Mystate Bank Arena

601 Brooker Highway, Glenorchy (tours depart from Loyd Road entrance)


Architects: Blythe Yeung and Associates Architect in partnership with Peter Hunt Architects (1989), Philp Lighton Architects (2021)

Originally known as the Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC), this multi-purpose arena was commissioned by the Tasmanian Government and Glenorchy City Council as a 1988 Bicentennial project. In 2021, the arena took on a physical transformation and redevelopment that includes upgrades to patron amenities, improved accessibility and timber finishes.

This venue has been in the forefront of the lives of Hobartians for more than 30 years, and has played host to large concerts, trade shows, exhibitions, sporting events and conferences, plus been the ideal setting for intimate meetings, assemblies, dinners, weddings and private functions.

The redevelopment by Philp Lighton Architects includes significant improvements to visitor experience through the addition of multiple food and beverage offerings and upgrades to patron amenities. Major modifications to the existing structure to improve accessibility and the implementation of a new architectural language which promotes Tasmanian ingenuity and timber finishes.

Join the lead architect from Philp Lighton Architect, Thomas Floyd for a guided tour through the building and a behind-the-scenes look at the new development.

Tours: Saturday 12 November, 10 am, 11 pm and 12 pm

Duration: 50 minutes



Building Type


Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Architectural Design

History of Hobart

New to Program


Wheelchair Friendly

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