About Us

SKTE aims to provide a high level of customer service at all levels of the visitor experience. We take pride in leading the visitor experience in the region in partnership with other stakeholders. SKTE is committed to it’s customers and implements the following customer commitment statement to ensure the best for all stakeholders:

“SKTE works together with the St Kilda Tourism Industry to ensure all visitors to St Kilda have the opportunity to fulfil their travel aspirations, and leave the destination wanting to come back.”

As the peak tourism and events body for St Kilda, St Kilda Tourism & Events (SKTE) works with the businesses and tourism industry to provide a united voice to drive and support all businesses in St Kilda, deliver significant impact on visitation and yield through creative marketing activity and industry development, and influence tourism product.

SKTE has five priority areas of focus:

  • Leadership & organisation
  • Product Development
  • Industry Development
  • Destination Marketing
  • Visitor Servicing

SKTE provides marketing and visitor information services. SKTE operates the St Kilda Visitor Info Kombi van which is a mobile visitor information service that pops up at events and promotions in the area. It is run by volunteers and aims to service the local area by guiding visitors to local restaurants, bars, events, beaches, tours, attractions and businesses. The Kombi also provides free WIFI, recharge facilities and competitions for visitors to partake in.

SKTE run marketing campaigns throughout the year which are based on solid research on attracting first time and repeat visitors to the area. We also manage large social media campaigns across all digital platforms include Facebook, Instagram & Twitter managing the Visit St Kilda accounts. SKTE are responsible for the stkildamelbourne.com.au website providing information on everything to see and do in St Kilda as well as sending monthly emails to both visitor and industry databases about the latest in St Kilda.

Our Committee

President: Erin Lightfoot

Vice President: Travis Atkins

Treasurer: Alvaro Caceres

Secretary: Andrew Rollinson


Cnr Andrew Bond – City of Port Phillip

Vincent Cooper – Tolarno Hotel

Gary Mink – Bay City Burrito

Janet Rosenberg – Chakra

Dave Fernandes, St Kilda Biz

Warren Nelson – St Kilda Ink

Louise Fox – Alex Theatre

Sheri Peters – City of Port Phillip

Chris Sal – Kite Republic

Gail Donovan – Donovans

Trent Van Der Peet – The Classic Bicycle Shop

David Blakely – Yoshiko Hair

Murray Schoorman – Peak Hour Images

Sue Defina – Acland Court


SKTE is made up of a small and highly passionate team of industry professionals that pride themselves on demonstrating our six core values:

  • Inclusivity
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Contribution
  • Collaboration

The SKTE team consists of the following:

General Manager: Mark Smith

Marketing & Events Coordinator: Katie Tobias

Volunteer Coordinator: Ann Briese

Contact details

PO Box 1434 St Kilda South Victoria 3182. AUSTRALIA Email: info@stkildamelbourne.com.au

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