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MCEC Meetings and Events

Venue Highlights

When it comes to meetings and events, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has the expertise to help you bring it all together. They provide a single point of contact with one of their experienced event specialists, so you can be assured that the whole process will be seamless.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s South Wharf precinct and a short stroll from the CBD, MCEC has a wide range of spaces that can be tailored to your specific needs. Each room is well equipped with industry-leading technology that’s part of the venue hire. Plus, the additional support of their technology experts to assist you on the day.

Guests will also be able to enjoy award-winning food, made in-house at MCEC, with fresh local produce and beverage packages from Victoria’s best wineries.


MCEC is located alongside the iconic Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne’s South Wharf precinct, renowned for its riverfront restaurants, cafes and shopping. They also offer car parking on-site and are easily accessible with public transport close by.


Conveniently located, MCEC has an array of hotel accommodation types in close proximity. It is directly connected to Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and within walking distance to the Crowne Plaza. Plus, Melbourne’s CBD across the river is within walking distance and offers up to 6,000 rooms to choose from.

Catering Information

At MCEC, all event types can be catered for from business meetings and dinners to cocktail parties and larger events. Indulge your guests with MCEC’s award-winning food, made in-house with the freshest ingredients and seasonal produce that is locally sourced. They’ll also be able to enjoy beverage packages selected from Victoria’s best wineries.

Recreational Facilities

MCEC’s central location means you can experience everything Melbourne has to offer. You can shop at the neighbouring DFO South Wharf or wine and dine at one of the many nearby restaurants and cafés. It’s also close to other popular attractions including Crown Casino, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Southgate and Victorian Arts Centre, as well as major sporting venues such as Melbourne Cricket Ground, Etihad Stadium, Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena.

Technical Facilities

MCEC has industry-leading technology, which is part of the venue hire. This includes data projectors, sound systems and an intelligent lectern that allows you to control all lighting, climate and audio visual equipment. Plus, with the support of MCEC’s technology experts on the day of your event, gives you peace of mind that your event will run smoothly.

Business Facilities

Printing and scanning can be managed by either of the two customer service desks located in each building in the Exhibition Centre and Convention Centre.


2016 The Exhibition Events Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence – Best Venue Team.
2016 Gold Earthcheck Certification.
2015 BRW Most Innovative Companies List.
2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards – six medals awarded.

Room Details

Room Size Room Height Theatre Style Classroom Boardroom Ushape Dinner/Banquet CockTail
Small Meeting Room 71 4 70 27 18 21 30 56
Medium Meeting Room 118 5 120 63 36 36 60 80
Large Meeting Room 234 5 252 96 42 51 120 180
Small (Cantilevered) 64 4 60 27 20 16 30 42
Clarendon Auditorium 400 4.3 466 0 0 0 0 0
Clarendon Room 116 4.5 105 42 30 36 70 100
Melbourne Room (Combined) 2401 8.5 2304 912 0 0 1500 1660
Melbourne Room (Single) 1211 8.5 1188 456 0 0 720 830
Large Meeting Room (Combined) 475 5 504 216 0 0 300 320
Clarendon A&B 289 4.5 270 135 0 0 150 230
Clarendon G 150 3 70 42 26 24 40 100

News from MCEC Meetings and Events

MCEC Meetings and Events 4 December 2017

MCEC named Best Venue Team for second consecutive year in the 2017 EEAA Awards

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was last night awarded Best Venue Team at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence, the second consecutive year the venue has received the award in the category.
MCEC Meetings and Events 4 August 2017

MCEC farewells Chairman after significant 20 years of service

After more than 20 years of outstanding service, Mr Robert Annells PSM has officially stepped down as Chairman of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET), with his significant contribution acknowledged at a private farewell reception last night.
MCEC Meetings and Events 7 July 2017

MCEC Chief Executive appointed to AIPC Board

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) Chief Executive, Peter King was appointed to the International Association of Convention Centre’s (AIPC) Board of Directors during their 2017 General Assembly held in Sydney, Australia this week.
MCEC Meetings and Events 6 July 2017

Brumby to Chair Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust

The Victorian State Government has appointed John Brumby AO as chairperson of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET), replacing outgoing chairperson, Robert Annells after more than 20 years of service.
MCEC Meetings and Events 19 June 2017

Club Melbourne continues to drive Victoria’s business events excellence

Victoria’s elite Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrated its 12th Anniversary and another year of outstanding contribution to the State on Friday evening, inducting five new Ambassadors and awarding its annual Fellowship.
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1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, Australia
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Meaghan O'Sullivan
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+613 92358222
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