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AALARA acknowledges 2014 Conference sponsors

AALARA acknowledges 2014 Conference sponsors
May 1, 2014

With the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) to host 20th Annual Conference at the Sunshine Coast's Twin Waters Resort from 13th to 15th May, the Association has acknowledged the support it is receiving in holding the event.

AALARA asks its members to "support these sponsors as they continue to support our industry."

Sponsors are:

AALARA’s official publication, Australasian Leisure Management magazine is the only business media covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events and tourism in the leisure industry in Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to the printed magazine, which AALARA members receive six times a year, be sure to check the new website for latest industry news – now with a comprehensive industry Supplier Directory and viewable on across a range of devices.



It’s Rides UNLIMITED at Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast with over 30 rides and attractions  for the young, and the young at heart including the Plunge, Leak’n Logs, the thrill ride Redback, Giant Slide, Wild Mouse Rollercoaster, Carousel, Dodgems, Mini Golf, Ferris Wheel, Bizzy Buggies, Octopus ride and so much more!  Aussie World boasts 3 new rides and attractions opening later this year also which means even more unlimited FUN! Buy a ticket online or at our gates and enjoy unlimited rides for the one all-inclusive price.  And with shorter queuing times you get to ride your favourite ride as often as you like!

Aussie World is open every day from 9am to 5pm, rides UNLIMITED start at 10am. T: 07 5494 5444,



There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo! We pack in stacks of wildlife action every day and there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see. Meet the Animals and Share an Experience with the Whole Family!

T: 07 5436 2000,



The Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go-kart track in Australia. The track is 1.2 km in length and 8 metres wide. An international standard race track, capable of running 50 go-karts at one time, with 1.2km of track. Put your witts against big sweeping bends, challenging chicanes, hair-rising hairpins and supercharged straights. Find the rush you desire. Located just north of Brisbane, we also cater for functions from business conferences to parties. Our cafe will satisfy your taste buds and quench.

T: 07 5494 1613, E:



CORE Cashless LLC is a leading provider of cashless payment systems for the amusement and recreation businesses. Our software and payment systems are in place at some of the largest and most profitable facilities in the world, and our innovative solutions serve a multitude of industries. CORE Cashless is headquartered in the United States.

T: +1 913 529-8200, E:,


CENTAMAN (Ticketing, Reservations, Point of Sales, CRM)

With 21 years’ experience Centaman is a market leader in computer systems for the Attractions and Leisure industries. Centaman’s fully integrated modules cover all aspects of your business including POS, Ticketing, Memberships, CRM, Bookings, Programs, Tours, Locker Rental, Stock and Access Control. Centaman also provides a full range of hardware and services with 24x7 customer support, delivering the complete end to end solution from a single supplier. Our software is installed in over 850 sites throughout the world including major installations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and North America.

Offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland, Chicago, USA and Toronto, Canada. T: 02 9906 7522 E:,



Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is one of Australia’s largest beverage and food companies and one of the world’s top five Coca-Cola bottlers. With a market capitalisation of around $10 billion CCA is one of the ASX Top 30 companies, and operates its businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. CCA’s large beverage and food portfolio includes all the trademark Coca-Cola brands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Mother, Glaceau Vitaminwater and Powerade, as well as premium spring water Mount Franklin, Pump and Neverfail, Goulburn Valley fruit juice and Grinders Coffee. CCA also produces Australia’s leading packaged food and vegetable products and snacks under the SPC Ardmona and Goulburn Valley label.

T: 13COKE (132653),



Would you like to offer payment plans for Annual Passes and make it more affordable for families? OR Would you like to set up a recurring annual payment for Annual Passes so you don’t have to resign customers each year? Would you like to offer these services at no cost to your company ( a small surcharge can be passed on to the customer to cover all the costs)? Debitsuccess is Australia’s largest ‘full service’ direct debit provider. We not only provide you with a direct debit billing platform but also provide a follow up service for failed payments through our 80 seat contact centre. We are Level 1 PCI DSS compliant and provide our services across a range of industry sectors including fitness, education, retail, association, charity, ticketing and subscription based businesses.

T: 1300 473 463,



Let us produce a mascot for you that will breathe life into your company’s branding. Contact Gogo Fish today to find out more about how your own mascot can improve brand awareness and appeal!

Contact Catherine Taylor-Burge on 08 9331 5012 E:,



In 2014 HIB Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd (HIB) celebrates 33 years of providing personalised, individual service to its many valued and loyal clients. We pride ourselves on understanding our client’s business and then providing insurance solutions based on that knowledge and our experience. Our qualified and experienced staff can provide professional service and advice for all your insurance requirements. Our team of brokers have a broad range of knowledge in General Insurance, with experience both in Australia and overseas markets, and direct experience in the US and Lloyd's of London market. Servicing the needs of clients in all types of business, our company has been built on specialising in leisure and amusement, transport, commercial and industrial and niche liability insurances.

T: 02 6041 1488 M: 0409 002 909 E:,



Highgate is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Ropes Courses Inc, bringing their adventure amusement products to the Australian and New Zealand market. Our range of adventure ropes products allows people to step out of their comfort zone by doing something different but at their own pace. The whole family can experience it together. Together we develop courses that meet your needs by addressing safety, capacity, easy training of operators, ability to theme and expandability.

Click here to a see YouTube video of the product.

