About CountryPlace

About CountryPlace

Award-Winning Venue

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CountryPlace is a popular residential conference, function and accommodation venue located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges just east of Melbourne. The business has operated in this location for almost 25 years. The property sits on high-ground overlooking the Silvan Dam and right down the picturesque Yarra Valley. But best of all the venue is just 40 minutes from the CBD.

Award-winning venue

CountryPlace is the only  conference centre to be inducted into the Victorian Tourism “Hall of Fame,” having won the Victorian Tourism Award for excellence, 5 times. CountryPlace was also the first centre in Australia to be accredited by the International Association of Conference Centres. These acknowledgements, by industry peers, are your guarantee of quality facilities and professionalism service.

World-Class Facilities

Five conference/function rooms, 10 syndicate rooms, 3 dining rooms, 2 bars and lounges. 62 comfortable guest rooms are available, along with many sporting and recreational facilities. Hi and low ropes team-building course.The culinary team is well-known for their award-winning food specialising in local produce matched to popular wines of the Yarra Valley.


Many of our staff have been with CountryPlace for many years. Quite a few have served for more than 10 years.

John Harris MD and Janine Harris chef have been with us for over 25 years. Their 3 boys have all worked in the business. 

CountryPlace is a business built on family values and relationships. Regular clients say this is one of the things that keeps them coming back.

Justine Preston
assistant general manager

John Harris
managing director

Janine Harris

Mark Horan
head chef

Bec Van Ray
conference manager

Gina Hubbard
business development manager

Belinda Rosevear
business development manager

Jen Lambert
business development manager

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