With waterfront views from its front yard and the Great Ocean Road in its backyard, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula is a stunning, feature-filled package.

What makes Geelong & the Bellarine great for conferences?

Just 15 minutes drive from Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula beckons with welcoming wineries, beachy lifestyle and the many villages along the coast.

Explore some the conference venues we work with in Geelong & The Bellarine.

Novotel Geelong

The Novotel Geelong overlooks Eastern Beach in the heart of Geelong’s popular Waterfront area, less than 1 hour from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Avalon Airport. Recreational facilities onsite include an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room and fitness centre.  The Waterfront Restaurant & Bar serves…

Rydges Geelong

Rydges Geelong is located within the Geelong Central Business District, with easy access to the shopping and entertainment precincts and the lively foreshore of Eastern Beach. Facilities onsite include the Zenith Restaurant and Bar, fitness centre, heated spa and an outdoor pool. The 4 star Rydges…

Waurn Ponds Estate

Located on 200 acres of Deakin University's Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds and is approximately one hour drive from Melbourne and 30 minutes’ drive from Avalon Airport. Onsite facilities include a gym, heated outdoor swimming pool and spa, 2 tennis courts, basketball, push bikes, walking tracks and a…

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Conference Tips - Planning

Conference Tips - Planning

So you've been asked to organise a conference. It might be your first time or maybe you’ve done it many times before but the reality is, you want it to be a success without creating too much stress. Conference planning involves: Goal setting Venue selection Budgeting Conference management Financial…

Conference Tips - Meeting Specifications or a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Conference Tips - Meeting Specifications or a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Documenting your conference specifications is important because it forces you to think about the resources your group needs to meet the conference objectives. In the long run, it will save you time as having your requirements down on paper will come in handy when you’re dealing directly with a venue…

Conference Tips - Assistance

Conference Tips - Assistance

If all this sounds like an overwhelming responsibility, that’s because it is. Tens, or sometimes hundreds, of thousands of dollars are spent on a conference. Making the event a success reflects well on the organiser but the opposite is also true. Conference planning is a step-by-step process: Goal…

The Conference Organiser's Guide

A complete guide for executive assistants and event organisers to successfully plan and run their next conference.

What it covers:

  • Understanding the purpose of the conference
  • Venue selection
  • Financial Planning
  • Conference management
  • Debrief and review

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