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Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Venue Highlights

Queensland’s Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre is the largest conference and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane. Spaces include a 1090-seat auditorium plus two plenary halls accommodating 1500 delegates theatre-style or 800 in banquet. Four meeting rooms and break-outs include the nearby Gallery, Town Hall and Civic Lawns.

Location

The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre is situated in the heart of Mackay, located midway between Cairns and Brisbane along the tropical Queensland coast.

Accommodation

Mackay has an inventory of over 2,000 rooms of 3.5-star standard and above. These properties are located throughout the region, including:
• Beachside resorts in Sarina and Surrounds,
• Mackay’s inner suburbs and Marina,
• Mackay’s Northern Beaches,
• Cape Hillsborough and Hibiscus Coast and
• The Pioneer Valley and Eungella National Park.
For business events organisers, there are more than 10 quality hotels (800 rooms) offering 4 star and above accommodation located within walking distance, or a short drive, from the MECC.

Catering Information

High-quality selection of menus inspired by local and regional produce.
Fresh quality produce combined with exquisite presentation and outstanding service.
Seasonal menus are created to showcase fresh local and regional produce and are available as standard, deluxe or premium package selections.
Catering to special dietary requirements on application. Caterers can prepare food for persons with special requirements.

Technical Facilities

The centre is equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and world-standard acoustic systems.
To assist with the successful delivery of presentations, all rooms are fitted with a wireless network system to provide advanced and reliable services.
Web broadcasting is available, allowing audio, data and video conferencing services to be streamed across the internet and delivered to viewers in HD quality.
The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre has a team of technical experts that can assist with all requirements from resetting rooms, installing and operating audio and lighting equipment through to rigging theming.

Business Facilities

The MECC has high speed Wi-Fi available for delegates, performers and hirers of the venue. High-speed NBN lines are also available.

For every function and event at the MECC, dedicated, qualified and experienced Front of House staff will be available for any request you may have. Their duty is to ensure that your time with us is pleasant and relaxed. If you have any queries while you are at the centre simply direct them to the Front of House staff who are only too happy to help.

The centre can accommodate the following facilities in rooms surrounding the main auditorium and plenary halls.
>Administration Office
>Meeting Room
>Conference Lounge
>Experimental Theatre
>Private Dressing Rooms
>Green Room

Accolades

• 2018 Mackay Region Tourism Awards
Gold Winner - Business Event Venues Category

• 2018 Wotif Australian Town of the Year Award

• 2017 Mackay Region Tourism Awards
Silver Winner - Festivals and Events Category - Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts

• 2016 Mackay Region Tourism Awards
Gold Winner - Business Event Venues Category

Drovers Award
Performing Arts Centre of the Year 2015 - WINNER

Additional Information

• Australian Tourism Accreditation
Accredited Tourism Business

• Association of Australian Convention Bureaux
Member 18/19

Room Details

  Download Floor Plan  (57.61 KB)

Room Size Room Height Theatre Style Classroom Boardroom Ushape Dinner/Banquet CockTail
Hall A (raked retractable + flat floor seating) 730 9.7 612 402 0 0 0 750
Hall A (flat foor seating) 730 9.7 748 224 68 72 330 750
Hall B (flat floor seating) 730 9.7 748 224 76 72 330 750
Hall A & B (raked retractable + flat floor seating) 1460 9.7 1457 560 240 100 800 1500
Auditorium 0 7 1090 0 0 0 0 0
Lynette Denny Space 119 4.5 100 60 34 72 90 100
Meeting Room 1 or 2 75 6 80 33 12 27 40 50
Meeting Room 3 or 4 50 6 56 16 16 18 20 35
Meeting Room 1 & 2 150 6 160 60 32 33 70 200
Meeting Room 3 & 4 90 6 114 42 32 28 60 70
Meeting Room 1 - 4 & sub foyer 333 6 416 160 58 74 210 450

News from Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre 8 November 2019

Mackay Centre Walks the Sustainable Talk

The award-winning Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) has enhanced its environmental sustainability, with an extensive solar installation recently placed on its rooftops.
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre 14 December 2018

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre - Mackay, Queensland

Queensland’s Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre is the largest conference and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane. Spaces include a 1090-seat auditorium plus two plenary halls accommodating 1500 delegates theatre-style or 800 in banquet. Four meeting rooms and break-outs include the nearby Gallery, Town Hall and Civic Lawns.
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Alfred Street, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Contact Details
Nicky Hansen
Sales & Business Development Coordinator
+617 49619777
Details at a glance
Max Room Capacity
1500
Meeting/Function Rooms
9
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