Lardner Park is a 300-acre versatile and dynamic destination, presenting both indoor and outdoor options for all types of events and activations. The primary focus of Lardner Park is in relation to agriculture, agribusiness and facilitating connection between food, fibre, farming industry, and community. The facilities surrounding these core activities also support additional hires for other uses.

Located one hour drive from Melbourne CBD via the Monash Freeway (we are 6 minutes off the freeway), and a 12minute drive from regional hub Warragul and Drouin, Lardner Park is very accessible.

As the property is capable of being ‘locked and blocked off’ to media, modern facilities and stunning scenery as backdrop, together with the surrounding 110km freeway and excellent condition country roads varying from 80km-100km, Lardner Park is a superb choice for vehicle launches.

The agility of Lardner Park as a destination and the wide range of facilities on offer, we are suitable for almost anything type of event or activation you might care to imagine! Corporate events, all types of exhibitions, sporting activations, youth gatherings, festivals of all types, livestock engagement, events requiring camping – consider Lardner Park as your new partner in success.

Lardner Park Exhibition & Conference Centre

Modern and multi-functional, this 1500sqm Centre has stunning balcony views over the property and across to the Lake. Dividable into multiple spaces ensures a perfectly accommodated function whether a large or small conference, indoor exhibition, VIP dinner or gala Ball, that special wedding celebration, or large corporate AGM’s and meetings – we’ll work with you for whatever guest experience you are seeking to create! Superb acoustics and our nationally recognised partner, DiverseAV, ensure cohesive AV across the entire building, or different simultaneous zones if required. A spacious and welcoming pre-function area and bar hosts guests arriving early or needing to register for your event. Our catering partner, Big Spoon Group Catering, are revered across Gippsland and love nothing more than to create that perfect gourmet experience focusing on regional produce. They’re just as impressive in catering for a simple, efficient, quality food delivery.

Baw Baw Pavilion

An older style, agile and fully functioning 2400sqm Pavilion, the Baw Baw hosts a wide variety of exhibitions, additional conference space or break-out areas to support the Exhibition & Conference Centre, livestock events, large youth or sport gatherings and more. The building provides kitchen facilities, separate office or meeting room space, and can be sectioned down into two separate large pavilions.

North Pavilion

Let your imagination go wild in our 2250sqm North Pavilion. Drive your large trucks in, pull down all the roller doors and design, build, host pretty much whatever you like – it’s a blank canvas for film sets, experiential-exhibitions, sporting presentations, livestock activations .. this is your go-to ‘big expansive space’ with cooling, lighting, and power including 3-phase.

Board Room

Attached to our main administration facilities is the Board Room, capable of hosting anywhere from 5 -100 people depending on whether you are hosting an AGM or meeting, classroom type seminars and presentations, or a small dinner.  A fully outfitted kitchen and bar adjoins the Board Room.

Outdoor Areas

20 ha
Around 20 ha of outdoor area has power and water available for those seeking to have overnight camping as part of their event activities. Shower and toilet blocks are strategically located around the outdoor areas and a grid-type internal road system provides excellent connectivity for any type of weather. The property boasts multiple gate entries allowing for paid and free access as well as simultaneous events across the venues property.
  • A picturesque lake, beautiful to view, but also relaxing to take a wander – or conference break out walk – around
  • Livestock yards are located on the property to accommodate cattle, sheep, alpaca and horses
  • A stunning historic Rotunda building sits near the lake with a central presentation area for speakers or auction livestock, and internal seating for around 150 people
  • The property has an R&D seed and crop area, an agroforestry plantation, and expansive areas for festivals
  • A refuelling depot with both diesel and unleaded is available on-site
  • Storage areas can be accommodated upon request
  • Full office support facilities
  • A local Government owned equestrian facility is located adjacent to Lardner Park and arrangements for use can be facilitated upon request
  • Forklift and tractor are available for hire either with driver or without, provided appropriate licenses are evidenced
  • In excellent condition, a grassed air strip is located less than 10 minutes from Lardner Park
  • On-site helicopter landing is permitted with forward notification to our main office (emergencies excluded) at: 38 11’48”S 145 52’10”E
  • Our service provider partners can ease much of your logistics with vehicles and drivers through Warragul Hire & Drive; golf carts through Craig’s On-Site; indoor and outdoor audio visual products, services and technicians through DiverseAV; creative and gourmet catering through to retail café provision through Big Spoon Group Catering; staging, draping and furniture hire through All Events Stage Hire. We also have partners for marquee provision depending on whether your event needs upmarket corporate style or outdoor exhibition marquees in large numbers; indoor and outdoor plants; electrical services etc.

Car Park

10 ha
Car parking can take up as much of the outdoor property as your event needs and a minimum of 10 hectares is already set out as dedicated and regularly used car parking for events.

4WD Track

Upgrade development works to our intermediate grade 4WD track are imminent, although currently ‘as-is’ it’s suitable for a wide range of 4WD activities.