The Venue

Melbourne Convention
& Exhibition Centre


Melbourne Convention And Exhibition Centre

Recognised as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre from 2012 – 2015 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, MCEC connects you with everything you need for a successful event. This includes amazing spaces, leading technology, creative food and wine and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.

A multi-functional Plenary, 52 meeting rooms and 30,000 square metres of pillar-less exhibition space are just the beginning at MCEC. With an amazing range of spaces, MCEC can accommodate any event. No matter the size or scale, our spaces and skilled employees have any event covered.

We offer an expert approach to technology that creates memorable live experiences for your attendees, is simple to use and helps you connect with those who can’t be there. Our experienced team is on hand for support and can customise everything from lighting to screen directions and social media.

Food and beverage
Food and wine is central to the event experience. Our approach is to use the freshest seasonal produce from local producers, suppliers and winemakers. MCEC’s team of skilled chefs then create award-winning dishes meeting any dietary requirement.

Add to this our amazing location. MCEC is set on the banks of the iconic Yarra River, is just a 20-minute drive from Melbourne airport and a short stroll to the city centre where you can explore cafés, eclectic restaurants, lush parklands, incredible fashion and inspiring galleries and museums.


Accommodation blocks are held at the below prices and can only be booked via our registration process.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Experience the vibrancy and eclectic culture for which Melbourne is renowned with central accommodation near Melbourne CBD. Standing out from the sea of high rises in Melbourne, the Crowne Plaza Melbourne’s curved shape gives a hint at the architectural features and sense of open space that will make your stay an experience to remember. Crowne Plaza Melbourne is ideally located on the Yarra River, only steps away from the restaurants and bars of the South Wharf precinct, CBD shopping, and South Melbourne with its popular cafes and markets. The hotel is also located close to trains and taxi ranks and is within the free-tram zone, making it easy for guests to travel around the city.