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Dubbo Regional Council has an extensive track record in successfully attracting, delivering and supporting events. Our team is ready to provide strategic advice to help shape your event and promotional support to help make it a great success.

The Regional Events Unit has earned a solid reputation for providing high quality end-to-end support to event owners looking to bring events to the Dubbo Region. The Unit provides a seamless pathway for major events to navigate the local events industry and connect with key stakeholders.

We are here, on the ground and ready to help you!

The Events Unit can:

  • Develop professional bid documents highlighting the Region’s unique value propositions as a premier venue for events and address the all-essential host selection criteria.
  • Provide evidence based data via REMPLAN for your business case or funding submission.
  • Create multi-media materials to present to selection committees or support bid activity.
  • Facilitate site visits and meetings with key Council personnel to scope and support the event across various levels of the Organisation.
  • Arrange meetings with external stakeholders such as police, ambulance, fire and key community groups.
  • Maintain open and regular communications including scoping and progress meetings as required.
  • Provide advice to help optimise event timing, planning and venue options.
  • Assist with contacts for local suppliers to the events industry.
  • Facilitate scoping meetings with key Council staff relating to procedural and legislative matters such as traffic, waste and risk control.
  • Supply templates to assist with the development of event management plans.
  • Provide engaging destination materials and critical information to help craft promotional content.
  • Suggest experiences for pre and post touring itineraries and social activities.
  • Help promote your event across print, radio, digital signage, websites and social media
  • Supply contact details for local print, digital and broadcast media.

Contact us and let us help you

Dubbo Regional Council Events Unit
P (02) 6801 4000


NRL in Dubbo 2021

South Sydney v Penrith 

Apex Oval | 11,000 people

On behalf of everyone at the Rabbitohs, I would like to acknowledge and thank the Regional Events team for your fantastic work and tireless efforts over the last 6 months in particular, noting that we have been working together for over the last 2 years.

Your team was amazing to work with. We work with lots of Stadia and lots of different Councils and varying Government bodies, none have been harder working, more committed or as passionate as the Dubbo team.

From all of us at the Rabbitohs, I would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ !

Shannon Donato, Chief Commercial Officer, South Sydney Football Club

National Indoor Cricket Championships

National Indoor Cricket Championships

Dubbo Indoor Cricket Centre | 650 visitors

Dubbo’s bid to host the Championships was considered alongside Brisbane and Perth. For the first time in the event’s history the Championships were held outside a capital city. The support received from Council was above expectation and Cricket Australia would not hesitate in bringing another event to Dubbo.

Briana Binch, Cricket Australia

Choice of event venues in the Dubbo Region

Red Hot Summer Tour

Lazy River Estate | 5,000 people

The decision to include Dubbo on the Red Hot Summer touring schedule in 2016 was influenced by a number of factors including the City’s reputation for hosting large events and its central location in NSW. Our company travels many parts of Australia and Dubbo is certainly on the front foot in regard to its location and its connectivity to thousands of music fans. We look forward to returning to Lazy River Estate in Dubbo in 2020 to celebrate 10 years of Red Hot Rock.

Duane McDonald, Promoter, Red Hot Summer Concert Tour

NSW Cricket Youth Championships

NSW Cricket Youth Championships

And State Challenges

Barden Park | 500 + competitors

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and Dubbo Regional Council for the assistance in hosting the 2019/20 Cricket NSW Youth Championships over the October Holiday Period. I believe this is the 5th year we have worked closely together, particularly with our Cricket NSW State Challenges. Yourselves and your teams have been outstanding in hosting us, providing excellent facilities, communicating clearly and effectively and generally making it easy to work with. I trust we can continue our relationship for many years to come.

Mark Cameron, Cricket NSW

NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Championships

NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Championships

Apex Oval |10,000 people

Council staff were actively involved in the planning of the event and were solutions oriented in all discussions – no problem was too big and no request was unachievable. It was a pleasure to work with the staff of the Council.

Mark Deweerd, National Rugby League

Triple J One Night Stand

Triple J One Night Stand

Dubbo Showground | 18,000 people

Thank you once again for all your enthusiasm, hard work and absolute professionalism. It was such a pleasure to work with you on this year’s One Night Stand and you really took the event up a notch. I think Dubbo is ready to go it alone for their own version of a ‘One Night Stand’ concert!

Fiona Lake, ABC

Artlands Dubbo

Artlands NSW

Various venues | 800 visitors

Dubbo was a natural choice to host Australia’s largest gathering of the arts. Its central location and connectivity, along with the Council’s significant investment in cultural infrastructure, will draw hundreds of arts policy makers and practitioners to the City in October for ARTLANDS 2016. Four jam-packed days of conversation and inspiration and complemented by an arts festival featuring the best of Regional NSW is easily accommodated within the City precinct. The support from the Council has been outstanding.

Elizabeth Rogers, CEO Regional Arts NSW

NSW Regional Tourism Awards

NSW Regional Tourism Awards

Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre | 80 delegates

The success of the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards was a testament to the ease of access to Dubbo and the vast range of quality product on offer. With direct flights to and from nine destinations and nestled on the intersection of three major highways; Dubbo was perfectly connected and centrally located for the event. Attracting delegates to the event was stress-free, evidenced by the attendance of finalists travelling distances of 600km. The variety of attractions and venues that could support social functions was fantastic. Attendees took part in a series of activities in the lead up to the event which made for a memorable experience; including workshops at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, networking drinks at the Old Dubbo Gaol, and even a morning walk and breakfast through the stunning grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Belinda King, King Events

Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC

Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC

Apex Oval | 3,800 people

The Club is looking forward to returning to Apex Oval. The Council’s support was instrumental in the event taking place in Dubbo and we look forward to working again with a Council that simply could not do enough to help support and promote the event.

Lawrie McKinna, CEO, Newcastle Jets Club Pty Ltd