From the company’s inception, Karstens Centres are designed to deliver superior conference and meeting services. Through countless guest experiences, our tailored focus has proven to deliver a distinct level of service excellence that goes beyond attendee satisfaction and contributes to the productivity and success of our clients.

What we do

  • What we do
  • Our History
  • Our Team
  • Our Future
  • Venues
  • What we do

Karstens Centres close the gap between internal event spaces and hotel conference centres, by serving you an event tailored service in professional conference and meeting environments. Our services are fully dedicated to serving businesses and their absolute requirement for professional offsite conference and meeting space. Our singular focus has earned us the loyalty of many of the most discerning corporate meeting planners who entrust us to seamlessly deliver their most critical events. Karstens venues served a large number of top 200 ASX listed companies in 2014 and is also the preferred conference and meeting solution of many small to medium-sized businesses, law firms and associations.

  • Our History

Karstens Centres are a relatively recent development that is boldly shaping the future of corporate hospitality. We opened Karstens at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne in October 2006 as a dedicated service to accommodate offsite meetings in a highly professional, productivity-driven environment. Expansion quickly followed with the addition of our second centre in 2008 at 118 Queen Street, Melbourne and our Sydney centre at 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks opening in late 2010. In early 2012 we added our affiliate centres in Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart and Adelaide to offer our clients a national solution. In October 2014, Karstens opened its Brisbane centre at 215 Adelaide Street and in 2017, we opened our Auckland office.

  • Our Team

People are Karstens greatest strength. We’re proud to operate with a select roster of consummate professionals who go beyond to deliver excellence. Our team is inspired to deliver seamless events and is empowered to anticipate your needs and quickly react should any aspect of your time with us fall short of perfection.

  • Our Future

How and where Karstens grows will be determined by closely listening to and accommodating our clients changing requirements for corporate hospitality and event services. Our immediate plans call for expanding our capacity to serve meetings by adding more executive conference centres across major metropolitan markets. Suggest our next location! Karstens is immediately seeking conference centre leases, management contracts and joint venture projects in other urban cores. We would love to hear from you if you know of suitable spaces. Please email us at info@karstens.com.au

  • Venues
  • 123 Queen Street, Melbourne

    Offers one of the most impressive executive conference and meetings spaces in the country, offering five floors of executive facilities that provide privacy, luxurious comfort and advanced video conferencing technology. The facility’s unique atmosphere and understated elegance allow groups large and small to imprint their brand and culture for the duration of their meeting or program, leading to increased focus and reduced overall costs.

  • 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney

    Offers one of the best locations in the CBD of Sydney, located in the iconic Quay West building; formerly the head quarters of Barclay’s Bank. Karstens transformed the space into a truly executive training centre delivering 1,640 square meters of conference and meeting space over one floor. The facility offers views of the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay Ferry Wharf and has a multitude of comfortable break out areas to unwind and relax during event breaks.

  • 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane

    Right in the heart of Brisbane’s financial and shopping district and a 2 minute walk from central station, Karstens Brisbane is truly in the heart of the city. Located on Level 24, Karstens Brisbane offers breath taking views of Brisbane and surrounds. Fully renovated in September 2014, Karstens Brisbane offers the latest in audio visual equipment and comfort.

  • Karstens Affiliate Venues

    Our Affiliate Venues in Perth, Canberra, Hobart and Adelaide are all handpicked and tested by our loyal regular clients ensuring that the venues and service are of a similar standard as our own venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. We regularly visit our affiliates to discuss feedback and to cement a mutual partnership benefiting our clients. If you know of a venue or would like to become an affiliate, we would love to hear from you, please email us at info@karstens.com.au

  • Level 4, 205 Queen Street, Auckland

    Karstens Auckland is centrally located in the CBD, close to all major shops. We are a 5 minute walk from Auckland’s busy waterfront, Britomart Transport Centre and Aotea Arts & Events Centre. Karstens Auckland is located at Level 4, 205 Queen Street. Our mezzanine level can be accessed from the foyer by stairs and offers an expansive space with large windows overlooking the hustle and bustle of Queen Street. There is ample car parking in the immediate vicinity of our venue.

Client Testimonial

IG Australia had a requirement to carry out business continuity testing for its Melbourne operation, based in Collins Street. IG runs a sophisticated system to protect its computing resources, but needed a location in the Melbourne CBD that could be used in the event that its Collins Street offices ...

Mr Oliver Imre, Head of Business Development

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JHW started using the Karstens facilities for its Consulting Skills Workshops in 2007, and has now moved nearly all of its city based workshops to Karstens.  We have found that we have a partnership with Karstens, rather than the transactional nature of other training and conference facilities that...

John Williams, Director

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MYOB began their business relationship with Karstens around November 2009.  At the time we were seeking a new training centre to relocate from our office at Southbank and to commence training in January 2010. Needless to say everything had to be in place in a very short time with Xmas being just ar...

Stana Murrells, Training Administrator

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