

80

-

50

Atrium

199

-

-

-

-

200

-

120

Hovell

39.5

35

-

24

16

40

-

30

-

-

-

-

-

500

-

300

Complete Venue

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WANGARATTA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 33-37 Ford St, Wangaratta VIC 3677 T: 03 5722 8105 E: wpacfunctions@wangaratta.vic.gov.au W: www.wangarattapac.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION The Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre is a new and fresh venue which offers an alternative to regional conferencing and events. Providing contemporary architecture and facilities including a dedicated, fully-equipped 520 seat theatre, and various smaller meeting rooms. The venue is located in the CBD of Wangaratta within walking distance from many accommodation venues. The memorial hall is fl exible in size with an operable wall creating two versatile spaces. Catering is provided by in-house caterers utilising regional and seasonal produce creating something perfect for your meeting, conference or dinner.

HOLMESGLEN AT EILDON VENUE DESCRIPTION Located just 2 hours north east of Melbourne our purpose built, award winning business event venue is situated on 660 acres and offers delegates a modern spacious facility that complements its stunning surrounds. Our 3 fl exible function rooms enable us to cater for up to 200 guests. All conference spaces come complete with a full range of audio visual equipment, wireless internet and fl oor to ceiling windows. For those wanting a more intimate space our homestead or boardroom facilities are an ideal alternative for groups up to 12. Our lounges, deck and gardens provide a unique blend of breakout spaces and alternate dining options to suit any event. With a range of beautifully appointed 4 star corporate rooms, 3.5 star standard rooms and a 4 star fully renovated 8 bedroom homestead, we have accommodation for up to 150 guests in total. Our recreation precinct includes a 20m swimming pool, fl oodlit tennis/basketball court, recreation room with table tennis and billiards. There are numerous hosted activities available including archery, segways, team challenges, low ropes, bike riding and more. CONTACT US 92 Moore Rd, Eildon VIC 3713

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Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Red Gum Room

112

100

45

44

28

112

-

80

Ironbark Room

54

65

22

22

18

54

-

40

Combined Red Gum & Ironbark

178

200

70

70

45

200

-

140

Eucalypt Room

112

99

32

32

32

100

-

70

Boardrooms x 2

18.5

12

10

8

6

-

-

-

Homestead

62

12

12

12

12

24

-

24

Lounge Bar

62

-

-

-

-

60

-

24

Main Deck

180

-

-

-

-

150

-

100

VICTORIA'S HIGH COUNTRY

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Alpine MDF Theatre

280

520

-

-

-

-

-

60

Memorial Hall

352

400

250

-

-

500

-

250

81

70

42

36

30

70

-

50

Conference Room

Classroom Boardroom

MT BULLER ALPINE RESORT REGIONAL OVERVIEW Mt Buller is a unique all season event, conference and function destination that provides visitors with a distinct alpine experience. In summer the mountain offers stunning scenery, alpine adventure and a genuine High Country experience, while in winter the snowy landscape opens up a range of magical mountain possibilities. In winter why not consider an incentive package designed to reward your team, and in summer a Mt Buller conference could take your business to new heights.

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With a variety of accommodation styles, conference venues, indoor and outdoor adventure, and a range of food and beverage options, there is something to suit everyone on top of the world at Mt Buller.

MT BULLER ALPINE RESORT 1 Summit Rd, Mt Buller VIC 3723 T: 03 5777 6077 E: events@mtbuller.com.au W: www.mtbuller.com.au/conferences-functions

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Get adventurous with archery, high ropes courses, rainforest rambling and cycling on dozens of bike trails. Try the 38km Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail under your own steam or cruise on an e-bike. At Ferntree Gully, dare to climb the 1,000 step Kokoda Memorial Walk and consider the challenges faced by Aussie WW2 soldiers on the Kokoda Trail. Head to Healesville Sanctuary, a bushland haven for Australian wildlife, for wicked wildlife encounters with the famous fi ve: platypus, dingo, wombat , Koala’s and the dramatic Birds of Prey presentation. For a collective culture fi x, head to the sleek Tarrawarra Museum of Art or the thought-provoking quietude of William Ricketts Sanctuary tucked away in the Dandenong Ranges. What ever your conferencing needs breathe easy, be inspired and fi nd your creative side discovering Victoria’s most spectacular conference destination.

