Plan your event

Plan your event

Since 1981, the AIS has been the cradle of Australia's national sports system - one that is recognised the world over for its ability to identify, develop and produce World, Olympic and Paralympic champions.

It is also here that extraordinary business events occur every day.

Nestled in native bushland and situated only moments from Canberra's city centre, the AIS boasts exceptional venues and spaces. With capacity ranging from 10 to more than 4,000 - not to mention an experienced events and catering team - the AIS can ensure your event is one to remember.

The AIS campus also has free off-street parking capacity for 3,500 cars as well as ample space for coaches and buses.

Plan your event

Why Canberra?

Canberra, Australia’s national capital, is a modern city with a cosmopolitan feel. It is a place for all seasons. It is a place of innovation, of community, of co-operation and collaboration. It is place of sporting and cultural facilities like no other Australian city.

The Canberra Region is also home to more than 800,000 people, providing an enormous market for events held at the AIS. Within a short two-hour drive, the Canberra Region takes in South East NSW and the ACT, stretching from the South-Western Slopes, through the Southern Tablelands by way of Canberra, across to the South Coast then down to the Snowy Mountains, and NSW High Country.

Types of events

The AIS has numerous event and function venues, each with varying capacity (depending on room configuration) and dimensions.

You can also utilise the AIS' world-class sporting venues including the track and field centre, grass fields, aquatic and fitness centre, tennis courts and more.

Explore the following types of events that can be held at the AIS or view all our venues in one place:

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AIS Arena

AIS Arena

The AIS Arena, the Canberra Regions’ largest function space, can cater for up to 4,200 delegates in a theatre-style setting.  It has hosted everything from Pink and Lady GaGa concerts to annual conferences and gala dinners for many national associations, industry groups, corporates and government organisations. 

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Find out more or make a booking

Contact the Events and Sports Camps team who will be with you every step of the way to optimise your time at the AIS.

PH: (02) 6214 1036

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