Int'l Events Centres

Put some horsepower into your local economy

While the Prime Minister and others have put much emphasis on national cycleways, sporting events centres and tourism conference centres, overseas they are thinking holistically and putting the horsepower into their economic initiatives.

Building multi-purpose events centres that include equestrian, and trail systems that join up to events centres. Conference centres with a difference that do much more than provide tables and chairs!

This complex offers conference facilities for 3000+, and a wide variety of equestrian and non-equestrian facilities to provide the widest possible user base.

  • indoor arena
  • outdoor arena
  • half mile racetrack
  • 178 covered stalls (with water, electricity)
  • wash rack
  • large warm-up pen
  • stock holding pen
  • sound system
  • pro timing system
  • concession
  • WiFi
  • lots of convenient parking areas

Indoor arena offers:

  • Climate control for year round comfort
  • 121' x 205' with rails up (for special events there is the option to take the rails down for additional room)
  • Bleacher seating for 1,100 spectators
  • Stock pens professionally designed for rodeos and roping events

A partnership between local, state and national funders, the city of Tamworth invested in a state of the art conference and events centre with a difference to boost their economy. AELEC has been an outstanding success since day one.

Indoor arena:

  • an indoor arena - 40m by 80m with tiered seating for 3,360
  • concourse area that can hold exhibition and trade sites
  • mezzanine area that can take temporary seating or double as a corporate area
  • mezzanine VIP area near a bar, kiosk, and event offices
  • toilets located at both ends, with ticketing box, coffee shop, and event management offices
  • sound and lighting systems
  • broadcasting and judges box overhangs the arena
  • control room overlooks the interconnected sales ring
    • beneath the stadium are undercroft stock holding yards for up to 200 head

Sales ring:

  • sales ring seats 562 with standing room for another couple of hundred
  • sales ring doubles as an indoor warm-up arena
  • lift access from ground level to the concourse that connects the sales rings and arena


  • 478 stables – 3.6 x 3.6 in size with sliding doors horse wash bays
  • An education/training building provides a lecture and demonstration theatre with tiered seating for 44, a veterinary room, utilities room, meeting room and shower and toilet facilities.

Outdoor facilities:

  • campdraft arena
  • two 30m by 70m outdoor competition or warm up arenas
  • horse sporting fields
  • undercover cattle handling yards for up to 400 head
  • outdoor exhibition, trade and field day areas
  • 2 x showjumping and dressage areas
  • 187 powered parking bays adjacent to stables
  • truck wash
  • additional non-powered camping and parking
  • exhibition lawn areas