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B E D R AW N T O

Regional Victoria

BUSINESS EVENTS PLANNER’S GUIDE 2018 | 2019


Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo


FROM THE

MINISTER The Victorian Government invites event organisers to discover the best of Regional Victoria’s business venues and tourism operators in the 12th edition of the Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide. Regional Victoria’s world-class facilities, spectacular scenery, arts and cultural offerings and renowned food and wine experiences make it a destination of choice for businesses looking to host conferences, meetings and events.

Hon. John Eren MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Now is the perfect time to find something new in Regional Victoria and rediscover some old favourites with the newly revamped RACV Cape Schanck, Marnong Estate, Novotel Geelong and Lindenderry Red Hill waiting to be explored. This Government is proud to continue its support of regional events and has committed an additional $2 million in the Victorian Budget 2018-19 towards the Regional Events and Innovation Fund. The Fund has already helped to deliver over 160 regional events across the state and will ensure Regional Victoria attracts the events that makes Victoria the event capital of Australia. I encourage you to make the most of the 2018-19 Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide and discover the best of everything our state has to offer.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

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E A S I LY

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

TIME

Melbourne

to

Adelaide SA

1hr 15mins

to

Alice Springs NT

to

Brisbane QLD

to

Cairns QLD

to

Canberra ACT

to

Darwin NT

to

Gold Coast QLD

to

Hobart TAS

to

Perth WA

to

Sydney NSW

FROM

TIME

Avalon Airport

to

Adelaide SA

1hr 20mins

2hrs 50mins

to

Gold Coast QLD

2hrs 5mins

1hr 55mins

to

Sydney NSW

1hr 25mins

Albury Airport

to

Brisbane QLD

2hrs

1hr 5mins

to

Melbourne VIC

4hrs 10mins

to

Sydney NSW

1hr 15mins

1hr 55mins

Mildura Airport

to

Adelaide SA

1hr 5mins

1hr 10mins

to

Broken Hill NSW

4hrs

to

Melbourne VIC

1hr 10mins

1hr 20mins

to

Sydney NSW

1hr 55mins

3hrs 10mins

1hr

55mins

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

Brisbane

Cairns

Gold Coast NORTHERN TERRITORY

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

QUEENSLAND Brisbane

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Gold Coast

Mildura Airport

Adelaide

Canberra

VICTORIA

Sydney

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Sydney

Adelaide

NEW SOUTH WALES

Perth

Avalon Airport

Albury Airport Melbourne

Melbourne TASMANIA

Hobart

Photography: Business Events Victoria, Visit Victoria, Visions of Victoria, Local Regional Tourism Associations, CIM, Members and Frank Lane. Produced for Business Events Victoria by franklane.com.au T: 03 5222 5685 Frank Lane_13171 FRONT COVER: Driveway to Buckland Retreat, Bright

Broken Hill

Alice Springs

Business Events Victoria including its officers, 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 fitness for purpose of that accommodation, venue or service.

Hobart

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


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? Be drawn. Be intrigued. Be thrilled. Regional Victoria beckons with brilliant possibilities for your next business event.

Mildura

Getting here and getting around is a breeze. Fast, reliable transport options have you covered, whether you fly between regional cities, road-trip on first-class highways or mix it up with a train ride or ferry cruise.

Swan Hill

Be drawn – from glorious southern coastline to the northern river border, from towering mountain ranges to winery-filled valleys, from rolling countryside to rugged outback, from city to village to town … and back again. It’s all here, waiting for you to make your move.

Barooga Moama

Cobram

Yarrawonga

Albury Wodonga

Echuca

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

Wangaratta

Shepparton Elmore

INTRASTATE

Bendigo

Bright

TIME

KM

3hrs 30mins

325

Melbourne to

Albury Wodonga

to

Ballarat

1hr 30mins

115

to

Bendigo

2hrs

155

to

Bairnsdale

3hrs 30mins

280

to

Daylesford

1hr 30mins

113

to

Echuca Moama

3hrs

220

to

Geelong

to Hamilton

to

Healesville

to

Horsham

to

Mildura

to Mornington

1hr

70

to Phillip Island

1hr 40mins

125

Road

to Shepparton

Rail

to Swan Hill

to

Traralgon

to

to

to

Yarrawonga

Horsham Stawell

Castlemaine

Halls Gap

Alexandra Eildon

Hepburn Springs Ararat

Daylesford

Creswick

Ballarat

Dunkeld

Mansfield Mt Buller

Mt Macedon

Yarra Glen

Melton

Hamilton

Healesville

Bairnsdale

Olinda

Melbourne Werribee

Colac Portland

Warrnambool

Geelong

Lakes Entrance Warragul

Queenscliff

Torquay Sorrento Lorne

Mornington Red Hill

Cowes

Sale

Traralgon

San Remo Inverloch

Apollo Bay Wilsons Promontory

Town Ferry Airport

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

Grampians

Phillip Island

Geelong and The Bellarine

Great Ocean Road

The Murray

Gippsland

Melbourne

Victoria’s High Country

Goldfields

Mornington Peninsula

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

1hr

75

3hrs 30mins

280

1hr

65

3hrs 45mins

300

6hrs

530

2hrs

180

4hrs 20mins

340

2hrs

165

Wangaratta

2hrs 40mins

250

Warrnambool

3hrs 30mins

265

3hrs

280

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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. 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.

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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.

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.

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.

WHER E PEO PL E A ND ID E A S M EE T...

Naturally

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

HELPFUL

ADviCe

• 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!

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

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

Marnong Estate


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

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DAYLESFORD MACEDON RANGES CASE STUDY

HOSPITALITY SECTOR SALES CONFERENCE WHY DAYLESFORD MACEDON RANGES? 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. EVENT OVERVIEW The annual sales conference was held at Lancemore Hill in the stunning Macedon Ranges.

20 DELEGATES

ATTENDED THE SALES CONFERENCE WHICH WAS HELD OVER

2 DAYS

DAYLESFORD & MACEDON RANGES

The twenty participants from the hospitality sector were provided exclusive access to the Dairy Complex for the two day event. The Dairy Complex was the perfect environment to achieve group goals of reviewing performance over the previous year, re-evaluating sales techniques and imparting new skills.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Energising morning yoga on the deck beside the infinity pool with breathtaking views of the rolling hills, dam and vineyard followed by organic smoothies. Delegates were also wowed by a progressive dinner which started under the stars atop the hill known as the Lookout.

Delegates remained inspired throughout the duration of the day with a specially requested healthy morning and afternoon tea and a hearty yet elegant lunch in between. VENUES UTILISED Exclusive use of the Dairy complex, newly refurbished accommodation wings, lounges and dining room at Lancemore Hill.

The progressive dinner was a truly memorable experience – beginning with drinks under the stars atop the hill known as ‘The Lookout’, canapés on the deck beside the pool, and mains and desserts served in the new dining room complete with its panoramic views of the sunset.


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DAYLESFORD AND MACEDON RANGES

LANCEFIELD 2

DAYLESFORD

Lavender Garden, Hepburn Springs

1

Drink in the goodness. An extraordinary concentration of natural, bubbling mineral springs, centred around Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Kyneton, make this a go-to destination for indulgence, pampering and treating your guests to the finer things in life. Local growers, chefs and winemakers do nature’s gifts proud at a bevy of farmers markets, cellar doors and swish restaurants.

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MELBOURNE AIRPORT

MELTON

MELBOURNE

Meet-up in executive boardrooms, expansive function places or cosy conversation spaces. Settle in for the night (or the week) at a grand old hotel, forest-shrouded retreat or state-of-the-art resort catering for the biggest of groups. When leisure time looms, head to the hills to explore Mount Macedon’s stately gardens, the haunting beauty of Hanging Rock or the stillness of the Wombat State forest. For team adventure, beeline to Macedon Regional Park where wildlife, abseiling and rock climbing headline alongside bush trail walking, cycling and forest wandering. Tap into the curative ambience with an at-the-source mineral water tasting tour then indulge in a treatment-of-choice session at one of dozens of spas in the region. Take your pick from more than 200 different wellness treatments and therapies. With space to think, room to breathe and gastronomic goodies galore, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges is easy to reach, easy on the eye and easy to love.

MAP REF VENUE NAME

PAGE

TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

DINING

OFF-SITE DINING/ CATERING

1

Cleveland

10

03 5429 9000

52

102

6

180

130

2

Lancemore Hill at Macedon Ranges

11

03 5782 1844

71

100

5

110

160

3

Marnong Estate

11

1300 105 718

4

8

6

350

250

4

Bellinzona

12

03 5348 2271

43

110

5

180

160

5

Dromkeen

12

03 5428 6799

-

-

3

100

80

6

Holgate Brewhouse

12

03 5427 2510

10

28

3

25

40

-

7

Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa

12

03 5426 4044

36

70

2

200

160

-

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DESTINATION DAYLESFORD & MACEDON REGION

CLEVELAND

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

VENUE DESCRIPTION

The Daylesford and Macedon Region 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.

Cleveland, located just 60 minutes’ drive from Melbourne’s CBD and 30 minutes from the airport, is the most convenient conferencing, team building and events venue in Victoria. 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 fine international cuisine. 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.

Famous for the largest concentration of mineral springs in Australia, this region is simultaneously vibrant and tranquil. Here, you’ll discover unique and inspiring conference venues that range from luxurious retreats and hotels to intimate gallery spaces. You’ll also find the quirky, the interesting and the unique experiences only found 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.

DAYLESFORD MACEDON TOURISM PO Box 310, Daylesford VIC 3460 T: 03 5309 2770 E: info@dmrtourism.com.au W: www.dmrtourism.com.au DAYLESFORD & MACEDON RANGES

With a major team building activity hub located onsite, 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, Cleveland is the leading team building venue. CONTACT US 55 Shannons Rd, Lancefield VIC 3435 T: 03 5429 9000 E: info@grangecc.com.au W: www.grangecc.com.au Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Great Room

187

180

Classroom Boardroom 64

28

45

160

90

130

Harvest

136

110

70

-

40

-

80

-

Blythewood

90

70

40

20

30

70

40

-

Leckie

36

-

-

12

-

-

-

12

Lakeview

77

40

28

20

26

120

-

-

Carriage House

-

-

-

-

-

120

-

100

Cypress

30

20

-

16

-

-

-

-

Chardonnay Terrace

108

70

40

20

30

70

40

-


LANCEMORE HILL AT MACEDON RANGES

MARNONG ESTATE

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Abundant with rustic elegance, Lancemore Hill has captured the imagination of corporate clients ever since it opened its doors 30 years ago as the first purpose-built conference facility in regional Melbourne. Located an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD and only 55 minutes from Melbourne Airport, it remains a sought after venue for modular-style group training programmes and stand-alone conferences.

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.

Set on 274 acres of rustic pastures, Lancemore Hill is capable of accommodating 100 delegates and features 5 flexible events spaces, private dining and lounge facilities.

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.

Brimming with character and warm country hospitality, your delegates will feel a powerful sense of purpose and place.

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

CONTACT US 1030 Lancefield-Kilmore Rd, Lancefield VIC 3764

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

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

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

Atrium

144

155

65

-

-

155

90

100

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

Allenwood

108

110

Springfield

102

Hume

90

Dairy Goldie

Classroom Boardroom

Classroom Boardroom

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Executive Boardroom

22

-

-

8

6

-

-

-

36

160

70

100

Restaurant

242

260

-

-

-

260

152

215

40

34

150

60

90

Break out Area 1

55

65

25

15

17

65

49

58

30

25

-

30

-

Break out Area 2

55

65

25

15

17

65

49

58

20

18

17

-

25

-

Private Dining Room

33

36

15

9

10

36

30

30

20

20

15

-

20

-

Bar

58

25

-

-

-

25

-

-

48

44

110

44

50

30

54

30

54

30

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BELLINZONA

HOLGATE BREWHOUSE

77 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461

79 High St, Woodend VIC 3442

T: 03 5348 2271 E: info@grangecc.com.au W: www.grangecc.com.au

T: 03 5427 2510 E: hotel@holgatebrewhouse.com W: www.holgatebrewhouse.com

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Bellinzona features beautiful established gardens teaming with native wildlife and Wombat State Forest as its backdrop. It has five outstanding conference room options and can fit up to 180 conference delegates. Conference rooms boast natural daylight, ergonomic chairs and audio visual equipment. There is also ample break out areas both indoor and outdoor, to enhance your conference experience.

Since 1999 we have been producing craft beer from the village of Woodend. Our beers come straight to you from our family-owned brewery, installed in the historic 19th century red-brick Hotel.

