FACILITIES

Lardner Park offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities suitable to hire for Exhibitions, Conferences & Conventions, Events, Festivals, Markets, Gala Functions, Agribusiness, Product Launches, Sporting Events, Community Events and Livestock Shows. Our non-profit organisation holds a 300-acre versatile and dynamic destination. Our primary focus is on agriculture, agribusiness and facilitating connection between food, fibre, farming industry, and community. Our excellent service and venue diversity was a catalyst to be announced the 2017 Tourism business of the year award.

The facilities surrounding these core activities also support venue hire for other use, such as weddings and personal events. Lardner Park can also provide a range of event catering options and menu selections for functions and conferences.

Located one hour drive from Melbourne CBD via the Monash Freeway (we are 6 minutes off the freeway), and a 12 minute drive from regional hub Warragul and Drouin, Lardner Park is very accessible to local and regional traffic in Gippsland as well as being easy to navigate from Melbourne and surrounds.

The property with modern facilities and stunning scenery as a backdrop, together with the surrounding 110km freeway and excellent condition country roads varying from 80km-100km, enable Lardner Park to be a superb choice for vehicle launches and other motor vehicle events.

The agility of Lardner Park as a destination and the wide range of venue hire options on offer, ensure suitability for almost any type of event or activation you may 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

1500sqm
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 as they are for their simple, efficient, quality food delivery.

Baw Baw Pavilion

2400sqm
A versatile and fully functioning 2400sqm Pavilion for hire, the Baw Baw is capable of hosting a wide variety of exhibitions, additional conference space or break-out areas to support the Exhibition & Conference Centre. The spacious interior is suitable for agricultural events, 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

2250sqm
Let your imagination go wild in our 2250sqm North Pavilion. Hire this space and 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, agricultural events, livestock activations...This is your go-to ‘big expansive space’ with cooling, lighting, and power including 3-phase.

Board Room

100sqm
Attached to our main administration facilities is the Board Room, open for hire and capable of hosting anywhere from 5 -100 people. This indoor venue is available to hire to host a range of gatherings, such as your AGM or meeting, classroom type seminars and presentations, or a small dinner functions.  A fully outfitted kitchen and bar adjoins the Board Room, or event catering can be arranged.

Outdoor Areas

20 ha
Lardner Park has a massive outdoor area available to hire for your event or function. 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.