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PL ANNER’S GUIDE 2019 - 2020

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WHY REGIONAL VICTORIA? From stunning locations and activities, to superb facilities and support teams, regional Victoria is packed with everything conferencing.

Driving times and distances.

Unbox something truly brilliant: the fun of the riverlands, coastal freedom, big city vibrancy or giant country hospitality. It’s all packaged up, ready for you to unfold the ultimate event experience.

to Ballarat

to Bendigo

Whether you arrive by air, road, rail or sea, getting to regional Victoria and getting around couldn’t be easier. Everything’s within reach via fast and reliable transport links.

to Bairnsdale

to Daylesford

to Echuca Moama

to Geelong

to Hamilton

to Healesville

to Horsham

3hrs 45mins 300

to Mildura

6hrs 530

to Mornington

to Phillip Island

to Shepparton

to Swan Hill

to Traralgon

2hrs 165

to Wangaratta

2hrs 40mins 250

to Warrnambool

3hrs 30mins 265

to Yarrawonga

3hrs 280

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Melbourne to Albury Wodonga

Plan the details, book your dates then come to Victoria and unpack something truly unforgettable.

Mildura

Swan Hill

Barooga Barmah

Moama Echuca

Cobram

Mulwala

Yarrawonga

Nathalia Numurkah

Albury Wodonga

Wangaratta

Shepparton Elmore

Bendigo

Horsham Stawell

Bright

Castlemaine

Mansfield Mt Buller

Halls Gap

Alexandra Eildon

Hepburn Springs

Ararat

Daylesford

Creswick

Mt Macedon

Ballarat

Dunkeld

Hamilton

Healesville

Bairnsdale

Olinda

Melbourne

Werribee

Colac Portland

Yarra Glen

Melton

Warrnambool

Geelong Torquay

Lakes Entrance

Queenscliff Sorrento

Lorne

Warragul

Mornington Red Hill

Cowes

Sale

Traralgon

San Remo Inverloch

Apollo Bay Wilsons Promontory

Road Rail Town Ferry Airport

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Gippsland

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Grampians

The Murray

Great Ocean Road

Mornington Peninsula

Phillip Island

Geelong and The Bellarine

Victoria’s High Country

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

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1hr 30mins

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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

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Mornington Peninsula

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1hr 55mins

Geelong and The Bellarine

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1hr 10mins

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

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Gippsland

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Grampians

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Great Ocean Road

55

Phillip Island

59

Victoria’s High Country

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Alice Springs

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Brisbane

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Gold Coast

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Canberra

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Avalon Airport

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1hr 20mins

to Gold Coast QLD

2hrs 5mins

to Sydney NSW

1hr 25mins

Albury Airport

to Brisbane QLD

to Melbourne VIC

to Sydney NSW

1hr 15mins

Mildura Airport

to Adelaide SA

1hr 5mins

to Broken Hill NSW

to Melbourne VIC

1hr 10mins

to Sydney NSW

1hr 55mins

Bendigo Airport to Sydney NSW

1hr 25mins

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Brisbane Gold Coast

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Broken Hill MILDURA AIRPORT Sydney

Adelaide BENDIGO AIRPORT AVALON AIRPORT

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.

ALBURY AIRPORT Melbourne

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FROM THE MINISTER The Andrews Labor Government is proud to invite event organisers to discover the best that regional Victoria has to offer in this, the 13th edition of the Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide. This guide showcases all that our businesses and venues across regional Victoria have to offer, as well as our unrivalled world-class facilities, spectacular scenery, arts and cultural offerings and renowned food and wine experiences. Combined, these things make regional Victoria a destination of choice for businesses looking to host conferences, meetings and events.

Hon. Martin Pakula MP Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

With more visitors flocking to Victoria than ever, we’re enhancing the regional visitor experience as well as our tourism infrastructure and services across the state’s hotspots including the Yarra Valley, Goldfields, High Country, Great Ocean Road and Gippsland, all the way from Phillip Island to Mallacoota. These upgrades and developments will ensure that regional Victoria remains a leader in the years to come and a preferred conference and meeting destination in Australia. The Government is actively helping grow tourism, with an additional $32 million in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 to encourage visitation to Victoria, including in our regions. I encourage you to make the most of the Regional Victoria Planner’s Guide, to discover the best of everything our beautiful state has to offer.

ABOUT BUSINESS EVENTS VICTORIA When you get your venue and location right, everything else falls into place naturally, as if it was meant to be.

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.

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.

What else can we do to help?

Let our team assist you. 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.

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.

• 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!

Who are 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.

Contact us. GPO Box 4352, Melbourne Vic 3001 T: 03 8662 5440 E: info@businesseventsvictoria.com W: businesseventsvictoria.com Grampians National Park

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A ready-for-anything region packed with potential and more than 70 conference and event spaces. The big hubs, Ballarat and Bendigo, lift the lid on a remarkably diverse line-up of venues and activities. Ballarat’s award-winning Sovereign Hill offers unmissable experiences in recreated 1850s gold diggings. Regional Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery is just across town and the Pyrenees wine region is on your doorstep. In Bendigo, explore the Golden Dragon Museum or Central Deborah Gold Mine, where your delegates can don hard hats and tour 20 storeys underground in search of real gold. Back on the surface, delve into creative connections with thriving artistic communities, performance spaces, quirky retail precincts and a booming foodie scene. Your venue options are endless – a state-of-the-art theatre that seats 1,000, a stadium that seats thousands and more than 4,500 beds available across Bendigo and Ballarat. Big plans? Size-up an event centre that accommodates 15,000 campers. Something intimate? Gather in one of many galleries, winery spaces or historic boutique hotels. Getting here and getting around is fuss-free thanks to freeways, road networks, railway links and flights into Bendigo airport. The landscapes are spellbinding and every road unfurls a new experience. Venture out of town and discover villages crammed with life and local favourites. Get golfing, fishing or cycling. Ride a steam train through rolling countryside. Combo up a vineyard tour with a grazing lunch at a boutique winery in the hills. In the Goldfields, a golden past merges with contemporary sophistication to create an ideal destination.

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03 5434 6100

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Quality Hotel Lakeside Bendigo

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03 5329 2616

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Choose Bendigo Welcome to Bendigo While the city shines with historic beauty, cosmopolitan Bendigo is firmly set in the now. Choose from boutique spaces for cocktail or theatre style events, to an amazing 11,000m2 of clear span space in two pavilions for tradeshows/expos at the Exhibition Centre, seating for 3,500 at the Bendigo Stadium, capacity for 15,000 campers at the Elmore Events Centre, as well as hotel complexes for all in one events and conferences. Experience the grandeur of Fortuna Villa, or the unique 1,000 seat Ulumbarra Theatre, with quality accommodation choices within easy reach. World-class venues, award winning restaurants, food and wines, coupled with our facilities create the ideal event destination. Watch: youtu.be/mb57L_6QcB8

Location Geographically the centre of Victoria, we are an easy 100 minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD (90 minutes from Melbourne Airport or just under two hours on the shuttle bus). With hourly V/Line rail services from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, private air charter services to Bendigo Airport, you are connected regionally and interstate to access Bendigo, your events capital in regional Victoria. How we can support your event The Business Events team can help source venues and accommodation for you as well as assess your event for possible support and sponsorship opportunities. We can assist with recommending local audio visual, catering, entertainment party hire, gifts and other event or conference services.

Local aractions â– Bendigo Art Gallery â–  Ulumbarra Theatre â–  Central Deborah Gold Mine â–  Bendigo Pottery â–  Golden Dragon Museum â–  Chinese Joss House â–  The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion â–  Bendigo Tramways â–  Discovery Science and Technology Centre â–  Bendigo and Heathcote Wineries

TRAVELLING TO BENDIGO Distance and time to Bendigo by car from: Melbourne’s CBD 147km / 100min Daylesford 77km / 60min Castlemaine 38km / 30min Echuca 92km / 70min Ballarat 122km / 90min Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 120km / 80min Time to Bendigo by train from: Melbourne Southern Cross Station Castlemaine Kyneton

105min 25min 45min

Distance and time to Bendigo by shuttle bus from: Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 120km / 110min Direct flights from Sydney via QantasLink

Contact the Tourism and Major Events Unit by email: businessevents@bendigo.vic.gov.au or phone: 03 5434 6000. Download or order a copy of our own Bendigo Events Planning Guide at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/services/arts-and-events/major-events businesseventsvictoria.com

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U L U M B A R R A T H E AT R E Gaol Road, Bendigo VIC 3550 T: 03 5434 6100 E: capitalvenuesandevents@bendigo.vic.gov.au W: capitalvenuesandevents.com.au

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. 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.

