Business Events

Geelong Small Business Festival

Geelong Small Business Festival logo

Now in its sixth year, bookings for the 2017 Geelong Small Business Festival are now open.

The Festival runs throughout the entire month of August and offers over forty seminars, events and networking opportunities for those seeking to start a business, grow their business or up-skill. The festival provides an opportunity to access a range of technical information and expertise at no cost or minimal cost.

This festival is a great opportunity for small business owners and employees to build skills and knowledge.

Business Events Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road: Torquay and Lorne Stand at AIME 2015

Business Events Great Ocean Road has created a Conference Destination Guide to help you plan your next conference on the Great Ocean Road. The Guide highlights conference facilities, off site venues and activities all available in Torquay and Lorne.  It is available as a pdf or online flipbook from



How can we help?
Business Events Great Ocean Road can also:

  • Provide images to promote your conference
  • Provide material to delegates including bags and maps promoting the area
  • Provide advice on pre and post touring itineraries
    Something different? Got an idea and don't know where to start...let us know and we can provide some suggestions to suit

Contact for further information:
Simon Loone 0422 001 811
Gordon Johnston 03 5261 0894

Just over one hour from Melbourne, your delegates can escape the concrete jungle for a high quality conference experience in Torquay or Lorne.

The Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most exhilarating drives, threads its way through world-class conference country and could set the scene for your next product launch or big idea.


Torquay, the official start of the Great Ocean Road, offers new and modern resort style conferencing venues with stunning ocean views.  Venues including Peppers the Sands Torquay, Wyndham Resort Torquay and the brand new RACV Torquay Resort can cater for small groups of 10 to 450 delegates.
Nearby, many quality restaurants and cafes offer relaxed spaces to network in style in the heart of Australian surf culture.


The major conference venues in the seaside town of Lorne include Mantra Lorne and the Cumberland Lorne Resort and have accommodation capacity of up to 550 people.
This 'place of natural beauty' boasts many sidewalk cafes, restaurants and speciality shops within a short walk of sheltered sandy beaches surrounded by the Great Otway National Park.

Unique Experiences

Many conference-ready activity providers can organise a special team building experience from a round of golf, touring in a convertible, mountain bike riding, horse riding or learn to surf.

The Great Ocean Road provides many options for pre or post conference touring.  The Otway Fly Rainforest Zipline or a tour of the SurfWorld Museum could provide a highlight that is talked about for years to come.


More Information

Business Events Surf Coast Shire
1 Merrijig Drive
PO Box 350
Torquay  Victoria 3228

Ph: 03 5261 0600
Fax: 03 5261 0525