O'Brien Group is Australia and New Zealand's largest privately owned Venue Management, Hospitality and Leisure company. For over 25 years, O'Brien Group has operated within Australasia's premier venues.

Our Venues

Medibank Icehouse, Melbourne

The Gabba

Medibank Icehouse

In 2014 O’Brien Group Australia beat of a field of prominent Australian leisure competitors to secure a 25 year lease for the exclusive venue management rights of Medibank Icehouse.

Our commitment to the venue and the enjoyment of our visitors has led us to embark on a significant rejuvenation of the arena which includes state-of-the-art ice resurfacing machinery, major redevelopment of the interior architecture and design as well as the implementation of more efficient management systems.

The venue is Australia’s premier ice experience located in Melbourne’s Docklands in amongst the city’s other greatest sporting and cultural icons; it has become one of Australia’s distinct symbols of sportsmanship and excellence.

Medibank Icehouse is a world-class facility attracting the best ice sports competitors from around Australia to train and compete in our Olympic standard arena. The arena also serves as the long-term home of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia.

With our decades of venue management experience and our dedication to upholding the original vision of Andrew Shelton and the other founding members including Geoff Henke the venue will continue to be the beating heart of ice sports in Australia.

The Imperial

The Imperial

The Imperial is a 2-storey brick-and-bluestone building first built in 1858 and stands on a 450 square metre site directly across from the Victorian Parliament in Spring Street. It is a classic Melbourne building and has long been a famous watering hole for politicians, journalists, artists and business people.

The Imperial celebrates the essence of Melbourne, without being cemented in tradition; it is a living reference to Melbourne’s glory days. There are few other buildings in the Melbourne CBD with such a rich history and story to tell.

Purchased in May 2015 by O'Brien Group Australia today the venue is leased to the Open Door Pub Company.

The Gabba, Brisbane

The Gabba

The Gabba

The Gabba is Queensland's major sporting venue for all International Cricket and is the home of the Brisbane Lions AFL Football Club.

Located just five minutes from the Brisbane CBD The Gabba has a ground capacity of 42,000 and has a variety of catering facilities including 90 corporate suites & lounges, 119 open air boxes, 60 retail food and beverage outlets.

Cumberland Lorne Resort

Cumberland Lorne Resort
Great Ocean Road

There's something for everyone at this truly exceptional resort, the Cumberland Lorne Resort. Whether it's the comfortable and spacious accommodation, spectacular seaside location on the Great Ocean Road or comprehensive leisure and conference facilities.

Cumberland Lorne Resort is the perfect choice for your short break, family holiday or romantic retreat. The beach-side location, design and style of the Resort creates an ideal environment for your escape. Choose from one bedroom, two bedroom or penthouse apartments, each offering private balconies, corner spa bath and modern spacious living.

A conference venue in this picturesque location allows delegates to relax and focus without all the distractions of the city. The award winning facilities at Cumberland Lorne Resort can cater for up to 400 delegates with the Conference Centre designed with versatility to accommodate conventions, conferences, product launches, trade displays, exhibitions and seminars.

AAMI Park, Melbourne



With its magnificent design and location at the heart of Olympic Park precinct, AAMI Park has a capacity of 31,000.

This state of the art stadium provides the first true home in Melbourne for Soccer, Rugby League and Rugby Union fans. It provides unparalleled viewing for sporting and concert patrons.

Eden Park, Auckland

Eden Park

Eden Park, New Zealand's largest, stadium has a capacity of 50,000.

It was host of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and home of the victorious All Blacks.

It will also be the co-host for the Cricket World Cup 2015 and host for the 2017 Lions Tour.

Each year Eden Park hosts local and International Cricket and Rugby matches, providing some of history's most exciting sporting moments such as the Lions Tour 2005, Annual Bledisloe Cup/Tri Nations, Cricket One Day Internationals and Twenty20 matches.

The stadium has a wide range of newly renovated corporate and function facilities.

Prince Alfred Hotel, Richmond

Prince Alfred Hotel
Richmond, Victoria

Nestled into the heart of Richmond, the Prince Alfred Hotel offers all the right elements to ensure that you have an enjoyable visit. Elegant and comfortable the Prince Alfred offers a number of different areas for you to choose from depending on if you are stopping in for an after work drink, long lunch, lazy Sunday session or gearing up to watch the footy with friends.

The thoughtful beer and wine list compliments the seasonal menu that is bursting with quality, fresh ingredients designed to entice. The menu caters for all with bar bites (small and large), tapas delights, gourmet pizzas or the large plate option you will find something to excite or an old favourite with the PA's twist.

Those looking for a private space to celebrate over dinner with friends and family, or to host a cocktail party for an engagement or birthday, or even just a quiet room for a business lunch with important clients the Prince Alfred can offer the right function space to suit. You can be guaranteed to receive great personal service during the whole meal so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the experience of hosting your event at the Prince Alfred Hotel.

Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Cbus Super Stadium

Cbus Super Stadium
Gold Coast

Cbus Super Stadium is Queensland's newest rectangular sporting and entertainment venue seating 27,400, brimming with atmosphere and is home to the Gold Coast Titans NRL team in addition to the annual Gold Coast Rugby Sevens and International Rugby matches.

Located in the hub of Robina, Cbus Super Stadium has easy access to public transport and the following catering facilities:

  • 101 Corporate Boxes
  • 26 Corporate Suites
  • 2 Function Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace bar overlooking the field

Adelaide Showground

Adelaide Showground

Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre
Adelaide Showground

Adelaide's premier and largest multi-purpose venue, the Adelaide Event and Exhibition Centre (AEEC) at the Adelaide Showground offers spectacular event spaces, state of the art meeting rooms and dedicated catering and event team to ensure your event is memorable.

  • The AEEC and Adelaide Showground hosts some of the State's major events including
  • The Royal Adelaide Show – celebrating 175 years
  • Caravan and Camping Shows
  • Variety of Home and Lifestyle Shows
  • Stereosonic & Future Music Festivals
  • Monster Trucks and the Classic Targa Night Stage

The AEEC also provides many unique opportunities for functions, exhibitions, conferences, roadshows and product launches. With a range of dedicated function facilities, versatile pavilions plus a vast outdoor space for big top or structure marquees, the options for exciting functions are endless.

Brisbane International

Brisbane International

Brisbane International Tennis

The Brisbane International Tennis is an annual blockbuster event that brings some of the biggest names in International tennis to Brisbane, Queensland.

It is held each January at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane , prior to the first Grand Slam Tournament of the season, the Australian Open.

Simonds Stadium, Geelong

Simonds Stadium

Originally built in 1941, Simonds Stadium is the heart and soul of Kardinia Park. Home to the Geelong Cats since its inception the upgrades over recent years have made Simonds Stadium into a first class multi-purpose venue that can be adapted to suit a number of sports and events, including:

  • AFL Geelong Football Club home games
  • National A-League and W-League Soccer
  • Super Rugby
  • SuperX motorcycles
  • Domestic First Class cricket matches and

Club Laverton, Victoria

Club Laverton
Laverton, Victoria

Club Laverton incorporates bistro dining, newly renovated Sports Bar, motel and Club Facilities.

The Bistro is open every day for Lunch from 12pm until l 2pm and for Dinner from 6pm until 9pm with daily specials, members discounts and children friendly options.

The new Sports Bar features a TAB kiosk, separate bar facilities and plenty of screens to ensure you don't miss any of the action. Just off the Sports bar is the spacious beer garden equipped with two big screens to relax and enjoy an ice cold beer or glass of wine with friends.

The Motel, adjacent to the Club, offers comfortable accommodation equipped with a flat screen TV, cable channels, in-house movies, air conditioning and free Wifi. The property other features include guest laundry, free car parking, interconnecting rooms and is a non-smoking property.

Located just off the Princes Freeway, it is 10 minutes to Werribee and its attractions, 20 minutes to Melbourne CBD and 25 minutes to Tullamarine and Avalon airports.

Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

Metricon Stadium

Metricon Stadium
Gold Coast

Officially opened in 2011, Metricon Stadium is one of Australia's most modern sporting venues and is recognized as a world-class venue with a capacity of 27,500.

Metricon Stadium is the home of the AFL Gold Coast Suns, with the volume to host cricket fixtures, concerts and music festivals.

The stadium will also be the principle venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold Coast.

Grosvenor House, Brisbane

Grosvenor House

As the beating heart of Brisbane’s commercial district established around it, Grosvenor House cemented itself as an icon of Brisbane’s thriving business centre.

Today the building stands as a reminder of Brisbane’s history and remains one of small group of late Victorian buildings which have survived the modern developments of the city, and serve as a reminder of Australia’s courageous early beginnings.

Having housed importers of china and glass, boot manufacturers and a variety of other leather merchants, engineers and even as offices for the Queensland government, today O'Brien Group Australia leases to one of Brisbane's favourite bars and other commercial tenants including an award winning architect.

Our Story

O'Brien Group Australia is a leading Venue Management, Hospitality and Leisure company which owns and operates a number of major Australian and New Zealand leisure venues.

Celebrating its 25th year, O’Brien Group is an integrated company with multiple contracts including venue and facilities management, food and beverage operations, leisure resorts, licensed clubs, hotels, restaurants and ticketing. It has also built up a formidable property portfolio of key sites within Australia.

Today with over 6,500 dedicated and passionate employees, 12 million customers served on an annual basis and a host of exciting new ventures, O'Brien Group continues to build and maintain its many long-term relationships with major sporting stadia and leisure venues.