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Panorama Room

200

180

Classroom Boardroom 90

-

50

250

100

160

Lavender

152

140

70

-

40

140

70

110

Rose

32

28

-

20

-

-

-

-

Eucalyptus

36

28

-

20

-

-

-

-

Oak

58

28

18

16

-

-

-

-

Heritage

-

-

-

-

-

160

-

110

Palm Lawn

-

-

-

-

-

110

-

-

Al Fresco

-

-

-

-

-

110

-

60

Convenience and comfort combine beautifully in Holgate’s private business facility – perfect for meetings and conferences of up to 25 people. What better way to complete a successful day than retiring to the bar to sample a few Holgate beers or local wines? Elegant accommodation sleeps 10 singles or 10 couples with a maximum of 28 people.

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Private Function Room

50

25

25

25

25

80

-

40

Meeting Room

35

15

15

15

15

40

-

20

DROMKEEN

MACEDON RANGES HOTEL & SPA

1012 Kilmore Rd, Riddells Creek VIC 3431

652 Blackforest Drv, Macedon VIC 3440

T: 03 5428 6799 E: enquiries@dromkeen.com.au W: www.dromkeen.com.au

T: 03 5426 4044 E: sales@macedonrangeshotelspa.com.au W: www.macedonrangeshotelspa.com.au

Classroom Boardroom

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Built in 1889, Dromkeen is located just 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport situated on Chomley’s Hill overlooking Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges District.

Conveniently located only one hour from Melbourne and half an hour from Melbourne Airport, we offer 36 spacious guest rooms, restaurant, day spa, flexible conference and function spaces, fresh air, beautiful views and a warm welcome.

This stately National Trust home, set on extensive gardens has been home to Australia’s children art and literature for the past 45 years, with an extensive art display. Dromkeen boasts three function rooms – the Gallery and Garden Rooms 1 & 2 – ideal for training seminars providing separate break out rooms. The Gazebo and Garden setting (25 acres) can also be used for larger outdoor events, hosting up to 300 guests.

The Macedon Valley Room is a versatile space with stunning mountain views, an abundance of natural light and a substantial private terrace, while the Farmhouse Cottage is ideal for smaller groups. Our menus utilise fresh local produce while our professional and attentive staff provide welcoming country hospitality.

In October 2018 Dromkeen will host the Sand Art Gallery, see website for details: www.sandartgallery.com.au Room name

Banquet

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Gallery

136

100

60

25

25

150

65

80

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Garden Room 1

96

64

40

25

25

120

65

65

Valley Room

255

160

100

60

60

30

128

160

Garden Room 2

88

50

-

-

-

-

-

-

Farmhouse Cottage

30

20

15

16

14

20

-

14

DAYLESFORD & MACEDON RANGES

Classroom Boardroom

Classroom Boardroom


B E D R AWN TO

GEELONG & THE BELL ARINE

HOST

1,500 DelEgaTes

THE BELLARINE IS HOME TO

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

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ACCOMMODATION ROOMS

WITH AVALON FLYING TO SYDNEY, ADELAIDE & GOLD COAST


GEELONG AND THE BELLARINE CASE STUDY

FINANCIAL SERVICES ANNUAL SALES CONFERENCE

The whole event was a success but our delegates were blown away by our Blues Train experience on the final night. We will be back.

WHY GEELONG AND THE BELLARINE?

DESTINATION SUPPORT

A glittering city waterfront and a backyard brimming with seaside ambience and gourmet thrills.

Business Events Geelong, the Convention Bureau to the region, assisted from start to finish, facilitating in region site visits, obtaining quotes and offering sound advice on how to leave a lasting impression on delegates. Business Events Geelong provided delegate welcome bags prior to the conference and local guest speaker gifts.

EVENT OVERVIEW The annual sales conference headed to Geelong in February being held at Novotel Geelong and accommodation being shared amongst a number of easily accessible venues. The conference program included offsite dinners at Terrindah Estate on the Bellarine Peninsula and at the magnificent Pier in Geelong. All capped off with a unique trip on the Blues Train. VENUES UTILISED Novotel Geelong, Terindah Estate, the Pier Geelong, Waterfront Apartments, Vue Apartments & the Blues Train.

GEELONG & THE BELLARINE

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Post conference we received overwhelming feedback from the event organiser on how incredible The Blues Train experience was, to journey down the tracks from the historical town of Queenscliff, shake rattling and rolling listening to blues music, it truly is one of the region’s most unique experiences. The conference group took exclusive use of the four carriages and danced the night away.

150

DELEGATES ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE WHICH WAS HELD OVER

3 DAYS


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GEELONG AND THE BELL ARINE Be drawn to a remarkable region where meeting is always in season.

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ilton

This year-round destination serves up something new every season, every time, every day. Merging cityscapes, landscapes and seascapes, the region boasts meeting and accommodation venues aplenty, from intimate gallery spaces to bring-the-whole-crowd function centres and resorts.

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GEELONG 1 4 3 2 5

Princes Hwy

Board a ferry for a spectacular day trip north or east across the bay. Or be seduced by the call of adventure with surfing lessons, scuba diving, swimming with the dolphins, stand up paddle boarding or a Segway tour. Connect, explore and chill out where the thinking’s as fresh as the air.

PORTARLINGTON Port Phillip Bay

Be

llar

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Half an hour further down the freeway, Geelong is the jewel in the regional crown – a newly designated UNESCO Creative City of Design where makers and dreamers, researchers, designers and innovators collaborate to create a sustainable future for all.

In Geelong’s backyard, the Bellarine bundles up a bucketload of seaside villages, rural charm, glam heritage hotels, unforgettable gourmet thrills plus a bluesy, dance-filled musical train ride and a railroad restaurant dining like no other. Save room for a seafood feast worth savouring. Wineries put out the welcome mat as do breweries, cideries and even a boutique whisky distillery.

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The opportunities unfold within 30 minutes’ drive of Melbourne, where Werribee beckons with a grand mansion, a world-class conference centre and must-do safari adventures at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

It’s a dynamic environment, from the glittering waterfront precinct to award-winning contemporary architecture and a collection of historic industrial buildings morphing into modern-day eateries, breweries, meeting points, learning spaces and business hubs. Cruise the night away on a party boat or gather for swanky restaurant or a winery grazing platter session.

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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

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

Geelong Cats - Cats Hospitality

19

03 5225 2367

-

-

32

580

1,000

-

4

The Pier Geelong

19

03 5222 6444

-

-

3

700

740

-

5

Waurn Ponds Estate @ Deakin Geelong

20

03 5227 3000

60

117

8

150

150

-

6

Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

20

03 9731 4000

91

130

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, fill-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 five 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.

• One hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD/Airport and 17 mins from Avalon Airport.

Music, views and all things water - Sail or cruise the sparkling waters of Corio Bay, let fly in a chopper, shake rattle and roll on the Blues Train or, taste the region on The Q Train, swim with the dolphins and experience an up close nature-based water adventure.

• An array of accommodation offering in excess of 1,500 rooms.

NEED ASSISTANCE?

TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES

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.

From Geelong From Queenscliff

• Grand venues catering for up to 1,500 to intimate spaces for smaller events. • Spaces with waterfront views, CBD options or those with tranquil surrounds. • Cruise into the region on the Searoad Car and Passenger Ferry or the Port Phillip Passenger Ferry, operating 7 days a week. • Home to Melbourne’s second international airport, with daily flights from Kuala Lumpur taking off from late 2018.

BY CAR

FOR MORE INFORMATION

GEELONG & THE BELLARINE

TIME

75 23 106 49

1hr 17mins 1hr 30mins 50mins

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

to

Melbourne

1hr 10mins

From Avalon

to

Sydney

1hr 25mins

to

Adelaide 

to

Gold Coast

2hrs 5mins

Sorrento Melbourne (Victoria Harbour Docklands)

40mins 1hr 30mins

BY TRAIN From Geelong

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

KM

to to to to

BY PLANE 1hr 15mins

BY BOAT From Queenscliff to From Portarlington to


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 fixed, 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.

• 7 conference rooms to suit your event requirements • 46 hotel rooms and suites • Free Wi-Fi • Free parking • Onsite 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

CONTACT US

Acacia Room

-

60

40

24

24

-

-

40

Adams Crt, East Geelong VIC 3219

Banksia Room

-

40

24

20

16

-

-

24

T: 03 5226 2121 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. The hotel features 109 newly refurbished accommodation rooms all with balconies and a dedicated function level. Whether it’s a meeting, conference, exhibition, dinner or accommodation stay, Novotel Geelong has everything you need – all in in the one venue. FACILITIES • • • •

109 newly refurbished guest rooms with balconies Five function rooms on a dedicated level Restaurant also available for private events F unction rooms with private terraces overlooking the waterfront • Meeting capacity for up to 230 delegates • Pre-function and exhibition space

• • • • • • • •

Novotel InBalance Meetings signature program 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 InBalance fitness centre, indoor heated pool and steam room open 24 hours • Be rewarded with Accor Hotel’s signature loyalty program Le Club Meeting Planner • 1 hour drive from Melbourne and 20 minute drive from Avalon Airport • Nearby attractions and team building activities such as yoga and segways on the waterfront, wineries, breweries, golf courses and beaches

Room name

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 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


GEELONG CATS

THE PIER GEELONG

VENUE DESCRIPTION To create a memorable event, you require a venue and team that offers uniqueness, versatility and seamless execution. Look no further than the Geelong Cats. Boasting the largest event space in the region, our Charles Brownlow Stand is the epitome of class. Neutral in design, our space offers external terraces and sweeping floor to ceiling windows, allowing natural light and stunning views over surrounding parklands, Geelong’s skyline and GMHBA Stadium. Our dedicated, client-focused team take pride in delivering premium, tailored events in each of our 32 spaces, ranging in size from business meetings and trade shows, to weddings, gala dinners and large conferences. No challenge is too great for our team. We look forward to an opportunity to work alongside you to create an experience your guests will never forget.

VENUE DESCRIPTION

CONTACT US GMHBA Stadium, Cnr Latrobe Tce & Kilgour St, Geelong VIC 3220 T: 03 5225 2367 E: catsfunctions@geelongcats.com.au W: geelongcats.com.au/functions Room name

Sq(m)

Level 2 Charles Brownlow Stand

1,450

-

President’s Room

806

580

President’s Room North

239

150

President’s Room South

236

240

President’s Room Central

241

190

60

Geelong Social Club

644

-

-

Captains’ Room

396

320

The Lounge

484

50

22.7-34.5

25

18

Premiership Suites

20-29

20

Charles & Co. Café

254

42

Brownlow Suites

Theatre

Boardroom

Spectacularly positioned 250 metres out over the water, The Pier Geelong is the closest thing to a cruise ship experience you can give your guests, without having to tackle the high seas. The Pier Geelong has multiple function spaces for corporate events, with each area featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a stunning water backdrop. The Pier Geelong is the largest custom-built events centre on the Geelong waterfront allowing flexibility for small intimate events to large events up to 1,000 people. The venue offers a flexible and centralised floor plan that allows your guests to be engaged and involved. With travel time only an hour from both Melbourne Airport and Melbourne’s CBD, and just 20 minutes from Avalon Airport, The Pier Geelong is very accessible to all guests. The Pier Geelong have the latest in audio-visual technology with their function centre fitted out with permanently installed high definition AV screens, ensuring that any presentation is of the highest resolution, clarity and picture quality. CONTACT US

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

-

-

192

165

1,500

-

1,000

900

368

500

54

45

300

96

120

78

69

300

160

200

51

150

112

140

-

600

-

300

95

86

400

250

300

20

40

250

64

80

9

30

8

12

-

20

34

26

50

Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Rd, Geelong VIC 3220 T: 03 5222 6444 E: enquiries@thepiergeelong.com.au W: www.thepiergeelong.com.au Sq(m)

Theatre

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet (with dance floor)

Banquet (without dance floor)

Events Centre

-

700

1,000

500

670

740

Lillias Room

-

250

500

150

160

180

10

Hopetoun Room

-

370

700

210

260

300

-

-

The Terrace

-

80

100

-

-

40

-

-

Private Dining Room

-

-

-

-

-

22

Room name

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WAURN PONDS ESTATE @ DEAKIN GEELONG

MANSION HOTEL & SPA AT WERRIBEE PARK

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Waurn Ponds Estate, established in 1993 and renovated in late 2016, is a contemporary 60 room conference and events venue in a rural setting. It provides eight light filled conference rooms, all with large windows, views and a balcony or terrace.

Only 30 minutes from Melbourne yet an entire world apart, Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park will captivate you with its rich history, grand architecture and unparalleled elegance. Our 9 flexible conference spaces are set amongst 10 acres of formal English gardens – complete with critically acclaimed food and wine, an award-winning day spa, 91 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and a team of dedicated, highly qualified and experienced professionals. As a premier and highly sought after event destination, everything we do has been designed with your corporate needs in mind.