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Just an hour east of Melbourne, this region is a versatile stunner. This is wine country. More than 80 wineries dot the rolling countryside, among them some of Australia’s most infl uential winemakers. You have a choice of hatted restaurants, premium bakeries, cafés and artisan produce. Stylish cellar doors, craft breweries and internationally recognised Gin distillers are at your service. Amidst the picture-perfect landscape, fi nd a collection of world-class conference facilities spanning 100 room convention centres to luxury boutique hotels and intimate retreats. Let experienced local operators help you tailor an incentives or partner program that’s as interactive or hands-off as you like. For foodies, consider orchard tours, grape-stomping, wine and cheese matching, fruit preserving or an Italian cooking class. Dial up the pace with a Segway tour through the vines, winery breakfast, fl oaty sunrise balloon fl ight, lunch or dinner abroad the iconic Puffi ng Billy.

YARRA GLEN 1

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TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

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BANQUET STYLE MAX

DINING

OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

1

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

83

03 9730 0700

70

142

4

160

130

-

2

Rochford Yarra Valley

84

03 5957 3333

-

-

2

240

300

-

3

Holmesglen at Eildon

85

03 5774 2631

50

150

5

200

140

4

RACV Healesville Country Club

85

03 5962 4899

80

160

14

312

280

-

5

Vibe Hotel Marysville

86

03 5957 7700

101

202

5

300

240

-

6

Marybrooke Manor

86

03 9755 2755

20

31

4

120

110

-

7

Oakridge Wines

87

03 9738 9900

-

-

5

180

130

8

Oscar’s on the Yarra

87

03 5966 9166

22

44

3

130

130

9

The Eastern Golf Club and Yering Gorge Cottages

87

03 9739 0110

13

68

4

150

150

87

03 5965 2397

48

87

5

150

150

10 Yarra Valley Estate

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BALGOWNIE ES TATE VINE YARD RESORT & SPA VENUE DESCRIPTION Venture just beyond Melbourne into the lovely vineyards of the Yarra Valley – a region well known for its gourmet produce and fi ne wines to fi nd a conference venue and facilities beyond compare at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa. Just under one hour’s drive from Melbourne Airport and the CBD, you’ll be inspired by the idyllic location with panoramic views of the undulating landscape accented by corridors of vineyards Balgownie Estate is a perfect venue for meetings and special events. The variety of purpose designed fl exible meeting facilities can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. Offering a fully furnished boardroom, break-out spaces and conference centre including all the latest in technological and presentation equipment is available. The Melba room is renowned for its bi-folding fl oor to ceiling windows that open up on to a wrap-around deck with views of the Yarra Valley – the area can cater for up

to 300 cocktail party guests, 130 banquet guests and transform to any number of room layouts to offer maximum fl exibility. The Anderson Room is located in the main Conference Centre offering natural light, its own bar and absolute privacy – more suitable for a small number of delegates but can be joined with the Melba to cater to up to 320 guests. Both the Melba and Anderson rooms offer a private balcony for interactive tea and coffee breaks and pre- and post-lunch and dinner drinks. The private dining rooms can cater for 30 and 22 guests respectively for a sit down affair – or 50 and 35 for a cocktail style event. Balgownie Estate offers a wide variety of activities and team building including wine tasting at the Cellar Door, Natskin Spa Retreat, heated indoor swimming pool and gym, local golf, on-site tennis, and winery tours. Team-building options run from Segway tours and archery to hot air ballooning and human foosball in an infl atable arena.

