Event Kit is directed by Rachella Thomas

Rachella Thomas is a major event expert and thought-leader with over 17 years experience producing high-impact events for business, government, not for profit and community.

Rachella brings a wealth of event leadership and practical expertise from her many years in senior roles with renowned organisations including: State Government of Victoria, Wyndham City Council, Royal Melbourne Show, Oxfam Australia, Arts Victoria, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Food and Wine, and St Vincent's Hospital.

Rachella achievements, as general manager of events for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, gained recognition with multiple wins in the Victorian Tourism Awards 'Hall of Fame - Major Festivals and Events' 2010 and 'Major Festivals and Events' 2008/2009. In 2011, Rachella's work won 'CEO Award for Innovation and Customer Experience' in the Royal Melbourne Show Commercial Exhibitors Awards.

Event Kit has been shortlisted for Powercor Geelong Business Excellence Awards 2017.

Rachella has shared her knowledge in mentoring leadership roles including, Awards Judge for Service Skills Victoria's Developing Tourism Leaders Award, Director of Strange Fruit Company, and Program Director of Extravaganza Geelong, student mentor at William Angliss Institute.

As a side project, Rachella founded popular online food and culture showcase Eat Geelong


Event Kit is a collaborations of industry experts

The Event Kit team is assembled to suit the requirements of each project. Directed by Rachella Thomas, each project is a bespoke collaboration of Event Kit event coordinators and preferred suppliers.
We pride ourselves on service agility and responsiveness.


Event Coordinators

Event Operations Team

Staff and Volunteer Coordinator



Communication and advertising agencies

3D concept renders/ graphic designers


Event infrastructure/ custom stands builders

Event design/ Soft furnishings stylists

Off-site kitchens/ Large-scale caterers

Live entertainment/ Booking agents

Public Safety/ Risk management consultants

Storage/ Ground logistics


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Rachella Thomas
Bachelor of Arts (History)

Grad. Cert. in Business (Event Management)
Cert.IV Training & Assessment