Our unique setting allows our guests to escape from the distractions of the outside world and to immerse themselves in their conference. We cater for a wide range of business events from day and residential conferences, meetings and seminars. Multiple indoor and outdoor spaces are available for team building activities and exhibition, as well as an outdoor heated pool, spa and 5km walking track.

With this breathtaking backdrop, your delegates will be energised and inspired by the sheer beauty of their tranquil surrounds. CONTACT US

Eating at Waurn Ponds Estate is like eating at someone’s home, sometimes our food is individually plated, sometimes shared, sometimes feasting style. We want to promote interaction during break periods. Our food is all handmade and our kitchen garden is the gateway to the soul of our food.

Gate 2, K Rd, Werribee VIC 3030 T: 03 9731 4000 E: sales@lancemore.com.au W: www.lancemore.com.au/mansion-hotel-and-spa Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Marquee

300

322

242

-

-

530

-

250

CONTACT US

Theatre

180

140

96

48

56

220

112

140

Nicol Drive Sth, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Pavillion

167

40

45

30

30

190

40

110

T: 03 5227 3000 E: wpe-events@deakin.edu.au W: www.waurnpondsestate.com.au

Ballroom

146

100

80

44

45

130

80

100

Ballroom Split 1

86

60

54

26

30

90

40

60

Ballroom Split 2

60

40

27

20

20

50

24

30

Mannix

57

40

27

20

20

50

24

40

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

Torquay Room

198

150

96

50

Anglesea Room

90

70

40

Paraparap Room

62

48

32

GEELONG & THE BELLARINE

Classroom Boardroom

Classroom Boardroom

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Brennan

56

40

27

20

20

50

24

40

42

-

-

108

Carr

35

24

-

14

-

-

16

20

20

26

-

-

50

Simonds

35

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

18

20

-

-

32

Knox

20

-

-

8

-

-

-

10


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GIPPSLAND CASE STUDY

STATE YOUTH GAMES

3,500

DELEGATES

ATTENDED THE YOUTH GAMES WHICH WAS HELD OVER

4 DAYS

GIPPSLAND

WHY GIPPSLAND?

VENUES UTILISED

Almost anything is possible in Gippsland, where the fun starts an hour’s drive east of Melbourne on highway one. Leave the cares of the city behind and relax into a readyfor-anything state of mind.

The event utilises the extensive offering at Lardner Park including the Exhibition & Convention Centre, two large Pavilions, boardroom, expansive grounds for camping and other venues from around the region for activities and accommodation.

EVENT OVERVIEW State Youth Games is an annual event run by Youth Vision Vic/Tas for church groups and youth organisations all over the state. It combines a casual camping atmosphere with action packed sporting activities and includes dynamic evening programs and events.

DESTINATION SUPPORT

State Youth Games uses sport, social interaction, and evening events to provide many valuable opportunities for ministry with young people.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

NUMBER OF DELEGATES 3,500 with approximately 3,070 staying onsite in glamping and camping and the remainder staying at hotels and halls in the region.

Diversity of the destination which enables indoor and outdoor activation points. The property is also private and secure in being a fully fenced destination property.

The venue itself is the highlight, providing so much versatility all in one spot. Including glamping and outdoor evening movie screenings around a campfire.

We love coming to Lardner Park and consider it our Victorian home after 21 years. The destination property is diverse and the management team accommodating of all our needs, with the region delivering inclusiveness and huge range of facilities and activities for our several thousand attendees.


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Spark imaginations in the great outdoors – mountain biking, bush walking, caving, four-wheel driving, snowboarding, snow skiing, water skiing, surfing, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, fishing, boating and more. Team up to tackle a high ropes course or a challenging golf course. Dare your way across the lofty suspension bridge in the Tarra Bulga National Park or go glimpsing native critters at Wilsons Promontory. Take a never-forget eco-tour, experience wetlands and rainforests, wildlife and salty seaspray. Gaze out from mainland Australia’s southern-most point or wind your way upwards through alpine villages. Your group could be wriggling their toes in golden sand in the morning and crunching through fresh, powdery snow in the afternoon. Get down to business – choose from an incredible range of venues, from mountain retreats and intimate boutique hotels to an eco-friendly, award-winning coastal resort and a beautifully appointed conference and convention centre nestled in hundreds of acres of picture-perfect countryside. Expect extraordinary hospitality, break-out rooms with stunning views and more functionality than you can poke a laser pointer at.

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 farmgate produce, awe-inspiring natural scenery and outdoor adventures, plus a range of arts and cultural experiences.

There are endless side-trips and activities to make your business event a memorable one. Experience Wilsons Promontory National Park on an eco-boat cruise, or organise a bespoke private tour taking in a scenic flight, 4WD adventure, surfing, snow play, day spa or winery tour. Team building options include golf days, bike rides, or even cooking schools.

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.

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

Destination Gippsland, PO Box 203, Mirboo North VIC 3871 T: 03 5668 2141 E: admin@businesseventsgippsland.com.au W: www.businesseventsgippsland.com.au 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 BY CAR

KM

TIME

From Melbourne From Traralgon From Warragul From Inverloch

105 165 215 320 310 145 125 70 136 12 85

1hr 20mins 2hrs 2hrs 50mins 4hrs 3hrs 55mins 2hrs 1hr 40mins 1hr 15mins 1hr 50mins 15mins 1hr 15mins

to to to to to to to to to to to

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FAST FACTS

L ATROBE CIT 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 City also boasts an array of high quality retail and entertainment facilities including theatres, cinema, art galleries, museums and recreation facilities to complement every corporate and leisure program. Latrobe City 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 offer luxury, executive apartments, motels, serviced units and cabins 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. Latrobe City 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

KM

TIME

From region

136 850 120

1hr 45mins 9hrs 30mins 1hr 30mins

to to to

Melbourne Sydney Bairnsdale

BY RAIL

TIME

Hourly services to and from Melbourne From region

to

Melbourne

2hrs 15mins

BY PLANE Charter flights 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.visitlatrobecity.com businesseventsvictoria.com

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LARDNER PARK

RACV INVERLOCH RESORT

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Lardner Park is one of the largest conference and event centres in Gippsland, boasting 6,000 sqm of flexible undercover settings on 300 acres with world-class, stunning panoramic views. This unique destination caters for small gatherings through to large conferences, weddings, exhibitions, festivals, events and drone flying activities. The Exhibition and Convention Centre, capable of hosting up to 1,000 delegates, has a modern foyer area and balconies overlooking the lake, load-in facilities capable of taking vehicles and a commercial kitchen. An additional 6,000 sqm of undercover pavilion space exists with breakout boardroom facilities. Outside, Lardner Park features an historic rotunda with undercover seating, dedicated parking, powered and unpowered outdoor sectionalised areas, a 4WD area, and an adjoining equestrian centre. You may even be able to watch live cattle weigh-ins from livestock agistment occurring on the property! With 150 bookings and over 200,000 visitors a year, our events and property team can provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations, keeps your guests focused on the business at hand and provides a relaxing, casual environment.

Set in the heart of Victoria’s stunning South Gippsland coast, with sweeping views of Bass Strait and Anderson Inlet, 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 meeting and conferencing options for residential delegates. Host to a diverse range of accommodation offerings from resort rooms to villas and rooms with expansive ocean views, the extensive resort grounds provide the perfect setting for team building and wellbeing activities. Facilities include a 25 metre indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, gymnasium and two tennis courts, all of which are surrounded by an extensive network of walking tracks.

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch VIC 3996

155 Burnt Store Rd, Lardner VIC 3821

T: 03 5674 0000 E: inverlochevents@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues

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

Sq(m)

Theatre

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Events Centre*

1,000

1,000

870

-

-

1,000

870

870

The Inlet

120

120

60

40

35

150

-

80

106

100

50

30

25

100

50

50

Cape Liptrap

180

160

80

50

40

200

-

120

Baw Baw Pavilion

1,800

1,800

1,550

-

-

-

-

-

Cape Paterson

220

200

100

60

50

300

-

150

Central Pavilion

600

600

450

-

-

-

-

-

Panorama

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VENUES UTILISED

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Dazzle your delegates with hands on experiences, inspiring stories from yesteryear and feel good hospitality that characterises Victoria’s country heart.

Mercure Ballarat and Convention Centre. The venue was chosen to host the event due to ease of access, copious parking capacity (the majority of guests arrive by private vehicle) and the flexibility offered by the large open space of the Convention Centre.

Guests were delighted with the novelty of the setting of the room and quality of the food and service. The organisers are currently working with the property to stage an event in the gardens of the property in the not too distant future.

EVENT OVERVIEW The Association holds regular Round Table Dinners, which are a series of events held over the year featuring high calibre speakers and are open to members and guests. This dinner featured well known Australian Journalist and Presenter, Annabel Crabb and attended by members, local councillors and MPs.

Thanks for continuing to say ‘yes’ when we wanted to mix things up and keep our dinners fresh – it is so rare and special to work with someone who wants each dinner to be even more spectacular than the last. Love your work.

GOLDFIELDS – BALLARAT & BENDIGO

DESTINATION SUPPORT The room was set as long tables in a large double U shape, featuring natural timber tops, pre-set antipasto boards as entrée, followed by alternate service of main course, with roaming desserts served from “Cupcake Towers”, where guests were encouraged to mingle and network into the evening. The menu championed local producers, with the décor and staging in the room reflecting a rustic farmgate feel, and local wines served throughout the evening.

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The big hubs, Ballarat and Bendigo, offer the lion’s share of the action and an amazingly diverse line-up of venues and downtime potential. Ballarat’s award-winning Sovereign Hill is must-do magic with its 1850s gold rush vibe that’s perfect for enriching workplace culture.

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TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

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DINING

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Ulumburra Theatre

31

03 5434 6100

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4

950

240

2

Craig’s Royal Hotel

33

03 5331 1377

41

77

5

150

110

3

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

33

03 5327 1200

80

210

23

1,000

600

4

Sovereign Hill

34

03 5329 2616

43

69

7

160

160

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34

03 5345 9600

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300

10

600

400

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ULUMBARR A THE ATRE TRULY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES START WITH EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS Whether you’re planning a major event, national conference, banquet dinner, product launch, seminar or celebration, Bendigo brings a diverse range of grand historic settings with modern performing arts and event capabilities. VENUE DESCRIPTION Ulumbarra Theatre, the newest and largest in the Capital Venues and Event’s family of venues rises from within the walls of Bendigo’s 1860’s Sandhurst Gaol. With an auditorium capacity of 950, break out options include expansive foyers, adjoining studios and modern meeting rooms. Externally there are three historic courtyards landscaped and provisioned for a range of events. There are many unique locations throughout Ulumbarra for creative event opportunities. Even Ulumbarra’s main stage can be transformed to accommodate dinners or intimate performances.

The real benefit for event organisers choosing Ulumbarra is the ability to create a truly memorable event, delivered seamlessly by our professional team. The Capital Venues and Events team comprises experienced event planners, premium caterers, booking specialists and skilled technical staff ready to partner with you to deliver a professional and successful event. Food and beverage options are many and varied and can be designed to match a particular season, event, style or location. The name Ulumbarra means gather together or meeting place in the language of the local indigenous people. It blends heritage and modern elements beautifully offering distinctive historical and state-of-the-art event spaces ensuring your guests will be impressed by the grandeur and the sophistication of your chosen event setting.

CONTACT US Gaol Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

T: 03 5434 6100 E: capitalvenuesandevents@bendigo.vic.gov.au W: capitalvenuesandevents.com.au

Auditorium

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950

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Stage

364

250

104

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50

250

192

240

Ground Floor Foyer

500

250

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50

750

128

240

First Floor Foyer

220

120

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30

200

60

120

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Banquet

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FAST FACTS

BALL AR AT & SURROUNDS Ballarat is proud to have a proven and successful track record of hosting international, national and state conferences and events. Long-defined as being at the heart of Australia’s goldfields, history and heritage remain among its strongest drawcards. However 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. VENUES 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 Goldfields 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.

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 Greenfield Place and Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments, or bustling holiday parks and tranquil B&Bs.

COME FOR A CONFERENCE, STAY FOR A HOLIDAY 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

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

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.

2. Strike gold or indulge in handmade boiled lollies at Sovereign Hill 3. Get cuddly with a koala or up-close-and-personal with the kangaroos at the Ballarat Wildlife Park 4. Enjoy a night out at one of the city’s premier live music venues such as Karova Lounge or The Lost Ones Basement Bar 5. Enjoy a dinner at Moon & Mountain, a modern Asian eatery and bar with an Australian twist, or a contemporary Mediterranean feast at David Bromley’s coveted Pub with Two Names.

