Welcome to the Latrobe Valley - your events destination

The Latrobe Valley is a premier regional events precinct for all occasions.

Comprised of Latrobe City, Baw Baw Shire and Wellington Shire, the area renowned for its natural beauty has also become a thriving events destination with world-class sport and recreation infrastructure.

Modern facilities for
modern events

The State Government invested $80 million into the Latrobe Valley events precinct with major works undertaken on a range of exciting sport and recreation projects between 2017 and 2021.

Venues for all occasions

The Latrobe Valley has become a regional sporting hub of national significance, but don’t just take our word for it! Explore some of the incredible facilities on offer with our immersive virtual tours and get acquainted with your next event destination. In recent years, the Latrobe Valley has hosted a myriad of national sporting events such as Big Bash League cricket matches, A-League and W-League fixtures, JLT Series AFL matches and much, much more.
But it’s not just sport in the spotlight. The Latrobe Valley events precinct has vast and varied venues for cultural events, festivals, concerts, car shows and more; the options are limited only by the imagination. With the quality and quantity of Latrobe City, Baw Baw Shire and Wellington Shire’s proximal venues combined, there’s no limit to the size and style of events the picturesque Latrobe Valley can accommodate.

Latrobe Valley Area & Drive Time

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With dual lane freeway access, Latrobe Valley is well connected and just a short 90-minute drive from Melbourne.V/Line operates hourly passenger train services between Latrobe Valley and Melbourne with several main stations along the highway, making it a great alternative to driving.
Latrobe Valley is also home to the award-winning Latrobe Regional Airport which offers charter and recreational flight options. A comprehensive city bus network is complemented by numerous taxi services. Walking tracks and rail trails provide transport links as well as outdoor activities.

Where the stars come out to play

When it comes to sporting events the Latrobe Valley is a leading regional hub.

With full amenities, services and accommodation to support large scale events, we’ve hosted a huge array of successful sporting spectacles for many years.

It isn’t just sport to Gippslanders, it’s central to culture, a way of life and a social glue.

Much loved annual events like the Moe and Traralgon Cups for horse racing, the Glenmaggie Cup power boat races, international tennis tournament and more are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike every single year.

With our world-class sporting facilities coming online and enjoying upgrades in recent years, big-time sport has found a new home in our patch, including:

  • Big Bash League cricket
  • A-League and W-League soccer
  • JLT Series AFL football
  • AFLW and VFLW in season games
  • The NBL Blitz basketball pre-season tournament
  • WNBL basketball
  • PGA Tour of Australasia golf events
  • National Road Series cycling – Tour of Gippsland
  • The World Jousting Championships
  • Spartan Kids
  • And more

Why host an event in the Latrobe Valley?

A passionate, energetic region

 

The Latrobe Valley has a strong history of hosting quality events.

From large-scale sporting events to music festivals, we’ve got the recreational infrastructure to make any event a success. But having world class facilities is just the impetus. We’ve also got the passion for events to match.

The Latrobe Valley events precinct comprises three local shires sharing a common love of events and working hand in hand to achieve great outcomes.

Rather than putting up blockers to hosting events in our region, we welcome you with open arms.

A breathtaking region to explore

 

The Latrobe Valley is home to some of Australia’s most stunning landscapes and offers a range of charming tourism opportunities.

Events go hand-in-hand with holiday opportunities for patrons and the region has the tourism drawcards to attract visitors from across the country and the world.

Visitors to the Latrobe Valley enjoy our lively region all-year-round, with an endless stream of tourists to boost numbers and make any event a hit.

Great venues and facilities for all events

The range of top-level facilities is just another reason to consider the Latrobe Valley for your event. We’ve got a proven track record of hosting several large-scale events, from the hugely popular Melbourne Stars Big Bash cricket matches to multiple annual music festivals that ignite the passion of locals and visitors alike. Take the
opportunity to explore the immersive virtual tours of some of our premier venues, and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. We’ve got the sporting facilities, a stunning region to explore. The recreational infrastructure and all the accommodation and local services needed to support your big event.