Welcome to Higher Mark at GMHBA Stadium

Experience unmistakable Geelong hospitality with Higher Mark at Regional Victoria’s largest event venue GMHBA Stadium. The venue’s unique and versatile design offers sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows flooding with natural light, contemporary design features and stunning views over surrounding parklands, Geelong’s skyline and the playing field.

Higher Mark has 32 premium event spaces and can be adapted to suit all event size requirements with facilities for two to 2,450 guests. Make the most of the stadium event spaces or host your event on the hallowed turf. The sophisticated event spaces deliver the perfect venue for all types of events ranging from conferences, exhibitions, business meetings, to social functions, weddings and more.

Our experienced and dedicated culinary team offer a range of creative menus and use seasonal produce to bring your event to life. Our menu has been influenced by Geelong’s vibrant culinary scene and features local wines and beers.

Higher Mark is located in the heart of Geelong with Geelong CBD, public transport, and a range of accommodation facilities all within walking distance.

At Higher Mark, our ambition is to take your event to the next level. With ‘exceptional’ as a benchmark, delivering premium, tailored experiences for our clients is a priority. Allow us to work with you to achieve a Higher Mark in performance for your next event.  

In 2023, Higher Mark has received the following awards for our unmistakable Geelong hospitality: 

2023 Victorian Venue Caterer of the Year (Gold) – Restaurant & Catering Association Awards for Excellence

2023 National Venue Caterer of the Year (Silver) – Restaurant & Catering Association Awards for Excellence

2023 Business Event Venue of the Year (Bronze) – Victorian Tourism Awards

2023 Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence - 5 Plate Rating

Vibrant Club Chin Chin opens at GMHBA Stadium

Restaurant bookings now open at Club Chin Chin

Melbourne's renowned Chin Chin is serving up it's bold, vibrant flavours and high-energy flavours.

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Higher Mark Named as Quality Tourism Business

Higher Mark Recognised as VTIC Quality Tourism Business

These businesses represent the pinnacle of excellence in Victoria's tourism sector.


Higher Mark Wins at RC&A National Awards

National Caterer of the Year 2022

Crowned 2022 National Caterer of the Year and 2022 Victorian Venue Caterer of the Year at RC&A Awards.

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Higher Mark wins at Geelong Business Excellence Awards

Tourism and Hospitality Excellence

Higher Mark wins Tourism and Hospitality award at the Geelong Business Excellence Awards 2022.

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Be Inspired in Geelong

Destination video

Business Events Geelong spotlights Higher Mark as part of campaign "Be Inspired" in Geelong & the Bellarine.

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Memorable Events with Higher Mark

Business & Social Events

Higher Mark's versatile event spaces deliver the perfect venue for events, including conferences, exhibitions, social functions, weddings and more.

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why do clients choose us?

We've held our Entertainment Book launch with Higher Mark for a number of years and can’t talk highly enough of how well these launches run. We have utilised a number of the event spaces which have all worked really well for the large numbers we get to the event and last year, we held our launch in the Geelong Social Club space which was fantastic. The team are very professional and can handle any functions small or large. Our two launch sessions were a brilliant success and our clients always love coming to the Stadium, as it’s a wonderful space to look out onto.

Jodie Pitfield
Entertainment Publications

Book Your Event Today

Discover how Higher Mark can take your event to the next level today.

Our experienced and friendly team will provide personal support to bring your event to life, ranging from intimate meetings and team building sessions, through to gala dinners, conferences and exhibitions.

(03) 5225 2367