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Event Planner

Find out how to become an event planner and work in the events and tourism industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Event Planner is $54,150 - 72,600 annually


Event planners pull together all the elements required for the smooth running of events such as weddings, conferences and fundraisers. They work to balance client requirements and available budgets. Employment for event planners to 2019 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this large occupation remained stable over the last five years.

Read more about the events and tourism industry.

Key skills

Event planners provide planning and management for a variety of events and functions.

  • Discussing requirements and budgets with clients and suggesting appropriate packages
  • Providing cost information about a range of services including catering, equipment hire and venues
  • Coordinating external service providers to ensure the smooth running of events
  • Dealing with participant queries and registration
  • Working to promote events-based services to prospective clients
  • Gathering and acting accordingly on feedback following events

Quick facts

Working as an event planner allows you to utilise your organisational and administration skills to solve problems whilst working with a wide range of people.

  • Average Hours Worked
    40 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administrative and support services; accommodation and food service; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for event planners start at diploma level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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