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Business Etiquette

Suits are a must when conducting business in well dressed Melbourne and all appointments should be arranged in advance.

Like much of Melbourne life, business is generally conducted over coffee. Drinks at a stylish bar or breakfast meetings are also favored, although long business lunches are a thing of the past.

Australian business people are very approachable, quite informal and quick to use 1st names. Academic or professional titles do not impress them, nor do over zealous sales presentations. Business cards are used.

General business hours are Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, however many executives work longer hours. If invited to someone’s home, a bottle of wine as a gift will almost always be acceptable.

Conference Centres

The details below are of the Australia Melbourne meeting venues approved by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).

Marylands Country House

Address: PO BOX 63, Marysville, Victoria 3779, Australia
Telephone: (61) 3.5963.3204
Facsimile: (61) 3.5963.3251
Email address: info@equinoxhotels.com.au

It is located 90 minutes north east of Melbourne in the Great Dividing Range, amidst some of Victoria's best natural forests.

The meeting facilities include 4 main conference rooms with syndicate rooms. All standard A/V and display equipment is available, together with video recording, data and rear screen projection facilities and computer modem connections.

It includes computer use, photocopying, fax, word processing, laundry, event coordination and conference planning. There are up to 3 dining areas accessible.

The accommodation includes 62 double rooms accommodating up to 160 people.

There is an Indoor pool & spa, gym, billiards, sauna, tennis, croquet, mountain bikes, table tennis, hiking and walking trails, golf and horse riding.

Deakin Management Centre

Address: Deakin University, Geelong , Victoria 3217, Australia
Telephone: (61) 3.5227.3000
Facsimile: (61) 3.5227.3101
Email address: Guest.Services@deakinprime.com

It is located on the grounds of Deakin University in Geelong, 1 hour from Melbourne CBD, at the Gateway to the Great Ocean Road.

The meeting facilities include 2 main rooms & 6 specialized syndicate rooms. The Centre is designed for up to 100 delegates.

It includes full planning & secretarial services. All conference and syndicate rooms include networked computer, OHP, laser printer, video, audio system / AMP / cassette / CD player, whiteboard, flip chart and black out facility.

There are 2 dining rooms accessible.

The accommodation includes 57 well appointed double rooms with en suites, including 30 twin share and 2 facilitator suites. All rooms have direct ethernet and Internet access.

There is 2 lounges, recreation room, a bar, terraces, heated swimming pool, spas, volleyball, golf driving range, tennis courts, mountain bikes, cycling tracks and gymnasium.

Glen Erin Vineyard Retreat

Address: 200 Rochford Road, Lancefield , Victoria 3435, Australia
Telephone: (61) 3.5429.1041
Facsimile: (61) 3.5420.2053
Email address: sales@glenerinretreat.com.au

It is located 4 kilometres from the picturesque township of Lancefield, and only 35 minutes away from the Melbourne International Airport and 55 minutes away from the Melbourne CBD.

The meeting facilities include 3 generous sized ground floor Conference Rooms for groups of various sizes plus break out areas. The largest conference room is 173 square metres. All rooms are sound proofed and include central heating and air conditioning.

General services include dry cleaning , laundry and disabled facilities. Secretarial services are accessible for conference groups.

There is a licenced bar, restaurant and cellar door facilities.

The accommodation includes 27 luxury 4.5 star king bedded rooms with private en suites. Includes facilitators haven.

There is a games room, library, pool, spa, massage, tennis, gym, petanque, croquet, golf driving bays, archery, orienteering and guest lounge area.

Lancemore Hill Conference Centre

Address: Kilmore-Lancefield Road, Kilmore , Victoria 3764, Australia
Telephone: (61) 3.5782.1844
Facsimile: (61) 3.5782.2371
Email address: info@lancemore.com.au

It is located 1 hour from Melbourne CBD, 40 minutes from Melbourne International Airport. It is set on 274 acres of rolling hills & natural bushland.

The meeting facilities 5 rooms (seating to 130) and 18 syndicate rooms.

General services include a dedicated conference organizer, fax, copier, data projector, 52” monitor, EWB, standard VHS, PAL, NTSC, u matic 1/2 , video cameras, overhead projectors & screens and carousel projectors, DVD / CD Players.

There are 4 private dining rooms, 5 private recreation rooms, board games, magazines, books,pool table & table tennis.

The accommodation includes 71 rooms, the sleeping capacity is 130.

There is a pool, gym, sauna, volleyball courts, tennis courts, pitch and putt golf, bush walking tracks, cricket nets, high and low ropes courses, bicycles. Nearby: winery tours, antique shops, golf, horse riding, garden tours.

The Cumberland Marysville

Address: 34 Murchison Street, Marysville , Victoria 3779, Australia
Telephone: (61) 3.5963.3203
Facsimile: (61) 3.5963.3458
Email address: simon@thecumberland.com.au

It is located 95 kilometres North east of Melbourne in the Mystic Mountains.

The meeting facilities include 5 fully equipped conference rooms with garden views.

General services include Secretarial services, photocopier, TV, video, electronic whiteboard, screens, fax, flip charts, ergonomic chairs, overhead projector, syndicate rooms, email and internet facilities.

There is 3 course ala carte restaurant dining, and a private dining room is available.

The accommodation includes 43 guestrooms, including 4 spa & 3 deluxe, en suite, all with air conditioning, colour TV and heating.

There is tennis court, volleyball, croquet, sauna, spa, games room.

For further information on Melbourne's Conference centres, please see International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).