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Theatre

Class

Board

Cocktail

Cabaret

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950

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Stage

364

150-200

50-100

20-40

200-250

150-180

150-200

Ground Floor Foyer

500

150-200

100-120

20-40

300-700

120-150

200-240

First Floor Foyer

220

50-80

-

15-30

100-250

30-50

50-100

Auditorium

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Q U A L I T Y H OT E L L A K E S I D E B E N D I G O 286 Napier Street, Bendigo VIC 3550 T: 03 5445 5300 E: events@lakesidehotel.com.au W: www.lakesidehotel.com.au

Lakeside Hotel Bendigo is Central Victoria’s premier hotel and conference centre. Located 1.5km from the CBD with picturesque views over Bendigo’s iconic Lake Weerona. Enjoy a choice of accommodation from our brand new lake view luxury apartments and king suites, to affordable family and twin rooms. Quality Hotel Lakeside provides comfort to corporate and leisure travellers in Bendigo’s prime Lake District. Our venue offers a range of event spaces abundant in natural light with sweeping views of the lake. The adaptable rooms are suitable for any style event, function or corporate conference. Dine indoors or outdoors from gourmet breakfasts overlooking the lake, right through to special dinner events. The region’s finest local produce showcased, craft beer, extensive wine and cocktail selections to be accompanied by our casual style menu. • 78 guest rooms • Choice Privileges loyalty program • 4 Function spaces over two levels • Meeting capacity for up to 250 delegates • Complimentary Wi-Fi and onsite parking • Premium Presentation equipment including fully integrated audio, ceiling mounted data projectors and whiteboard and flipchart • Microphone and lectern • Dedicated catering and events team • Elegant and stylish restaurant also available for private events • Indoor and outdoor modern dining spaces • Inhouse catering and menu packages • 7 minutes from Bendigo Airport STAY • DINE • MEET

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Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Lakeside Room 1

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90

30

20

30

80

35

Lakeside Room 2

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150

50

30

45

120

60

60 90

Lakeside Room 1 & 2

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300

-

-

-

300

150

250

Napier Room – Level 1

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90

40

20

35

100

45

60

Boardroom

-

70

20

20

30

80

35

60

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Ballarat & surrounds Situated just over an hour west of Melbourne, Ballarat is readily accessible by car or train and within easy reach of Victoria’s two major airports. With the pleasure of four distinct seasons, the city’s climate is a refreshing blend of Australia and Europe. Ballarat has a successful track record of hosting international, national and state conferences and events. Long-defined as being at the heart of Australia’s goldfields, Ballarat’s history and heritage remains among its strongest drawcards. The city boasts modern and contemporary venues along with iconic and historically-significant function spaces, providing a unique diversity of choice for all types of events. Think boutique hotels to convention centres, contemporary resorts to heritage spaces, outdoor reserves to museums and everything in between. Venues include: •  Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

Fast Facts • Ballarat is Australia’s second largest regional inland city. • For the statistically-minded, Bureau of Meteorology figures indicate the city’s average annual temperature is a mild 17.40C. • Most of Ballarat is laid out in a sensibly-planned grid, making the city surprisingly easy to access. • While gold mining made Ballarat’s fortune in the 19th century, it makes up less than one per cent of the city’s current regional domestic product. • Ballarat’s economic growth is underpinned by the presence of large corporations including IBM, McCain Foods, Masterfoods Australia and the FMP Group.

•  RACV Goldfields Resort

FIVE THINGS TO DO IN BALLARAT

•  Craig’s Royal Hotel and many more.

1.  Marvel at the gilt-framed masterpieces at Australia’s oldest regional gallery, the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Ballarat offers a multitude of accommodation choices, from modest to magnificent. With over 5,100 accommodation beds available, choose from lavish hotels, self-contained apartments, charming boutique getaways, hotels and motels, or holiday parks.

2.  Explore the nation’s rich gold rush history at the award-winning Sovereign Hill. 3.  Cuddle up with a koala or kangaroo at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. 4.  Cross the drawbridge into a kingdom of myth, magic and fantasy at Kryal Castle. 5.  Enjoy a modern Asian feast with an Australian twist at Moon & Mountain, or a Mediterranean spread at David Bromley’s coveted The Pub With Two Names.

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C R A I G ’ S ROYA L H OT E L 10 Lydiard Street, Ballarat VIC 3350 T: 03 5331 1377 E: functions@craigsroyal.com.au W: www.craigsroyal.com.au 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. 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. Room name

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Grand Dining Room

133

150

60

40

40

180

100

110

Prince’s Room

74

70

40

24

30

80

48

56

Reading Room

51

40

26

26

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70

-

40

L’Orangerie

70

60

30

24

30

60

32

40

Bluestone Cellar

89

40

20

20

20

50

32

40

SOVEREIGN HILL Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350 T: 03 5329 2616 E: functions@sovereignhill.com.au W: www.sovereignhill.com.au Connect. Imagine. Inspire. Business Events at Sovereign Hill. 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 ‘AURA’, our famous 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. Room name

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New York Bakery

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160

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200

90

160

Steinfeld’s Lounge

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50

24

24

24

60

36

50

Hotham Room

-

30

18

20

18

-

-

-

La Trobe Room

-

45

30

30

25

50

-

60

Theatre Retiring Room

-

-

-

22

-

40

-

22

Charlie Napier Hotel

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100

30

40

30

120

60

80

Victoria Theatre

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120

-

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150

36

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R A C V G O L D F I E L D S R E S O RT 1500 Midland Highway, Creswick VIC 3363 T: 03 5345 9600 E: events_goldfields@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues RACV Goldfields Resort is set on 150 acres of state forest in the heart of the historic Goldfields region, nestled between Spa Country and Ballarat. The resort has a full range of facilities to accommodate guests including a restaurant and bar, extensive meeting rooms and function spaces, tennis courts, gymnasium, heated outdoor swimming pool and spa, mountain bike tracks, and a Tony Cashmore designed 18-hole championship golf course. Located 80 minutes from Melbourne, 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. Room name

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Grand Ballroom

538

600

360

Hepburn, Creswick or Lindsay

180

170

Macedon Boardroom

36

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Pepperberry

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Candlebark Library Silver Gum

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600

320

400

120

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60

180

64

100

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12

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64

45

20

24

70

40

50

58

40

24

18

20

35

24

24

88

60

24

18

21

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24

24

Ironbark

103

84

60

40

35

100

48

60

Banksia

184

140

84

42

40

150

80

130

Private Dining Room

39

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140

20

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M E RC U RE B A L L A R AT H OT E L A N D CO N V E N T I O N C E N T R E 613 Main Road, Ballarat VIC 3350 T: 03 5327 1200 E: conferences@mercureballarat.com.au W: www.meetballarat.com.au Just over one hour from Melbourne’s CBD, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre is Victoria’s largest conference venue, offering 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. Located opposite Sovereign Hill.

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Convention Centre

690

1,000

500

-

1,200

Convention Pre-function

349

-

-

-

600

600 -

Eureka Ballroom

316

300

120

-

400

180

Victoria Room One

85

70

30

20

70

60

Victoria Room Two

85

70

30

20

70

60

Conservatory Room

250

220

100

-

300

150

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The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region offers a bottomless bag of conference and event options, an easy hour’s drive from Melbourne. Plan a top-notch itinerary based around incredible facilities and rounded out with breakout brilliance your delegates will long remember. From a multi-award winning sustainable conference venue and 100-room convention centre to a bevy of mountain retreats and 5-star luxury hotels, your event’s covered. Itinerary favourites include a visit to Melbourne’s closest alpine snow, wading with platypus at Healesville Sanctuary or Segwaying through vines. You’re in the heart of the renowned Yarra Valley wine region where more than 80 cellar doors have top tipples on the pour. Opt for an out-of-the-box activity – grape stomping, an orchard tour or wine and cheese matching. Tour a gin distillery in the hills or dine aboard the famous Puffing Billy steam train. Book-end an awesome day with a dawn hot air balloon ride above the valley and a sunset winery gathering. Outdoor activities are never far away – more than 2,500 square kilometres of national parks and forests beckon. Team up to tackle the Kokoda Memorial Walk or e-cycle a rail trail. Dare your delegates to give something new a crack: high ropes courses, archery, cycling or rainforest rambling. Melburnians have long adored this region as a getaway haven from the capital. Today, it’s equally revered as one of our most spectacular gathering place for groups and events of all shapes and sizes. What’s not to love? Stunning settings, incredible venues, feel-good activities, tempting incentives and a food and wine benchmark that’s world-class.

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5

120

120

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Holmesglen at Eildon

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03 5774 2631

50

150

5

200

150

3

Rochford Yarra Valley

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03 5957 3333

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-

2

240

300

4

Chateau Yering Hotel

18

03 9237 3333

32

64

3

150

140

-

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RACV Healesville Country Club

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03 5962 4899

80

160

14

312

280

-

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Vibe Hotel Marysville

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03 5957 7700

101

202

6

300

240

-

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Oscar’s on the Yarra

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03 5966 9166

22

44

3

130

130

-

8

Potters Receptions

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03 9844 1222

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26

3

200

220

-

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Yarra Valley Estate

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03 5965 2397

48

87

5

150

150

10

The Eastern Golf Club and Yering Gorge Cottages

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03 9739 0110

13

68

4

150

150

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03 9738 9900

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3

180

140

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YARRA VALLEY BUSINESS EVENTS With a diverse range of facilities in a truly unique region, you’ll be surprised by the quality and diversity on offer for your next business event, meeting or conference – all within 50 minutes of Melbourne. Offering distance without being remote, the Yarra Valley inspires your team to get creative. Already renowned for excellence in quality wines, food and accommodation, combine that with the stunning beauty of the landscape and you have all the elements of a truly memorable and effective delegate experience. Remove the distraction of routine workplace dynamic with the excitement of grape stomping or steam railways to learning and leisure through cooking and wine blending. Looking for something more adventurous? You can always try hot air ballooning or skydiving. HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOUR NEXT EVENT? Our team will put you in touch with the perfect venues, accommodation, restaurants and suppliers for your next business event. Need inspiration? Join one of our exclusive familiarisation tours to get a taste of what you’ll experience in the glorious Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Email or call to express your interest.

YARRA VALLEY BUSINESS EVENTS 1 PO Box 903, Lilydale VIC 3140 T: 03 8739 8000 E: info@yarravalleybusinessevents.com.au W: yarravalleybusinessevents.com.au

B A LG O W N I E E S T AT E V I N E Y A R D R E S O RT & S P A 1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen VIC 3775 T: 03 9730 0721 E: conferences@balgownieestate.com.au W: www.balgownieestate.com.au 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. Offering a fully furnished boardroom, break-out spaces and conference centre including all the latest in technological and presentation equipment. 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. Room name

Sq(m) Theatre Class Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Melba & Anderson

202

120

90

-

60

120

96

Melba

119

100

50

26

30

120

36

70

Anderson

83

60

30

30

25

100

30

50

Marquee

81

60

70

30

30

70

40

50

Executive Boardroom

28

30

20

18

14

30

-

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Private Dining Room 1

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40

-

20

-

40

-

28

Private Dining Room 2

120

-

25

-

12

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25

-

18

Rae’s Restaurant

230

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-

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80

Cellar Door

60

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40

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HOLMESGLEN AT EILDON CONFERENCES, FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS

We are proud to have received three GOLD at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, awarded the Victorian HALL OF FAME, and twice 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.

