The Darwin Convention Centre is hosting the annual Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on 24 February 2017.

 “These awards have been running for more than 30 years and recognise excellence across the tourism industry and we are pleased to visit Darwin for the very first time for this event,” Australian Tourism Awards Chairman, Daniel Gschwind, said.

 “Each year we celebrate the commitment and achievements of tourism and hospitality businesses from all states and territories. It is they who lead the industry in creating outstanding products and services for visitors, generating growth and jobs to our economy.”

 The awards draw together more than 800 tourism business representatives along with Federal and State Tourism Ministers, CEOs of State and Regional tourism bodies and tourism industry leaders.

 In addition to hosting, the Darwin Convention Centre is a finalist in the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards by winning the Business Event Venue category of the 2016 Brolga Awards. The Business Event Venue category was judged on business strategies and outcomes, contribution to the tourism industry, customer service standards, sustainability and innovation.

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2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the Darwin Convention Centre.  We have an exciting array of events coming up for locals and visitors alike.

Welcome to the Top End Family Day and Expo

Saturday 11 February, 10am - 2pm, Darwin Convention Centre

Defence Community Organisation in partnership with the Strategic Defence Support Group NT is hosting this fun family day and expo to welcome Defence families to the Top End. Whether you're new to Darwin or not, this is a great day out with fun activities, craft, games, military equipment display, community group displays and live performances.

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Suzi Quatro

Saturday 4 March 8pm

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it’s “one more time for Suzi” as she returns in 2017 for her 31st National Tour.  Suzi is bringing Andy Scott from The Sweet on guitar and vocals, and Don Powell from Slade on drums. They will perform as QSP for the opening act. Suzi will have an eight-piece band, performing all the hits for the second half of the show, in her leather jumpsuit of course!

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Travel Expo

Sunday 5 March, 9am - 3pm, Darwin Convention Centre

If you are looking for inspiration for your next holiday destination or know where you're going and need more information, then come along to the Travel Expo. Speak to travel experts, enjoy the free and informative travel presentations, take advantage of the incredible exclusive deals and find all your travel needs under one roof. Pre-register to win a trip of a lifetime to one of five exotic destinations. More information:

Jessica Mauboy

Saturday 15 April, 7.30pm

Following the success of ‘The Secret Daughter’, this tour will take you on a journey through Jessica’s amazing career. As NT's favourite daughter, Jessica has earned praise and admiration during her time in the spotlight, delivering multiple hit singles & albums. All the hits live will feature tracks from her new album, ‘Songs from the original TV series - The Secret Daughter’, plus songs from the hugely successful movie - The Sapphires’ and all of her greatest hits from the last 10 years.

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The Centre is excited to announce a new partnership with Dreamedia to deliver our in-house AV services. The Centre in conjunction with Dreamedia is undertaking a major upgrade of AV equipment which will enhance the creative and technical offerings for our clients.  

Dreamedia will work with our Business Development Team to ensure that clients receive the highest quality AV services. Dreamedia are the largest provider of entertainment and event technology in Northern Australia.


The Darwin Convention Centre will be lit up like never before on St Valentine's Day as the Centre unveils its new permanent LED lighting system with programmable themes for all events.  The outside of the building will be displaying the colours of love adding to the romance at Darwin Waterfront for the festive evening on 14 February. 

24 LED lights have been installed under the canopy and 14 above the canopy that can project 16 million different colours. The colours from every country flag around the world or corporate brand can cover the Darwin Convention Centre, adding to the experience when patrons visit the Centre or from afar.

The totally-wireless, fully automated lighting system has been designed, manufactured and will be installed by Australian owned lighting experts, LUXMANN. The new CORNEA® dramatically reduces the Centre's outdoor energy use by 77% as compared to the old lighting system. 


The Darwin Convention Centre received the ISO 22000 global certification for complying with the highest level of food safety standards and regulatory and statutory requirements.

"At the Darwin Convention Centre, we strive to produce an exquisite dining experience inspired by fresh local produce, tropical environment and creative presentation as well as maintain the highest quality of food and hygiene standards," said Executive Chef, Toby Beaton.

"Being ISO 22000 certified is a great accomplishment and we are truly delighted to receive it. This fully demonstrates our ongoing commitment in prioritising the safety of our customers and strengthening the Convention Centre's reputation as a world class venue to continue attracting national and international business to Darwin.”

ISO 22000 certification provides a complete Food Safety Management System that can be applied to organisations in the global food supply chain. ISO 22000 integrates the principles of the HACCP system and application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission of the World Health Organization.

For further information on any of these stories or to organise a site inspection, please contact the Darwin Convention Centre on: T: (08) 8923 9000, E: or visit Darwin Convention Centre website

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