Fun Facts

Melbourne prides itself on its multiculturalism. In fact, 3 out of 10 people you meet are likely to speak another language other than English.

The iconic breakfast spread, Vegemite, was first invented in Melbourne!

With over 5 million square metres of open space in the City of Melbourne, there’s lots to explore! From hidden laneways to our beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens!

Melbourne has more eateries, cafés and restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world, bon appétit!

Visit Victoria

Café’s, Restaurants and Bars

Whether you are starting your day with a batch brew coffee, fine dining, or simply looking for lunch nearby, we have you covered with a range of food and wine destinations for any occasion.


Between our world-famous art galleries to catching a game of Australian Football, we’re certain Melbourne has an experience to match any interest.

Regional Victoria

Get out of the city and explore the broader sights and experiences Victoria has to offer. From world class wineries to historic country towns; from breathtaking nature hikes to iconic Australian beaches, whatever you’re looking for, we have an adventure to match.

Getting here.

A short stroll from Melbourne’s city centre, public transport on our doorstep and multiple on-site secure carparks, not to mention the prime location MCEC is a perfect centre point to your Melbourne experience.

10% off dining in South Wharf

South Wharf is home to a diverse mix of bars and restaurants for you to discover. Receive 10% off at participating restaurants and bars, when you show your event lanyard or ticket for an event at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Terms and conditions: One transaction per person. Not valid with any other offer.

We are 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!
Melbourne Official Visitor Guide
Melbourne is home to a thriving calendar of Australia's leading festivals and a year-round line up of exciting arts, cultural, sporting and music events. Whenever you're in town, we're sure you'll find something happening in our beautiful city that inspires you.