Our lounges, deck and gardens provide a unique blend of breakout spaces and alternate dining options to suit any business 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. Room name

Red Gum Room Ironbark Room

• 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

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Theatre

Boardroom

U-Shape

112

134

44

28

Cocktail

112

Banquet

100

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

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Homestead

62

12

12

12

24

-

Recreation Room

70

40

24

-

50

36

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

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


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RO C H FO RD YA RR A V A L L E Y 878-880 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream VIC 3770 T: 03 5957 3333 E: faye@rochfordwines.com.au W: www.rochfordwines.com.au

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

Room name Restaurant

Sq(m) Theatre Class

Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

225

240

100

-

-

300

-

300

Barrel Room

37

24

30

20

20

40

-

40

Pinot Gallery

61

60

40

30

40

80

-

75

400

-

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250

200

200

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C H AT E A U Y E R I N G H OT E L 42 Melba Highway, Yering VIC 3770 T: 03 9237 3333 E: functions@chateauyering.com.au W: www.chateauyering.com.au 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. 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? 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. Room name

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Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Oak Room

165

150

100

40

50

150

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140

Library

36

20

12

14

16

20

-

20

Chinese Room

23

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14

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R A C V H E A L E S V I L L E CO U N T RY C L U B 122 Healesville-Kinglake Road, Healesville VIC 3777 T: 03 5962 4899 E: healesvilleevents@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues RACV Healesville Country Club offers a selection of breathtaking conference and event choices with extensive facilities to create the ultimate venue. The Club is located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD. The 14 unique event spaces cater for both small and large conferences. The pillarless Ballroom boasts spectacular views with plentiful amounts of natural light, in-built AV and flexible space to allow cars into the room. The conference and events facilities are complemented by 80 spacious accommodation rooms. Onsite activities and facilities include two bars, three restaurants, 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. Room name

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Ballroom - James/Day/Coleman

400

312

James

204

168

Day or Coleman

98

72

Watts

73

60

Barak

95

Theatrette

156

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60

300

168

280

78

42

32

30

28

23

160

84

140

70

36

30

28

60

20

60

36

84

30

60

28

23

80

36

124

54

60

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-

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22-34

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12-18

12

8-11

11

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10

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220

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V I B E H O T E L M A RY S V I L L E 32-42 Murchison Street, Marysville VIC 3779 T: 03 5957 7700 E: meet@tfehotels.com W: vibehotels.com/hotel/marysville 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. 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. 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.

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Steavenson Ballroom

353

300

150

125

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350

200

240

Keppel

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60

30

24

24

80

32

40

Marylands

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60

30

24

24

80

32

40

Cumberland

72

60

30

24

24

80

32

40

Kooringa

72

60

30

24

24

80

32

40

Kitchener

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60

30

24

24

80

32

40

O S C A R ’ S O N T H E YA R R A 3185 Warburton Highway, Warburton VIC 3799 T: 03 5966 9166 E: info@oscarsontheyarra.com.au W: www.oscarsontheyarra.com.au The Yarra River and surrounding mountains provide the perfect backdrop for a planning workshop, strategic session, product launch or team building exercise. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne and you’ll breathe fresh mountain air and feel rejuvenated and ready for action. Numerous light filled meeting rooms and cozy lounge spaces with the convenience of lavish onsite accommodation and an outstanding restaurant.

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Board Cocktail Banquet

Yarra Room

94

80

30

40

90

50

Dining Room

83

70

30

30

80

50

Garden Room

83

70

40

40

80

50

Boardroom

43

40

20

20

30

20

P OTT E RS R E C E PT I O N S 321 Jumping Creek Road, Warrandyte VIC 3113 T: 03 9844 1222 E: events@potters.com.au W: www.potters.com.au Located at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, Potters is 20 mins from the CBD and under an hour from the airport. Set amidst 6 acres we are perfect for an intimate retreat, a day conference or a gala event. Options include main room featuring a waterfall backdrop and an abundance of natural light, the alfresco bar or wisteria draped courtyard, and various break-out spaces. There are also 8 accommodation rooms and a Penthouse.

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200

108

60

300

128

220

Retreat

75

40

26

28

50

-

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Penthouse

32

-

-

14

30

-

-

Alfresco Bar

160

-

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44

100

32

50

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YA R R A V A L L E Y ESTAT E 2164 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek VIC 3775 T: 03 5965 2397 E: enquiries@yarravalleyestate.com.au W: www.yarravalleyestate.com.au Yarra Valley Estate is an award-winning, sustainable conference venue, with Victoria’s only Edible Forest! Discover the difference as you escape to the natural bushland location; allowing you to disconnect from technology and reconnect. Conference in the tree-tops with tailored packages, events to remember, exclusive use options, 48 accommodation rooms, 5 light filled conference rooms and personalised service that matters.

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Sq(m) Theatre Class Board Cocktail Banquet

Wedgetail

196

150

75

-

250

150

Falcon

90

45

27

30

-

40

Harrier

90

45

27

30

-

40

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54

35

18

18

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30

292

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150

100

Dining Room

T H E E A ST E RN G O L F C L U B A N D Y E RI N G G O RG E COTTA G ES 215 Victoria Road, Yering VIC 3770 T: 03 9739 0110 E: events@easterngolfclub.com.au W: www.easterngolfclub.com.au A spectacular destination for events, corporate golf days, residential and executive retreats. Featuring six event spaces – all providing natural light and spectacular views of the surrounding Yarra Valley – with the option of indoor and outdoor break-out spaces; an extensive selection of team building experiences; and 1, 2 & 5 bedroom cottages onsite.

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Sq(m) Theatre Board Cocktail Banquet

Function Room (S1, 2 & 3)

252

150

40

250

150

Function Room (S1 & 2 or S2 & 3) 168

100

40

200

120

Function Room (S1, 2 or 3)

84

40

16

60

30

Yering Room

176

80

24

150

80

35

-

14

-

14

290

-

-

-

60

Boardroom The Dining Room

O A K RI D G E W I N ES 864 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream VIC 3770 T: 03 9738 9900 E: functions@oakridgewines.com.au W: www.oakridgewines.com.au One hour’s drive from the CBD and 1.5 hours from Melbourne Airport, Oakridge winery is set on 18 hectares of picturesque vineyards overlooking the Yarra Valley. Oakridge’s state-of-theart cellar door and 140 seat one hat restaurant embodies all that this 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.

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Theatre Class Board U-Shape Cocktail Banquet

Maggies Tasting Room

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-

14

-

-

-

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80

50

-

45

100

60

Room 2: 864 Room

50

30

25

25

60

40

Room 3: Syrah Room

50

30

25

25

60

40

Room 1, 2 and 3

180

120

-

-

250

140


A legendary, feature-packed conferencing destination within a 2.5-hour drive of Melbourne. At its heart is the mighty Murray River – the country’s longest river at 2,508km and the lifeblood to millions of Australians. Accommodation options are as big and bold, or as cosy and quaint as you like. If needed, the region can accommodate almost 70,000 visitors at any one time. From room-to-move performing art centres and contemporary multi-space facilities to intimate heart-warming country hotels and on-the-water houseboats, there’s a place for everyone. Catering comes naturally here in one of Australia’s richest, most fertile foodbowls. Superb fresh produce without the food miles. A surfeit of eateries and winery cellar doors. A network of food + wine trails to explore. Tastes, flavours and abundance to satisfy every appetite. Airports at Mildura and Albury book-end the region and rail and road links make access a breeze. When you get here, you’re in for a treat – vast and stunning landscapes range from lush riversides to the outback. Two world heritage listings, Barmah Wetlands and Mungo National Park, are ideal for team-building and group outdoor ventures. If you’re looking to cram excitement into your itinerary, seize the day – canoeing, motorcycle riding, four-wheel driving, horse-back-riding, speedboating, water-skiing, trail walking or fishing. Hit up one of 67 golf courses or explore fascinating heritage locales. Get ready to plunge into an event or conference brimming with brilliance in the Murray River region.

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Visit the Murray DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS Welcome to the legendary Murray River region – where the range of conference and incentive options are as extensive and impressive as the region itself. While The Murray is home to eight purpose-built conference and function venues with capacity for 1,000 plus delegates, it’s the region’s ability to deliver exceptional events in extraordinary locations that sets it apart. Imagine a degustation dinner made from fresh local produce onboard a paddlesteamer, cruising the world’s third longest navigable river. A gala evening under the stars on Australia’s largest inland beach or beside Victoria’s biggest salt lake. A product launch in a century old, riverfront homestead. A board meeting on a luxury houseboat floating past the world’s largest river red gum forest. The possibilities are endless. Your delegates will be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of social activities including a round of golf on some of Australia’s top 100 courses, bespoke private tours of the region’s award-winning farmgate food producers, wineries and distilleries or an eco-cruise through internationally recognised wetlands. In the east, Albury Wodonga offers the perfect combination of big city style and country hospitality, while Mildura Wentworth in the west combines cosmopolitan culture with outback beauty. In between, you’ll be hard pressed to beat the historic charm of Echuca Moama or the spectacular waterfront views of Yarrawonga Mulwala. Conveniently located on the New South Wales – Victorian border and central to Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, The Murray is easily accessible by air and road.

Fast Facts REGIONAL OVERVIEW • Located on the New South Wales – Victorian border. • Major regional airports at Albury and Mildura with regular commercial flights from Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. • Air access to Echuca Moama via Bendigo regional airport with regular commercial flights from Sydney. • Conference capacities ranging from small intimate boardroom style spaces to large 1,000 plus delegate convention centres. TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES BY CAR

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325 3hrs 30mins 275 3hrs 222 2hrs 30mins 530 6hrs 556 5hrs 30mins 650 6hrs 30mins 798 8hrs 10mins 1,024 10hrs 15mins 400 4hrs 30mins TIME

to Albury 55mins to Mildura 40mins to Albury 1hr 15mins to Bendigo (access to Echuca Moama) 2hrs to Mildura 55mins

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

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Greater Shepparton’s location and facilities make it an ideal place for your next conference, meeting or major event. With facilities available to cater for 10 to 1,000, the region offers event organisers a range of venue options from the intimate to the impressive in a surprising variety of settings, all within easy reach of quality accommodation choices.

Regional Overview Greater Shepparton is rich in diversity and culture. Blessed with a climate of four distinct seasons, it is home to some of the world’s best locally grown fresh produce and has an emerging reputation for arts and culture. Beyond the Conference or Event, take a delicious culinary journey from farm to fork and explore the famous Moooving Art herd whilst letting the Goulburn River be your backdrop for a round of golf, mountain bike ride, walk, four wheel driving or fishing expedition.

Mildura 5hrs 38mins

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Ballarat

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Geelong

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Melbourne CBD 2hrs Airport 1hr 40mins

We offer event organisers a range of options and locations including the towns of Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura, Dookie and Murchison.

Location Located a leisurely two hour drive from Melbourne, Greater Shepparton has flexible venues, outstanding food and wine and a range of accommodation options. We look forward to welcoming you to the region soon.

Greater Shepparton City Council can provide you with personnel with a can do attitude who know the region and its capabilities. A key to ensuring your next conference or event is a success. For more information – Greater Shepparton City Council T: 03 5832 9471 | E: events@shepparton.vic.gov.au | W: visitshepparton.com.au


Meet in Mildura

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

What would make the perfect venue for your next conference? Would a mild, sunny climate tick a box? What about fabulous fresh food and boutique wines? Wide-open spaces? Unique heritage and arts? A thriving regional city? Rivers or outback dunes? In Mildura, we have it all and so much more.

Explore and enjoy 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. 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.

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

• 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 • 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

Easily accessible From Melbourne Adelaide Sydney Broken Hill Bendigo Ballarat Geelong

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

By Air* 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour

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Sun Country on the Murray DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS 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. Enjoy the best the Murray has to offer, exploring the waterways, towns and natural attractions between Bundalong and Barmah. The major towns in our region are: • Yarrawonga Mulwala • Cobram Barooga • Numurkah • Nathalia • Barmah 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: Take the time to explore the Murray Farm Gate Trail and you will find an edible bounty of cheeses, wines, liqueurs, olives, oils, fruit, vegetables, beef, garlic, preserves and chocolate all waiting to be sampled. 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.

Fast Facts REGIONAL OVERVIEW • Inclusive of the rivers Murray, Ovens and Goulburn, and Lake Mulwala – and blessed with copious amounts of sunshine during all seasons – the region is affectionately known as Sun Country on the Murray. • The region is well serviced by major highways, daily public transport, local aerodromes for smaller aircraft and Albury airport is only one hour away. • Specific function venues in the larger destinations. A number of options for a different experience and unique outdoor venues. TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES BY CAR

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Contact our friendly staff to discuss your business event needs and how we can make Sun Country on the Murray the destination choice for your next function. T: 1800 607 607 visit www.suncountryonthemurray.com.au

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The Mornington Peninsula is renowned for being Melbourne’s favourite playground and the secret to discover is it’s a great region all year round for conducting business events. They say a location can make an event and being only an hour from Melbourne your delegates will appreciate that they will spend more time discovering and enjoying the region, rather than simply getting here. The Mornington Peninsula has been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons and in 2018 the Mornington Peninsula was voted the ‘Most Delicious Region’ in Australia. Combine this with $700 million in investment developing new hidden treasures and reinvigorating existing product, you will find stunning locations and a diverse range of experiences working hand in hand with our venues and accommodation. Venue options include Euro-style hotels, state-of-the-art resorts, fully appointed conference retreats, homestead function centres, cosy villas with log fires and luxury beachfront apartments. From natural hot springs to swimming with dolphins, stand up paddle boarding, tree surfing, kayaking, boat cruising, scuba diving or riding a scenic gondola, your group will be spoilt for activities. Nearly 1,000 walking tracks, trails and short walks meander through coastal and country landscapes. A UNESCO biosphere reserve wraps around the coastline and more than 30 villages dot the region with chic sophistication and country charm. Art buffs will love the many galleries and sculpture parks, while chill-seekers will beeline to beaches, spas or fishing spots. There’s plenty to tickle the fancy of foodies: five chef hatted restaurants, six craft breweries, single malt whisky distilleries and a wine region famous for its cool climate pinot noir and chardonnay. Escape the city bustle and create a conference replete with Mornington Peninsula’s unique bounty of experiences.

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Peninsula Hot Springs

31

03 5950 8777

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48

30

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Peppers Moonah Links Resort

32

03 5988 2000

70

150

7

120

90

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Flinders Hotel

33

03 5989 0201

40

80

3

120

120

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Mercure Portsea

33

03 5981 6100

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150

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P E N I N S U L A H OT S P R I N G S Springs Lane, Fingal VIC 3939

Inspire your delegates and colleagues alike with a hot spring’s day retreat like no other.

T: 03 5950 8777 E: wellness@peninsulahotsprings.com W:  w ww.peninsulahotsprings.com/ wellness-and-conferences

Peninsula Hot Springs, an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination, is a unique coastal oasis that is set to foster connection and enhance wellbeing. Surrounded by nature and with Bath House bathing included, your delegates and colleagues will enjoy a truly unique experience they will remember for years to come. With two unique spaces to choose from, Peninsula Hot Springs Wellness Centre is the perfect location to host your next business event. The Wellness Centre Studio is perfect for group activities including aerial or mat yoga and reformer or mat Pilates. The adjacent Wellness Centre Boardroom offers a modern boardroom meeting space with projectors and AV capabilities. A moveable wall separates the two areas, and when removed, an open and light-filled venue is revealed with the capacity for 84 seated guests and 150 standing guests. Bath House is a social bathing experience open to all ages and is perfect for groups with over 50 globally-inspired experiences. Experiences include thermal mineral pools, reflexology walk, Turkish hamam, sauna, cold plunge pools, ice cave, two saunas, open air stage, hydrojet pool, aquatherapy pool, foot and hand baths, family pool and baby baths. Enhance your day retreat by choosing from our hosted wellness experiences, seasonal dining packages made with fresh produce grown onsite and sourced locally. We also offer signature spa treatments and balancing therapies honouring global traditions.

Room name

Sq(m) Theatre Class Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Wellness Centre (studio)

90

48

24

-

20

120

-

Wellness Centre (boardroom)

55

36

12

14

14

30

-

-

Royal Moroccan Tent

62

-

-

-

-

60

-

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P E P P E R S M O O N A H L I N K S R E S O RT 55 Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal VIC 3939 T: 03 5988 2000 E: events@moonahlinks.com.au W: www.peppers.com.au/moonah/

The stylish Peppers Moonah Links Resort on the Mornington Peninsula offers modern accommodation set amongst stunning scenery creating a unique conference and incentive destination. Located just 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, catering for events from small executive retreats to larger events up to 120 delegates. Offering seven meeting spaces with three boardrooms; the most popular of spaces being the three self-contained Executive Lodges, each suitable for up to 100 delegates theatre style. Each lodge boasts its own private event space with a terrace, indoor and outdoor 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 Ă la carte 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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140

130

75

34

40

200

60

90

Thomson 1

70

60

25

20

20

100

24

40

Thomson 2

70

60

25

20

20

100

24

40

Stonehaven

30

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

AGU

38

-

-

16

-

-

-

-

Marjinata / Rush

125

100

56

30

30

120

48

80

Lomandra / Salt

125

100

56

30

30

120

48

80

Boobialla / Ridge

125

100

56

30

30

120

48

80

-

-

-

10

-

-

-

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Lodge Boardrooms

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F L I N D E RS H OT E L Cnr Cook & Wood Streets, Flinders VIC 3929 T: 03 5989 0201 E: peninsula@flindershotel.com.au W: www.flindershotel.com.au Located in the Mornington Peninsula village of Flinders, just 75 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD is the beautifully restored Flinders Hotel. Complementary Wi-Fi throughout, plenty of free parking, a huge range of local activities for delegates, quality menus, and 40 rooms of boutique accommodation. Peninsula is a fully flexible and versatile events space with an abundance of natural light and modern AV facilities. 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 CafÊ (perfect for team building cooking classes), and Zigis Bar (ideal for pre-dinner cocktail making classes). Room name

Sq(m) Theatre Class Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Peninsula 1

46

40

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

139

120

120

-

40

140

80

120

Peninsula Bar & Lounge

-

-

-

-

-

200

-

80

Zigis Bar

-

-

-

10

-

60

-

24

20

-

-

6

-

20

-

6

Flinders Suite

M E R C U R E P O RTS E A 46 London Bridge Road, Portsea VIC 3944 T: 03 5981 6100 E: hotelevents@portseagolf.com.au W: www.portseagolf.com.au 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. Mercure Portsea is a new multi-million dollar facility perched within walking distance of the famous Portsea Back Beach and is set within the grounds of the exclusive Portsea Golf Club as a fully integrated complex. The stunning property features 24 boutique accommodation rooms, bar and restaurant, 18-hole championship golf course, state-of-the-art audio visual technology and a wedding and conference centre with spectacular views across Portsea Golf Course and Port Phillip Bay. The Mercure Portsea makes for the ideal location for conferencing, events or corporate golf days.

Room name

Sq(m) Theatre Class Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Boardroom

34

20

-

16

10

-

-

-

Portsea Room

142

80

66

40

40

150

-

80

Lounge

75

30

30

30

20

50

-

30

Portsea Room & Lounge

217

130

70

-

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200

-

150

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R A C V C A P E S C H A N C K R E S O RT Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck VIC 3939 T: 03 5950 8000 E: capeschanck_conference@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues Situated at the southernmost tip of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, RACV Cape Schanck Resort is a destination unlike any other. The resort offers an extensive variety of naturally-lit conference, event and meeting spaces with sweeping golf course or ocean views, including the Great Southern Ballroom which can accommodate up to 450 guests. In addition, the surrounding grounds feature beautiful outdoor areas perfect for team building or wellbeing activities and can also transform to meet a vast range of event requirements. Facilities include 204 accommodation rooms, state-of-the-art AV technology, cafÊ, lounge and restaurant, day spa, fitness centre, 18-hole golf course, three floodlit tennis courts and 25m indoor pool with spa and sauna. Room name

Sq(m) Theatre Class Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Great Southern Ballroom

520

450

200

-

-

450

280

350

Great Southern Ballroom 1 or 2

260

225

100

-

50

225

135

170

Horizon Ballroom

405

370

140

-

-

370

216

270

200-205

185

70

-

35

185

88

130

Flinders 1 - 2

51-56

40

-

20

-

-

24

30

Bass 2 - 5

21-23

-

-

10

-

-

-

10

Bass 1 (Green Room)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cape Restaurant

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

140

Horizon Ballroom 1 or 2

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Nowhere packs in conferencing credentials like Geelong and The Bellarine region. Incredible infrastructure, stunning natural assets and easy access are all within an hour’s road trip, train ride or ferry cruise of Melbourne. With an international airport just 17 minutes away and regular flights connecting Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, this region is closer than you think. Come conferencing in a true year-round destination serving up distinct seasons and varied cityscapes, landscapes and seascapes. It’s the kind of diversity where thinking, creativity, team-building and new experiences flow freely. No wonder Geelong is a designated UNESCO Creative City of Design. Mirroring Geelong’s reinvention as a 21st century city, many historic industrial buildings have been refurbished, now housing business hubs, learning spaces, eateries, breweries, museums and galleries. More than 1,500 accommodation rooms across function centres, state-of-the-art resorts, world-class conference centres and luxe hotels cater to events of every shape and size. Leisure activities abound. Start with safari adventures at the Werribee Open Range Zoo and exploring Geelong’s sparkling waterfront and award-winning contemporary architecture. The beautiful Bellarine Peninsula is Geelong’s beachy, rural neighbour. Brimming with country charm, seaside villages, ocean-side hideaways, grand old hotels and a smorgasbord of fresh produce, it’s a destination in its own right. Set your delegates up for a freestyle exploration of food and wine trails overflowing with growers, wineries and craft breweries. Get active with surfing lessons, swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, segwaying, stand-up paddle boarding, cycling, golfing or charter boat fishing. The Geelong Wine region boasts more than 30 boutique family-owned winegrowers crafting premium wines. Geelong and The Bellarine promises to make your next event unforgettable.

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OFF-SITE BANQUET DINING/ STYLE MAX DINING CATERING

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Higher Mark

38

03 5225 2367

-

-

32

680

1,000

2

Geelong Conference Centre

39

03 5226 2121

46

106

7

180

180

-

3

Novotel Geelong

39

03 5223 1377

109

228

6

230

220

-

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The Pier Geelong

40

03 5222 6444

-

-

3

700

740

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Geelong and The Bellarine 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 100 rated public courses. Out of Africa - Board a safari bus for an amazing wildlife experience then team up for a slumber safari amongst the savannah at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Music, views and all things water - Sail or cruise the sparkling waters of Corio Bay, let 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. NEED ASSISTANCE? Let our regional experts support you in delivering an outstanding conference, incentive experience 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.

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Fast Facts • One hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD/Airport and 17 mins from Avalon Airport. • 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. • An array of accommodation offering in excess of 1,500 rooms. • Cruise into the region on the Searoad Car and Passenger Ferry or the Port Phillip Passenger Ferry, operating 7 days a week. • Home to Melbourne’s second international airport, with daily flights from Kuala Lumpur. TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCES BY CAR

From Geelong From Queenscliff

to to to to

Melb & Melb Airport Avalon Airport Melb & Melb Airport Avalon Airport

to to to to

Sydney Adelaide  Gold Coast Kuala Lumpur

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1hr 25mins 1hr 15mins 2hrs 5mins 7hrs 30mins

BY BOAT

From Queenscliff to Sorrento From Portarlington to Melbourne (Docklands)

Business Events Geelong, Level 1, 48 Brougham St, Geelong VIC 3220 T: 03 5223 2588 visit www.BusinessEventsGeelong.com.au /BusinessEventsGeelong @BE_Geelong @meetgeelongbellarine

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Boasting the largest event space in the region, Higher Mark venue, GMHBA Stadium is the epitome of class. Located just 55 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD. Neutral in design, our premium 32 event spaces offer external terraces and sweeping floor to ceiling windows flooding with natural light, contemporary design features and stunning views over surrounding parklands, Geelong’s skyline and playing field.

Event Space

Sq (m)

Board

Higher Mark’s versatile space can be adapted to suit all event size requirements with facilities for 2 to 2,450 guests. At Higher Mark, our ambition is to take your event to the next level. With “exceptional” as a benchmark, delivering premium, tailored experiences for our clients is priority. Allow us to work with you to achieve a Higher Mark in performance for your next event.

U-Shape

Cabaret

Banquet

Theatre

Cocktail

KEY FEATURES •

Free on-site parking

Dedicated culinary team

Day and night event capabilities

Wi-Fi

Dedicated on-site AV provider

Exhibit Booth

Lvl 2 Charles Brownlow Stand

1446

-

70

800

1000

680

2450

60

Central location

President’s Room

796

192

165

368

500

580

900

44

President’s South

306

78

69

160

200

240

300

14

Impressive 32 event spaces

President’s Central

245

60

51

112

140

190

150

14

Largest space in regional Victoria

Event management capabilities

President’s North

245

54

45

96

120

150

300

16

Geelong Social Club

650

-

-

-

300

-

600

28

Captains’ Room

390

95

86

250

300

320

400

12

Alex Popescu Room

484

24

40

90

230

50

500

-

Alex Popescu South

-

40

40

96

150

50

300

-

Alex Popescu North

-

20

40

64

80

50

250

-

Brownlow Suites 1 - 7

22.7

12

-

-

-

12

20

-

Brownlow Suites 8 - 10

34.5

18

9

-

-

15

20

-

20-29

12

-

-

-

20

20

-

Fred Flanagan Room

400

100

100

320

400

300

400

20

Charles & Co. Café

231

34

26

24

30

42

50

-

Premiership Suites

ENQUIRE NOW Higher Mark at GMHBA Stadium

Cnr Latrobe Tce & Kilgour St, Geelong VIC 3220 03 5225 2367 | events@highermark.com.au highermark.com.au

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G E E LO N G CO N F E R E N C E C E N T R E Adams Court, East Geelong VIC 3219 T: 03 5226 2121 E: gcc.functions@aus.salvationarmy.org W: www.geelongconferencecentre.com.au Purpose-built and ideally located in Geelong’s Eastern Park, Geelong Conference Centre will deliver a professional, tranquil and distraction free environment to your weekday, weekend, residential or non-residential event. We take pride in being Geelong’s Meeting Place and back it up with a team of professionals and a range of services that ensure the stress free hosting of events both large and small. Our clients appreciate simplicity and ease at the proposal stage, during the planning process and at execution. Our complete meeting package includes your meeting room, meals, AV equipment, support, Wi-Fi and accommodation. An all-inclusive per person price makes budgeting easy and there are no surprises on the invoice. Within easy reach of central Geelong and the Waterfront, our purpose-built centre has 42 hotel rooms, four self-contained apartments and a total sleeping capacity of up to 100 people. Room name

Sq(m) Theatre Class

Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Auditorium

190

180

56

30

30

-

96

-

The Studio

108

90

40

28

22

-

36

-

Acacia Room

91

60

30

20

20

-

36

-

Banksia Room

51

40

16

20

12

-

18

-

Boardroom 1

45

22

12

12

10

-

-

-

Boardroom 2

35

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

Boardroom 3

35

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

180

-

180

Dining Lounge

N O V O T E L G E E LO N G 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong VIC 3220 T: 03 5223 1377 E: events@novotelgeelong.com.au W: novotelgeelong.com.au 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 or dinner, Novotel Geelong has everything you need – all in the one venue. • • • • • • •

Five function rooms • Restaurant available for private events • Free Wi-Fi Meeting capacity for up to 230 delegates • Live cooking stations 109 refurbished guest rooms with balconies • Inhouse AV equipment Pre-function and exhibition space • Novotel InBalance Meetings program Function rooms with private terraces • Healthy and balanced menu options Dedicated events and banquets team • Le Club Meeting Planner points InBalance fitness centre, indoor heated pool and steam room open 24 hours

Room name

Sq(m) Theatre Class Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet Expo

Peninsula

200

230

85

36

42

250

128

220

24

Restaurant

325

180

85

60

60

250

110

180

30

Bellarine

82

100

48

26

30

100

48

60

9

Ceres

82

100

48

26

30

100

48

60

9

Flinders

32

20

12

12

11

-

16

20

-

Limeburners

44

40

18

30

-

60

24

30

6

Function Foyer

125

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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T H E P I E R G E E LO N G Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Road, Geelong VIC 3220 T: 03 5222 6444 E: enquiries@thepiergeelong.com.au W: www.thepiergeelong.com.au Spectacularly located 250 metres out over the stunning Corio Bay, The Pier Geelong offers your guests a view beyond comparison. Give your event the feeling of opulence with floor to ceiling windows offering uninterrupted bay and city skyline views. The venue offers an event space for every occasion be it a private dinner, conference, gala or product launch. It’s the largest custom-built events centre on Geelong’s waterfront, with rooms allowing for small intimate events of 40, to large events of up to 1,000. Featuring the latest in AV equipment you can engage your guests inhouse or by adding an element of team building with our waterfront activities. Located an hour from both Melbourne Airport and CBD, and 20 minutes from Avalon Airport, the venue is accessible to all, with added onsite parking. Room name

Banquet Sq(m) Theatre Cocktail Cabaret (withBanquet dance floor) (without dance floor)

Events Centre

-

700

1,000

500

670

740

Lillias Room

-

250

500

150

160

220

Hopetoun Room

-

370

700

252

260

280

The Terrace

-

80

100

-

-

40

Private Dining Room

-

-

-

-

-

30

Wah Bah

-

-

150

-

-

-

Wah Wah Gee

-

-

200

-

-

-

W A U RN P O N DS ESTAT E Nicol Drive South, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216 T: 03 5227 3000 E: wpe-events@deakin.edu.au W: www.waurnpondsestate.com.au Waurn Ponds Estate is a contemporary 60 room conference and events centre in a rural setting. Providing eight light filled, technology rich conference rooms, multiple indoor and outdoor areas, outdoor heated pool and spa, complementary Wi-Fi and car parking. Our food is all handmade and our kitchen garden is the gateway to the soul of our food with menus created daily.

