About Us

Let Street Hassle Events take the hassle out of event organisation.

Meet the team

Lauren Barbera – Events Manager

Lauren has been a part of the Street Hassle Events team since 2010 and has worked directly for Malcolm since day one. Her personal liaison with clients and suppliers (from both the public and private sectors) is always genuine and professional. With a background in customer relations she has the ability to work effectively with clients to define projects, clarify the vision and tailor requirements to suit. She has built strong relationships with vendors from all over Perth and has established positive on going communication with local community groups to ensure their attendance at events. Her successful development and management of the ‘Local & General Markets’ is testament to her wide ranging talents.In

2016 she was promoted by her Father to Events Manager and served as the principal contact for the 2016 City of Rockingham Australia Day Celebrations, 2016 Baldivis Parks Display Village Launch, 2016 Town of Cambridge Street Festival, 2016 Vic Park Summer Street Party, 2016 City of RockinghamNew Year’s Eve Celebrations, 2017 City of Rockingham Australia Day Celebrations and 2017 Town of Cambridge Street Festival.

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Matthew Barbera – Facilities & Operations

Matthew has been with Street Hassle Events since 2011. He works full time in the office and onsite. Matthew is directly responsible for the client liaison for equipment hire/delivery, maintenance; repair & servicing of our equipment (see respondent resources). He is also extremely diligent and his attention to detail is second to none. He holds a Cert III in Business, a Cert IV in Occupational Health & Safety, Basic Worksite Traffic Management, and St John Ambulance Senior First Aid. Since 2013 Matthew has been responsible for all aspects of our stage hires, including training and supervising staff, liaising with clients, and supervising the installation, removal and transport of the stages.

Katy Pilkington – Senior Administration Officer

Katy has been working with Street Hassle Events since 2014 and is key team member. She utilises her excellent communications skills to liaise with suppliers and clients to maximise efficient delivery of events and services. Katy is always personable and efficient in all her dealings and her active voluntary position with her local resident association is testament to her generous nature.She brings great communication skills & outgoing personality to the office. She currently holds a Certificate III in Business and a Certificate III in Events.

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Heather Kerr – Administration Officer & Stallholder Coordinator

Heather joined the Street Hassle Events Team in August 2015, she is the first point on contact in the office as our Administration Assistant and she is a valued team member. She brings a great personality and creativity to the office. Heather has recently signed up to complete a Certificate III in Business. Heather is an extremely professional administration officer, taking her responsibilities seriously along with always looking for new ways to increase productivity.

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Samantha Cust – Stallholder Coordinator & Creativity Officer

Samantha is the newest addition to the Street Hassle Events family having attending our events as a market stallholder since 2010 she has established a close working relationship with Lauren from the beginning and when a position became available in November 2016, Samantha put her hand up for an interview and out of all the aspiring candidates she outshone them with her intimate knowledge of our workings based on her time as a stallholder. Sam coordinates the Local & General Markets Pop Up Shops inside Shopping Centres. Having previously run a successful family day care centre, Sam is also responsible for coming up with innovative & quirky activities for children and youth at the events/workshops.

Malcolm Barbera – Proprietor

Malcolm’s involvement in the event industry dates back to 1980 when he established Progressive Sounds which became one of the largest production companies in W.A. In 1986 he established Street Hassle Music, an artist employment and concert promotions agency (holding an Employment Agent’s Licence).Both businesses operated until his retirement in late 2003.During this period Malcolm was heavily involved in the WA music and event industry and he worked with a range of local, national and international artists as either a production manager (sound, staging, lighting, staffing, logistics etc.) or promoter (often times acting in both roles).

Malcolm has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment, Diploma of Event Management and a Diploma of Community Development. He is a member of the Events Industry Association (EIA). In 2016 Malcolm decided to step away from the business and give 2 of his children the opportunity to run it under his guidance. Malcolm provides support with event management tips and is always inspiring his children to trust themselves, work hard and work together as a team.

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