Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
1 Clarendon Centre Pl
South Wharf, VIC 3006
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspirational events. Hosting more than 1000 events each year, they’re internationally renowned for our incredible range of spaces, innovative design and jaw-dropping food.
At MCEC, they’re passionate about creating inspirational environments. They do this by delivering a personalised service and partnering with our customers to offer ideas, insights and imaginative solutions. They tailor every experience because they realise it’s the little details that make all the difference. Learn more at mcec.com.au.
When it comes to location, it doesn’t get much better than one of the world’s most livable cities. Set on the banks of the iconic Yarra River, MCEC is just a short walk away from the city centre, providing the ideal starting place to uncover Melbourne’s world-famous laneways, restaurants, galleries and boutiques.
MCEC is the only centre in Australia to offer onsite accommodation, with the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne and Novotel directly connected via private internal walkways. There’s also a huge range of accommodation just a short walk away – 6,000 rooms to be exact!
As a world-leading venue, they’re redefining events globally through innovation, partnerships and experiences. The venue is distinctly Melbourne and is inspired by the creative, cultural and diverse delights of this great city.
Sustainability is at the core of MCEC’s business priorities. As one of the largest pieces of public infrastructure in Melbourne, MCEC has an increasing responsibility to support the community through sustainable business practices and partnerships.
The venue was the first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-Star Green Star environmental rating. It continues to invest in sustainable practices and has decreased energy consumption in the Exhibition Centre by 30 per cent over the past two years due to the introduction of ecological and sustainable infrastructure.
MCEC is one of 14 reputable Melbourne organisations supporting the development of a wind farm in regional Victoria. This will allow us to offset the projected electricity use of our expansion with renewable energy.
Some of MCEC’s environmentally-conscious achievements include;
Eliminating the use of bottled water in catering, saving 235,000 plastic water bottles per year.
Diverting 63% of all waste from landfill using 15 waste streams.
In 2017/18, MCEC donated 34,748 meals which equates to 11,582 kilograms of food through Oz Harvest’s food rescue donation program.
Introducing new bin signage to reduce contamination of mixed recyclables.
Offering Keep Cups and discounted coffee rates for reusable cups at MCEC’s cafes.
Eliminating plastic straws from cafes and switching to recyclable napkins. Diverting 30,000 plastic straws annually from landfill and the oceans.
MCEC is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River. Nestled next to South Wharf Promenade, it’s surrounded by some of the city’s best bars, restaurants and shopping precincts.
On-site accommodation is easily accessible, with an internal link to the Pan Pacific Melbourne via a private walkway.
With numerous public transport options surrounding MCEC and a wide range of parking and taxi services, travelling to and from the venue is easy.
For MCEC accessibility and facility information, including parent rooms please see; http://mcec.com.au/visit/visit-information#accessibility
Visit mcec.com.au for more information.
What not to miss!
Dive in to discover the distinct fortes and flavours of Melbourne destinations.
Spend some time in the city centre and you'll discover it's neatly divided into little pockets for you to explore. Find art, bars and restaurants up and down in the laneways, retail therapy for any budget in Bourke and Collins streets, and creative outlets on show in Flinders Quarter. St Kilda Road means galleries and gardens, while neighbouring Yarra Precinct and Docklands deliver waterside views by the boatload.
Just a tram ride away, the eclectic neighbourhoods on the city fringe offer endless possibilities. Take your fixie for a spin in the tooth-achingly cool northern suburbs Collingwood, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Northcote. Flex your plastic in retail meccas South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak. Take your beach towel (or yacht) to bayside St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne, and go west for more fabulous food and beaches.
For more information on what's on, and what to see and do whilst you're in town.
Melbourne airport FAQ.
Melbourne international and domestic airport is located approximately 30 minute drive (25km) from Melbourne CBD.
Melbourne Sky Bus operates a return express airport shuttle service 24/7, including all public holidays, from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to either Melbourne CBD Southern Cross Station or to 5 stops within the Docklands and Southbank precincts. Tickets are available to purchase online, or via the ticketing booths at either Melbourne Airport or Southern Cross Station. There is free wifi available on the airport shuttle.
For details on their departure times, check pick up/departure locations, or to book tickets please visit the Sky Bus website here; https://www.skybus.com.au/melbourne-city-express/
Sky Bus also operate a free city hotel shuttle from a variety of hotels in Melbourne between 06:00 - 22:30 weekdays and 06:00 - 19:00 on weekends. For more information about the Free city hotel shuttle please visit their website here; https://www.skybus.com.au/free-city-hotel-shuttle/
TAXIS & RIDE SHARE
Taxi ranks are conveniently located across each terminal at Melbourne airport. A trip from Melbourne airport to Melbourne CBD will cost approximately $65-$62 AUD one way (traffic dependent). Estimate your fare here.
Uber is regularly available within Melbourne. Uber drivers pick up travellers from two locations at Melbourne Airport, for Qantas, International and Virgin Australia passengers, the ride-share pick up zone is lane 1 of the forecourt. For Jetstar, TigerAir, Rex or AirNorth passengers, the pick up zone is level 2 inside the T4 Ground Transport Hub. For more information see the Melbourne Airport website here; https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Passengers/To-from-the-airport/Taxis-hire-cars