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Sq(m) Theatre Class

Board Cocktail Banquet

Torquay Room

198

150

96

50

-

108

Anglesea Room

90

70

40

20

-

50

Paraparap Room

62

48

32

18

-

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Plan your conference in a region packed with welcome and wellness, all within an hour’s drive of Melbourne. This is spa country and tranquillity flows naturally – a perfect setting to gather a group of like-minds. Meet-up in executive boardrooms, expansive function places or cosy conversation spaces. Settle in at a grand old hotel, forest-bound retreat or modern, crowd-pleasing resort. Balance out your program with oodles of outdoor adventure activities in the 45,000-hectare Wombat State forest or Macedon Regional Park. From wildlife watching and forest wandering to rock climbing, abseiling and cycling, it’s easy to get active. Chill-seekers can opt to discover Hanging Rock’s ethereal beauty, or Mount Macedon’s stately gardens. Nestled in the cool central highlands, Daylesford and Macedon ranges boasts an incredible concentration of natural mineral water springs. They bubble up out of the earth. An at-the-source tasting tour is a unique experience. And, there’s no better place to treat your guests to pampering and indulgence. More than 200 therapies and wellness treatments are on offer via dozens of spas, many incorporating the goodness of local mineral waters. Find more of nature’s local bounty at farmers markets, cellar doors, chef hatted restaurants and a café scene buzzing with quirky vibes. Packed with top-notch facilities, room to breathe and a naturally chill ambience, this region is conference nirvana.

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B E L L I N Z O N A R E S O RT 77 Main Road, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461 T: 03 5348 2271 E: reception@bellinzona.com.au W: www.bellinzona.com.au Bellinzona offers an idyllic setting for conference, executive meetings, events and seminars. Situated in Daylesford/Hepburn Springs, it 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. The retreat oozes luxury old world charm combined with modern convenience. It has 43 beautifully appointed accommodation rooms perfect for small to large size conferences and seminars.

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Panorama Room

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Lavender

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28

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160

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110

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110

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C L E V E L A N D W I N E RY 55 Shannons Road, Lancefield VIC 3435 T: 1800 803 377 E: reception@clevelandwinery.com.au W: www.clevelandwinery.com.au Cleveland, located just 60 minutes 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. The resort features 50 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. A major team building activity hub is 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 more. Room name

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160

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Harvest

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M A R N O N G E S T AT E 2335 Mickleham Road, Mickleham VIC 3064 T: 1300 105 718 E: enquiry@marnongestate.com.au W: www.marnongestate.com.au Located 35 minutes from CBD and 12 minutes from Melbourne Airport, Marnong Estate provides provincial charm to inspire your delegates. With a location to suit your agenda, abundance of space to host your next teambuilding event and the perfect backdrop for your next product launch. Seating capacity up to 350 theatre-style in our Angliss room, to more executive retreats in our homestead with four rooms of accommodation with executive boardroom. Hosting 1,100 acres of space at Marnong Estate, let our dedicated events team assist with your event plan to soak in all there is to offer. Enjoy our restaurant and bar after a day of meetings, or host an impressive dinner in our Atrium. With views to the Macedon Ranges and beyond, the sense of relaxation can be entwined with your agenda. Room name

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Angliss Room

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350

145

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350

200

Marnong 1

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175

73

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102

250 145

Marnong 2

162

175

73

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175

102

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155

65

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155

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Executive Boardroom

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65

25

15

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49

58

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55

65

25

15

17

65

49

58

Private Dining Room

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36

15

9

10

36

30

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T H E G R O V E AT H I D D E N V A L L E Y 189 Hidden Valley Boulevard, Wallan VIC 3756 T: 03 4701 0061 E: events@thegrovehiddenvalley.com.au W: thegrovehiddenvalley.com.au Victoria’s newest regional wedding, conference and events venue, The Grove, is set within the 200+ acre country estate of Hidden Valley Resort. Located in Wallan, just 50 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, and 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport in the booming northern corridor. It is a welcoming retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Grove at Hidden Valley Resort boasts an impressive events centre. With various spaces to choose from, The Grove is suitable for a wide range of corporate events for groups of 20 to 350 guests. Offering stylish, contemporary interiors by leading Australian design and interiors brand Coco Republic and state-of-the-art technical and AV systems that are in place for guest convenience. In addition to the event spaces there is an all-weather multi-purpose undercover arena as well as plenty of recreational activities including: swimming, tennis, pickleball, lawn bowls, 18-hole championship golf course, golf driving range, scenic walking tracks, wine tasting and more. The Grove’s team of friendly and experienced staff are on hand to guide you through the event planning process from menu selection to introductions to preferred suppliers. Room name

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300

160

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170

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V E M I CO N F E R E N C E C E N T R E AT M O U N T M A C E D O N 601 Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon VIC 3442 T: 03 5460 8600 E: vemi@emv.vic.gov.au W: www.emv.vic.gov.au/VEMI Situated at the foothills of picturesque Mount Macedon and only 40 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, there are very few facilities that match the beautiful surrounds of the VEMI Conference Centre. In our newly refurbished training centre with rooms showcasing breathtaking views of the gardens, we can cater for small working groups or larger groups of up to 100 participants. Our tiered theatre featuring surround sound and a 180” projection screen is another feature groups are welcome to utilise. Overnight accommodation is available for 52 guests in modern and comfortable bedrooms. Each room has a newly renovated ensuite, independent climate control, study desk and a double bed. Meal packages can be tailored to suit your event, with locally sourced produce prepared by our inhouse Chef. Our licenced bar also serves local wine, beer and cider. Room name

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A I T K E N H I L L CO N F E R E N C E A N D E V E N TS V E N U E 20 Dunhelen Lane, Yuroke VIC 3063 T: 03 9217 4888 E: info@aitkenhill.com W: www.aitkenhill.com Aitken Hill is the ultimate destination for groups, product launches, exhibitions, meetings, events and team building. Our purpose-built venue offers over 6,000 square metres of flexible event space, an abundance of natural light, complementary onsite parking and Wi-Fi. Located just 10 minutes from Melbourne Airport and 35 minutes from the CBD.

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Seminar Room 1

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Seminar Room 2

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120

60

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300

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120

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M A C E D O N R A N G ES H OT E L & S PA 652 Blackforest Drive, Macedon VIC 3440 T: 03 5426 4044 E: sales@macedonrangeshotelspa.com.au W: www.macedonrangeshotelspa.com.au Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa is set in 16 acres of natural bushland, only 45 minutes from Melbourne and 35 minutes from the airport. We are ideally located for businesses that need to bring delegates together from all corners of the state. We offer spacious guest rooms, restaurant, Day Spa, versatile conference and function spaces, a private lounge for corporate guests, breathtaking views and a warm welcome.

D RO M K E E N 1012 Kilmore Road, Riddells Creek VIC 3431 T: 03 5428 6799 E: enquiries@dromkeen.com.au W: w ww.dromkeen.com.au Built in 1889, Dromkeen is located 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport situated on Chomley’s Hill overlooking Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges District. This stately National Trust home 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 ideal for training seminars. The Gazebo and Garden can be used for larger outdoor events for up to 300.

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Valley Room

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160

Farmhouse Cottage

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H O LG AT E B RE W H O U S E 79 High Street, Woodend VIC 3442 T: 03 5427 2510 E: hotel@holgatebrewhouse.com W: holgatebrewhouse.com 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. Convenience and comfort combine beautifully in Holgate’s private business facility – perfect for meetings and conferences of up to 25 people. Elegant accommodation sleeps 10 singles or 10 couples with a maximum of 28 people.

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A region jam-packed with breathtaking beauty, experiences aplenty and loads of conference inspiration. It begins an hour’s drive east of Melbourne: space, solitude, unspoilt beaches, mountains, snow, and lakes for days – settings that make getting down to business an absolute pleasure. Choose from a remarkable range of venues – alpine retreats, cosy boutique hotels, an eco-friendly coastal resort, and a stunning conference and convention centre midst acres of rolling countryside. Stretch your delegates’ legs and minds with outdoor adventure. Venture into wilderness at Tarra Bulga National Park, Wilsons Promontory or Croajingolong National Park. Seek out the unexpected: an elusive lyrebird, a forestshrouded swing bridge or a beach where the sand literally squeaks. Ogle ocean views from the mainland’s most southerly point or amble one of the world’s longest uninterrupted beaches. Go caving, four-wheel driving, snowboarding, skiing, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking or boating. There are 600 square kilometres of lakes to cruise, ski, fish or paddle. Book an eye-opening eco-tour with a local operator. Challenge your team to a high ropes course or a round of golf at a course nestled in tall timber country. The landscape is ideal for fertile thinking – and an abundance of fresh produce. Discover it on the world-class Gippsland Food and Wine Trail. Connect to cool-climate wines, farm-fresh cheeses, craft beers, craft gins and a new wave of eateries. Schedule a cooking class to get a taste for fine regional food or a behind-the-scenes winery tour alongside a dedicated winemaker. Be inspired and invigorated by Gippsland’s full-featured conference and event offering.

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Business Events Gippsland DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS Gippsland offers diverse conference venues – from intimate meeting spaces to state-of-the-art performing arts centres and large-scale conference centres – all within close proximity to stunning nature-based attractions.

Fast Facts REGIONAL OVERVIEW • Gippsland starts just one hour’s drive from Melbourne

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 southern-most point of mainland Australia, (Wilsons Promontory National Park) and Australia’s largest inland lake system (the Gippsland Lakes).