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Melba & Anderson

202

160

Classroom Boardroom 90

-

60

320

96

150

Melba

119

100

50

26

30

180

36

70

Anderson

83

60

30

30

25

100

30

50 50

CONTACT US

Marquee

81

100

80

30

30

70

40

1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775

Executive Boardroom

28

30

21

18

20

30

-

-

Private Dining Room 1

-

40

20

-

-

40

-

-

T: 03 9730 0780 E: conferences@balgownieestate.com.au W: www.balgownieestate.com.au

Balgownie Estate vineyard, resort & spa

PR

part of prestige retreats group

-

25

12

-

-

25

-

-

Rae’s Restaurant

Private Dining Room 2

230

-

-

-

-

350

-

180

Cellar Door

60

-

-

-

-

60

-

20

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ROCHFORD YARRA VALLEY VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

Rochford Winery is the ultimate event destination in the heart of the Yarra Valley – offering world-class facilities, great food and wine and a team of experts waiting to make your next event a showstopper!

For incentive and team building activities:

Function in Rochford’s restaurant, the large, light filled space is perfect for either a stand up or sit down affair, product launches, corporate presentations and team building activities with spectacular views over the surrounding Yarra Ranges. Rochford’s covered outdoor exhibition space is perfect for a large event, product launch or festivals, located on the famous Rochford Green – or for a smaller guest list choose from one of Rochford’s private indoor rooms. Our new space “The Deck” accommodates up to 300 delegates with its own facilities, bar and kitchen, this is a great space for meetings, dining or activities.

• wine blending • wine games • grape stomping • wine tastings • barrel rolling • home of Segway Victoria • scavenger hunts • secret dining locations • Rochford on the Road • archery

CONTACT US

84

878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

T: 03 5957 3333 E: faye@rochfordwines.com.au W: www.rochfordwines.com.au

Restaurant

225

240

100

-

-

300

-

300

Barrel Room

37

24

30

20

20

40

-

40

Pinot Gallery

61

60

40

30

40

80

-

75

400

-

-

-

-

350

200

300

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The Deck

Classroom Boardroom


HOLMESGLEN AT EILDON

RACV HEALESVILLE COUNTRY CLUB

VENUE DESCRIPTION Located just 2 hours north east of Melbourne our purpose built, award-winning business event venue is situated on 660 acres and offers delegates a modern spacious facility that complements its stunning surrounds. Our 3 fl exible function rooms enable us to cater for up to 200 guests. All conference spaces come complete with a full range of audio visual equipment, wireless internet and fl oor to ceiling windows. For those wanting a more intimate space our homestead or boardroom facilities are an ideal alternative for groups up to 12. Our lounges, deck and gardens provide a unique blend of breakout spaces and alternate dining options to suit any event. With a range of beautifully appointed 4 star corporate rooms, 3.5 star standard rooms and a 4 star fully renovated 8 bedroom homestead, we have accommodation for up to 150 guests in total. Our recreation precinct includes a 20m swimming pool, fl oodlit tennis/basketball court, recreation room with table tennis and billiards. There are numerous hosted activities available including archery, segways, team challenges, low ropes, bike riding and more.

VENUE DESCRIPTION RACV Healesville Country Club offers a selection of breathtaking conference and event choices with extensive facilities to create the ultimate venue. Located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, it’s just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD. On-site activities and facilities include: three restaurants, two bars, day spa, an 18-hole golf course/4-hole short course, gymnasium, sauna, 25 metre pool and spa, recreation room, library, work stations, bowling green, croquet lawn, bocce court and a fl oodlit tennis court.