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.


CRAIG’S ROYAL HOTEL

MERCURE BALLARAT HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE

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 Just over one hour from Melbourne’s CBD, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre is Victoria’s largest conference venue, offering well-appointed, spacious accommodation, a purpose designed convention centre, versatile meeting facilities, bistro, bar and day spa all located within the property’s three hectare retreat style garden setting. 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. Mercure Ballarat is located opposite award-winning Sovereign Hill, the region’s major tourist attraction and central to the heart of the historic goldfields.

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 onsite 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 613 Main Rd, Ballarat VIC 3350 T: 03 5327 1200 E: conferences@mercureballarat.com.au W: www.mercureballarat.com.au

CONTACT US 10 Lydiard St, Ballarat VIC 3350 T: 03 5331 1377 E: functions@craigsroyal.com.au W: www.craigsroyal.com.au Room name

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Theatre

Classroom Boardroom

Grand Dining Room

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150

60

Prince’s Room

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70

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Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

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1,000

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1,200

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600

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400

130

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150

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100

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120

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400

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SOVEREIGN HILL

RACV GOLDFIELDS RESORT

CONNECT. IMAGINE. INSPIRE. BUSINESS EVENTS AT SOVEREIGN HILL

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.

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. 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 team building activity. Your delegates are sure to depart with lasting memories of a truly unique conference experience.

CONTACT US 1500 Midland Hwy, Creswick VIC 3363

CONTACT US

T: 03 5345 9600 E: events_goldfields@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues

Bradshaw St, Ballarat VIC 3350 T: 03 5329 2616 F: 03 5333 5861 E: functions@sovereignhill.com.au W: www.sovereignhill.com.au Room name

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.

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Theatre

New York Bakery

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160

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Steinfeld’s Lounge

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50

Hotham Room

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La Trobe Room

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Theatre Retiring Room

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Cocktail

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Banquet

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600

Classroom Boardroom 360

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600

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400

Hepburn, Creswick or Lindsay

180

170

120

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60

180

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100

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

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200

90

160

Macedon Boardroom

36

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12

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24

24

24

60

36

50

Pepperberry

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64

45

20

24

70

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30

18

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18

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Candlebark Library

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40

24

18

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35

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45

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Silver Gum

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60

24

18

21

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22

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40

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84

60

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35

100

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60

Charlie Napier Hotel

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100

30

40

30

120

60

80

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140

84

42

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150

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130

Victoria Theatre

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120

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Hiking through the Grampians was a highlight of the conference, the scenery is absolutely stunning.

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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.

Greater Hamilton arranged activities for the partners of the delegates for the full day of the conference. Activities included a mountain hike in the Grampians, a visit to the local museum and a tour of the local bandicoot enclosure. The partners then joined the delegates at a local winery for a tasting, tour and afternoon tea.

EVENT OVERVIEW The Local Government Chief Officers Group Conference convenes four times per year with delegates having the opportunity to host the conference. Delegates came from all over Australia with the majority flying to Melbourne and then driving to Hamilton, located at the southern end of the Grampians region. VENUES UTILISED Hamilton Exhibition & Conference Centre, the Hamilton Gallery and Mt Sturgeon Woolshed.

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A welcome ‘showbag’ was organised to showcase the region. It contained local souvenirs, events and touring guides to the region and a Greater Hamilton Keep Cup. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS With views of Mt Sturgeon, a two course dinner was held at the Mt Sturgeon Woolshed, which is run by the experienced team at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. A Mayor’s Welcome Reception was held at the Hamilton Gallery, comprising of a tour of the gallery and drinks and canapés.

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MAP REF VENUE NAME

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TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

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DINING

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Horsham Town Hall & Regional Art Gallery

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03 5382 9555

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350

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Hamilton Exhibition & Conference Centre

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03 5572 2563

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500

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Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap

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03 5356 4344

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100

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150

140

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Alexandra Oval Community Centre

40

03 5355 0200

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200

160

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40

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180

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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.

HORSHAM TOWN HALL & REGIONAL ART GALLERY 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 flat floor 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 onsite 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

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500

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The Heritage Hall

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700

150

40

30

600

300

350

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Banquet

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40

32

20

20

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30

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Art Gallery

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20

20

100

40

40

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33

20

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HAMILTON EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTRE Horner St, Hamilton VIC 3300 T: 03 5572 2563 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 configurations 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. 

GRAMPIANS – GREATER HAMILTON DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS The Greater Hamilton region, encompassing 50 per cent of the Grampians National Park, is an established but surprising regional hub in western Victoria. 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 and natural wonders you can only find in the country. Our well-equipped venues can cater for events of any size, from idyllic bush retreats and team building trips to first-class business conferences and corporate events. 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 Tourism Australia Gold Award Winner Royal Mail Hotel, and ample opportunities for adventure, gourmet experiences and getting back to nature. We’re closer than you think – 260km west of Melbourne via a 3 hour scenic drive, our region is only an hour from the Great Ocean Road and the Coonawarra, 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@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au W: www.sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Napier or Dundas Room

135

120

Classroom Boardroom 48

38

34

135

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Banquet 80

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270

260

120

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70

400

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220

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645

650

280

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800

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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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ALEXANDRA OVAL COMMUNITY CENTRE 1 Waratah Ave, Ararat VIC 3377 T: 03 5355 0200 E: events@ararat.vic.gov.au W: www.ararat.vic.gov.au 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. 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. 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.

GRAMPIANS - ARARAT REGIONAL OVERVIEW Situated within walking distance of the Ararat CBD and on the doorstep of the Grampians, the Alexandra Oval Community Centre is the perfect location to host any conference, seminar, presentation or social gathering. The Community Centre’s sophisticated and stylish design boasts panoramic windows which flood the large function space with natural light by day and creates a wonderful backdrop by night. Part of a grand recreation precinct, the venue is situated adjacent to Alexandra Oval – a regional hub for sporting activities and training – and alongside the beautiful Alexandra Gardens. Complete with sufficient car parking, the Alexandra Oval Community Centre is the perfect location for your next event in a relaxed environment. The modern facility features a large function room capable of catering for up to 160 people seated, including an industrial kitchen and fully operational bar. 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.

Room name Community Centre

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

238

200

-

-

-

200

-

160

21

-

-

14

14

-

-

-

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

25

200

-

180

Meeting Room

Classroom Boardroom

GUM SAN GREAT HALL 31-33 Lambert St, Ararat VIC 3377 T: 03 5355 0200 E: events@ararat.vic.gov.au W: www.ararat.vic.gov.au VENUE DESCRIPTION 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. The fully equipped Great Hall can accommodate whatever function – from conferences to grand dinners, receptions to exhibitions, and corporate or private events. The multi-use venue contains kitchen and catering facilities, audio-visual equipment including overhead projector, air conditioning, disabled access and a large open balcony.

ARARAT RURAL CITY COUNCIL 91 High St, Ararat VIC 3377 T: 03 5355 0200 E: events@ararat.vic.gov.au W: www.ararat.vic.gov.au GRAMPIANS

Room name Gum San Great Hall

Sq(m)

Theatre

326

200

Classroom Boardroom -

15


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GREAT OCEAN ROAD CASE STUDY

MOTOR VEHICLE LAUNCH WHY THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD? The allure of the deep blue ocean. The drama of the 12 Apostles and exhilaration of an iconic road trip. The call of the wild. It’s just part of what makes this region a winner for events. EVENT OVERVIEW The car launch was held over three weeks with eight different groups rotating through RACV Torquay during this time.

400 DELEGATES

ATTENDED THE VEHICLE LAUNCH WHICH WAS HELD OVER

3 Weeks

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

International and interstate delegates arrived on coaches from Melbourne Airport. Upon arrival a welcome dinner was held in the resort’s Number One Restaurant. Day two kicked off with classroom sessions being held onsite, before offsite training was conducted at the Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC), the largest privately owned testing facility in Australia, located just over 30 minutes from Torquay.

VENUES UTILISED RACV Torquay, Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) and local restaurants around Torquay. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Attendees were greeted with the company’s logo illuminated on the resort’s exterior, driveway flags and banners and an impressive foyer display. Attendees were also treated to RACV’s hospitality offsite with RACV’s executive chef, Michael Bannerman, lending a hand to prepare and serve a BBQ lunch of local fare at AARC.

I stayed at RACV Torquay for a work launch and I need it known that this place is simply brilliant. The staff in all roles were personable, pleasant and amazing at what they do, nothing was too hard and they were always more than happy to ensure all needs were accommodated.


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Why not give your delegates a business-meets-pleasure opportunity in a place the whole world wants to visit? It starts with an awesome road trip taking in the drama of the 12 Apostles and stunning ocean views, then deepens into rainforest magic, adventure activities and fantastical foodie expeditions. The hinterland is as jaw-dropping as the coast.

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Add a fresh dimension – coincide your meeting with one the region’s iconic events: choose from surfing, cycling or running events, music and arts festivals, foodie celebrations and more. Settle in on the Surf Coast, in Warrnambool or in the rich hinterland and put your group front and centre for inspiration and fresh thinking.

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The fun and drama kicks off in just over an hour’s drive of Melbourne (less from Avalon Airport). You’ll find plenty of 4.5 to 5-star full-service conference partners. Select a venue to match your event style – ultramodern meeting spaces, ocean view resort, forest retreat or country style hotel – and adapt your mindset to the pace of nature. Let local guides and tourist operators help you devise a cracking schedule of leisure-time incentives and treats. Be inspired by wildlife close-ups: whale watching at Warrnambool, resident kangaroos at the Anglesea Golf Course, seals in their natural habitat near Cape Bridgewater and koalas just off the road at Kennett River. Explore the Great Otway National Park, take treetop forest walks, dare each other through high ropes challenges and whirr along world-class MTB single track at Forrest.

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Peppers The Sands Torquay

44

03 5264 3333

112

224

5

500

340

-

RACV Torquay Resort

45

03 5261 1600

92

184

10

340

270

-

Cumberland Lorne and Conference Centre

46

1800 037 010

91

170

7

350

250

Great Ocean Road Resort

46

03 5263 3363

42

150

4

100

150

-

Lady Bay Resort

46

03 5562 1662

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240

2

100

160

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PEPPERS THE SANDS TORQUAY VENUE DESCRIPTION Perched amongst the dunes on the northern headland of Torquay, is where you will find 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 first-class business facilities with 112 beautifully appointed accommodation rooms and suites, five flexible meeting rooms that capitalise on spectacular views of the surrounding golf course and Surf Coast. The venue offers a range of adaptable event spaces equally suited to a board meeting of eight delegates or comprehensive conferences and spectacular gala events for up to 550.

The resort offers a Stuart Appleby designed golf course, listed as a top 100 ranked course in Australia, tennis courts, health club, indoor heated lap pool, driving range, ample parking and direct beach access. The resort’s signature restaurant, Hanners Restaurant and Bar is positioned directly overlooking the pristine rolling greens and has a European influence 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 fire in cooler months. Peppers The Sands Torquay is the ideal conference and event destination.

Room name Deluxe Suites Balmoral

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

-

-

Classroom Boardroom -

8

-

-

-

Banquet -

119

100

60

48

36

150

49

100 120

CONTACT US

Harrow

199

150

80

60

45

200

94

2 Sands Blvd, Torquay VIC 3228

Harrow & Balmoral

337

200

110

75

55

300

100

170

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

Cobden

209

150

80

60

45

200

94

120

Cobden & Harrow

406

450

180

90

60

400

250

240

Cobden, Harrow & Balmoral

544

500

215

140

155

550

300

340

Retreat Room

43.5

40

25

16

20

30

21

24

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R AC V TORQUAY RESORT VENUE HIGHLIGHTS 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. Ten versatile function spaces can be adapted to suit everything from private meetings for eight people to conferences for up to 350 delegates. LOCATION Located only 75 minutes by car from Melbourne’s CBD and 40 minutes from Avalon Airport – the exceptional catering menus, dining options, recreation facilities and beautifully appointed accommodation firmly cement RACV Torquay Resort as the perfect destination for conferences and events on the stunning Surf Coast.

ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES 92 accommodation rooms and suites with golf or ocean views. State-of-the-art flat screen TV with Foxtel, STD/ ISD telephone systems, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, in-room safe, air conditioning / heating, 24-hour room service, dry cleaning / laundry service. RECREATION FACILITIES 18-hole golf course, day spa, fully-equipped gymnasium, group fitness, spin, yoga and pilates studios, 25m heated indoor pool, spa and sauna, games room, two flood-lit tennis courts, bistro, lounge and restaurant.

