The After 5! Networking Events are a complimentary benefit of VMA membership, however we encourage non members and guests the opportunity to attend their first event on a complimentary basis to assess if a VMA membership is right for them.

Are you a non-member who’d like to attend? Simply email Melissa at to RSVP today.

Gold Coast After 5! Networking Session

Thursday 28th November 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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Since 2016, the Venue Management Association and Griffith University have enjoyed a formal partnership to promote knowledge sharing and research, industry and workforce development and educational pathways for higher learning.

As a VMA member you’ll have the opportunity to register with the program to engage with final year undergraduate and postgraduate students.

To find out more, join us at our next After 5! held at Griffith University. Here you’ll hear from Dr Barry Fraser, Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management & Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, present “Enhancing Industry Engagement Through Student Work Experience”.Plus, meet and network with industry peers from the VMA!

Where: G’s restaurant | Griffith Health Centre | G Floor Building G40 | Griffith University
When: 5:30 – 7:30pm Thursday 28 November


Sydney After 5! Networking Session

Thursday 5th December 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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Join us at our next After 5! held at the Sydney Opera House. Here you’ll hear from:

  • Heather Clarke, Manager, Event Operations & Planning (speaking about our overall building renewal) and,
  • Steve Knuth, Concert Hall Renewal Lead, Performing Arts (Concert Hall works project & the 2 year closure.)

Plus take a tour of the venue! On the day, meet at the stage door at 5.30PM for a venue tour of the recent upgrades of the Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyer and associated accessible works and how they will be replicated in the upcoming works.

When: 5:30PM – 7:30PM Thursday 5 December



Would you like to showcase your venue to the industry and host an After 5! Function? We’d love to hear from you.

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A fantastic opportunity to network with venue management peers, experience some of the best venues in our country and learn directly from industry leaders.

The VMA hosts After 5! Functions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, New Zealand and other locations throughout the year. If you’re not already a member, subscribe now to find out when we’ll be coming to a city near you!