Meet our team of experts

Lauren Barbera – Events Manager

Lauren has been a part of the Street Hassle Events team since 2010.

Her liaison with clients and suppliers (from both the public and private sectors) is always genuine and professional.

With a background in customer relations, she works effectively with clients to define projects, clarify the vision and tailor requirements to suit.

She has built strong relationships with suppliers and market stall operators from all over Perth and has established ongoing positive communication with local businesses and community groups to ensure their attendance at events.

Since 2016, Lauren has managed Street Hassle Events, securing large contracts with various local governments to deliver major annual community events such as the City of Rockingham’s Christmas Festival, and Australia Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Town of Cambridge annual street festival, City of Nedlands Summer series and Town of Victoria Park Summer street Party and Autumn series of events.


Matthew Barbera – Facilities & Operations

Matthew has been with Street Hassle since 2011 and works full time in the office and onsite at all of our major events.

Matthew is directly responsible for the client liaison for equipment hire/delivery and maintenance; repair and servicing of our equipment; and writing and implementing key documents including:
Risk Management Plans
Event Applications
Emergency Plans
Disability Access Inclusion Plans
Safe Operating Procedures and Safe Work Method Statements

He is incredibly 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.

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


Nicole Ingram – Manager Special events, Business and community engagement.

Nicole has over 20 years’ experience in hospitality, tourism, events and health promotion.

She is an innovative thinker, a great networker and brings a fresh and enthusiastic approach to her projects.

Nicole brings new project development ideas to every event and leads the design and implementation of event market research projects and business and community consultation tasks.

Nicole has a proven track record of completing projects on time and on budget, harvesting comprehensive stakeholder feedback and conveying project successes to funders.


Amanda Joseph

Amanda has been integral to Street Hassle Events administration processes since 2018.

Her primary role is administration support for Lauren, specifically assisting with organising markets, and customer service.

However, Amanda also plays a crucial role in liaising with stallholders and vendors at our larger events, capitalising on her experience as a stallholder herself.


Tarryn Fitzpatrick

Tarryn joined Street Hassle in 2018 as administration support and event officer, whilst operating her own small business and attending events as a stallholder.

She brings valuable event experience from a stallholder perspective to the Street Hassle team.

Tarryn’s effective communication skills with stallholders at every event ensure that Street Hassle Events maintain excellent relationships with vendors and suppliers.

She is responsible for sourcing new vendors for events and processing stallholder applications. Additionally, Tarryn is responsible for ensuring that the Children’s Craft activities are delivered in a fun, engaging and safe manner.