Our Impact

Summary of Events, International Conferences and national media events plus locally organized events which demonstrate Swingin Safari’s contributions to the enhancement of the profile of Tourism in Surfers Paradise:


  • 1st SPAA The Screen Producers Assn of Austral Asia Conference Social Event “ Safari World” catering for 600 people
  • Carlings European Fashion distributors Conference 2013 500 people
  • International Short Film screening sponsored by GC City Council as a supporting the SPAA
  • Conference catering for 400 people
  • Enigma international Short film festival
  • Blend Fest Surfers Paradise Event
  • Hosted launch parties for every major Surf Label, Billabong, Oakley, Rip Curl, Otis Eyewear, Rusty etc
  • Caterer, Entertainment Co-ordinator and After Party Host for Boost Surf Show on Surfers Paradise Beach
  • Two Hair shows for Glam – a surfers paradise hair salon for Japanese and Asian market attracted guests from Japan, Sydney and Brisbane and was filmed and televised in japan


  • Getaway a travel show broadcast on national TV
  • Greater South East Qld twice broadcast nationally
  • “Vai pra onde” Brazilian travel show
  • Various Travel Shows in Asia x 2


  • CQ Australia men’s fashion magazine
  • Grazia Fashion magazine
  • Most of the Australian local and national newspapers and their associated Magazines on a regular basis


  • Domestic carriers Jetstar and Virgin Airlines, on several occasions one of which quoted
  • Hollywood ‘A’ lister Kate Hudson quoted as saying Swingin Safari was her favourite place on the Gold Coast.
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Air Asia
  • Nipon Airlines


  • It has regularly hosted Hollywood and Australian Film Industry ‘A’ list Stars : James Cameron, Kate Hudson, Ethan Hawke, Aston Kutcher, Julian McMahon, Rachel Griffiths, Claudia Karvan, Lisa McCune, Dan Wylie, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Hal McElroy, to name a few.


  • Warner Roadshow Studio Feature Film Productions: The Vines, Heart Beat, Kokoda, Chronicles of Narnia
  • Big Brother ’06, ’07, 09
  • Sea Patrol 3 years in a row.


  • Creative Juices Forum GC City Council sponsored functions
  • Album and Cd Launch events for local and international Musicians & Performers./li>
  • Donated the use of the premises to help raise funds to form The Soapbox Theatre Company a local theatre company./li>
  • Through a commitment to supporting only local original musicians has run a series of open stage events to provide a performance space which has resulted in the emergence of international acts such as Tijuana Cartel and well known local bands such as Get Funk’d, Kwerkeshoppe, French /li>
  • Butler Called Smith and Hanlon Brothers all started from the Swingin Safari stage./li>
  • Regularly used for after parties for the GC Arts Centre./li> Host for numerous exhibitions by local artists/li>
  • Host book writers clubs and Film Industry networking groups/li>
  • Hosted Community Arts Workshops and Exhibitions in collaboration with local artists./li>
  • Bohemian Bazaar – the first market specifically for local independent fashion designers, vintage collectors some of whom carried on to become part of the Fashion Industry Incubator /li>
  • Exhibitions and launches for many local fashion designers /li>


  • [ a combination of national food and entertainment ]
  • South American
  • Brazilian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Nepalese
  • Surf Industry
  • Benowa High School end of Semester Music Students assessment functions


  • Thousands of dollars have been raised for many charities through a policy to make the premises available to young entrepreneurs and fundraisers from various Leukemia Foundation events to money for birthing kits sent to Africa by Griffith Med Students to concerned young locals raised $6,000 in funds to build an orphanage in Cambodia.
  • Sunday 17th August the premises have been made available to support local hospitality industry Icon Robbie Horley in her battle with Cancer.


  • GC City Council Small Business Workshops by Edgeware Creative
  • For the first time ever a real business was used by Gold Coast Institute of TAFE as a venue for the Graduation Events for the Hospitality and Special Events students final assessment…[this practice is now common ]