The Grampians is a unique region to host a meeting, conference, corporate retreat or team building getaway.
From mountains and volcanoes to wineries, wellness activities and award-winning food, there's nothing like business events - The Grampians Way.
COVID-19 Update: Although the current pandemic has changed the face of gatherings and events for now, our soulful landscapes and passionate townships will be ready to welcome you and your delegates when the time is right. As our communities recharge ready for visitors, we’re able to help you to forward-plan for your needs
Western Grampians Region
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 (Gariwerd) National Park, in the heart of the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia. The municipality has a population of 19,667 with three-quarters of residents living in the urban area of Horsham. Situated approximately 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 also 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 highly acclaimed Horsham Golf Club, the Wimmera Events Centre, Sylvania Park Host Farm and the new Horsham Town Hall. Intimate 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.
Contact: Chris McClure Coordinator - Business Development and Tourism Horsham Rural City Council 03 5382 9702
Southern Grampians Region
We understand that running seamless events in regional Victoria hinges on the relationships you have with locals you can trust.
Whether you’re crafting an unforgettable corporate retreat, a bespoke incentive trip, a centrally-located meeting or a first-class conference, here at Southern Grampians, we’re resourced to provide free assistance via one key contact.
Your perfect fit might be picturesque Dunkeld with its award-winning Royal Mail Hotel, two chef-hatted restaurant, cellar door and the largest working kitchen garden in Australia. Take advantage of well-appointed venues like Sterling Place Community Centre, with spaces for 12-400, build team spirit in group challenges like the giant swing at Grampians Retreat or find Zen at an architect-designed yoga retreat.
Our central hub, Hamilton, boasts venues, accommodation, eateries and attractions side by side, including the 800-person Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre and the acclaimed Hamilton Gallery. Perhaps a location such as Monivae College, suitable for business, sport or social events, with accommodation available is better suited to your needs.
Throughout the region taste Henty wines, dine on local produce or experience unique group activities from clay-target shooting to eco-tours.
The Greater Hamilton region is an ideal base for discovering the awe-inspiring views of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, the waterfalls and dormant volcanoes of Australia’s largest volcanic province, or exploring Budj Bim to the south.
Contact: Stacey Barnes Events Marketing & Development Officer Southern Grampians Shire Council 03 5573 0239
Eastern Grampians Region
Easily accessible by road or rail, the Eastern Grampians region is the perfect location for your next business event. Located at the foothills of the Grampians National Park and surrounded by picturesque grazing country and wineries, Ararat is the centrepiece in a region of tranquil and inspiring natural attractions.
Ararat is a large regional centre 198 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in the heart of western Victoria. Located at an important junction of several major highways, the city is a logical stopping off point for tourists exploring the nearby Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and Grampians wine region.
Our iconic attractions offer unique events and conferencing spaces that will create a talking point for any event, whether it’s our beautiful historic and newly refurbished Town Hall comfortably seating up to 500 people or the Gum San Great Hall, located on the second story of the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, offering magnificent views over Mt Langi Ghiran (Lar-ne-gerin). Or if you are looking for a more conventional and modern space, Alexandra Oval Community Centre is your venue.
Contact: Nerissa Gee Function Officer Ararat Rural City Council 03 5355 0200
Sue Brown Administrative Coordinator Ararat Town Hall Ararat Rural City Council 03 5355 0292
Northern Grampians Region
The Northern Grampians Shire is rich with lifestyle, passion and history. It offers a secure, rural setting, an enviable climate and excellent health and community services. The business community is tight-knit and represents all the best attributes of regional business opportunities.
More than 11,500 people call this district home. Together they are a welcoming, united community, drawn from diverse backgrounds with a passion for business, arts and culture, agriculture and building the local economy.
Outstanding sporting, recreational and leisure services make for a spirited, energetic population endowed with an exceptional natural environment. The grand and variable nature of the region allows for a diverse and inclusive business environment across many industries and sectors.
Transport, communication, utilities and services infrastructure are well developed in the Northern Grampians. Our proximity to major highways and regional centres places the Northern Grampians in the perfect position to provide opportunities for any business, event, or community group.
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