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About us

The Silverdome is a multipurpose venue set in a tranquil bush setting in the lovely Cape Reid Reserve in Launceston, Tasmania.

We offer specialist cycling facilities and can host any type of indoor sporting event, concert or exhibition. We also provide meeting and training room hire, and conference facilities. Our event management team has over 50 years combined experience to customise your space and make your event a shining success.

As an all-weather venue with a capacity of up to 5 000 people and free parking for up to 1 000 cars, the Silverdome is well-situated to host minor and major events in the northern part of Tasmania.

History

Construction of the Silverdome started on the site in 1984 and the venue was opened in March 1985. The Silverdome was the Southern Hemisphere's first indoor timber cycling velodrome. It was built at a cost of $4 million dollars to the Tasmanian Government. The track is constructed of Tasmanian Oak and is one of just a few hardwood tracks in Australia.

In 1997, the Tasmanian Institute of Sport moved its administration to the Silverdome and now uses its facilities and track to support its elite cycling program. Tasmania has produced many elite cyclists since this time, all of who learnt their trade at the Silverdome.

The Silverdome was managed as a Government Business Enterprise (GBE) by the Tasmanian International Velodrome Management Authority until 2007, when its management was taken over by the Government. It has been managed as a business unit of the Tasmanian Government since that time. The Department of Premier and Cabinet currently manage the facility.