T:  02 9999 0055, E:,



Highgate is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Clip ‘n Climb, bringing innovative climbing products to the Australian market. Clip ’n Climb has revolutionised climbing and transformed it into an incredibly popular mainstream recreation. An extensive range of challenges to choose from, these exciting and colourful challenges have made climbing attractive and accessible to everyone. Clip ‘n Climb provides great experiences in a safe and welcoming environment, using the Trublue Autobelay – a magnetic braking system. For the owner it helps generate strong cash flows and impressive profitability.

Contact details above.



Laserforce International is an Australian born and owned high end supplier of Robust, Reliable, Reputable laser tag systems for stand-alone laser tag, FEC’s and theme parks. With 26 years of experience, Laserforce is the longest running laser tag company in the world and currently the hottest selling laser tag system worldwide. Laser tag’s popularity is growing rapidly. And this is your opportunity to get a share of this lucrative sector of the leisure market. Come ask us about our Gen7 Supernova system, Combined Force for FEC's and ground breaking ‘Living Arenas.

T: 07 3391 0155 E: or, Click here to link with Laseforce on Facebook.



Established in 1995, Original Golden Churros Ptd Ltd, is Australia’s longest serving wholesaler and distributor of GOLDEN CHURROS. Enjoy huge margins from our proven and successful GOLDEN CHURROS products. The quality of our GOLDEN CHURROS never varies and has led to repeat sales. In most crowd venues, our popular GOLDEN CHURROS products sit in the top three menu items. Our long term customers include theme parks, leisure parks, crowd event venues and festivals, markets and shows, parties, sports stadiums, concert venues, caterers, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and hotels. Increase the profitability of your organization by adding our GOLDEN CHURROS to your menu now.

T: 1300 424 877, E:,



Located within a UNESCO World Heritage region, visitors of all ages will discover another world at Scenic World, Blue Mountains. Open 365 days and less than two hours from Sydney by rail or car, Scenic World offers a range of experiences found nowhere else on Earth. Take the world’s steepest passenger train, the Scenic Railway, 310 metres down the escarpment. Learn the local coal mining history or stroll through ancient rainforest on 2.4 kilometres of elevated boardwalk. Enjoy majestic views of the Three Sisters from Australia’s biggest cable car, the Scenic Cableway, or walk on air on the Scenic Skyway’s glass floor, moving 270 metres above the valley floor. With free parking, retail and dining options on site, Scenic World also caters for tour and school groups, corporate functions, events and weddings.

T: 02 4780 0200 E:,



The Royal Adelaide Show is South Australian’s largest and longest running community event on the State’s calendar. First held in 1840 the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA will present its 239th Show in 2014 believed to be a world record for the number of shows held, even surpassing the Royal Bath and West of England Society which was formed in 1777. The Show’s competitive sections continue to thrive setting a new entries received record in 2013 of 31,280.

In 2014 for the first time the Show will run for 10 days from 5th to 14th September to take in two full weekends.

T: 08 8210 5211,



The Sydney Royal Easter Show is run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) and has been since 1823 when the first agricultural show was held at Parramatta Park. The RAS is a not-for-profit organisation that has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events since it was founded in 1822. The RAS has grown to become a diverse business incorporating the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground, Sydney Royal competitions, the RAS Foundation and the Australasian Animal Registry. Revenue generated through the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Sydney Showground events allows the RAS to continue supporting the development of Australian agriculture. Each year the RAS invests nearly $7 million in activities designed to promote agricultural excellence and keep our rural communities strong.

The 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show will run from 2nd to 15th April.



Operators of amusement rides, games, carnival food, covering Eastern States & WA Australia. The greatest and latest rides and games traveling Australia.

T: 03 9335 1164 E:



Trinity Skateparks offers exclusively the widest range of skate park construction options for councils and communities Australia wide. In-Stu Concrete, Precast Concrete, Steel, Ramp Armor and Timber. We build skate parks that are most suited to our customer’s desired finished product and budget requirements. Our mission in building skate parks is cultivate active and healthy communities by providing fun and functional facilities.

T: 07 5314 1114, E:,



Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths. Explore 16 themed zones and soak-up the amazing view from the sea bed in our 80 metre ocean tunnel. Get up close to over 10,000 creatures including Australia's largest collection of jellyfish. Meet our rare weedy sea dragons, our resident seals plus over 20 species of shark and rays. Take the plunge and dive into our ocenarium and swim alongside our fascinating sharks and rays. With 14 fun talks and animal feeds, including our family favourite seal presentation, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

T: 07 5458 6280,



Wizid Pty Ltd is a long term supplier of Identification products to AALARA members. Since 1997 we have specialised in Tyvek, Plastic, Fabric, Thermal, Silicon & Digital Wristbands. Most wristbands can be custom printed to include your logo or messages. Utilizing Barcodes & RFID we can introduce your patrons to interactive social media to help promote your brand or take advantage of specials offers or promotions.

Lanyards, Tickets, Cards & Credentials round out our ID range.This year we introduce Wizid Promotions, which offers a complete range of promotional products from Apparel to Pens to Stubby Holders, any item to help you grow your business & create brand awareness.

Complementing our ID & Promotional range is ATTENDE our Online Ticketing & Registration system.




Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is responsible for improving workplace health and safety in Queensland and helping reduce the risk of workers being killed or injured on the job. WHSQ enforces work health and safety laws, investigates workplace fatalities and serious injuries, prosecutes breaches of legislation, and educates employees and employers on their legal obligations. WHSQ also provides policy advice on workers' compensation matters.

T: 1300 369 915,



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