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About MyState Bank Arena

The MyState Bank Arena is the largest capacity and most versatile indoor entertainment venue in Tasmania.

For over 20 years MyState Bank Arena has played host to large concerts, trade shows, exhibitions, sporting events and conferences, plus been the ideal setting for intimate meetings, assemblies, dinners, weddings and private functions.

MyState Bank Arena is located centrally in Glenorchy, an easy 10 minute drive from Hobart, and has unrivalled on-site parking for over 1,200 cars. Situated right on the banks of the clear blue Derwent River with panoramic mountain and water views, MSBA provides a calm and picturesque setting for any event. The fascinating Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park (GASP) follows the Derwent River shoreline around MyState Bank Arena, further enhancing the natural atmosphere of the venue with interesting modern art installations and a relaxing waterfront walk.

Visit the Venue section for detailed information on the MyState bank Arena Main Arena, rooms and facilities.

Visit the Functions section for detailed information on what the MyState Bank Arena can offer for a range of events.

History

The Tasmanian Government and Glenorchy City Council commissioned the MyState Bank Arena, then known as the Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC) in 1989 as a celebration of the 1988 bicentennial year. It was handed over to the Glenorchy City Council Mayor David Shields on the 14th of March 1989.

The official opening of the venue was a concert by international sensation Rick Astley, demonstrating that Tasmania now had the ability to host even the largest acts from around the world.

The Tassie Devils Australian National Basketball League team called the then DEC home from 1989 to 1996. During that time, the venue was always referred to as the “Devils’ Den” by sports commentators.

On 2 July 2020, NBL Owner & Executive Chairman, Larry Kestelman, announced that the Tasmania Government had been successful in its bid for a 10th NBL team. It will see Tasmania hosting their own NBL team, this new team the Tasmanian JackJumpers would play their inaugural season in the 2021/22 NBL series.

As part of the agreement between the NBL and the Tasmanian Government, the latter will provide $68.5 million — for upgrades for the venue formally known as the Derwent Entertainment Centre, the side’s new home arena.

In June 2021, as the arena took on a physical transformation due to the redevelopment it also took on a new name through a partnership with Tasmania’s MyState Bank and would now be known as the MyState Bank Arena.

Regarded as Tasmania’s premier entertainment venue, the MyState Bank Arena has hosted concerts, conventions, exhibitions, dinners, trade shows, assemblies, sporting events, conferences, and weddings to the delight of local and interstate audiences.

Holding 5,500 fully seated, 4,300 for a Basketball or Netball game and 8,600 general admission the MyState Bank Arena is the largest indoor multipurpose venue in Tasmania.

Records & Performances

Over the years we have had several amazing events and artists visit our Arena. How many have you seen?

7,389

Largest Concert Attendance Seating & Standing Red Hot Chili Peppers - 17th February 2019

30,895

Largest Musical Theatre Attendance
Grease - The Arena Spectacular - July 1998 (6 shows)

5,486

Largest Concert Attendance Seating
Elton John and His Band - 28th August 2017

4,907

Largest Sporting Attendance
“Keeping it Real” Daniel Geale World Title Event
31st August

3,851

Largest Ceremony Attending
Australian Visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
8th December 2009

10,036

Largest Exhibition Attendance
HIA Building Expo 2003 - 2nd to 3rd August 2003

LK Group was founded on the values of innovation, creativity and excellence - with an entrepreneurial spirit. The group operates worldwide across a diverse range of industries including: property; technology; human resources; business transformation and outsourcing; digital animation and sports. LK Group operations span across Australia and around the globe in countries such as the United States, India and the Philippines.

Founded by Larry Kestelman, one of Australia’s most well-known technology entrepreneurs who had success in the technology sector as the founder of Dodo. The Group had its genesis over twenty years ago when Larry began developing residential property in suburban Melbourne. LK Group continues to predicate its future success by harnessing the knowledge of its established subsidiaries and deploying the talent of its experienced team.

The team

Renee Brown

Venue Manager
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Benjamin Gibbons

Event Operations Manager
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Candice Dubiel

Administration and Ticketing Coordinator
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Craig Skelly

Production and Technical Coordinator
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Naming Rights Partner

Welcome to a more human way to bank! MyState Bank offers products and services designed to simplify the way you manage money. From personalised insights to auto-savings solutions, we help over 140,000 customers take control of their finances daily. We exist to help people achieve their dreams, both big and small - and we just happen to be a bank. Our customers are human and that’s how we treat them, which is why the way we do things are designed to be just that.

