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Exceeding customer expectations & building relationships within the community are of the utmost importance to Debbie Charlwood of Organised Occasions.

Debbie Charlwood is the sole Director of Organised Occasions. Based in Sutherland, she is a single mum, raising three young men, whilst running her business. Organised Occasions was established in 1996 and is progressively becoming a sought after service. As the name suggests she organises a variety of occasions. The growing client base of predominately busy people, tend to lack the time to organise social events, be it personal or corporate. She takes the worry and hassle away from organising successful day trips, overnight or weekend getaways, as well as functions & events.

In the past, Debbie has donated her time & experience to St Josephs Junior Rugby League Football Club, organising golf days, & other fundraising events. In 2013 they celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a Dinner Celebration for 200 people. Congratulations Joeys!

Debbie has also been an Administrator for the Menai & Sutherland Districts Business Chamber, Surry Hills Business Chamber & Georges River Business Chamber. Maintaining memberships & organising their meetings. Either breakfast, lunch, or after 5 drinks. She is passionate about bringing the community together with everyone supporting each other. Providing networking opportunities & support for small local businesses.

Sutherland Shire Auto Centre at Kirrawee are utilising Debbie’s services for Marketing via social media & networking. Maintaining a database & customer contact. Developing relationships to improve the awareness of the workshop to clients. Helping to grow the business client database, maintain communication & build relationships to provide the client with information regarding their vehicles maintenance program. We take the stress out of servicing your vehicle, so bring your car to the people you know & trust!

Word of mouth & networking has been a major aspect of marketing this business, and over the years Debbie has attended seminars & workshops, continually learning to help the business grow. The business is successful due to her determination, energy & enthusiasm for focusing on people and their social needs. She is first and foremost a mother to her 3 sons & is passionate about making the most of her life experiences. The belief that she can achieve anything and everything if she has the dedication, passion and persistence to do so, has guided her through her toughest challenges.

Exceptional client service is about going beyond what is realistically expected of you. It is about surprising, and often delighting, customers, turning them into enthusiastic referral sources and lifelong clients who stick with you not only because you do great work at a fair price, but because the value you bring to them goes far beyond just your products.

Debbie is one of those rare individuals that picture an event and then take care of every last detail to bring the event to life. She is very creative and strong enough to ensure that nothing can stand in the way of her organising a good time.

Debbie has been the Social Chairman of all activities at Joeys for a number of years now. This is not an easy job when you are trying to get a big group of people together who don’t really know each other. Events over the past few years that Debbie has co-ordinated include our Annual Golf Day, A Bar and Band night including live entertainment, an Italian Trivia night in a local hall fully catered for, all events with around 100 guests. Just last year she controlled our 50th Anniversary Celebration ball for close to 200 people which involved tracking down many older club members, invitations, name badges, decorating, a live band, and the order of proceedings. This year she is organising our Casino Royale Night which looks like being a huge success.

Debbie is very dependable and reliable and will not rest until all the finer details are resolved. She is meticulous with her planning and is very easy to get along with, even when under the pressure of delivering the goods at the occasion. She has recently introduced an online booking system which has completely overhauled the way bookings and money are taken which has streamlined the whole event from beginning to end.

On behalf of the executive of Joeys JRLFC, I would like to highly recommend the utilisation of Debbie’s services to ensure that your event is everything that you want it to be, and more!!

Peter Jamieson



Having just returned from one of our annual weekend trips it is with pleasure that we provide this testimonial for Debbie Charlwood of Organised Occasions.

We have been clients of Debbie’s for over 13 years now attending some of the many activities she has organised ranging from live shows such as Lion King, day trips to the Hunter Valley for the Lovedale Long Lunch, Swirl in the Southern Highlands, a Hawkesbury River Luncheon Cruise, a Rocks Ghost Tour and our much anticipated weekends away when we have visited either Mudgee, Orange or the Southern Highlands each year since 2004.

During our many trips we have had the opportunity to sample wines, beer and cider from different regions and we have purchased some lovely produce; cheese, jam, honey, soaps etc.

The accommodation booked for our weekend trips has always been very comfortable and a variety of excellent venues for meals has been chosen.

The option of being able to make progressive payments for events has been a real advantage for us and we will utilise this again in the future.


Hi Debbie. Thanks for the directions re OVO. We had fantastic seats (as usual) and the show was fabulous. Thanks again for your trouble. Thanks for all your help.


I have known Organised Occasion’s for about 13 years, the owner Debbie Charlwood is a young lady who enjoys life and a bit of fun when doing her trips. Debbie does all types of tours so go to her website and see if you can find anything you like.

Garry Webb

The day was awesome – totally much more than I expected! Well run, very professional and fun! You did a great job! x PS Book me in for next year!


Hi Debbie. Thank you for taking the time to send me through all this wonderful information. It was an absolute delight to meet you and I am passing along your other material to friends and family to let them know about your Organised Occasions.

Cheers from Michelle

We had a magical evening at the Opera last night.  The weather was perfect, the venue was packed and what a spectacle we saw. Our seats were absolutely perfect, our friends could not believe we had the best seats in the gardens. We are giving you notice that our group will be attending next year.

The sets were unbelievable, the costumes amazing and the singing was superb.  Thank you for the work you do, we could not have had such a wonderful time without your assistance.”