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Australian Event Awards 2024 to open in April

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The Australian Event Awards are gearing up for the 2024 Awards which will open in April.

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It is anticipated that the program will feature over 35 categories across all areas of the events industry to recognise Australia’s best events and the ground-breaking work of Australians in delivering events, services and technology on home ground and abroad.

Congratulations to all the 2023 national nominees and winners on their achievements – mark your diaries to check out the 2024 program when it opens!

The Australian Event Awards is the only opportunity for Australian event professionals to compete directly right across the nation and across all facets of the industry to establish which are Australia’s best events and event-related goods, services and innovations. It is all-inclusive, being open to all Australian events, event managers and support service providers.

Entering the Awards provides the opportunity to be recognised as one of the best in each field of expertise, celebrate achievements and receive creative feedback from the industry experts on the judging panel.

National winners will be announced at the Event Awards Ceremony – stay tuned to find out where this will be!

Australian Event Awards 2024 to open in April
National winner: Joondalup Festival 2023, Best Cultural Arts or Music Event 2023

National winner 2023: Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event

Art and culture found their way to Perth’s north, with Joondalup Festival 2023 bringing an array of world class shows and experiences to locations throughout the city.

Over 200,000 people flocked to Hillarys Boat Harbour across three weeks in March to see Boola Djarat Wardan, Noongar. The immersive light and water show harnessed digital laser technology to transform the harbour into a kaleidoscope of colour, with a powerful soundscape that honoured and celebrated local Noongar knowledge. Hillarys was also the site of an enormous Spiegeltent, erected to host a monster line-up of comedy, dance, theatre and circus performances.

Other festival events included a community fun day on the banks of Lake Joondalup, an acrobatics display at Mullaloo beach, an indie music concert in Kinross Park, a live Grease experience at Perth’s only drive-in cinema, and an underwater dining experience at WA’s aquarium.

Australian Event Awards 2024 to open in April
National winner: National Multicultural Festival 2023, Best Community Event 2023

National winner 2023: Best Community Event

The 25th anniversary National Multicultural Festival 2023 in Canberra was Australia’s largest celebration of cultural diversity with 380,000 festival goers experiencing the food, song, dance and traditions of 170 cultures over three big days in February.

Renowned headline acts including Mitch Tambo, Lisa Hunt, Parvyn, Justine Clarke, James Morrison and Jay Laga’aia entertained crowds across the eight stages and the iconic festival parade was a spectacular kaleidoscope of colours, dance and music, with 40 traditional cultures and over 1,000 community participants coming together to celebrate diversity.

For the first time the festival offered free hands-on workshops and a dedicated cooking demonstration program to allow communities to share their cultural heritage through dance, art, language and food.

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