The VMA is dedicated to the growth and success of the venue management industry in our region through professional development, education and collective sharing through networking.

    We draw from the very best talent in the venue industry to provide our members with the opportunity to expand their thinking, upgrade their skills, stay on top of industry trends and plans and learn from their peers.

    Over and over again, our members say networking is the most valuable benefit of joining the VMA. When members need solutions, they turn to other members or to the friends they make at VMA events. Networking becomes a problem solving tool for issues that venue managers face on a daily basis.
  • Further your career and gain national and international recognition for your years of extensive venue management experience and contribution to the industry. Accredited Venue Manager & Certified Facilities Executive.
  • The Venue Management School provides the opportunity for venue professionals to upgrade their skills and knowledge to industry best practice.
  • The Graduate Institute is the next step after completing study at the VMS and provides a unique educational experience of deep and interactive learning, with a major leadership focus.


Thank you to delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors

The 2016 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress concluded Tuesday 17 May with a spectacular Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony attended by over 350 delegates who celebrated three days of conferencing, social programs and networking in the amazing Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The 2016 Congress broke all previous records for attendance, with some 350 plus delegates attending the Asia Pacific’s single largest event for Venue Professionals. See our blog for more.

See you next year in Sydney!

  • The school has been an amazing experience, you meet so many connections across the industry, being able to liase with CEO’s, industry leaders across all genre’s and venue sizes. It’s fantastic.

    Katherine NormanArts Centre Melbourne
  • I can’t recommend the venue management school highly enough. I’ve been involved as a student and now as an instructor and committee member and the level of education you receive on this program are unsurpassed in our industry.

    Lisa PriceVenue Consultant
  • I was so excited to come face to face with some legends of the industry. There were commercial opportunities and networking opportunities I’d only dreamed of. Absolutely love it and highly recommend it for anyone in the venue industry.

    Damian OlsenSuncorp Stadium Queensland
  • After 5!

    Our next After 5! Function will be hosted by Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on September 22, 2016. More details coming soon. You can RSVP online. View all up and coming After5! Functions here.
    Learn More.

    Would you like to show off your fantastic venue to industry peers?
    Contact us to host an After 5! Function.
  • New Career Opportunities

    Looking for a new opportunity? We advertise jobs in the venue management industry from around Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
    Check out the latest opportunities.

    Have a current vacancy within your business? Advertise to our membership network and target high calibre candidates across the region.
    View Vacant Postions
  • Diploma in Venue Management

    Meet Meg Walker, she is the Chair of the Venue Management School Committee and General Manager, Touring, Melbourne & Olympic Park Trust. “I’ve both been on the committee and started lecturing five years ago. This is my second year as Chair and I’m extremely passionate about the school. We now offer the Diploma in Venue Management, owned by the VMA, targeting future leaders in the industry and will hold the school at our new location in Kingscliff, NSW in November this year.”
    Learn More