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

92 Moore Rd, Eildon VIC 3713

122 Healesville-Kinglake Rd, Healesville VIC 3777

T: 03 5774 2631 E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au W: www.holmesglenateildon.com

T: 03 5962 4899 E: healesvilleevents@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Red Gum Room

112

100

Classroom Boardroom 45

44

28

112

-

80

Room name Ballroom - James/Day/Coleman

400

312

Classroom Boardroom 156

70

60

300

-

280

Ironbark Room

54

65

22

22

18

54

-

40

James

204

168

78

42

32

160

-

140

Combined Red Gum & Ironbark

178

200

70

70

45

200

-

140

Day or Coleman

98

72

30

28

23

70

-

60

Eucalypt Room

112

99

32

32

32

100

-

70

Watts

73

60

30

28

20

60

-

60

Boardrooms x 2

18.5

12

10

8

6

-

-

-

Barak

95

84

30

28

23

80

-

60

Homestead

62

12

12

12

12

24

-

24

Theatrette

124

54

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lounge Bar

62

-

-

-

-

60

-

24

Syndicate 1-6

22-34

12-18

12

8-11

11

-

-

10

Main Deck

180

-

-

-

-

150

-

100

Gazebo

64

-

-

-

-

-

-

20

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VIBE HOTEL MARYSVILLE

MARYBROOKE MANOR

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Vibe Hotel Marysville is uniquely positioned to host an array of breathtaking and versatile conferences, events and incentives with sweeping views of the Yarra Ranges National Park and Cathedral Ranges.

Nestled on the edge of the majestic Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges, Marybrooke Manor is the perfect one-stop destination for your next meeting, conference, training session, workshop or corporate retreat. With 20 ensuite four-star accommodation rooms plus a nearby cottage, several function spaces of varying sizes able to cater for small board meetings to large presentations, a wine garden and an on-site restaurant and bar, the boutique guesthouse is ideal for smaller meetings and retreats. Exclusive use is also guaranteed, giving each corporate group ‘run of the house’.

Only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne’s CBD with 101 superbly appointed guest rooms including six suites surrounded by stunning scenery and offering an impeccable standard of guest service and attention to detail.

Marybrooke Manor is located less than one hour from the Melbourne CBD near various other tourist attractions including Puffi ng Billy and a ropes course, and is owned by a former corporate facilitator with an intimate knowledge of what you need to ensure your event is a success.

A state-of-the-art, purpose-built Conference and Events Centre featuring fl oor to ceiling glass windows offers light fi lled spaces, catering for up to 300 delegates theatre style. Whether it’s a brainstorming afternoon getaway or a multi-day corporate conference, Vibe Hotel Marysville has packages to suit every need.

FUNCTION FACILITIES • Four meeting rooms catering for up to 120 delegates in a variety of layouts – all with plenty of natural light, beautiful garden outlooks and block-out blinds • All in-house audio visual equipment and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the venue.

CONTACT US 32-42 Murchison St, Marysville VIC 3779 T: 03 5957 7700 F: 03 5957 7799 E: meet@tfehotels.com W: www.vibemarysville.com Room name

86

Sq(m)

Theatre

CONTACT US 10 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke VIC 3789 Classroom Boardroom

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet 240

T: 03 9755 2755 E: enq@marybrooke.com.au W: www.marybrooke.com.au

Steavenson Ballroom

360

300

150

125

-

350

-

Cuzens Pre-Function

151

-

-

-

-

100

-

-

Keppel

70

60

30

25

25

80

-

40

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Marylands

72

60

30

25

25

80

-

40

Grendon Room

135

120

100

-

40

150

60

110

Cumberland

72

60

30

25

25

80

-

40

Conference Room

135

120

100

-

30

150

60

100

Kooringa

72

60

30

25

25

80

-

40

Sherbrooke Room

72

50

30

20

18

50

30

50

Kitchener

72

60

30

25

25

80

-

40

The Lounge

31

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

YARRA VALLEY & DANDENONG RANGES

Classroom Boardroom

Banquet


OAKRIDGE WINES

OSCAR’S ON THE YARRA

864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770

3185 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC 3799

T: 03 9738 9900 F: 03 9739 1923 E: functions@oakridgewines.com.au W: www.oakridgewines.com.au

T: 03 5966 9166 F: 03 5965 6600 E: info@oscarsontheyarra.com.au W: www.oscarsontheyarra.com.au

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, one hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD, 1.5 hours from Melbourne Airport.

