Let's shape your exhibition
Each year, we organise over 1,000 events including 80 exhibitions. Take advantage of our experience and let us help you organise a memorable exhibition.

With us, your event is in good hands.


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We know it's the little things that shape a successful exhibition

Event Planning

A member of our event planning team will partner with you throughout all stages of your event to offer you guidance and support. So whether you’re seeking advice or inspiration or know exactly what you want, our team of experts have the skills to bring your vision to life.

Promotional support

Promote your event throughout our venue through our extensive branding and signage opportunities. From floor decals through to wall banners, social media and digital signage, we offer innovative solutions to ensure your visitors have maximum visibility of your event.

Next on the agenda: food

From traditional favourites to cutting-edge creations, you’ll find that every dish we create has been inspired by Melbourne’s eclectic food scene. Your event planner will work with you to shape a menu which is perfect for your event.

Internet, AV and Tech

Your guests will have access to unlimited data and and our internet connection offers 500Mbp. At peak, we can support 4000 users concurrently with over 15 terabytes downloaded. we can even create a custom landing page specific for your event.

Event Logistics

Our logistics team offer a full range of services including inbound and outbound freight logistics, event portering, and forklift assistance. Please speak with your event planner about awning storage, shipping container plus car and crate storage options on site.

Security and Cleaning

The safety and comfort of your visitors is paramount, our accredited partners can work with you to provide 24-hour event security and cleaning services during and after your event.

Start planning your event with us now:

Frequently asked questions

  • What is included in my exhibition space rental?

    All exhibition space rentals include the following at no additional charge:

    • A dedicated team of experts including an Account Manager, Event Planner, Technology Planner and Operations Manager.
    • Organiser office
    • Hospitality suite
    • Dedicated bathrooms for your visitors
    • Kiosk facility
    • Adjacent concourse that you can use for registration
  • What else do I need to consider?

    The following services need to be sourced via external suppliers:

    • Freight forwarding
    • Carpet
    • Booths
    • Rigging
    • Security and cleaning

    The following MCEC services are additional to the hire of the space:

    • Power, lighting, water
    • Food and beverages
    • Technology
    • Ticketing services
    • Wi-Fi (Complimentary guest Wi-Fi is available in public spaces. Wi-Fi is available in exhibition bays, at a cost)

    We recommend factoring an additional 20% on the space hire to cover cleaning, power, lighting and water.


  • How much space do I need for my expo?

    This depends on factors such as how many exhibitors you anticipate, the size of the booths or displays and the number of guests you expect at any one time. We recommend speaking to your chosen stand builder for an estimate and floor plan. Or, as a first step, you can have a look at our Venue Kit supplied by one of our partners.

    Exhibition space is sold at a minimum of 2 bays (3,000sqm). This ensures you have:

    • Access to one loading dock door
    • Minimum of one set of dedicated restrooms for your visitors
    • Minimum of one kiosk to supply any food 
    • Minimum of one entry door for your visitors

    Additional space can then be added per bay (1,500sqm).

  • Can I supply my own food and/or beverage at my event?
    MCEC has exclusive rights to food and beverage services; therefore, food and beverage distribution/sampling is not permitted without prior authorisation. Exceptions may be granted to food and beverage trade or upon written approval by MCEC. 
  • What are exhibitor move-in and move-out times?

    Move-in access commences at 00.01 AM and move-out concludes at 21.00 PM.

    A move-in/move-out schedule will need to be supplied by your stand builder detailing the following information:

    • Build location (building & room/level) – e.g. Melbourne Exhibition Centre – Bays 1-2 
    • Shell scheme build times 
    • Custom stand build times 
    • Exhibitor move-in/out 
    • Show open/close 
    • Distribution and collection of furniture and signage 
    • Build times for entry features, registration desks etc. 
    • Contact on site (name and number) 
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