Find out more about MyState Bank products and service - www.mystate.com.au

Our Proud Partners

With over 40 years’ experience ticketing the biggest live events and venues in Australia, Ticketek is the leading ticketing partner to the sports and live entertainment industry and operates Australia’s most advanced multi-channel ticket sales and distribution network.

A truly digital company, ticketek.com.au is Australia’s number one Entertainment Events website, with a market leading mobile platform that gives customers the ability to browse, buy and deliver tickets on their phone, through both the mobile site and iPhone app. Ticketek also offers a dedicated team of call centre representatives, and operates 114 agency outlets throughout Australia.

For more information www.ticketek.com.au

For more than 125 years, ‘Coca-Cola’ Amatil has been refreshing consumers and is recognised as the world’s largest beverage company. In Australia, ‘Coca-Cola’ was introduced in 1937, and now millions of Australians enjoy the refreshing taste of ‘Coca-Cola’ every day.

For more information www.coca-colacompany.com/au/

Situated on 115 acres, Willie Smiths is 30 minutes south of Hobart in the Huon Valley, a once thriving apple-growing region that exported apples all over the globe and earned Tasmania the title of the ‘Apple Isle’.

Willie Smith’s farm went organic in 1997, thanks to the innovation of current orchardist, Andrew Smith. It was a bold move, transforming the orchard to organic, and involved a lot of new techniques and training to achieve. With a new focus on organic farming and the use of the apples in our cider, Willie Smith’s hope to bring back the glory of the ‘Apple Isle’ days once more..

For more information www.williesmiths.com.au

Silver Spoon Ice Cream is a small Tasmanian family owned and operated business, located in Cambridge. This traditional, hand-made premium ice cream is made using high quality ingredients that are sourced locally within Tasmania where-ever possible.

There are no added artificial flavours, colours or preservatives and are all 100% gluten and nut free, served in bio-degradable tubs.  Each flavour is smooth and creamy, with the added bonus of a uniquely delicious sauce swirled through each tub leaving consumers wanting more.

For more information www.silverspoonicecream.com

For three generations, Tasmanian Bakeries family business has been crafting Tassie’s favourite pastries, National Pies. Baked fresh daily by real people in Hobart, National Pies use the finest cuts of grass-fed Australian beef and free-range chicken, all wrapped up in 128 layers of crispy, puff pastry. Nourishing, hearty and good for the soul.

For more information www.tasmanianbakeries.com.au

At Peachie Clean, we are leaders in commercial cleaning services for Hobart businesses. We are proud to be locally owned and operated, employing local staff.

Peachie Cleaners have been providing a cleaner, safer and happier space for businesses, their patrons and employees for 4 years, continuing our success because we are focused on sustainability and innovation. Our highly trained team has established a reputation in the commercial cleaning industry as being “super keen for a squeaky clean!” and delivering an eco-friendly, state-of-the-art, high quality service.  

We are highly organised, super friendly & more nit-picky than your Mum!

For more information www.peachieclean.com.au

Lion is one of the leading beverage companies in Australia, with a portfolio incorporating many of our region’s favourite brands. Built on the brave ideas of true pioneers, we’ve been breaking new ground for almost two centuries.

The legends of our past continue to inspire Lion today, with our people working their craft across the country – from the iconic XXXX brewery in Brisbane to the Tooheys brewery in Sydney and Little Creatures craft breweries in Fremantle and Geelong.

We encourage entrepreneurs and innovators and have welcomed many into our pride, always ensuring they have the freedom to do what they do best. We’re one of Australia’s largest brewers. Big or small, ale or lager, we believe in beer and we’re champions of our industry. Across Lion Australia we employ more than 1500 people and work with customers all over the country.

For more information www.lionco.com/au

Home Team

The Tasmanian JackJumpers are ready to march into the 2021/2022 NBL season as the Hungry Jack’s National Basketball leagues 10th team. For game details and to join the march head to jackjumpers.com.au

Charity Partner

Stay tuned to see who our Charity partner will be.

Accommodation Partner

Stay tuned to see who our accommodation partner will be. It will be the perfect place to rest, relax and explore before your event, show or NBL game.

Enquire Now

The dedicated staff of the MyState Bank Arena have the experience, expertise, and professionalism to assist in planning and hosting your events. We can make your event unforgettable. It is an ideal venue for conferences, conventions, exhibitions, sporting events and concerts.

For information regarding the hiring of the Main Arena or Functions Rooms, please complete the enquiry form.

Alternatively, please contact the
Event Manager on 0451 623 736 or
by email at ben@mystatebankarena.com.au

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