In collaboration with Hostplus, Australian Hotelier has released a digital-only, special edition of the magazine, looking at all of the critical facets of running a successful venue.

When it comes to running a venue, it’s easy to wish for a set formula for the successful establishment and operation of a business. Gather the prescribed ingredients, follow steps 1-10 precisely and voila – booming business!

Unfortunately it’s not as simple as that, but there are definitely some foundational strategies and actions that will create a solid platform and garner results for any hospitality venture. If you are opening up your own pub or bar for the first time, or are considering the possibility, reliable advice from established operators is likely welcome.

Our main feature takes an in-depth look at each step involved in the opening of a new venue, from property fundamentals, raising funding, licensing conditions, staffing and venue identity. Operators from around the country discuss how they tackled each of these components, to give you an idea of the myriad ways to approach the operation of a venue.

This issue also looks at how to create buzz about your venue, and how to keep your staff taken care of, through things like superannuation.

Some of the leading venue operators from across Australia also share some of the insights they’ve learned over their careers, including: Stephen Hunt (Hunt Hospitality), Paul Waterson (Australian Venue Co), Tim McLernon (Three Pound Group), and Ash Hicks (Sand Hill Road).

There is plenty of helpful advice and inspiration to be found in this special digital-only issue of Australian Hotelier. Download your free copy of the magazine now!


Vanessa Cavasinni

Vanessa Cavasinni is the managing editor of Australian Hotelier and Club Management, trade publications for the pub and club sectors respectively. Vanessa has been at the helm of Australian Hotelier since...

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