You’ll be welcomed by a chorus of laughing kookaburras at Oscar’s on the Yarra. The Yarra River and surrounding mountains provide the perfect backdrop for a productive planning workshop, strategic session, product launch or team building exercise.

Oakridge winery is set on 18 hectares of undulating vineyard overlooking the Yarra Valley. Oakridge’s state-of-the-art cellar door and 130 seat restaurant embodies all that this exceptional region has to offer: award winning wines, exceptional food experiences and stunning views.

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne and you’ll breathe fresh mountain air and feel rejuvenated and ready for action. You’ll have the choice of numerous light filled meeting rooms and cozy lounge spaces with the convenience of lavish on site accommodation and an outstanding restaurant. We look forward to helping arrange a rewarding retreat for your group.

A versatile facility offering a range of meeting, dining and interactive activity spaces. Oakridge provides a superb winery setting that is bound to make every occasion memorable. Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Maggies Tasting Room

-

-

Classroom Boardroom -

14

-

-

-

Banquet -

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Room 1: Cabernet Room

-

80

40

-

60

100

-

60

Yarra Room

94

80

30

40

38

90

-

50

Room 2: 864 Room

-

50

40

-

40

70

-

40

Dining Room

83

70

30

30

38

80

-

50

Room 3: Syrah Room

-

50

60

-

40

70

-

40

Garden Room

83

70

40

40

38

80

-

50

Room 1, 2 and 3

-

180

120

-

140

250

-

150

Boardroom

43

40

20

20

20

30

-

20

THE EASTERN GOLF CLUB AND YERING GORGE COTTAGES

Classroom Boardroom

YARRA VALLEY ESTATE 2164 Melba Hwy, Dixons Creek VIC 3775

215 Victoria Rd, Yering VIC 3770

T: 03 5965 2397 E: enquiries@yarravalleyestate.com.au W: www.yarravalleyestate.com.au

T: 03 9739 0110 F: 03 9739 0255 E: events@easterngolfclub.com.au W: www.easterngolfclub.com.au

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION An exciting destination within 45 minutes of the city for events, executive retreats and corporate golf days. The Eastern Golf Club has six dedicated rooms with state-of the-art technology; the option of indoor and outdoor break out spaces; and magnificent vistas of the Yarra Valley. For residential conferences and executive retreats, guests can stay in Yering Gorge Cottages – self-contained, luxuriously appointed, 1, 2 and 4 bedroom cottages. Room name

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Function Room (S1, 2 & 3)

252

150

80

40

40

250

90

150

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Function Room (S1 & 2 or S2 & 3)

168

100

40

40

40

200

72

120

Wedgetail

196

150

75

-

45

250

120

150

Function Room (S1, 2 or 3)

84

40

20

16

-

60

18

30

Falcon

90

45

27

30

26

-

32

40

Yering Room

176

80

40

24

32

150

48

80

Harrier

90

45

27

30

26

-

32

40

Boardroom

35

-

-

14

-

-

-

14

Private Function Room

54

35

18

18

15

-

24

30

290

-

-

-

-

-

-

60

Dining Room

292

-

-

-

-

150

80

100

The Dining Room

Classroom Boardroom

Banquet

Imagine your next conference in a purpose-built rural retreat, set within 120 acres of natural bushland at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range with the option of exclusive use of our facility. With five conference/meeting spaces, each area is filled with natural light and beautiful views, together with 48 accommodation rooms (allowing up to 87 delegates, twin share). Just an hour from Melbourne, Yarra Valley Estate is passionately committed to sustainability, with chef’s selected ‘seed to plate’ dining using hand-picked produce from our organic vegetable garden. Launching our Edible Forest in Spring - a unique opportunity to ‘tour and taste’ edible plants. Classroom Boardroom

