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Major Events

Australia's major events can add excitement and exclusive experiences to your Australian incentive program. Get the best seat in the house at international sporting events like the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix or the Commonwealth Games and join in the fun of festivals and cultural events like Vivid Sydney.   



VIVID SYDNEY

One of the brightest events on the Australian calendar, Vivid Sydney is held in May and June each year. The entire city becomes a giant canvas, as local and international artists project multicoloured light displays onto iconic buildings and key sights such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Enlist a local photographer for a guided tour of the precincts, taking your own shots of Darling Harbour, The Rocks and Barangaroo. Host an exclusive dinner in Aria’s private dining room, which boasts views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge. This sophisticated space can hold 54 for a seated dinner or 120 for a cocktail function. Or, to view the light show from the water, book a Vivid dinner cruise for up to 200 guests with Captain Cook Cruises

Field of Light Uluru,
Uluru, NT

Field of Light

Artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light is a dazzling display of 50,000 globes in the desert surrounding Uluru. Ride a camel to the viewing platform, where you can enjoy sparkling wine and canapés as the sun sets behind Uluru, then take a seat for the Sounds of Silence dinner. Over a ‘bush tucker’ buffet, you’ll be entertained by a didgeridoo performance and hear the resident star tracker decode the constellations of the night sky. Field of Light will continue to run until the end of March 2018, and the Sounds of Silence dinner can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Australian Open

Sporting fans descend on Melbourne each January for the Australian Open, the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Take your team on a guided tour of Rod Laver Arena and the players’ changing rooms, before taking a seat in one of the branded Superboxes. Overlooking Rod Laver Arena, these coveted boxes can seat between 12 and 18 guests. For a larger private space, head next door to Hisense Arena for a corporate suite that can seat between 24 and 48 guests. Tailored dining menus are available, ranging from relaxed barbecues to degustation dinners from top chefs. 

Australian Grand Prix,
Melbourne, VIC

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Get trackside for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, held in Melbourne each March. Thrillseekers will love the energy of this four-day event, which offers a range of venue spaces. The pick of the bunch is the exclusive Paddock Club, which boasts suites above the team garages and pit lane, with access to a viewing deck, cocktail lounge and pamper room. Premium suites offer a prime trackside position and all-day dining from acclaimed chefs. Or book one of the Corporate Platforms, each one located at a key turn in the circuit.

Commonwealth Games

All eyes will be on Queensland in April 2018 when the Gold Coast plays host to the XXI Commonwealth Games. The 11-day event will welcome 6,600 athletes from 70 nations and territories, competing in 18 sports. For a front-row view of the track and field events at Metricon Stadium, host a lunch in the Coaches Field Club, with capacity for 150 guests. Or you can book the Lounge, which features indoor and outdoor spaces, a barbecue terrace and deck bar, and capacity for 1,000 in a cocktail-style function. The stadium also offers 14 corporate suites seating between 12 and 36 guests. Just an hour’s drive from the hub of the main events, Brisbane will be home to the shooting and track cycling events, while Cairns and Townsville to the north will host the preliminary basketball games, offering a handy base from which to explore the Great Barrier Reef.