• Venues can cater for small group getaways or conferences and expos for 1,000 guests

An array of side-trips and activities able to make your business event a memorable one is what sets Gippsland apart. Experience Wilsons Promontory National Park on an eco-boat cruise or take a bespoke private land tour. Take a scenic helicopter or fixed-wing flight over the Prom or the Lakes, enjoy team-building adventures, surfing lessons, snow play or enjoy a winery experience. Also on offer are escorted bike rides along our many rail trails, the option to learn new techniques at a cooking school or perhaps a wine master-class with a seasoned local wine-maker.

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Venues in Gippsland vary from large, purpose-built conference and exhibition centres to modern hotels, boutique wineries and locations for very special corporate retreats.

• Delegates can discover an abundance of natural break-out spaces, water sports, cellar doors and cool alpine experiences

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For more information: Destination Gippsland, PO Box 203, Mirboo North, VIC 3871 T: 03 5668 2141 E: admin@destinationgippsland.com.au www.visitgippsland.com.au

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LARDNER PARK 155 Burnt Store Road, Lardner VIC 3821 T: 03 5626 1373 E: marketing@lardnerpark.com.au W: lardnerpark.com.au When it comes to diversity, Lardner Park is at the forefront. As one of the largest conference and event centres in Gippsland with stunning panoramic views, the property boasts in excess of 5,000sqm of flexible undercover and outdoor settings. From international music festivals to world jousting, outdoor ballet, 4WD shows, school functions, sport and physical challenge events, markets, conferences, an inflatable church, drone flying activities and more, this unique destination caters for it all. The fully accessible, multifaceted 300-acre property is the epitome of event and conference venues. Situated just 12km from Warragul and approximately 75 minutes from Melbourne, Lardner Park is conveniently located and easily accessible for exhibitors, delegates and attendees, making it the preferred choice for events and functions within regional Victoria. We would love to talk to you about the potential of hosting your event at Lardner Park! Room name

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R A C V I N V E R LO C H R E S O RT 70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Road, Inverloch VIC 3996 T: 03 5674 0000 E: inverlochevents@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues 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 ocean view rooms, two and three-bedroom villas and two-bedroom cabins, 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. The resort is also complemented by Zenith Lounge and Radius Restaurant dining spaces. Room name

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160

80

50

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200

100

60

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180

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120

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250

150

80

60

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160

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The Grampians region packs mountains of conferencing smarts into an ancient, endlessly discoverable landscape. Let’s talk venues first. Regional hubs offer excellent facilities including a unique town hall and gallery combo, a dedicated exhibition and conference centre, a 1,000-seat event centre and multi-purpose community centre spaces that shapeshift to fit big or small gatherings. Look to country towns for welcoming boutique hotels, gallery spaces and even a museum-come-great hall. Accommodation is plentiful – Horsham alone has 1,000 beds available for your guests. And everywhere in between, find winery cellar doors, fine eateries, quaint cafés and even a chef hatted restaurant with a famous kitchen garden. Now for the setting. The Grampians region is alive with some of Mother Nature’s most stunning architecture, 40,000 years of Aboriginal Dreaming and endless wildlife. It’s spiritual, adventurous and enlightening. No better place to unleash your delegates for some serious fun and team-building. The great outdoors rules. Zero in on eco-centric activities, many based in and around the vast Grampians, Mt Arapiles or Little Desert national parks. Climb to the Pinnacle for epic views. Try out canoeing, MTB-ing, quad biking or bushwalking. No one’s ever bored, not with hundreds of kilometres of tracks and trails to explore. Step up to an expedition along the Kanawinka Geotrail or the iconic Grampians Peaks Trail. Local service providers, guides and operators love showing guests around. Let the team at Brambuk – National Park & Cultural Centre help your group connect with indigenous rock art tours, traditional dance, bush tucker, stories of the Dreaming and much more. A winning conference is yours for the taking in this region packed with possibility.

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Grampians - Greater Hamilton Want to experience something different? Host your event at the southern entrance to the iconic Grampians National Park in the Greater Hamilton region. Less than 300km from Melbourne towards Adelaide, we’re close enough to take advantage of unique venues and attractions, yet far enough to offer the experiences and natural wonders you can only find in the country. Our geographic and business centre; Hamilton, is an established yet surprising hub with venues, accommodation, eateries and attractions side by side.

Our surrounding towns include Dunkeld, with the Tourism Australia Gold Award winning Royal Mail Hotel and its 2-chef hat restaurant beneath an awe-inspiring mountain backdrop. Our venues have you covered, whether you need the impressive 800-person Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre, or a smaller, quirkier venue like a historic homestead or eco-lodge. From executive functions and bespoke incentive trips, to team-building bush retreats and memorable conferences, let us help you find the perfect fit and craft a unique itinerary.

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SHIRE COUNCIL 1 Market Place, Hamilton VIC 3300 T: 03 5573 0239 E: events@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au W: www.sthgrampians.vic.gov.au/events

CO U N T RY P L A Z A H A L LS G A P 141-149 Grampians Road, Halls Gap VIC 3381 T: 03 5356 4344 E: conferences@countryplazahallsgap.com.au W: www.countryplazahallsgap.com.au With three meeting rooms, 51 accommodation rooms and the ever popular Darcy’s Bar & Grill, 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.

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28

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150

80

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150

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Grampians - Ararat Renowned for its warmth, character and charm, Ararat loves nothing more than a good party! Whether you’re looking to stage a cosy, intimate gathering or a large corporate event, the Ararat region has a myriad of venues to which you can perfectly match your next function. From grand old homesteads steeped in historic charm to sleek modern spaces and stunning garden settings – the choice is boundless. ARARAT RURAL CITY COUNCIL 91 High Street, Ararat VIC 3377 T: 03 5355 0200 E: events@ararat.vic.gov.au W: www.ararat.vic.gov.au businesseventsvictoria.com

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Horsham city of the Grampians 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 Horsham Golf Club, Wimmera Events Centre, Sylvania Park Host Farm and the 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 RURAL CITY COUNCIL Roberts Avenue, Horsham VIC 3400 T: 03 5382 9702 E: chris.mcclure@hrcc.vic.gov.au W: www.visithorsham.com.au/conferences

H O RS H A M TO W N H A L L & R E G I O N A L A RT G A L L E RY 71 Pynsent & 80 Wilson Streets, Horsham VIC 3400 T: 03 5382 9555 E: venuemanager@hrcc.vic.gov.au W: horshamtownhall.com.au 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. Room name Theatre

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500

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700

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40

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600

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350

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32

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18

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The Great Ocean Road region packages up big nature, thriving adventure, unfolding stories and conferencing genius in a destination the whole world wants to visit. The road itself unfurls on the famous Surf Coast, just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne (less from Avalon Airport), fringing the southern coast for hundreds of kilometres. It links your delegates to a nature-lover’s playground, an easy-to-adore hinterland and dozens of villages. For venues, you’ve got real choice – a network of 4.5 to 5-star full-service conference partners, ultramodern meeting spaces, ocean view resorts, forest retreats or country style hotels. Being a visitor hotspot, there’s no shortage of local guides and tourist operators ready to help you plan and execute an incredible conference or event. Everyone has a wishlist for this region, so make sure you block out plenty of time for leisure incentives. Start with the super-scenic 12 Apostles, cracking ocean views and rainforest adventures. Walk up to lighthouses and lofty lookouts then wildlife spotting and waterfall chasing. The Great Otway National Park is a must-do with treetop forest walks, aerial ropes challenges and world-class MTB single track at Forrest. Schedule in koala spotting at Kennett River, whale watching at Warrnambool’s Logans Beach and kangaroo meet-ups on the fairways of the Anglesea Golf Club. Why not synchronise your itinerary with one of the region’s iconic events, ranging from surfing, cycling or running comps to music and arts festival and year-round celebrations of the amazing local produce. Come conference in a region where story-making and rebalancing are a way of nature.

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C U M B E R L A N D LO R N E A N D CO N F E R E N C E C E N T R E 150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232 T: 1800 037 010 E: events@cumberland.com.au W: www.cumberland.com.au The Cumberland Lorne provides the perfect coastal escape for your next event. Our purpose-built multi-level Conference Centre, the largest on the Surf Coast offers a range of meeting rooms with in-built AV to cater to for groups of all sizes. Together with our catering partner, Lorne Central we offer the freshest Otway sourced, seasonal ingredients to create dishes to suit your needs, taste and budget. Cumberland Lorne offer a range of large one and two bedroom apartment accommodation which provides delegates space and privacy. All apartments are self-contained and feature balconies with spectacular ocean or garden views within walking distance to the heart of town. Room name

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80

51

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103

80

51

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49

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P E P P E R S T H E S A N D S T O R Q U AY 2 Sands Boulevard, Torquay VIC 3228 T: 03 5264 3333 E: sands@peppers.com.au W: www.peppers.com.au/sands 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, and five flexible meeting rooms that capitalise on spectacular views of the surrounding golf course and Surf Coast. The resort offers a Stuart Appleby designed golf course, listed as a top 100 ranked course in Australia, tennis courts, gymnasium, indoor heated pool and only 150 metres from the beaches of Torquay. The resort’s signature restaurant, Hanners Restaurant and Bar is positioned directly overlooking the pristine rolling greens and has an international menu with locally sourced produce from the surrounding region. Room name Deluxe Suites Balmoral

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120

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60

400

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500

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140

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R A C V T O R Q U AY R E S O RT 1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay VIC 3228 T: 03 5261 1600 E: events_torquay@racv.com.au W: racv.com.au/venues RACV Torquay Resort, located at 1 Great Ocean Road, is at the gateway to one of the world’s most stunning coastal drives. Overlooking Torquay and Jan Juc beaches, the 5-star resort is set on a golf course with spectacular ocean views and beach access. The Great Ocean Road Ballroom, offering sweeping ocean views, can accommodate up to 340 guests. Eight additional spaces, plus three pre-function areas and a private terrace ensure that your layout requirements can be accommodated. Facilities include 92 accommodation rooms, restaurant, day spa, fitness centre, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and 25m indoor pool. Room name Great Ocean Road Ballroom

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140

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114

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27

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27

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14

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Spring Creek Retreat

37

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28

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80

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50

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G RE AT O C E A N RO A D R ES O RT 105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea VIC 3230 T: 03 5263 3363 E: damien@greatoceanroadresort.com.au W: greatoceanroadresort.com.au Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne Airport and amidst the wilderness of coastal Victoria, Great Ocean Road Resort Conference Centre accommodates up to 150 delegates at any one time, 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.

