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Events Planner

Coordinate, execute and manage events such as weddings, conferences and parties.

What's it like to be an Events Planner?

An Events Planner coordinates, executes and manages conferences, meetings and parties. They can either do this by themselves end-to-end, or in conjunction with an Events Manager or Events Coordinator working on-site on the day of the event.

Events Planner

Tasks and duties

  • Meeting with clients to understand the event’s purpose.
  • Planning the details of the event, such as the date, location, catering and transportation.
  • Arrange the products and services needed, such as flowers, food and photography.
  • Communicate progress to the client and obtain buy-in or approval on the details.
  • Inspect places to ensure they meet the standards and requirements of the event.
  • Review invoices and facilitate payments.
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Events Planners are busy people. They must be good at organising, prioritising, coordinating and must have exceptional communication skills.

Events Planners can organise events of all kinds, including weddings, banquets, conferences, meetings, parties and funerals.

What can I earn as an Events Planner?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Events Planner is between $55k and $65k

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How to become an Events Planner


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While you don’t necessarily need a degree qualification to become an Events Planner, they may be an advantageous to your career progression.

  1. Consider completing a diploma or degree in event management, hospitality management, public relations or communications.
  2. If you’re at entry level, try to gain experience through internships or volunteering at event planning organisations or festivals in administration, volunteer coordination, catering and event assistance.
  3. If you’re changing careers, try to identify your transferable skills such as meeting coordination, function planning or conference administration.

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How do Events Planners rate their role?

Latest reviews from 1 Events Planners surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
2.0
Job security
5.0
Pay / Salary
4.0
Variety of work
4.0

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Oct 2018
Event Planning
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Business, Major in Event Management
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Event Planning
The good things
If you have a passion for Events, it is a fantastic role which is mostly rewarding. To see your events unfold successfully after all the work you put in to each of them is very satisfying both persona...
The challenges
You will encounter a range of clients who will either be easygoing, challenging or in the middle. There may be complex events that will require lots of time and effort or those that are less complicat...
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What are the job opportunities for Events Planners?

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National increase over next 5 years *
16.4%
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Source: LMIP. Conference and Event Organisers

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