Sq(m)

Theatre

Classroom

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Great Ocean Road Ballroom

Room name

474

340

220

Boardroom U-Shape -

-

410

216

270

Rincon Room

233

140

100

-

-

150

80

110

Winkipop Room

240

150

110

-

-

170

88

120 90

Zeally Room 1

135

96

60

36

30

100

56

CONTACT US

Zeally Room 2

24

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

1 Great Ocean Rd, Torquay VIC 3228

Zeally Room 3

48

30

-

20

20

-

18

-

T: 03 5261 1600 E: events_torquay@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/torquay

Bells Room 1

114

72

45

36

30

80

40

50

Bells Room 2

27

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

Bells Room 3

27

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

Bells Room 4

37

-

-

14

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GREAT OCEAN ROAD RESORT 105 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea VIC 3230 T: 03 5263 3363 E: damien@greatoceanroadresort.com.au W: www.greatoceanroadresort.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne Airport is the region’s most dynamic new conference and meetings experience. 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 tranquillity, perfect for achieving corporate success. Great Ocean Road Resort offers two open plan meeting venues with flexible configurations to accommodate small and large groups; two smaller break-out rooms and a large outdoor deck lends the venue perfectly to formal presentations, seminars, workshops, team building initiatives and social galas alike.

CUMBERLAND LORNE AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

Room name

VENUE DESCRIPTION Located in the heart of Lorne, The Cumberland provides the perfect coastal setting for your next event. The purpose-built Conference Centre offers a range of meeting rooms with in-built AV to cater to intimate groups or exclusive use options for larger conferences. Our catering team, Lorne Central offer the freshest Otway sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible, with menus prepared in consultation with you, the client, to create dishes to suit your needs, taste and budget. Cumberland’s large one and two bedroom apartment accommodation offers delegates space and privacy. All apartments are self-contained and feature balconies with ocean or garden views. CONTACT US

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Conference/Dining Room 1

240

100

Classroom Boardroom 120

-

-

200

-

150

Conference/Dining Room 2

135

-

50

-

-

100

-

75

Boardroom 1

24

-

-

12

15

-

-

-

Boardroom 2

14

-

-

10

10

-

-

-

LADY BAY RESORT 2 Pertobe Rd, Warrnambool VIC 3280 T: 03 5562 1662 E: lydia@ladybayresort.com.au W: www.ladybayresort.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION

150 Mountjoy Pde, Lorne VIC 3232

Located on the beachfront of Warrnambool, the Lady Bay Resort stands proud as a highly reputable conference and events venue.

T: 1800 037 010 E: events@cumberland.com.au W: www.cumberland.com.au Classroom Boardroom

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Auditorium

-

350

-

-

-

-

-

-

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

She-Oak

103

80

51

46

40

135

-

80

Point Grey Boardroom

49

-

-

18

-

30

-

20

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Cora-Lynn

38

35

15

15

15

50

-

30

Conference Room 1

112

60

-

-

30

70

40

60

Otway

37

35

15

15

15

50

-

30

Conference Room 2

112

60

-

-

30

-

40

60

Horizons

-

-

-

-

-

280

-

200

Conference Room 1 & 2 combined

224

100

-

-

-

160

80

120

Restaurant, Lounge & Foyer

234

-

-

-

-

300

140

160

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

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Banquet

We have the flexibility of being able to adapt our conference area into one or two separate rooms. Our event spaces are equipped with projectors, screens, whiteboards, flipcharts and a flexible seating plan. Our catering options are delicious and flexible to cater for varying requirements. Corporate rates for accommodation are offered to those hosting and attending functions at our venue.

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MORNINGTON PENINSULA CASE STUDY

EXCITON SCIENCE WORKSHOP WHY MORNINGTON PENINSULA? Less than an hour’s drive from the capital, the Mornington Peninsula unfolds in all its glory – sandy bay beaches, rolling hinterland hills, grand mansion getaways and the distant crashing of ocean waves. EVENT OVERVIEW The Inaugural Exciton Science Workshop was held at Peppers Moonah Links on the stunning Mornington Peninsula in December.

130 DELEGATES

ATTENDED THE INAUGURAL EXCITON SCIENCE WORKSHOP WHICH WAS HELD OVER

3 days

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

With a delegate mix of both national and international, attendees arrived by charter bus or self-drove the easy 90 minutes from Melbourne. At the inauguration of the conference all delegates were welcomed by a local Indigenous elder with a traditional “Welcome to Country” ceremony. VENUES UTILISED The entire event was easily accommodated within the Peppers Moonah links Resort’s Conference facilities. Most of the delegates stayed at luxury Peppers Moonah Links Resort accommodation, with the overflow staying at the Rye Hotel, an easy 10 minute drive away, in the tranquil coastal town of Rye. DESTINATION SUPPORT Relaxing Yoga sessions were conducted by a professional Yoga instructor each morning. This was held in one of the spacious and unique executive lodges with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the magnificent Open Golf course.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS The Gala Dinner hosted in the Peppers Moonah Links Marquee was a gastronomic showcase of the fine produce available from the Mornington Peninsula region.

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Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to escape the city bustle. Early holiday makers came for the fresh air, wide open spaces, sandy bay beaches, rolling hinterland hills and stunning ocean views. Today, there’s much, much more to lure your delegates here: 19 golf courses, more than 50 cellar doors, 32 event facilities with a total capacity of 8,000 people, a bounty of water sports and not-to-be-missed natural hot springs.

Graze on delish platters while sinking into the calmness of a thermal spring bath, or seek out a food gourmet experience at a boutique winery, craft brewery, waterfront eatery or swish restaurant serving up local produce with panache.

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Be drawn to a region where Melburnians have gathered and played since colonial times.

Expect an enchanting combination of chic sophistication and country charm. Expect a remarkable diversity of venue options from fully appointed conference retreats and homestead function centres, to state-of-the-art resorts and Euro-style hotels. Beyond the staying and the meeting, expect the unexpected. Like the thrill of tree surfing, the fun of horseback riding through the bush or a privately escorted tour along a farmgate trail. Board a gondola at brand new Arthurs Seat Eagle and head 314 metres skyward for breathtaking views across the bay. Scuba diving, hedge maze unpuzzling and reeling in the big one that didn’t get away on a fishing charter – they’re all on the cards.

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Peppers Moonah Links Resort

51

03 5988 2000

70

150

7

120

90

2

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

52

03 5950 8000

204

408

10

450

350

3

Lindenderry at Red Hill

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03 5989 2933

40

50

3

200

150

4

Mercure Portsea

54

03 5981 6100

24

50

3

80

130

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54

03 5989 0201

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80

3

120

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FAST FACTS

VISIT MORNING TON PENINSUL A DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS The Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to hold your next business event. You’ll find city sophistication where it matters, and easy country charm throughout. Venue hosts understand your need for highly professional services and facilities, while wineries and attractions understand your need for relaxation, memorable experiences and fun. Of course, you don’t need to go far to escape the city. At under one hour drive from Melbourne CBD, the Mornington Peninsula is renowned for its wonderful coastline featuring the bay and wild surf beaches and in contrast vines that have produced award-winning cool climate wines in rolling hills of the hinterland. We have the perfect setting for your next event that is sure to impress your delegates.

We can boast an impressive line up of restaurants and rustic cafés of which five have been awarded chef hats. This extensive variety of choice is supported by an abundance of farmgates who grow an enviable array of seasonally fresh produce making the Mornington Peninsula well equipped to deliver on a tantalising feast for your event. NEED ASSISTANCE? No matter how big or small our team can help you give your next event that little something extra, with a range of options we will provide inside local knowledge on our diverse region. It is here you’ll find excellent accommodation, facilities for incentive programs, meetings and exhibitions, as well as world-class team building and social activities. Let us take the stress out of organising your next business event! Our team will source quotes and proposals on your behalf including pre/post touring options and partner programs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

359B Point Nepean Rd, Dromana T: 03 5950 1054 E: kathryn.gilbert@businesseventsmp.com W: businesseventsmorningtonpeninsula.com.au 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

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SAVE TIME Let Business Events Mornington Peninsula assist with: • Managing RFPs • Hosting regional familiarisations • Pre and post touring options • Connecting you with local suppliers GO ONLINE • View the meeting planner guide • Browse venues, accommodation and support services • Request a proposal


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 selfcontained 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 fireplaces and floor to ceiling alfresco doors, making these areas ideal for generating creativity, conferencing, gala dinners, weddings, award evenings or indoor team building activities.

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 golfing 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 70 rooms and suites overlooking the manicured courses and surrounding landscapes. Furnishings are modern and stylish with the Peppers touch.

Room name

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Thomson 1 & 2

140

120

60

34

30

200

55

90

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70

60

25

20

20

100

24

40

Thomson 2

70

60

25

20

20

100

24

40

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Stonehaven

30

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-

10

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55 Peter Thomson Drv, Fingal VIC 3939

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16

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

Marjinata / Rush

125

100

56

30

30

120

40

80

Lomandra / Salt

125

100

56

30

30

120

40

80

Boobialla / Ridge

125

100

56

30

30

120

40

80

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R AC V C APE SCHANCK RESORT VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES

Situated at the southernmost tip of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the new RACV Cape Schanck Resort is a destination unlike any other. The extensive conference and events facilities include spectacular and flexible conference rooms and breakout areas, all providing breathtaking views of the natural surrounds and an abundance of natural light.

204 accommodation rooms in total: 120 new rooms and suites with ocean views; eight two-bedroom villas; four premium executive villas; four three bedroom villas; 48 ocean view rooms.

Just a leisurely 75-minute drive from 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.

State-of-the-art flat screen TV, STD/ISD telephone systems, in room media hub, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, in-room safe, air conditioning / heating, 24-hour room service, dry cleaning / laundry service. RECREATION FACILITIES 18-hole golf course, day spa, fully-equipped gymnasium and group fitness room, 25m heated indoor pool, spa and sauna, games room, three flood-lit tennis courts, café, lounge and restaurant. Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cabaret

Banquet

Great Southern Ballroom

520

450

Classroom Boardroom 200

-

-

280

350

Great Southern Ballroom 1

260

225

100

-

50

135

170

Great Southern Ballroom 2

260

225

100

-

50

135

170

Horizon Ballroom

405

370

140

-

-

216

270

CONTACT US

Horizon Ballroom 1

205

185

70

-

35

104

130

Trent Jones Drv (via Boneo Rd), Cape Schanck VIC 3939

Horizon Ballroom 2

200

185

70

-

35

104

130

T: 03 5950 8000 E: capeschanck_conference@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues

Flinders 1-2

51-56

40

-

20

-

24

30

Bass 2-5

21-23

-

-

10

-

-

10

Bass 1 / Green Room

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cape Restaurant

-

-

-

-

-

-

140

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LINDENDERRY AT RED HILL VENUE DESCRIPTION Few conference venues can match Lindenderry in the very heart of Red Hill - an hour’s drive from Melbourne, yet an entire world away. A place where delegates can be free of distraction, energised by nature’s beauty and experience the best of the Mornington Peninsula; pure-sand beaches, soul-enriching nature, artisan produce and mere minutes from the regions most revered cool climate wineries. Recently refurbished by awarded design studio Hecker Guthrie, our breathtaking interiors deliver European country style with a distinctly Australian twist.

Ready to meet any event brief, large or small, Lindenderry offers endless spaces to make your own. From 30 stunning acres of gardens and vines, to intimate lounges, grand private dining spaces and purpose-built meeting rooms – complete with 40 elegantly appointed guest rooms. No matter your vision, our experienced team is here to ensure your event is seamless and stress-free every step of the way. When you book with Lindenderry, rest assured you can relax and focus on achieving your goals, returning to work more knowledgeable, fulfilled and motivated than ever before.

CONTACT US 142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

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

Lakeview

340

200

110

-

-

220

110

150

Woodclyff

120

72

48

42

32

-

56

-

Burton

120

50

36

36

26

80

40

60

Vaucluse

42

24

12

12

15

-

15

-

Classroom Boardroom

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MERCURE PORTSEA

FLINDERS HOTEL

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

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.

Located in the historical Mornington Peninsula village of Flinders, just 75 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD is the beautifully restored Flinders Hotel. Bringing together elements which are absolutely essential to a successful business retreat such as complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, plenty of free parking, a huge range of local activities for delegates, quality menus, and beautifully comfortable 40 rooms of boutique accommodation.

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.

