Australian Tourism & Events Industry


Various tourism bodies are continually working hard towards the planning of strategies designed to attract overseas visitors to our shores, to enjoy an array of events and festivals combined with travel and sightseeing, keeping our industry very busy.

Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business global event, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), is being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach in Queensland, from 15 to 19 May 2016.

Meanwhile, the not-for-profit tourism organisation, Destination Melbourne, that empowers Melbourne’s visitor industry to enhance the visitor experience and inspires visitors to explore and enjoy greater Melbourne, hosts its monthly industry development event, this time a seminar on Content Marketing and how to grab the attention of visitors before they arrive at their destination, to be held in Bourke Street, Melbourne.

May Events – Queensland and Victoria 

Brisbane and state-wide line up of events for the month of May include: Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival; Inkfest (in Cairns and multiple locations); Captain Cook 1770 Festival; winter racing with the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival, five days of racing at Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses including BTC Cup Day, Doomben Cup Day, Doomben 10000 Day, Ladies’ Oaks Day and Stradbroke Day; Whitsunday’s Happy Daze Festival; and the Townsville Fashion Festival.

Melbourne based events during the month of May include: La Boheme opera and Beethoven & Mozart V Classical concert at the Arts Centre; Iron Maiden concert at Rod Laver; a series of historic exhibitions and insights into Melbourne’s past life hosted by the State Library of Victoria and the Shrine of Remembrance as part of the Heritage Festival; 200 Years of Fashion at the NGV; and Jurassic World at Melbourne Museum.

International Book Week falls in May, which sees many renowned authors presenting as part of the Wheeler Centre International Showcase; Makers’ Market at Federation Square and Pop-up Market at Melbourne Central; The Sound of Music, Matilda and Singin’ in the Rain musicals; and much more.

Food and wine festivals in Victoria during May include: Good Beer Week; Winter Wine Weekend; La Fiera Italian Festival; Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk; Bendigo Winemakers Festival; and High Country Harvest.

If you want to join Australia’s premier hospitality agency and its successful team of event staff whilst giving your professional skills a workout in an appropriate role, why not register with us for some rewarding temporary placements or perhaps even full time placements?

Register here for event, bar, wait and floor staff jobs in Melbourne’s hospitality industry.

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