We deliver high value events to public and private enterprise.
We transform events – respecting the past and embracing the potential.
YEARS IN EVENTS
We bring data driven, experience based decision making and to the table.
We research and position your event to achieve high-economic impact results.
Our flagship product, The Blues Train, has been wowing audiences since 1994, hosting over 150,000 people on a musical journey on board a heritage steam train. Combining the best in live entertainment, dinner and a heritage train ride – this is one unique event you must experience!
Whether it be council or community based, or private enterprise, Bay City Events have the experience to advise you on how to maximise your return.
Whether you are looking for household names, headline crowd pullers or unique artists; a full line-up or a select few, we can curate a unique entertainment program to suit most budgets.
Whether you are private enterprise, a community or not-for-profit group or government body, we can work in with your brief and budget to deliver a memorable event.
Our team has over 30 years experience in events of all sizes – from major music festivals to small community facilitated events.
Hugo T Armstrong
Bay City Events Director, Hugo was Artistic Director, Manager and Promoter of the Queenscliff Music Festival 1998 to 2004. During this time, they won the National Tourism Award for Best Festival Event category as well as winning the Victorian Tourism Award over three consecutive years, placing the QMF in the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame.
Hugo had a popular weekly radio show on Melbourne radio station PBS 106.7FM for 23 years. He was also the Music Programmer for several other festivals, including the Echuca Winter Blues Festival. Additionally, he spearheaded the team that brought Geelong – Victoria’s second‐largest city – it’s first ever major music festival, Motor City Music Festival.
Hugo was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for service to the music industry and has an Advanced Diploma of Events and an Advanced Diploma of Management also a registered guard & crowd controller.
Kate is relatively new to the Surf Coast region, having moved from Melbourne in 2017.
When she’s not jumping out of airplanes around the Great Ocean Road, Kate joins us in the Bay City Events office as our Office Manager. You may also occasionally see her helping out the team on the Blues Train.
She comes to us with a background in Office Management, a Diploma in Work Health and Safety and a Certificate IV in Business Administration.
In 2015 Kate successfully organised and ran her own event in Torquay; Jump For M.S. – a skydiving event raising money for M.S. Research.
Ainslie recently joined the Bay City Events team after a number of years in the local wine industry.
Born and bred in Geelong, Ainslie has a passion for local business and loves to support her fellow hand-makers. Her vast administration experience spans over many industries, from employment consulting, HR management, real estate, local wine industries and local government, but we secretly think she joined us at The Blues Train because of her love of the movie The Blues Brothers!
When she’s not relaxing with her family at their on-site van in Portland or running after their energetic 4 year old, she is busy hand-painting and hand making items for her hobby store Blue Wren Studio. You may also occasionally see her helping out the team on the Blues Train down at Queenscliff.
A Bellarine Peninsula local, Nina first joined our team in 2018 as Event Staff on The Blues Train, and just recently joined the Bay City Events office as an Office Assistant.
Having graduated from The Australian College of the Arts with a Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment management) in 2018, she is now completing her Bachelor of Laws at Deakin Law School on the Geelong Waterfront.
When out of the office and away from her textbooks, you can find Nina playing around on her cello or taking her Pomeranian, Mozart, for a stroll on the beach.
OUR VISION & MISSION
To be memorable and unforgettable in all our activities.
The People, Places, Mates and Faces, drive our marketing and experiences.
We focus on the fun.
The last 10% makes 90% of the difference in everything we do.
We make the sizzle, not the sausages.
GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE ON THE BUS
HAVE THE HARD CONVERSATIONS
CELEBRATE THE WINS
We work together as an organisation helping and supporting each other
We respect diverse views and opinions and act with integrity
We strive for quality and improvement in everything we do
We develop a safe and supportive environment
Our Code of Conduct
To ensure the best possible services to our clients, the public and to provide a
positive work environment, Bay City Events expects team members to follow rules of
conduct that will protect the interest and the safety of our clients, the public, fellow team members and the employer.
Bay City Events expects their staff to always treat other team members, clients and
suppliers with the utmost respect and courtesy.
Personal contacts with the above need to be congenial, professional and conducted with a “client service” attitude.
Bay City Events
PO Box 4181, Geelong VIC 3220
1300 885 993
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Experts in Unique Events, specialising in Artistic Curation, Event Planning, Safety & Risk Consultation.