Peninsula is a fully flexible and versatile events space with an abundance of natural light, fully soundproofed walls and modern AV facilities available. Offering private rooms for smaller groups, conferences for up to 80 people or cocktail events for 200 people, the unique areas can be adapted to suit most needs. Onsite dining options include the Deck Bar & Bistro, Georgie Bass CafĂŠ (perfect for team building cooking classes), and Zigis Bar (ideal for pre-dinner cocktail making classes).

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 Cnr Cook & Wood Sts, Flinders VIC 3929 T: 03 5989 0201 E: peninsula@flindershotel.com.au W: www.flindershotel.com.au

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

Sq(m)

Theatre

Classroom Boardroom

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Peninsula 1

46

40

Classroom Boardroom 40

15

20

40

20

30

Peninsula 2

46

40

40

15

20

40

20

30

Peninsula 3

47

40

40

15

20

40

20

30

Peninsula 2 & 3

92

80

80

-

30

80

60

60

Peninsula 1, 2 & 3

Boardroom

34

20

-

16

10

-

-

-

139

120

120

-

40

140

80

120

Portsea Room

142

80

66

40

40

150

-

80

Peninsula Bar & Lounge

-

-

-

-

-

200

-

80

Lounge

75

30

30

30

20

50

-

30

Zigis Bar

-

-

-

10

-

60

-

24

Portsea Room & Lounge

217

-

70

-

-

200

-

130

Flinders Suite

20

-

-

6

-

20

-

6

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PHILLIP ISLAND CASE STUDY

ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR CONFERENCE

Fantastic location, not far from CBD. The accommodation was affordable with apartment sharing options available. It was great to have a conference space with a lot of natural light. Organisers were very flexible with requests leading up to the event. All staff were helpful, polite and friendly. We will be back in 2019!

PHILLIP ISLAND

WHY PHILLIP ISLAND?

DESTINATION SUPPORT

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.

Collaboration between local suppliers provided a truly unique event for the client: Ocean Reach Brewery provided a beer tasting; The Pantry Phillip Island provided a grazing table; and Over the Top Events provided marquee and styling for the ‘Ocean Themed’ event all of which promoted produce/products and companies from the Gippsland/Phillip Island Region.

EVENT OVERVIEW The Australian-wide organisation coordinated the ‘Connect Conference’ at Silverwater Resort, Phillip Island. The conference brings together all the different departments within the organisation connecting them for the first.

Silverwater Resort provided a menu for the conference which was based on making the most of the region’s fresh produce.

VENUES UTILISED

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The conference used all six conference facilities whilst at Silverwater Resort as well as travelling to a local restaurants for an offsite dinner.

Capacity to hold a large group in regional Victoria, offering delegates a fresh and natural approach to conferencing and collaboration between local suppliers to promote the Phillip Island region, was very important to the clients.

200

DELEGATES ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE WHICH WAS HELD OVER

3 DAYS


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PHILLIP ISL AND Be drawn to an island where business and pleasure seem meant for each other.

PENGUIN PARADE

Your guests will fall in love with this island paradise brimming with fresh air, unique wildlife and amazing natural assets. And it’s all just 90 minutes from Melbourne.

PHILLIP ISLAND GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT

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NEWHAVEN

To Melbourne

Islan

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1

SEAL ROCKS SAN REMO

Unpack your bags at one of many venues spanning cosy B&Bs and budget group accommodation to big resorts with all the mod cons and creature comforts you need for a successful event. Let your conference or meeting unfold, knowing you have some amazing incentives and team activities waiting in the wings.

CAPE WOOLAMAI

Wildlife is the big drawcard. Spend an evening watching the legendary little penguins waddling up the beach to their burrows. Board a high-speed ecoboat tour to see fur seals frolicking in the waves. Look for wild kangaroos in clearings and pelicans swooping in for a free feed near the jetty. Embark on a virtual multimedia tour of Antarctic wildlife or explore the treetop boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre. Chill out with relaxing activities: lazy beach strolls, bush walking or leisurely cycling along the many trails. Or dial up the speed a notch or six at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit where it doesn’t have to be race day to enjoy the thrill of hotlaps in a supercar, a guided circuit tour or a team go karts challenge. Feed the whole gathering in style. More than 60 island eateries deliver all the choice you need from waterfront seafood feast places to craft breweries, award-winning wineries and the quaintest of seaside cafés. Phillip Island promises to elevate your event experience to brilliant and beautiful.

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PAGE

TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

1

Silverwater Resort

59

03 5671 9300

170

606

6

500

420

2

Ramada Resort by Wyndham, Phillip Island

60

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, surfing, kayaking, cycling, stand up paddle board, health and wellness, helicopter flights, farming activities, golfing, 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 straight. POPULATION Permanent people population approximately

12,000

Penguins

32,000

Australian Fur Seals

16,000

UNIQUE VENUES • A Maze’N Things – magical theatre • National Vietnam Veterans’ Museum – classroom in a Caribou • The Nobbies Centre – overlooking Seal Rocks • Churchill Island Heritage Farm – working farm with scenic gardens

PHILLIP ISLAND

FOR MORE INFORMATION

• Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit – expo shed and pit roof

Regional Tourism Board, PO Box 683, Cowes VIC 3922 T: 03 5952 2729 E: info@visitphillipisland.com.au W: www.visitphillipisland.com/category/services/functions

• The Shearing Shed – converted space


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 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Silverwater Resort offers a stunning conference and holiday resort. With an outstanding range of complimentary onsite 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 flexible options, light filled 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 288

-

-

500

256

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 BY WYNDHAM, PHILLIP ISLAND

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Ramada Phillip Island offers a relaxed and comfortable conferencing 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 onsite restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two tennis courts, a gym, spa, sauna and much more.

I would like to thank you and the team again for inviting me along to the Famil program that showcased this venue, which otherwise, I probably would have never known about or looked at for our EOFY Conference.

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

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM WHY THE MURRAY

EVENT OVERVIEW

VENUES UTILISED

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.

The incentive group out of New Zealand, arrived in Mildura after an easy one hour flight from Melbourne.

Majority of their time was spent on the houseboats enjoying the mighty Murray. The group also visited Mildura Brewery, the Mildura Grand Hotel, Trentham Estate and the Gol Gol Hotel, with the last two providing houseboat parking.

20 DELEGATES

ATTENDED THE INCENTIVE PROGRAM WHICH WAS HELD OVER

4 DAYS

THE MURRAY

In a word – brilliant.

Their lodging for the four days were luxury 5-star houseboats which include individual bedrooms with ensuites. The group enjoyed the many sites along the Murray and were able to pull their houseboat up to some of the premier venues scattered along the river.

DESTINATION SUPPORT Mildura Rural City Council coordinated welcome drinks at Mildura Brewery where local builders were invited to share their knowledge. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Dinner amongst the vines at Tabletop vineyard. Tabletop Grapes are proudly multiple award-winning producers with their fruit recognised for its premium quality across the world.


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Just a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne and you reach the Murray region, centred on the world’s third largest navigable river. Or fly in and out at either end of the region, at Albury and Mildura. The landscapes are vast and beautiful here, from the planet’s biggest river red gum forest to two World Heritage listings – Barmah Wetlands and Mungo National Park.

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Where will you host your delegates? On a houseboat or a boundless outback station? In a cosy gallery or heritage hotel? Or will you try on a multi-purpose facility or an ultra-modern, crowd-pleaser convention centre for size? Feeding your guests is a natural. The Murray is fertile and rich – one of Australia’s foodbowls producing an abundance of fresh produce you’ll find showcased at eateries, winery cellar doors and a network of food + wine trails. Beyond the meeting room, nurture adventurous spirits with speedboating, water skiing, canoeing, motorbike riding, four-wheel driving, horseback riding or trail walking. Legendary fishing will lure novices and seasoned anglers alike to the river and its many tributaries. There’s a shipload of pioneer heritage to delve into and big river towns to explore. Some 67 golf courses, many lining the riverbank, will get competitive juices flowing and a sunset dinner on the deck of a heritage paddlesteamer will bring fresh perspectives. Build momentum, reconnect with motivation and get fresh ideas flowing in this river-centric region.

MAP REF VENUE NAME

PAGE

TELEPHONE

ACCOM ROOMS

ACCOM CAPACITY

CONF ROOMS

THEATRE STYLE MAX

BANQUET STYLE MAX

1

Bridges at Cobram Barooga Golf Club

67

03 5873 4304

150

300

10

400

250

2

Albury Entertainment Centre

69

02 6043 5610

-

-

9

818

750

3

Mantra Albury

69

02 6048 8000

146

327

6

200

180

4

Quality Hotel Mildura Grand

69

03 5023 0511

99

243

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 fly in/out destinations at either end of the region, Albury and Mildura, with daily flights 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 flair and country hospitality and offers a wide range of venue options to suit any conference or incentive. In the west, Mildura combines outback beauty, fine 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 flights 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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BY PLANE

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Murray Regional Tourism, PO Box 357, Echuca VIC 3564 T: 03 5480 7110 E: marketing@mrtb.com.au W: www.visitthemurray.com.au THE MURRAY

From Melbourne From Sydney From Adelaide

KM

TIME

325 275 222 530 556 650 798 1,024 400

3hrs 30mins 3hrs 30mins 2hrs 30mins 6hrs 6hrs 7hrs 8hrs 30mins 11hrs 4hrs 30mins TIME 55mins 40mins 1hr 15mins 1hr 5mins 55mins


VISIT Shepparton Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events

Local Attractions

Regional Overview

Whatever your event, Greater Shepparton has it covered.

• Shepparton Art Museum

• Emerald Bank

Our places and spaces range from contemporary convention centres and modern multipurpose pavilions, to boutique offerings including heritage hotels, 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

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 to 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


Explore what makes Sun Country on the Murray the perfect destination for your next business event. Sun Country on the Murray is known for its warm climate, fresh local produce, natural attractions and championship golf courses. From dedicated function venues to unique outdoor spaces, the region has a range of options to suit your business event. There's also a variety of accommodation styles including resorts, motels, holiday houses and apartments. For team building, social and pre and post event activities, Sun Country on the Murray offers: Food and Wine

Spend time exploring the Farm Gate Trail, tasting everything from fresh fruit, cheese, olives, garlic, almonds and of course fine wines and boutique brews. Cruising

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Mulwala, along the Murray River at Cobram or through the Barmah Wetlands. Golf

With picturesque and challenging courses located across the region - including three of Australia's top 100 golf courses -there's courses suitable for both the novice and professional.

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T: 03 5871 9222 or visit www.suncountryonthemurray.com.au


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.

For more information 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

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

Travel Times and Distances By Car

From Albury to

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3hrs 15mins 3hrs 15mins 6hrs

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Albury Wodonga is strategically located on one of Australia’s main transport and communication corridors between Sydney and Melbourne and acts as a gateway to Victoria’s High Country and the Murray region, two of Australia’s most diverse regions. Combined, the two cities form Australia’s 20th largest city with a population of 91,660 people. Albury Wodonga services a broader regional catchment of approximately 180,000 people.

Brisbane

The cities are surrounded by award-winning wineries, historic townships, expansive lakes, Alpine areas, gourmet food and significant cultural sites, making it the perfect visitor destination.

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MANTRA ALBURY 524 Smollett St, Albury NSW 2640 T: 02 6048 8000 E: albury.events@mantra.com.au W: www.mantra.com.au/albury VENUE DESCRIPTION Mantra Albury is the city’s prime venue for a motivating and memorable event. Featuring the latest in audio visual equipment, premium onsite catering and a dedicated conference coordinator who will take care of everything and tailor your conference needs. The Southern Cross Room offers the flexibility to be used in its full capacity to cater for large conferences of up to 180 delegates banquet style or partitioned into three separate spaces for more intimate functions. Room name

ALBURY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE VENUE DESCRIPTION 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 flat floor 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.

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Southern Cross

186

200

Classroom Boardroom 70

50

50

200

-

180

Southern Cross One

72

60

30

20

20

100

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70

JT Fallon

57

40

20

20

20

80

-

50

Ryans Room

54

30

15

10

10

50

-

40

Wiradjuri Room

41

45

20

14

16

80

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40

Milawa Room

41

45

20

14

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QUALITY HOTEL MILDURA GRAND

LOCATION Situated between Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, Albury is one of Australia’s leading meeting destinations. Getting to Albury has never been easier, with direct flights available from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, in addition to rail services and the dual lane Hume Freeway. VENUE HIGHLIGHTS The Albury Entertainment Centre overlooks the picturesque QEII Square and is located within easy walking distance to retail shopping, restaurants, entertainment and accommodation. The venue is adjacent to the art gallery MAMA, the LibraryMuseum, Retro Lane Café and Canvas Eatery.

