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A country like no other, Australia engages, challenges, provokes and transforms. It encourages people to discover new ideas, concepts and ways of looking at the world. Complementing this, Australia has a distinguished track record of hosting large-scale international conventions. First-class convention centres lead the world in service and catering while convention bureaux facilitate access to some of Australia’s greatest minds, who will inspire and challenge your audience. Add to this unique ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences and friendly people, and it’s easy to see why there’s nothing like Australia for business events.

Simon Gidman
Simon Gidman

Business Events Manager, UK/ Europe

Location

Hemisphere: Southern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: Australia
City: NA

Components

International Airports: 9
Currency: AUS Dollar
Number of Hotels: 1000
Number of Convention Centres: 9

Country Overview

A country like no other, Australia engages, challenges, provokes and transforms. It encourages people to discover new ideas, concepts and ways of looking at the world. Complementing this, Australia has a distinguished track record of hosting large-scale international conventions. First-class convention centres lead the world in service and catering while convention bureaux facilitate access to some of Australia’s greatest minds, who will inspire and challenge your audience. Add to this unique ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences and friendly people, and it’s easy to see why there’s nothing like Australia for business events.

CVB Overview

Business Events Australia is a specialist unit of Tourism Australia dedicated to promoting Australia as a destination for business events. Business Events Australia can assist with any enquiry regarding hosting a business event in Australia, and connect you with bureaux across the country.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Australia’s leadership in food and agribusiness, financial services, resources and energy, health and science and infrastructure, makes it a natural choice for many associations. Across all industries, Australia is known for the design, safety and reliability of its products and services.

Significant Convention Centres

Australia boasts centrally located centres, all within walking distance of city centres, key attractions, transport and accommodation. Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast, Darwin, Perth and Canberra convention centres are complemented by event spaces in other regional destinations.

Protocol

A current passport, valid for at least six months after your date of return is required to enter Australia. Visitors must have a valid visa, please visit www.border.gov.au for more information.

Access

Serviced by airlines from all continents, getting to Australia is easy. Travellers from the UK can depart from a number of airports including London (Heathrow and Gatwick), Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, via a number of hubs in the Middle East and Asia, to Australia. Australia has international airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Canberra. Other major domestic airports include Alice Springs, Uluru and Hobart.

Accommodation

Australia offers a diverse range of accommodation options, including within walking distance of convention centres. Friendly service and high standards apply whether you choose a hotel, self-serviced apartment, bed and breakfast, or budget-priced accommodation.

Pre-Post Convention Tours

For great itinerary ideas and information about Australia, please visit www.australia.com

DMC's/PCO's

Business Events Australia can connect you with professionals to help you create the perfect Australian event. Visit http://businessevents.australia.com/en/plan-your-event/event-delivery-contacts.html

Innovation

Already over a billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries including Spray on Skin, the Cervical Cancer Vaccine, Ultrasound, high speed Wi-Fi and the Bionic Ear. For stories on Australia’s innovative people, one of the key reasons so many associations are choosing Australia for their events, visit http://businessevents.australia.com/en/big-thinking.html

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Banking/Finance/Insurance
Ecology & Environment
Engineering
Medical Sciences/Healthcare