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100

120

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150

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75

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12

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Imagine your next conference immersed in an island paradise packed coast-to-gloriouscoast with amazing natural assets. Watch business and pleasure sync beautifully, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. First, settle into an expansive resort with all the mod cons, budget group accommodation, beachfront apartments or a cosy B&B. Then head out to discover seaside villages, quiet bays and some of Australia’s best surf beaches. Kick back with beach strolls, bush walks or trail cycling. A whole island of wildlife awaits. By day, board an eco-boat tour to get up close to fur seals, or look for wallabies in clearings and pelicans scavenging at the jetty. Tread the treetop boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre or take a virtual multimedia journey through Antarctic wildlife. Reserve an evening to witness hundreds of little penguins waddling up the beach to their burrows – a sight that draws some 600,000 international visitors here each year. Change up the pace at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit where team go-kart challenges, supercar hotlaps or guided circuit tours will up the adrenalin levels. Or take a scenic joy flight to explore parts of the island only viewable by helicopter. Water activities are winners – dive in for sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, wind and kite surfing, surfing, swimming, boating or fishing. Hearty appetites deserve a superb food and beverage offering. More than 60 island eateries deliver all the choice you need from waterfront seafood feast places to craft breweries, award-winning wineries, quaint seaside cafés and an amazing chocolate factory that’s the stuff of dreams. Phillip Island is jam-packed with everything you need to create an outstanding conference.

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Business Events Phillip Island 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, golf course, museum, a private catamaran charter or expansive resorts. Phillip Island and San Remo provide an opportunity to escape the city hype and indulge in rural coastal landscapes all naturally playful!

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

S I LV E R W AT E R R E S O RT 17 Potters Hill Road, San Remo VIC 3925 T: 03 5671 9300 E: sales@silverwaterresort.com.au W: www.silverwaterresort.com.au 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. Only a short 80 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Silverwater Resort offers a stunning conference and holiday resort. 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. Room name

Sq(m) Theatre Class

Board U-Shape Cocktail Cabaret Banquet

Bay View Room

450

500

288

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500

256

420

Churchill / Flinders

180

216

108

54

54

240

96

160

Churchill

90

90

48

30

36

100

40

70

Flinders

90

90

48

30

36

100

40

70

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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

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38

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Victoria’s High Country is packed to the rafters with conferencing perfection. This all-year-long region beats to a seasonal rhythm, ushering in snow-capped mountains, vine-rowed valleys, glorious autumn colours and a parade of character-filled villages and local legends. Think: big skies, fresh air, natural highs. It’s the perfect backdrop for gathering a corporate group away from the bustle of the city. And it’s closer than you imagine – three hours’ drive from Melbourne or a scenic flight into a regional airport at Albury, Benalla or Mt Hotham. You have depth and breadth in venue choice, from a performing arts centre and purpose-built resort, to 4.5-star hotels, alpine resorts, chalets, galleries, wineries and more. And when you’re done with business, get out amongst this stunning natural environment. Adventurous hearts will thrill to abseiling, rock climbing, snow skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, kayaking, hang gliding, paragliding, hot air ballooning, river rafting or mountain bike riding. More than 250km of safe, scenic off-road rail trails make cycling the High Country a breeze. Team up and tackle one of the local favourite foodie rides where you can park up and fuel up at quaint cafés, farmgates, wineries and provedores along the way. Join a tour guide and explore a 350-metre long underground river cave replete with glowworms, waterfalls, rapids and deep pools. Delve into stories of legendary cattlemen and bushrangers who pioneered the high country. Explore the famous historic cattlemen’s huts or see the landscape through their eyes with a horseback trail ride across the lofty plateau. Fresh air builds mighty appetites and thirsts. This region responds flavour-ably with six boutique wine regions, a dozen craft breweries, distilleries and an abundance of vibrant restaurants, pubs and casual eateries. Victoria’s High Country is adventure-packed, scenery-brimming and chock-full of conferencing inspiration.

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M I T C H E LT O N 470 Mitchellstown Road, Nagambie VIC 3608 T: 03 5736 2222 E: events@mitchelton.com.au W: www.mitchelton.com.au Located on the banks of the picturesque Goulburn River, Mitchelton is home to a beautifully appointed Hecker Guthrie designed hotel (58 rooms), day spa, The Muse Restaurant, function spaces, Gallery of Aboriginal Art, iconic Ashton Tower and vineyard producing world-class wine. The property provides a unique and idyllic choice for a corporate retreat, conference or team-building day out. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the stunning backdrop of the Goulburn Valley region provides a spectacular setting away from the bustle of the city, in a place of focus and tranquillity – with award-winning wines to match. Featuring a variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces and backdrops to suit every taste, the Mitchelton property caters to gatherings of all sizes, from large scale multiple day events to intimate team meetings. Mitchelton’s event specialists are available to meet with you by appointment to discuss making your next corporate event a roaring success. Please contact the Mitchelton events team at events@mitchelton.com.au or call 03 5736 2210. Room name Montage Room Ashton Tower Print Room

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50

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T HE SEB EL P INN AC L E VALLE Y RES ORT 1 Mimosa Drive, Merrijig VIC 3723 T: 03 5777 5788 E: events@pvr.com.au W: thesebelpinnaclevalleyresort.com.au Located in the heart of the Victorian High Country, The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort is 2.5 hours from Melbourne. Event rooms are spacious, filled with natural light and have panoramic views of Mount Stirling and Mount Buller. Set on 20 acres, various accommodation options are available and many resort facilities to enjoy onsite.

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70

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

D O N RI C G RO U P 9 McDougall Road, Sunbury VIC 3429 T: 03 4411 8085 E: info@donric.com.au W: donric.com.au The Donric Group is a premium Australian group charter operator, supplying high quality coaches for conference delegates, incentive groups and inbound charter with 39 years’ experience in day and extended touring for business events and tourism. Our fleet consists of a wide variety of vehicles to fit each customer’s requirements including touring coaches, charter coaches, midi / mini coaches and minibuses.

CO R P O R AT E C H A L L E N G E E V E N TS 1/12 Macro Court, Rowville VIC 3178 T: 03 9753 2562 E: info@corporatechallenge.com.au W: corporatechallenge.com.au Corporate Challenge Events is a specialist provider in team building activities, corporate training workshops and conference planning services for regional Victoria. Our vision is to help organisations achieve a positive fun team culture by delivering unique and rewarding events, corporate training and team experiences that leave a lasting happiness. We work with organisations of all sizes as well as conference organisers.

E X P O S O LU T I O N S 71-73 Brookes Street, Mitchell ACT 2911 T: 1800 477 744 E: admin@exposolutions.com.au W: w ww.exposolutions.com.au Expo Solutions provide a wide range of exhibition stands, display stands and display system packages for exhibitions, trade shows and conferences. We look after professional exhibitors with our unique flexible display technology. The experienced and passionate Expo Solutions team are committed to delivering the highest standards and providing exceptional exhibition solutions for every project. businesseventsvictoria.com

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Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

City of Greater Bendigo

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Bellinzona Resort

43

Ulumbarra Theatre

8

Cleveland Winery

43

Quality Hotel Lakeside Bendigo

9

Marnong Estate

44

Ballarat & Surrounds

10

The Grove at Hidden Valley

44

Craig’s Royal Hotel

11

VEMI Conference Centre at Mount Macedon

45

Sovereign Hill

11

Aitken Hill Conference and Events Venue

45

RACV Goldfields Resort

12

Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa

46

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

12

Dromkeen

46

Holgate Brewhouse

46

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Yarra Valley Business Events

15

Gippsland

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

15

Business Events Gippsland

49

Holmesglen at Eildon

16

Lardner Park

50

Rochford Yarra Valley

17

RACV Inverloch Resort

50

Chateau Yering Hotel

18

RACV Healesville Country Club

18

Grampians

Vibe Hotel Marysville

19

Grampians - Greater Hamilton

53

Oscar’s on the Yarra

19

Country Plaza Halls Gap

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Potters Receptions

19

Grampians - Ararat

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Yarra Valley Estate

20

Horsham city of the Grampians

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The Eastern Golf Club and Yering Gorge Cottages

20

Horsham Town Hall & Regional Art Gallery

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Oakridge Wines

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Cumberland Lorne and Conference Centre

57

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Peppers The Sands Resort Torquay

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Visit Shepparton

24

RACV Torquay Resort

58

Meet in Mildura

25

Great Ocean Road Resort

58

Sun Country on the Murray

26

Albury Wodonga

27

Phillip Island

Echuca Moama

27

Business Events Phillip Island

61

Silverwater Resort

61

Visit the Murray

Mornington Peninsula Mornington Peninsula Business Events

30

Victoria’s High Country

Peninsula Hot Springs

31

Mitchelton

64

Peppers Moonah Links Resort

32

The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort

64

Flinders Hotel

33

Mercure Portsea

33

Service Providers

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

34

Donric Group

65

Corporate Challenge Events

65

Expo Solutions

65

Melbourne Convention Bureau

66

Geelong and The Bellarine Business Events Geelong

37

Higher Mark

38

Geelong Conference Centre

39

Novotel Geelong

39

The Pier Geelong

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Waurn Ponds Estate

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REGIONAL VICTORIA

BUSINESS EVENTS VICTORIA GPO Box 4352, Melbourne Vic 3001 P: 03 8662 5440 E: info@businesseventsvictoria.com W: businesseventsvictoria.com

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