Seventh St, Mildura VIC 3500 T: 03 5023 0511 E: functions@milduragrand.com.au W: www.milduragrand.com.au VENUE DESCRIPTION The hotel offers flexibility in conferencing with 11 meeting rooms and 99 stylish hotel rooms. A choice of four restaurants are within the complex. Opposite is the Murray River for scenic walks and riverboats and onsite is an outdoor pool, gymnasium and tranquil rose garden.

CONTACT US Swift St, Albury NSW 2640

Room name

T: 02 6043 5610 E: entertainment@alburycity.nsw.gov.au W: www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au Room name

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Theatre

Banquet Hall

660

750

360

Elizabeth Room

250

230

Main Auditorium

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818

Theatrette (fixed tiered seating)

2,000

QEII

Classroom Boardroom

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Grand Ballroom

357

400

Classroom Boardroom 250

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-

400

-

250

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

71

50

30

40

30

70

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50

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

-

-

800

-

550

Donata’s Room

100

-

-

200

-

180

Anna’s Room

41

20

15

30

15

30

-

25

-

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Boardroom

33

-

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12

-

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177

-

-

-

-

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Club Lounge

120

-

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80

-

-

-

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-

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-

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1,200

Rose Garden

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150

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60

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Meet in Mildura

More sunny days than the Gold Coast, renowned natural wonders and the facilities and expertise to help make your business event a success.

More than a meeting • Explore more than one million hectares of national parks • Tour to Murray River Salt’s famous pink salt mining site • Sample and purchase local wines at charming cellar doors and tasting centres

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? Wideopen spaces? Unique heritage and arts? A thriving regional city? Rivers or outback dunes? In Mildura, we have it all and so much more.

We’d love to help you host your next business event in Mildura! Our professional and experienced team can support you every step of the way. A true destination, Mildura’s attractions and activities are the perfect complement to your conference.

Easily accessible

Explore and enjoy

• Discover World Heritage Mungo National Park • Cruise the Murray River on a historic paddle boat • Embrace the arts at local galleries and exhibitions • Dine at award-winning restaurants, cafes and bars

From Melbourne Adelaide Sydney Broken Hill Bendigo Ballarat Geelong

Whether you’re planning a major conference, business symposium, intimate meeting, gala, convention or exhibition, Mildura has the venue for you. We offer a diverse choice of venues from modern function centres, theatres and galleries to a historic woolshed, churches, golf courses and historic paddle boats.

By Car* 6 hours 4.5 hours 11 hours 3.5 hours 5 hours 5 hours 7 hours

*Approximate travel times to Mildura

www.mildurabusinessevents.com.au events@mildura.vic.gov.au (03) 5018 8100

By Air* 1 hour 1 hour 2 hours 1 hour


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VICTORIA’S HIGH COUNTRY

WHY VICTORIA’S HIGH COUNTRY

DESTINATION SUPPORT

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.

Rural City of Wangaratta’s Tourism and Economic Development Department fully supported the event.

Whatever it is, your delegates will rave about the rooftop of Victoria. EVENT OVERVIEW The event was a two day conference and civic reception with the Rural City of Wangaratta. A city-wide collaborative approach was adopted with a number of venues utilised in town and in the surrounding area. A pre, during and post touring option was created, with partners providing regional tours and local wineries conducting structured tastings as part of the official conference. VENUES UTILISED Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre and Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS The Gala Dinner hosted at Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway on the Saturday evening. The size of Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway is something that never ceases to amaze people – many comment upon entering that the hotel is the standard of what you expect in a place like Melbourne or Canberra – not a regional country town called Wangaratta! The venue endeavour to value add, to go the extra mile – from supplying MILK toiletries as standard, offering a complimentary beverage for each guest and concierge service providing advice, suggested touring routes and regional packages promoting all Victoria’s High Country region has to offer.

But, overall, it is the guest experience on entering reception that sets the venue apart – with contemporary décor, fresh flowers, prompt check-in, the offer of fresh milk, a complimentary beverage for each guest and concierge service providing advice, suggested touring routes and regional packages.

We would like to extend our gratitude to you for embracing our inaugural event, which had a 100% satisfaction rate. This happy and incredibly successful outcome would not have been possible without the high quality program you presented. Your contribution and attention to service and detail will not be forgotten.


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Whatever time of year you visit, create a full-featured rec-time itinerary of seasonal activities, team building and experiences. For adventure, look to hang gliding, paragliding, abseiling, rock climbing, ballooning, horse riding, cycling, trail running, kayaking or river rafting lessons.

It wouldn’t be a true high country experience without a winery dinner witnessing the sun set below the mountain horizon then settling in for conversation by a crackling open fire. Put this region and its fabulous assets high on your event agenda.

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Summer is ideal for bushwalking and picnicking by pristine rivers and lakes. Cool down in the fresh waters of the Ovens and King Rivers. In spring, be inspired by tales of Ned Kelly and the historic huts of the cattlemen who opened up this country. In winter, be lured to downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing or snow shoeing. And autumn is all about tempting your team onto off-road rail trail cycling and MTB tracks.

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Whether you’re launching, brainstorming, strategising, educating or networking, your business event takes on higher meaning here. Gather in far-from-the-office venues, including a country resort with a vineyard view, 4.5-star hotel in a bustling regional town, purpose-built resort, performing arts centre, alpine resort, chalets, galleries, wineries and more. Fresh air builds mighty appetites and thirsts. This region responds flavour-ably with six boutique wine regions, nine craft breweries and an abundance of vibrant restaurants, pubs and casual eateries.

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03 5721 8399

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114

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300

40

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Mt Buller Alpine Resort

75

03 5777 6077

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360

150

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75

03 5722 8105

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250

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Lindenwarrah at Milawa

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03 5720 5777

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QUALIT Y HOTEL WANGARATTA GATEWAY VENUE DESCRIPTION Quality Hotel Wangaratta 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

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134

70

30

28

26

100

-

60

Bogong Executive

287

230

70

50

45

300

-

150 20

Classroom Boardroom

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24

25

15

20

16

30

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CONTACT US

Sterling

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36

14

22

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50

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29-37 Ryley St, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Ryley

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20

12

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30

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

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65

24

34

28

80

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50

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199

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120

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MT BULLER ALPINE RESORT

WANGARATTA PERFORMING ARTS & CONVENTION CENTRE

REGIONAL OVERVIEW Located in Victoria’s High Country only 3 hours from Melbourne, Mt Buller is a year-round event and conference destination that provides visitors with a unique alpine experience.

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.

Outside of the snow season the mountain offers breathtaking scenery, alpine adventure activities and an authentic High Country experience; while in the winter season, a magical winter wonderland is revealed. Delegates can enjoy a range of on and off snow activities (skiing, mountain biking, scenic helicopter flights to name a few), a true alpine dining experience on top of the world and tailored team building programs to suit all abilities. Across several venues the resort has a range of plenary and meeting rooms catering to groups from 5-1,000 delegates. Our helpful team will help design a program specifically for you.

The memorial hall is flexible 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. Our Technical Team take great pride in providing our hirers with a quality experience at our venue, helping you with requirements, organising quotes for external equipment hire and arranging technical staffing levels depending on your desired outcomes, with a minimum of one technical team member for the duration of your hire. We look forward to working with you.

CONTACT US 33-37 Ford St, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Mt Buller, VICTORIA

T: 03 5722 8105 E: wpacfunctions@wangaratta.vic.gov.au W: www.wangarattapac.com.au

T: 03 5777 6077 E: sales@mtbuller.com.au W: www.mtbuller.com.au

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RESORT FACILITIES Accommodation capacity 7,000+ beds

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Theatre

Cocktail

Classroom

3

360

1,000

200

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Alpine MDF Theatre

280

520

-

-

-

-

-

60

Memorial Hall

352

400

250

-

-

500

250

250

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70

42

36

30

70

40

50

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FIND SERVICES &

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.

Best of all... IT’S FREE!

LINDENWARRAH AT MILAWA VISIT:

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Located in the heart of the King Valley gourmet region in the shadow of Victoria’s spectacular High Country, Lindenwarrah at Milawa is a tranquil country retreat featuring 40 elegantly appointed guest rooms together with three adaptable meeting and events spaces. Break out and toast a blazing sunset on the balcony overlooking the neighbouring Brown Brothers vineyard. Curl up beside a crackling fire with a platter from the nearby Milawa Cheese Factory. Cycle to nearby wineries or wander in High Country wilderness. Our team of experienced professionals create bespoke experiences to suit your business needs and desired outcomes, offering a corporate getaway complete with mouth-watering food, wine to be savoured and intuitive service. Your time at Lindenwarrah will delight you while you are 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 Room name

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Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Merlot

155

150

80

40

65

200

90

120

Buffalo View

106

90

50

30

30

100

50

70

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40

25

18

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50

24

30

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YARRA VALLEY & DANDENONG RANGES CASE STUDY

NATIONAL SAUSAGE KING COMPETITION

HEALESVILLE & SURROUNDS

The RACV Healesville’s extensive range of facilities ensured our National Sausage King Competition was a complete success.

WHY YARRA VALLEY?

VENUES UTILISED

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 influential winemakers.

The Gazebo with views of Mt Riddell was perfect for the welcome cocktail event. The forecourt was utilised for cooking; the meeting rooms for executive teams and the Ballroom for an impressive gala dinner.

EVENT OVERVIEW

DESTINATION SUPPORT

The National Sausage King competition is held annually and is generally open to AMIC members only. It is coordinated and run by AMIC for the benefit of members. It brings butchers from different regions together allowing them to show off what they do best.

Families and partners patronised local Healesville shops and cafés, Healesville Sanctuary, Four Pillars Gin and nearby wineries.

The competition starts off at a regional level in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia before moving to the state finals and then the national final. The various levels of the competition gives winners, finalists and place-getters more opportunities to promote their business and gain extra sales.

The judging, which is very serious business, was a standout. The RACV also engaged one of their chefs to cook the prize winning entries and went live to air on the Today Show.

This year the competition was held at the stunning RACV Healesville Country Club.

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Adventurous spirits will warm to high ropes courses, archery, cycling or rainforest rambling. There are 2,500 square kilometres of lush National Park and forest to explore. A short drive gets you into alpine snow activities aplenty. Cruise a trail rail on an e-bike or challenge the whole crew to the 1,000-step Kokoda Memorial Walk. The famous Yarra Valley wine region is at your fingertips with more than 80 winery cellar doors providing an array of experiences. Alluring art galleries, swanky restaurants and charisma-filled villages round out this region’s extraordinary attraction.

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From intimate workshops to colossal conventions, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region ticks every box – stunning setting, incredible venues, inspiring activities, tempting incentives and a diverse, delegate-dazzling food and wine offer.

Head to Healesville Sanctuary for wicked wildlife encounters – wade with the platypus or watch the feathers fly at the dramatic Birds of Prey presentation. Consolidate your team with grape stomping, wine and cheese matching, a Segway roll through the vines, a gin-making class or a rollicking dinner aboard the famous Puffing Billy steam train. Finish a day with a sunset tipple at a vista-laden winery, then begin the next with a sunrise balloon jaunt, floating above mist-tinged vineyards. Sigh.

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Be drawn to world-class conferencing facilities within an easy hour’s drive from Melbourne.

Capitalise on easy-breezy access and a collection of top-notch conference facilities spanning 100-room convention centres to 5-star luxury boutique hotels and cosy mountain retreats. Then join forces with local operators and partners to create a like-no-other break-out itinerary that will keep everyone wondering what’s next.

