Function and Venue Hire

Lardner Park Conference Centre for hire

Lardner Park boasts a wide range of indoor and outdoor function rooms and outdoor exhibition areas. Both small and large venue space is available for hire, with a focus on exhibit spaces for business, agriculture, agribusiness and facilitating the connection between food, fibre, technology and community.

Our venue is a beautiful versatile facility which can be outfitted to suit your needs. We offer event catering for a range of menu styles, including breakfasts, luncheons, dinner parties, cocktail selections and buffet style.

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Centre of Drone Excellence

Agricultural drone in flight

The Centre of Drone Excellence (CoDE), was established between The Institute for Drone Technology and Lardner Park and presents the first permanently established hub in Asia Pacific from drone training, licensing and education. 

CoDE is focused to increasing productivity through efficiency and effectiveness of drone technology in various industry sectors and delivering solution outcomes. Importantly, CoDE enables regional communities, including students, to be informed, trained, licensed, and implement drone technology.

This contributes to new employment opportunities, knowledge generation and sharing, seeding of new businesses and expansion to new areas for existing businesses. Increasing productivity and creating regional employment also stimulates skill-change opportunities for workers from Latrobe Valley, Wellington and Baw Baw Shires.

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Events at Lardner Park

Australian Ballet comes to Lardner Park

Lardner Park is home to a variety of signature Gippsland events such as Farm World, Harvest Fest and Beyond the Valley Music Festival.

Utilising the 300 acres and versatile indoor/outdoor facilities, the variety of events held on site are vast and ever changing.  From Debutante Balls and Valedictory Dinners, to Weddings, Craft Markets, Scout Camps, Road Rescue Challenges, Swordcraft Festivals and 4WD Shows.

We are very excited to announce that the Australian Ballet’s free annual outdoor community program “Ballet Under the Stars” is coming to regional Victoria for the first time in October 2019 and will be exclusively staged at Lardner Park.

Many events and organisations have been loyal partners and friends of Lardner Park for numerous years, and we are proud to host and share in the success of  events such as The Lardner Park Steer Trial (43 years), the Garden & Home Expo (18 years), State Youth Games, and Anything Goes (Scouts Victoria)


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