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SERVICE PROVIDERS

WE WORK WITH YOU, PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE,

IDeaS,

OPTIONS AND SERVICES

PLANNING, TRAINING WORKSHOPS, TOURS, SPECIALIST PROVIDERS,

CHalLenGes AND MUCH MORE TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS EVENT SUCCESSFUL

Be drawn to people who share your passion for outstanding business events. Regional Victoria buzzes with reliable and professional support services to help you plan and execute a truly memorable conference, meeting or event. It’s the multi-talented people behind the scenes who make or break any gathering, whether it’s a national industry event or an intimate meeting. BEV’s members deliver services customised for your specifi c needs, from end-to-end event planning to bringing to life incredible incentives and team-building activities. We work with you, providing professional advice, ideas, options and services. Let us help you make the most of regional Victoria and bring all the fi ner details together to create a phenomenal event.

INSPIRING

tEam bUilDinG

ACTIVITIES AND INCENTIVES

COACH TOURS OF AUSTRALIA 9 McDougall Rd, Sunbury VIC 3429 T: 1800 221 788 F: 03 5422 1952 E: busquotes@ctoa.com.au W: www.ctoa.com.au One of Australia’s premium group charter operators supplying high quality vehicles to the tourism and passenger transport industry. We offer a wide variety of touring experiences from small city sights tours with commentary, full day tours through to the management and coordination of large-scale mass-transit conventions.

CORPORATE CHALLENGE EVENTS

SEGWAY VICTORIA

1/12 Macro Ct, Rowville VIC 3178 T: 03 9753 2562 F: 03 9763 6880 E: info@corporatechallenge.com.au W: www.corporatechallenge.com.au

T: 03 9485 5293 W: www.segwayvictoria.com.au

Corporate Challenge Events is a specialist provider in team building activities, corporate training workshops and conference planning services for regional Victoria. We work with organisations of all sizes as well as conference organisers.

Introduce your group to the magic of Segway! Looking for something different for your next corporate day or team-building exercise? Experience space-age technology combined with competitive team challenges. The most fun you can have standing up - a totally unique corporate event! Segway Victoria can come to you or suggest a range of locations - either indoors or out - at which our activities can be provided.

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ABOUT

BUSINESS E VENT S VIC TORIA When you get your venue and location right, everything else falls into place naturally, as if it was meant to be.

COORDINATE

fAmiLs SUPPORT

sErvIceS

Regional Victoria offers an amazing selection of venues, each with contemporary facilities, brilliant support personnel and a distinctive location. With one spectacular location after another and then another, regional Victoria is a natural choice for your next event.

WH O A R E WE? BEV is a membership-based organisation, operating since 1996. With a sole focus on regional Victoria, we are the only organisation of this type in Australia and unique to Victoria. BEV is a growing collective of conference venues, accommodation providers, tour operators, local councils, regional tourism organisations and service providers. We have identified the need for a coordinated and cooperative industry approach to the marketing and promotion of business events for regional Victoria. Together, we offer a remarkable depth of services, locations, potential and creative ideas for business event planners.

L E T O U R T E A M A S SI S T YO U With so many fantastic options on offer, it is difficult to know where to begin. The team at Business Events Victoria (BEV) are here to help.

HELPFUL

ADviCe

Our Sales Executive provides a FREE resource for all your business event needs. You are guaranteed specialised and independent advice to support you in finding the “natural choice” venue for your upcoming event. No matter what the size or budget for your event we are able to assist. We will present you with ideas, options and possibilities that you may have never thought possible.