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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

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03 9730 0721

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Holmesglen at Eildon

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03 5774 2631

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RACV Healesville Country Club

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03 5962 4899

80

160

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Rochford Yarra Valley

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03 5957 3333

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Vibe Hotel Marysville

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03 5957 7700

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Chateau Yering Hotel

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03 9237 3333

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Oscar’s on the Yarra

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03 5966 9166

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Yarra Valley Estate

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03 5965 2397

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The Eastern Golf Club and Yering Gorge Cottages

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03 9739 0110

13

68

4

150

150

84

03 9738 9900

-

-

3

180

140

10 Oakridge Wines

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BREATHE EASY AND FIND YOUR CREATIVE SIDE DISCOVER VICTORIA’S MOST SPECTACULAR CONFERENCE DESTINATION. BALGOWNIE ESTATE VINEYARD RESORT & SPA VENUE DESCRIPTION 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 landscape accented by corridors of vineyards. Balgownie Estate is a perfect venue for meetings and special events. The variety of purpose designed flexible 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. 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, onsite tennis, and winery tours. Team building options run from Segway tours and archery to hot air ballooning and human foosball in an inflatable arena. CONTACT US 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775 T: 03 9730 0721 E: conferences@balgownieestate.com.au W: www.balgownieestate.com.au Room name

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YARRA VALLEY & DANDENONG RANGES

Balgownie Estate

PR

vineyard, resort & spa

Classroom Boardroom

part of prestige retreats group

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Melba & Anderson

202

160

90

-

60

250

96

150

Melba

119

100

50

26

30

180

36

70

Anderson

83

60

30

30

25

100

30

50

Marquee

81

100

80

30

30

70

40

50

Executive Boardroom

28

30

20

18

14

30

-

-

Private Dining Room 1

-

40

-

24

-

40

-

-

Private Dining Room 2

-

25

-

-

-

25

-

-

Rae’s Restaurant

230

-

-

-

-

350

-

180

Cellar Door

60

-

-

-

-

40

-

-


HOLMESGLEN AT EILDON CONFERENCES, FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS We are proud to have received backto-back Gold at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, and Silver at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in the Business Event Venue category. Located just two hours north east of Melbourne our purpose-built venue is situated on 660 acres and offers delegates a modern spacious facility in stunning surrounds. Room name

Our lounges, deck and gardens provide a unique blend of breakout spaces and alternate dining options to suit any event, from an intimate cocktail party to a 200 person conference. We are committed to local produce, including our own kitchen garden and working cattle farm.

Sq(m)

Theatre

Boardroom

U-Shape

Red Gum Room

112

134

44

28

112

Ironbark Room

54

60

22

18

54

48

178

200

70

50

200

150

Eucalypt Room

112

100

40

36

100

80

Boardrooms x 2

18.5

12

8

-

-

-

Homestead

62

12

12

12

24

-

Recreation Room

70

40

24

-

50

36

Combined Red Gum and Ironbark

Cocktail

• Conferences of 12 to 200+ guests seated • On-site accommodation up to 150 guests • On-site parking • Audio visual equipment • Wireless internet • Three flexible function rooms and fireside lounge

• Corporate rooms     • Standard rooms    • Eight bedroom, private homestead     • 20m swimming pool • Floodlit tennis court • Recreation precinct • Activities, tours and team challenges

Banquet

100

In addition: Tennis court, gazebo and oval can cater for 1,000 guests with festival marquee and sails erected

2017 Silver Business Event Venues

92 Moore Road, Eildon, Victoria 3713 Mailing: PO Box 9, Eildon, VIC 3713 T: 03 5774 2631 E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au W: holmesglenateildon.com


RACV HEALESVILLE COUNTRY CLUB

ROCHFORD YARRA VALLEY

VENUE DESCRIPTION

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 heart of the Yarra Valley, and just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

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!

Our 14 unique event spaces are complemented by 80 spacious accommodation rooms. Onsite 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 floodlit tennis courts.

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. For incentive and team building activities:

CONTACT US

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

122 Healesville-Kinglake Rd, Healesville VIC 3777 T: 03 5962 4899 E: healesvilleevents@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues Room name

CONTACT US 878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770

Sq(m)

Theatre

Ballroom - James/Day/Coleman

400

312

James

204

168

Day or Coleman

98

72

Watts

73

60

Barak

95

Theatrette Syndicate 1-6 Gazebo

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

70

60

300

-

280

78

42

32

160

-

140

30

28

23

70

-

60

30

28

20

60

-

60

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

84

30

28

23

80

-

60

Restaurant

225

240

100

-

-

300

-

300

124

54

-

-

-

-

-

-

Barrel Room

37

24

30

20

20

40

-

40

22-34

12-18

12

8-11

11

-

-

10

Pinot Gallery

61

60

40

30

40

80

-

75

64

-

-

-

-

-

-

20

The Deck

400

-

-

-

-

350

200

300

YARRA VALLEY & DANDENONG RANGES

Classroom Boardroom 156

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


VIBE HOTEL MARYSVILLE

CHATEAU YERING HOTEL

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.

When you combine history, sophistication and luxury there is no better place to stay than Chateau Yering Hotel, situated in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Victoria’s premier wine growing region. This heritage listed Victorian mansion on 250 acres, borders the Yarra River and is set on established gardens dating from 1854.

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.

Less than one hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD or Melbourne Airport, this magnificent 5-star property offers 32 luxury suites, individually decorated with fine antique furnishings. Catering for 32 people single share, 60 people twin share or 64 people double occupancy, why not book the entire hotel for your next event?

A state-of-the-art, purpose-built Conference and Events Centre featuring floor to ceiling glass windows offers light filled 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.

With three spacious and private conference rooms catering from 4-150 delegates, all featuring plenty of natural light, historic gardens to explore and stunning views of the Yarra Valley, Chateau Yering Hotel provides a discreet retreat for small to large conferences and business meetings. Our highly acclaimed restaurant and café, garden swimming pool, tennis court, adjoining winery, cocktail bar and lounges ensure you have everything here on your door step.

CONTACT US 32-42 Murchison St, Marysville VIC 3779

All conference rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, standard AV equipment, notepads, pens, pencils, iced water and mints.

T: 03 5957 7700 E: meet@tfehotels.com W: https://vibehotels.com/hotel/marysville

42 Melba Hwy, Yering VIC 3770

Room name

CONTACT US

Sq(m)

Theatre

Classroom Boardroom

Steavenson Ballroom

353

300

150

Keppel

70

60

30

Marylands

72

60

Cumberland

72

Kooringa Kitchener

T: 03 9237 3333 E: functions@chateauyering.com.au W: www.chateauyering.com.au

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

125

-

350

200

240

24

24

80

32

40

30

24

24

80

32

40

Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

60

30

24

24

80

32

40

Oak Room

165

150

100

40

50

150

-

140

72

60

30

24

24

80

32

40

Library

36

20

12

14

16

20

-

20

72

60

30

24

24

80

32

40

Chinese Room

23

-

-

14

-

-

-

14

Classroom Boardroom

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OSCAR’S ON THE YARRA

THE EASTERN GOLF CLUB AND YERING GORGE COTTAGES

3185 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC 3799

215 Victoria Rd, Yering VIC 3770

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

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

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

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 onsite accommodation and an outstanding restaurant. We look forward to helping arrange a rewarding retreat for your group. Room name

Sq(m)

Theatre

Yarra Room

94

80

30

Dining Room

83

70

30

Garden Room

83

70

40

Boardroom

43

40

20

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

Classroom Boardroom

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Function Room (S1, 2 & 3)

252

150

Classroom Boardroom 80

40

40

250

90

150

Function Room (S1 & 2 or S2 & 3)

168

100

40

40

40

200

72

120

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

40

38

90

-

50

Function Room (S1, 2 or 3)

84

40

20

16

-

60

18

30

30

38

80

-

50

Yering Room

176

80

40

24

32

150

48

80

40

38

80

-

50

Boardroom

35

-

-

14

-

-

-

14

20

20

30

-

20

The Dining Room

290

-

-

-

-

-

-

60

Banquet

YARRA VALLEY ESTATE

OAKRIDGE WINES

2164 Melba Hwy, Dixons Creek VIC 3775

864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770

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

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

VENUE DESCRIPTION

VENUE DESCRIPTION

Yarra Valley Estate is a sustainability-focused award-winning retreat space set within beautiful bushland in the Yarra Valley wine region. Tailoring to suit your specific conference/event needs, with exclusive use or a secluded private space for more intimate events. 48 accommodation rooms and five natural light filled conference spaces across the 120 acre property. Organically grown, seasonal produce direct from our Kitchen Garden and Edible Forest ensures catering is inspired, creating a variety of fresh, wholesome dishes prepared onsite everyday. Escape to Yarra Valley Estate for your next corporate event and experience the difference.

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

Room name

Banquet

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. 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.

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Banquet

Sq(m)

Theatre

U-Shape

Cocktail

Cabaret

Wedgetail

196

150

75

-

45

250

120

150

Maggies Tasting Room

-

-

-

14

-

-

-

-

Falcon

90

45

27

30

26

-

32

40

Room 1: Cabernet Room

-

80

50

-

45

100

-

60

Harrier

90

45

27

30

26

-

32

40

Room 2: 864 Room

-

50

30

25

25

60

-

40

Private Function Room

54

35

18

18

15

-

24

30

Room 3: Syrah Room

-

50

30

25

25

60

-

40

292

-

-

-

-

150

80

100

Room 1, 2 and 3

-

180

120

-

-

250

-

140

Dining Room

YARRA VALLEY & DANDENONG RANGES

Classroom Boardroom

Room name

Classroom Boardroom


B E D R AWN TO

SERVICE PROVIDERS

WE WORK WITH YOU, PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE,

IDeaS,

PLANNING, TRAINING WORKSHOPS, TOURS, SPECIALIST PROVIDERS,

CHalLenGes

OPTIONS AND SERVICES

AND MUCH MORE TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS EVENT SUCCESSFUL

INSPIRING

tEam bUilDinG

ACTIVITIES AND INCENTIVES

COACH TOURS OF AUSTRALIA

EXPO SOLUTIONS

9 McDougall Rd, Sunbury VIC 3429 T: 1800 221 788 F: 03 5422 1952 E: busquotes@ctoa.com.au W: www.ctoa.com.au

Unit 5A, 15 Sheppard St, Hume ACT 2620 T: 1800 477 744 E: info@exposolutions.com.au W: www.exposolutions.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.

Expo Solutions is a full exhibition supplier. We have all the tools to help you stand out at your next exhibition event. We specialise in custom stands, furniture hire, signage and shell schemes.

CORPORATE CHALLENGE EVENTS

MAV MELBOURNE

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

33 Grosvenor St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 T: 03 9429 2058 E: events@mav.com.au W: www.mav.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.

MAV is an audiovisual hire company dedicated to delivering the highest level of service to our clients across Melbourne and regional Victoria. We specialise in the small to medium size market and give you the same level of service and quality that you would expect from a large production company at fair and reasonable prices.

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ADVERTISERS REGION AND VENUE NAME

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REGION AND VENUE NAME

PAGE NO

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REGION AND VENUE NAME

The Murray (continued)

Grampians

Destination Daylesford & Macedon Region

10

Horsham City of the Grampians

38

Albury Wodonga

68

Cleveland

10

Horsham Town Hall & Regional Art Gallery

38

Albury Entertainment Centre

69

Lancemore Hill at Macedon Ranges

11

Grampians - Greater Hamilton

39

Mantra Albury

69

Marnong Estate

11

Hamilton Exhibition & Conference Centre

39

Quality Hotel Mildura Grand

69

Bellinzona

12

Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap

39

Mildura Business Events

70

Dromkeen

12

Grampians - Ararat

40

Holgate Brewhouse

12

Alexandra Oval Community Centre

40

Victoria’s High Country

Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa

12

Gum San Great Hall

40

Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway

74

Mt Buller Alpine Resort

75

Geelong and The Bellarine

Great Ocean Road

75

Lindenwarrah at Milawa

76

Peppers The Sands Torquay

Geelong Conference Centre

17

RACV Torquay Resort

45

Novotel Geelong

18

Cumberland Lorne and Conference Centre

46

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Geelong Cats

19

Great Ocean Road Resort

46

Yarra Valley Business Events

80

The Pier Geelong

19

Lady Bay Resort

46

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

80

Waurn Ponds Estate @ Deakin Geelong

20

Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

20

Holmesglen at Eildon

81

RACV Healesville Country Club

82

50

Rochford Yarra Valley

82 83

Mornington Peninsula Business Events Mornington Peninsula

Gippsland

44

Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre

16

Geelong & The Bellarine

Peppers Moonah Links Resort

51

Vibe Hotel Marysville

Business Events Gippsland

24

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

52

Chateau Yering Hotel

83

Latrobe City

25

Lindenderry at Red Hill

53

Oscar’s on the Yarra

84

Lardner Park

26

Mercure Portsea

54

Yarra Valley Estate

84

RACV Inverloch Resort

26

Flinders Hotel

54

The Eastern Golf Club and Yering Gorge Cottages

84

Oakridge Wines

84

Goldfields - Ballarat and Bendigo

Phillip Island

City of Greater Bendigo

30

Business Events Phillip Island

58

Service Providers

Ulumbarra Theatre

31

Silverwater Resort

59

Coach Tours of Australia

85

Ballarat & Surrounds

32

Ramada Resort by Wyndham, Phillip Island

60

Corporate Challenge Events

85

Craig’s Royal Hotel

33

Expo Solutions

85

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

33

Sovereign Hill

34

RACV Goldfields Resort

34

The Murray Visit The Murray

64

Visit Shepparton

65

Sun Country on the Murray

66

Bridges at Cobram Barooga Golf Club

67

MAV Melbourne

85

Melbourne Convention Bureau

86

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