Geelong and The Bellarine

Business Events Geelong is the Convention Bureau for Geelong and The Bellarine.

Let Business Events Geelong assist you in planning your next conference, incentive or exhibition in one of Victoria’s leading business events destinations, Geelong and The Bellarine.
Less than an hour from Melbourne and with the regions natural beauty, unique function spaces, quality accommodation, amazing incentives and touring options as well as various professional support services, we are committed to ensuring your next conference or business event is the success you want it to be.

Your delegates might start the day digging their toes into beach sand before meeting in a state-of-the-art, purpose-built venue, finishing early for a round of golf on an award-winning course before hooking up for a memorable dinner at a bay-vista winery. Choose from conference and event venues catering for more than 1,000 delegates and an array of high-quality accommodation within close proximity.

Geelong and The Bellarine…a refreshing place to meet!

GEELONG
Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional city – a vibrant, innovative mix of heritage, tradition and future-facing innovation. It’s a mecca for researchers, creatives, big thinkers, and movers and shakers. Geelong’s alter ego is fun-loving and free-spirited, borne of all things bayside, beachy, active and natural. Its shimmering waterfront boasts robust conference capability and appealing venues within walking distance of leisure, cultural, commercial, dining and retail precincts.

THE BELLARINE
The Bellarine is a premium conference and event destination in its own right – superb venues and stand-out incentive activities, all cloaked in a round-the-clock, soul-pleasing blanket of fresh sea air, beach-side charm and rural allure. There are golf courses galore and wineries aplenty. And all within a 90-minute drive of Melbourne. Choose from unique conference and meeting spaces including traditional styles and settings with a difference. There are grand hotels, almost-on-the beach function centres and plenty of outdoor and flexible spaces to suit groups of every size and shape. The twin towns of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale are your gateway to a plethora of make-your-day activities your team will love experiencing.

ACCESS
Getting here is easier than you think...

Fly in: Regular domestic and international flights service Melbourne Airport – an easy half hour’s drive to Wyndham and an hour to Geelong. Fly into Avalon Airport from a number of domestic locations and you’re just 17 minutes’ drive from Geelong by car, taxi or shuttle bus. Find easy parking and car rentals at the airport. For more information visit Jetstar.

Regular shuttle buses operate between Avalon Airport, Melbourne Airport and Geelong. For more information visit Avalon Airport Shuttle or Gull Airport Service.

Drive in: In under an hour, drive from the city of Melbourne to Geelong via the Princes Freeway or from Melbourne Airport via connections from the Western Ring Road and Tullamarine Freeway.

Ride in: Settle into a relaxing train ride – regular V/Line train services connect Melbourne and Geelong. Talk with us about partnering with V/Line to get your event on track. For more information visit V/Line.

Cruise in: Journeying from east Victoria? Cruise in to the region on the Queenscliff-Sorrento Car and Passenger Ferry Service, operating on the hour, every hour, every day of the year. For more information visit Searoad Ferries.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote: Tap into the region’s collection of world-leading speakers and commentators to inspire your conference or meeting.
  • Show up: Catch a live musical performance, a comedian’s show or a theatrical event at a modern-day performing arts centre.
  • Front and centre: Wander a sandy beach and vintage promenade boardwalk within a stone’s throw of the CBD. Waterfront dining: Explore gourmet cuisines and inspiring bay views from where the dining strip meets the sea.
  • In due course: Tee off at the swankiest of beachside golf clubs, the holy grail for many golfers, and just one of a dozen impressive courses on The Bellarine.
  • Choose your own adventure: Ride the 40km an hour Aqua Racer slide or float endlessly on The River Torrent Lazy River at Victoria’s biggest theme park.
  • Great expectations: Spill out from a boutique cellar door wine tasting for a scrumptious deck-side dinner affording spectacular Port Phillip Bay views.

 

ABOUT BUSINESS EVENTS GEELONG
Our role is to support you by locating exceptional venues, unique function spaces, quality accommodation, professional support services and amazing experiences for your next conference or business event. Our services are completely FREE and include:

  • Managing requests for proposals
  • Producing tailored professional bid documents
  • Hosting regional familiarisations
  • Conducting venue site inspections
  • Providing delegate boosting and event promotion support
  • Providing delegate support materials and visitor information
  • Sourcing speaker gifts
  • Assisting with pre and post touring options

On our website, find everything you need to plan every hour of every day in the life of your event or conference. Search for venues and suppliers, explore the region, keep up to date with the latest news, and make use of our ultra-useful event planning tool box.

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Geelong and The Bellarine

Business Events Geelong
businesseventsgeelong.com.au  

Physical Address:
Level 1, 48 Brougham Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Phone: +61 3 5244 7119

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Postal Address
PO Box 6308, O’Connor, ACT 2602
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c/- Canberra Business Chamber
Ground Floor, 216 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon ACT 2612
Telephone 1300 692222