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More space for your next event

We're now taking bookings for the spaces in our new building for events from 1 July 2018.

We have listened carefully to our customers and worked hard to tailor our new building around the needs of different events by adding a greater choice of rooms.

Watch our latest video to learn more.

If you would like to enquire about any of our new spaces contact the team on or +61 3 9235 8210.

South Wharf Precinct

South Wharf precinct construction update

The South Wharf precinct expansion is taking shape, with construction of the multi-level car park and hotel progressing well. In October, Action Hotels was announced as the owner of the new 341-room hotel to compliment the existing Hilton Melbourne South Wharf.

Major works on our new exhibition space will become visually clearer in January, as the build begins to emerge from the underground loading dock to ground level and above. The space will also include a new café and restaurant, allowing event attendees to continue to network before, during and after events.

Stay up to date with contruction progress at

Event recap: PAX Australia 2016

Earlier this month tens of thousands of people piled through our doors for the fourth annual PAX Australia.

Gaming and pop culture fans were treated to the best PAX Australia ever, with over 160 companies exhibiting, more than 120 panel sessions and three intensive days of live entertainment.
A selection of our retail outlets were customised for the event, with the ‘Eat, Drink, Play, Repeat’ themed outlets refueling attendees with over 8,300 burgers and 1,400 serves of pop-corn chicken.

MCEC Christmas Puddings

Our famous house-made Christmas puddings are back, and will be on sale at Shed Café and Plenary Café from Thursday 1 December. 

Perfect to serve on Christmas Day or to give as gifts, the puddings are just $28.00 each and come with a 250ml jar of butterscotch sauce.

Stocks are limited, so get in quick to ensure you don’t miss out! 

Ask a Sommelier

Our Beverage Coordinator, Fraser Townshend recently featured in a special Business Events News feature, ‘Ask a Sommelier’. 

In the feature, Fraser offers his expert advice on his favourite seasonal pairings for Spring, to provide you with a little bit of inspiration for your next event. 

Read more on Page 3 here.

MCEC holiday closure period

Our annual shut-down period will take place between close of business Friday 23 December until close of business Friday 30 December 2016.

This year we are hosting a special New Year’s Eve celebration concert, Viva Verdi. Our venue will be opened exclusively for this event and ticket holders. 

Normal event operations will resume on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

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