Princes Wharf 1 is located on the waterfront in the heart of the historic Salamanca Precinct,

just 5 minutes walk from the Hobart CBD.

PW1 is a wonderful big blank canvas (an event organiser’s dream) with boundless potential and opportunities.

Suitable for a wide range of events

* Exhibition or trade show

* Association or corporate dinner/event

* Awards night or gala dinner

* Conference or seminar

* Welcome reception or cocktail function

* Product launch

* Community or charity fundraiser

* Sporting or club events

* Cultural celebration or occasion

* Any type of festival (arts, music, culture, food, beverage)

* All types of commercial events

* Wedding or special occasion

* Along with many other exciting opportunities

Upcoming Events

Variety Vintage

July 20, 2018

Antarctic Festival

August 4 – August 5, 2018

Festival of Bright Ideas

August 18. 2018

Festival of Bright Ideas

August 18. 2018

Micro Brew Fest

September 8, 2018

Cranke Hobart Fun Run

September 16, 2018

Weddings Tasmania Expo

September 16, 2018

“From my first production meeting with Tom, I was impressed with his talent, openminded attitude, and his understanding of the complexities that a large event such as the Wooden Boat Festival Presents.”

Michael Bullock – Technical Director – Australian Wooden Boat Festival

“He can’t stand the thought of clients have a second-rate experience of Tasmania, and his constant goal is to surpass this kind of expectation.”

Niall Mitchell – General Manager – Pristine Catering / Hobart Function & Conference Centre

“We have been most appreciative of not only your cooperation but your ‘can do’ attitude and focus on client satisfaction.”

Fred Peacock – President – Wine South

“You handled each and every issue with confidence & flair.”

Jeff Leech – National Manager – EXPOZ

“Strengths of a venue manager are preparedness to listen and act on a client’s request along with following through on promises and guarantees… Tom McDevitt met all these requirements.”

Jane Richardson – Education Team Leader – TasTafe DrysDale

“All our crew commented ‘they have never worked with an individual so passionate about a venue, their state or helping clients & suppliers succeed.”

Rod Street – Managing Director – Expo Tas

“Tom & his team were able to meet our requests, no matter how minor, to ensure that we were able to deliver the best conference in the 5 years we have been running it.”

Simon Smith – Director – AEC Group Limited

“Tom was instrumental in assisting in the delivery of our event and I personally found his assistance invaluable.”

 Gail French – Regional Activity Manager – Defence Force Recruiting Expo

Princes Wharf 1 is not just a single venue…

Inside the Shed

27.3m x 99m

The Forecourt

74m x 41m

The Esplanade Deck Area

Approx. 9m x 110m

Why you should choose Princes Wharf 1

  • Wide range of equipment included in the venue hire fee (in-house staging, draping & scissor lift)
  • Important event equipment already onsite ready for hire (forklifts, gala dinner chairs & banquet tables, high bars, bar stools, trestle tables and so much more)
  • Extensive and flexible range of suppliers and contractors.
  • Full commercial kitchen, cool rooms, freezers and portable kitchen kiosks onsite
  • Capacity to divide the venue into smaller or separate sections – suitable for 50-1,300 person events or functions.
  • 3-phase power throughout, high ceilings and roof trusses (ideal for event production).
  • Great level internal venue access for event bump in and out  including semi-trailer, forklift and multiple car access.
  • Operated by a knowledgeable, helpful, flexible and professional local venue management team – TM Management Group.
  • Stunning setting – first class views of the Derwent River, Mount Wellington and the Salamanca Precinct.
  • Fully heated for cooler weather & outdoor areas perfect for summer night pre-dinner gatherings.
  • Close proximity to Restaurants, Hotels, Cafes, Retail Outlets and opposite Hobart’s nightlife
  • Adjacent to public transport and taxi rank.

“We have been most appreciative of not only your cooperation but your ‘can do’ attitude and focus on client satisfaction.”

Fred Peacock – President – Wine South

“I can assure you that Tom’s ability to work alongside all clients to make sure the best possible outcome is achieved for them is nothing short of outstanding.”

Damien Free – General Manager – Scene Change

“He is an excellent problem solver and I have called on him several times for support.”

Edwin Cresswell – Council Manager – Gold Coast Community Centres

“On more than one occasion, Tom has gone above and beyond his normal duties to make sure we have been looked after and our event delivery is a successful one.”

Joel Johnson – Production Manager – MONA

“Tom is very energetic and certainly has a great balance of professionalism whilsttrying to make the experience at PW1 fun and exciting for all involved.”

Jarrod Nation – Managing Director – Salters Hire

“Considering the format of the show we host, Tom and his venue were widelyconsidered by many of our staff and suppliers to be one the best we have ever used around Australia!”

John Doig – National Plumbing Business Development Manager – Reece Plumbing Expo

“Not only does he want to accomplish great things as an individual and help the State prosper, but he is constantly asking how he can help our level of business growth, offering feedback and ideas and keeps in continual contact.”

Alex Jarvis – Manager – HAVE audio visual

“Tom’s can do attitude made it all the more easier and we always felt Tom put our needs first and went over and above for us.”

Matt Elmer – Director – The Events People Australia

“Being so flexible, helpful and arranging a lot of the elements himself at the lowest possible prices, made both and client and the caterer feel more relaxed and a result allowed us to deliver a higher level of service”

Waji Spiby – Owner – Waji Catering

Proudly managing Princes Wharf 1

TM Management Group are a proud Tasmanian owned & operated company. We look forward to working with all event organisers from an array of industries in helping them make all events held at PW1 (no matter the type or size) an overwhelming success.

TM Management Group have a strong Tasmanian focus, in promoting all our wonderful industries to support the Tasmanian products and businesses and increase our tourism industry through events. Our entire team are dedicated to working hard to maximise the utilisation of PW1. Under our management, PW1 will remain Tasmania’s premier venue and continue to engage with our community to create further spark around the Hobart waterfront.

As we tell all our clients, “we love new events coming to PW1, we love the challenge of ‘putting them on’ and helping you, the client, make it a fantastic experience for everyone involved”.

History of the shed

Princes Wharf was originally known as ‘New Wharf’ which was created in the 1830’s to serve a rapidly growing fleet of local & overseas whale ships. The original waterfront extended all the way to the Salamanca Place sandstone warehouses & over subsequent decades the land was filled in & levelled.

It soon became the hub of the southern hemisphere shipping ports. Berthed along its length were whale ships as well as trading vessels bound for Europe with whale oil, timber and coal from the local Tasmanian suppliers. The shed was also as a temporary shelter for wharf workers.

New Wharf was renamed in 1902, in honour of Prince George the Duke of York, who visited Australia to open the country’s first parliament at Federation. The Royal Yacht Ophir, brought him to Hobart and tied up at New Wharf. By this time whaling had finished and finger piers had been built into deeper waters on the Cove to cope with larger vessels & increasing trade.

Repairs & expansion of Princes Pier – between 1936 & 1939 the whole wharf was rebuilt in concrete including the building now renovated to form today’s PW 1.

In 2010, the Tasmanian Government announced the Princes Wharf Renewal Project.

After consultation with numerous stakeholders, it was decided that the venue should maintain its heritage façade, and the internal space be redesigned as a first class multi-purpose function and events venue, suitable for a variety of types and sizes of events, designed to benefit the entire Tasmanian community.

Contact TM Management Group

Phone: 1300 730 785


GPO Box 537
Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia