About Us

We are passionate about delivering unique and exceptional customer experiences across food, drinks and events.

With a national portfolio of restaurants, bars and dedicated event spaces, Australian Venue Co. prides itself on offering a diverse range of venues, each with their own brand identity.

Established in 2012, the team has been deliberate in acquiring well operated venues with a focus on an exceptional gastronomic experience or unique surroundings.

Combining innovative executives, highly trained and motivated team members, a modern and on-trend food & beverage philosophy in some of the nation’s finest facilities, Australian Venue Co. is a bold company with more exciting ventures on the horizon.

Australian Venue Co. Venues are renowned for vibe, atmosphere, cutting edge fit outs, dynamic staff and creative food and beverage design.

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Company News


Joint Venture Announcement

Tuesday 5th March 2019

We have announced today that Australian Venue Co. (AVC) has agreed to enter into a Joint Venture (JV) with Coles Group that will enable Coles to focus on its core liquor retailing business and AVC to focus on its core hospitality business in running and growing pub, restaurant and bar venues.

Under the terms of the JV, AVC will manage day-to-day operations for the 87 hotels comprising the Spirit Hotels business while Coles will continue to manage day-to-day operations of the retail liquor stores attached to the hotels. Both the hotels and the liquor stores will be owned by the JV. The JV will have its own corporate governance and oversight structures, policies and procedures.

The JV is an opportunity for both parties to create an even better customer experience. Coles will be able to draw on its expertise in its core business of retail and AVC will be able to bring its expertise as a leading hospitality operator to the venues.

Kind regards,

Paul Waterson
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Venue Co.

Charity Partnership


Preferred Charity Partner for 2019

Friday 1st February 2019

Australian Venue Co. (AVC) has teamed up with Sacred Heart Mission as our preferred Charity Partner for 2019.

AVC has partnered with Sacred Heart Mission to support the Mission’s Meal Program. The Meals Program provides, hot, hearty and free meals daily to those experiencing homelessness, social isolation and disadvantage. Like our venues, the Dining Hall at Sacred Heart Mission creates positive experiences and promotes strong connections within the community.

AVC will be supporting Sacred Heart Mission with various fundraising and charity events throughout the year including the Dine with Heart campaign in May.