CO N TAC T US GPO Box 4352, Melbourne Vic 3001 E: info@businesseventsvictoria.com /company/business-events-victoria

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T: 03 8662 5432 F: 03 8662 5449 W: businesseventsvictoria.com businesseventsvictoria

REGIONAL VICTORIA PLANNER’S GUIDE 2017 | 2018

WH AT EL SE C A N WE D O TO HEL P ? • • • • • • • •

Put you in contact with the right people Coordinate requests for proposals Coordinate a famil of the venue and/or destination Provide expertise on business event and conference suppliers Deliver venue and professional support service recommendations Provide support for incentive programs Develop tailor-made bid documents Coordinate destination proposals

We are ready to welcome you to regional Victoria. Come and find out why we love what we do!

T HE B OA R D The Business Events Victoria board is made up of industry representatives from across the state. This provides the organisation with a great network of contacts that the team can access to ensure your event is a success. The board look forward to welcoming your next event in regional Victoria.

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INDEX OF

ADVERTISERS REGION AND VENUE NAME

PAGE NO

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

REGION AND VENUE NAME

PAGE NO

Grampians

PAGE NO

REGION AND VENUE NAME

The Murray

Destination Daylesford & Macedon Ranges

8

Horsham City of the Grampians

38

Visit The Murray

Grange Bellinzona

9

Horsham Town Hall & Regional Art Gallery

38

Visit Greater Shepparton

66 67

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel

10

Greater Hamilton

39

Albury Wodonga

68

Grange Cleveland

10

Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre

39

Albury Entertainment Centre

69

Lancemore Hill at Macedon Ranges

11

Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap

39

The Cube Wodonga

70

Marnong Estate

12

Grampians - Ararat

40

Mildura Business Events

71

Aitken Hill Conference and Events Venue

12

Gum San Great Hall

40

Quality Hotel Mildura Grand

72

Holgate Brewhouse

12

Alexandra Oval Community Centre

40

Dromkeen

12

Pyrenees House Education and Conference Centre / Café Pyrenees

40

Victoria’s High Country 76

Lindenwarrah at Milawa Geelong and The Bellarine

Great Ocean Road

Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway

77

44

Holmesglen at Eildon

78

16

Great Ocean Road: Torquay, Anglesea & Lorne - Surf Coast Tourism

Geelong Conference Centre

17

Cumberland Lorne and Conference Centre

45

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

78

Novotel Geelong

18

Great Ocean Road Resort

46

Mt Buller Alpine Resort

78

Rydges Geelong

19

Peppers The Sands Torquay

47

Waurn Ponds Estate @ Deakin Geelong

19

RACV Torquay Resort

48

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

20

Surf Coast Conference Centre Torquay

48

Yarra Valley Business Events

Geelong & The Bellarine

Gippsland

Mornington Peninsula

82

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

83

Rochford Yarra Valley

84 85

Business Events Gippsland

24

Business Events Mornington Peninsula

52

Holmesglen at Eildon

Latrobe Valley

25

Lindenderry at Red Hill

53

RACV Healesville Country Club

85

Lardner Park

26

Peppers Moonah Links Resort

54

Vibe Hotel Marysville

86

RACV Inverloch Resort

26

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

55

Marybrooke Manor

86

Portsea Golf Club and Mercure Portsea

55

Oakridge Wines

87

Flinders Hotel

56

Oscar’s on the Yarra

87

Portsea Village Resort

56

The Eastern Golf Club and Yering Gorge Cottages

87

Yarra Valley Estate

87

Goldfields - Ballarat and Bendigo City of Greater Bendigo

30

Ballarat & Surrounds

31

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

32

Phillip Island

Sovereign Hill

33

Business Events Phillip Island

60

Service Providers

Craig's Royal Hotel

34

Silverwater Resort

61

Melbourne Convention Bureau

88

RACV Goldfields Resort

34

Ramada Resort Phillip Island

62

Corporate Challenge Events

89

Coach Tours of Australia

89

Segway Victoria

89

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