NEW PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Telstra, Toyota, Odgers Berndtson, MI and Track160 join SportNXT as partners

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: David Hill AM - Founder & Producer, Hilly Inc

CROSS TASMAN PARTNERSHIP: SportNXT and IWG World Conference join forces in 2022

AS QUOTED ON RADIO: “It is as high a power gathering as I can recall in this city” - Gerard Whateley

PREMIUM PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENT: SportNXT delegates can enjoy exclusive accommodation offers at Crown Hotels in Melbourne through the SportNXT portal.

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Craig Tiley – CEO, Tennis Australia

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Marina Go - Chair, Netball Australia; Non-Executive Director, Energy Australia; Chair, Ovarian Cancer Australia

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Sanjog Gupta – CEO, Star Sports Network

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Stefano Domenicali - President & CEO, Formula 1®

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Josephine Sukkar AM – Chair, Australian Sports Commission

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Lord Sebastian Coe – President, World Athletics

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Adam Silver - Commissioner NBA

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Megan Rapinoe. Captain, US Women’s National Soccer Team

Plan your visit

Discover Melbourne

Get set to rediscover Melbourne this autumn.

Experience the ever-present undercurrent of creativity in Melbourne. The city is brimming with energy and excitement. From foodie hotspots to laneway adventures and world-class arts experiences, Melbourne awaits. Discover Melbourne’s blockbuster events calendar with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and AFL on now.

Book your ticket and plan your playcation. Because even after the event finishes, this city is just getting started, with so much to see, eat, drink, and do.
Why not treat yourself to a city staycation and indulge in Melbourne’s good life. Or embrace the new-season style at one of the city’s shopping and design hotspots. From laneway boutiques to big brands, you’ll always find a sense of style in Melbourne.

Discover a new side to the city and immerse yourself in the urban culture on a guided city tour. Explore by land, air or water – we’ve got all angles covered.

Get set to rediscover Melbourne this autumn. Plan where you play at


SportNXT will be held at CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park. CENTREPIECE is a new state-of-the-art conference and events centre, positioned at the heart of Melbourne’s sport and entertainment precinct.

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, surrounded by the world’s best in music, sports, business and entertainment is Melbourne’s most surprising conference and events venue, designed to bring people together for diverse occasions in the city’s cultural epicentre. The 2,000sqm Grand Hall with 8.5m high ceilings and 15 break out rooms are your blank canvas, ready to be adapted, personalised and brought to life for your event vision – no matter how vast or intimate.

Click on the link below for all the important details including Parking Getting Here and Maps



Crown Melbourne is Australia’s leading integrated resort and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia, offering luxury accommodation, award-winning dining and world class casino and entertainment facilities.

Located in the vibrant Southbank precinct and within walking distance of the CBD and the city’s iconic sporting stadiums, Crown Melbourne will be the official post conference entertainment destination for SportNXT delegates and speakers.

To celebrate the partnership announcement, subject to availability SportNXT delegates can enjoy exclusive accommodation offers at Crown Hotels in Melbourne through the SportNXT portal until the allocation is exhausted.

Delegates are able to secure their reservations directly with the hotel via their own personalised weblinks. Guests will require a valid credit card when making the booking to guarantee the reservation. 



30 Mar 2022 – 24 Apr 2022

The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town. For three and a half weeks in March and April the city loads up on laughs, with comedians hitting stages across the CBD and further afield.

The Festival has something to tickle everybody’s funny bone with free family entertainment, world-class special events, trail-blazing solo shows and late-night fun. Celebrate the joyful, the inspiring and the silly at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Melbourne Town Hall , 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000



07 – 10 Apr 2022

The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix is more than a race – it’s a lifestyle.

Get ready to Live Fast at Melbourne’s most exciting world-class sporting spectacular.

Be part of the excitement and experience the heart-pumping adrenaline that can only be found at Formula 1®. Explore the world-famous Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit and take in electrifying live performances and entertainment.

Formula 1® is more than a race – it’s a lifestyle.

Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, 12 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, Victoria, 3206


Content: Australian Grand Prix Corporation


 Until 25 Apr 2022

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto is the first exhibition in Australia to exclusively focus on the significant contribution to twentieth century fashion culture by the renowned French couturière Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971).

NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria, 3006


Content: National Gallery of Victoria


Until 31 Jul 2022

The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will arrive at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre March 2022.

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.

Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography.

The revolution is coming. Be there when it happens.

Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000


Content: Michael Cassel Group


 10 – 20 Apr 2022

The World Surf League announced that the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will return in 2022 to its traditional date slot of the Easter Weekend. In its 59th year of competition, the event will open the Australian leg of the WSL Championship Tour for the first time in over two decades.

Rip Curl Pro Event site, Bells Beach Rd, Bells Beach, Victoria, 3228


Content: WSL Australasia


25 Mar – 09 Apr 2022

The 2022 program will launch with the World’s Longest Lunch and Brunch at the Treasury Gardens and will switch gears to other highlight events throughout late March and early April, ranging from a family-friendly pasta festa and an epic celebration of the hot chip to a rock ’n’ roll showcase of plant-based eating and drinking, plus guest-chef series featuring some of the most exciting talent in Australia.

The Festival also takes up residence at Queen Victoria Market (QVM) with three weeks of special events, a retail pop-up, workshops and free demonstrations featuring some of our finest culinary talent.

In partnership with Bank of Melbourne, Visit Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, E Shed, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004


Content: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival


Experience Melbourne’s mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you’re after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – Melbourne’s eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly groundbreaking.

Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or break out of the CBD and discover the city’s specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton’s ‘Little Italy’, Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.

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