It’s the truly unique offerings that can transform your next incentive from ordinary to extraordinary
- Tourism Australia
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- Website: http://www.australia.com/businessevents
- National Languages: English
- Time Zone: GMT +8 (West), +9.5 (Central), +10 (East)
Travellers from the UK can depart from a number of ports including London (Heathrow and Gatwick), Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow, via a number of hubs in the Middle East and Asia, to Australia. Australia has international airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Perth and Adelaide. Other major domestic airports include Gold Coast, Canberra, Alice Springs, Uluru and Hobart. Australian airports are modern and well-organised, so it's easy to find your way around. Transferring from an international flight to a domestic flight is fast and simple, providing easy access to your final destination. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar are the largest domestic carriers. Driving Australia's vast network of well-maintained roads is a great way to see some of the most beautiful parts of the country. Coach and train travel are also convenient, affordable and scenic ways to discover Australia.
Climate & Weather
Australia’s temperate climate makes it an ideal destination year round. The northern states typically experience tropical climates, while the southern states experience cooler winters. As one of the driest continents, some destinations boast more than 300 days of sunshine annually. Seasons are the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere.
Australia’s original venues help meet an increasing demand for more innovative ways to host a corporate event. Examples include:
- Luna Park is an entertainment precinct located right on Sydney Harbour and offers a wide range of venues which can cater for exhibitions, gala dinners, conferences, team building and private parties in a restored 1930s amusement park.
- Dine under a glittering canopy of stars overlooking the iconic wonder of Uluru while a resident ‘star-talker’ takes the team on a journey through the southern night sky.
- Dine alfresco on Perth’s famous Cottesloe beach, where white sands meet the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean.
- Brisbane Powerhouse, an innovative and lively arts centre, is the home of Brisbane’s creativity and boasts two theatres for between 45 and 800 delegates, and conference and rehearsal rooms in a former power station.
- Located on South Stradbroke Island off the Gold Coast, Mclarens Landing is a tropical island escape with its own private beach. This is an ideal spot for a gala dinner where guests can dance beneath the stars.
Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas at your nearest Australian Consulate, and certain types of visas online. For more detailed information visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.
All of Australia’s international airports have regular bus, train and taxi connections along with private transfers to and from the city centres. Add the wow factor with bespoke transfer options including Harley Davidsons, helicopters, jet boats, seaplanes and more.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Australia offers all sorts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) opportunities. Plant trees with a note from the company in a rainforest restoration area, support local wildlife conservation projects or take part in a dot painting workshop and commission a company artwork, giving proceeds back to the local Indigenous community.
Australia’s wide range of experiences is helping planners meet the increasing demand for more innovative events, transforming programmes and delivering the wow factor.
- Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge and have a team photograph taken 134 metres above the harbour
- Enjoy a Champagne reception and catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or scuba dive among the coral and tropical fish
- Ride camels around the base of Uluru at dawn or dusk to watch the landmark change colour from ochre to burning red
- Join a local conservationist on Kangaroo Island to meet local wildlife before a lavish stay at the multi award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge
- Take a private helicopter tour over the Twelve Apostles: iconic stack formations on the Great Ocean Road
- Charter a private yacht and sail the Whitsunday Islands, 74 tropical islands that boast one of the whitest beaches in the world and access to the Great Barrier Reef.
- Experience glass forming at Canberra Glassworks and shape molten glass to create your own unique design.
- Cycle around Rottnest Island, 20km off the coast of Perth, to discover pretty bays and search for unique wildlife including the quokka.
- Eat breakfast by the side of the pool at Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast as you watch dolphins play, then get into the water for an opportunity to swim with a dolphin.
- On the Sunshine Coast, get up close and personal with native and exotic animals at Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.
- Take a Pennicott Journeys Seafood Seduction Tour in Tasmania and feast on a smorgasbord of seafood caught fresh off the boat by your guide.
- Cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Australian wildlife at Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Team Building Events
An overseas business event packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences is a popular way to motivate employees and increase sales.
Australia has a range of specialist team building companies with expertise in inspiring employees and building team spirit to support a business’s objectives, strategy and culture. To maximise a business event in Australia, consider a team building experience such as sailing yachts on Sydney Harbour, taking a dot painting workshop with an Aboriginal community in the Australian outback or experiencing a bush survival challenge.
Corporate Meetings Sample Programme
Pitching Australia to your clients has never been easier. Business Events Australia’s has a range of resources online including destination fact sheets, sample itineraries, images, videos, a map of Australia, and case studies to help you start planning and learn why there is nothing like Australia for business events.