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 Australian Open and join in the fun of festivals and cultural events like 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
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 December 2020, and the Sounds of Silence dinner can accommodate up to 300 guests.
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.
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.