Why choose MCEC?

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) understands connections are what make an event memorable.

It’s about having the right spaces for people to connect. Leading technology to drive creativity. Fresh award-winning food made in-house. Teamed with people who have the skills and experience to help you bring it all together. 

Our spaces

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.

Did you know we also have accommodation on-site? MCEC is internally linked to the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf via a private walkway.

View all of our rooms and spaces

Our technology

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. 

Our green approach

MCEC was the first centre in the world to be awarded a 6-Star Green Star environment rating by the Green Building Council of Australia for the Convention Centre’s innovative environmental design and operational features. We also achieved our Gold EarthCheck Certification in 2016, following five years of continuous Silver accreditation. EarthCheck benchmarks our sustainability initiatives against other convention centres in Australia and by awarding us gold, has placed us as a leader in a unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators.

Some of MCEC’s sustainable design features include:

  • maximum natural light with an 18-metre tall glass façade
  • energy efficient lighting
  • solar hot water
  • displacement ventilation with fresh air being released at lower levels
  • radiant slab heating and cooling
  • low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) to enhance indoor air quality
  • sustainable use of building materials.
Some of the green initiatives available for your next event include:
  • waste management composting facilities
  • waste separation bins
  • event collateral and waste restrictions
  • sustainable catering menus
  • green power with renewable energy sources
  • e-water cleaning and sanitising systems
  • reducing lighting levels
  • digital signage to minimise paper signs
  • SecondBite food donations for surplus event food.

View some of MCEC’s sustainability design features here

View MCEC’s sustainability policy here

Our 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. 

Our location

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. 

Let us connect you with even more information on our range of spaces, technology, food and beverage, and location. Download MCEC’s profile brochure here.

International visiting chefs were particularly impressed by the quality of MCEC’s kitchens.

– Libby Haynes, Program Coordinator, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2011

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