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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Venue Highlights

At Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), we know that organising an event can feel daunting, and that’s why we’ve made a big task smaller, by making it as easy as possible. From specially crafted menus designed to indulge everyone, to smart technology that lets you personalise your space, we’ll help you create an environment that leaves your guests inspired. And with a dedicated event advisor to guide you every step of the way, you can feel confident that your event will rank amongst the best. In fact, the only complaint you’ll receive is that it wasn’t long enough.


Overlooking the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant South Wharf, MCEC provides the perfect destination for an exciting off-site event. With plenty of parking public transport and accommodation at our doorstep, as well as a variety of dining and accommodation within walking distance, we’ll ensure your guests’ needs are met from beginning to end.


MCEC is the only centre in Australia to offer on-site accommodation, with the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne and four-star Novotel Melbourne South Wharf directly connected via a private internal walkways.

Catering Information

As an organiser, you’ve already got enough on your plate, that’s why we’ve made the catering as simple as possible. Consisting of nothing but crowd favourites, our packages have been designed by our seasoned chefs to ensure every one of your guests enjoys a stellar food experience. And because we’ve taken the guess-work out of the menu, all that’s left to do is choose between our half or full day package.

Technical Facilities

We provide all the technology and support you’d expect, included as part of your package. Our simple to use and latest technology makes personalising your event easy, for example our lecterns give you the ability to control your presentation, the sound and lighting all at the touch of a button. Our team will also be on hand throughout the day to make sure everything runs without a hitch.

Room Details

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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 144 5 132 63 36 36 60 108
Large Meeting Room 234 5 252 96 42 51 120 180
Small (Cantilevered) 67 4 72 27 20 16 30 56
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 2232 864 0 0 1440 1660
Melbourne Room (Single) 1211 8.5 1116 432 0 0 670 830
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
Goldfields Theatre 1500 11.5 1000 0 0 0 0 0
Goldfields Event Space 1500 11.5 0 0 0 0 1500 0
Eureka Meeting Room 182 9.8 182 72 36 45 80 150
Courtyard Meeting Room 79 5 76 39 30 24 30 65
Sovereign Room 921 6.5 792 312 0 0 450 750

News from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 4 June 2020

MCEC expansion gets five stars for sustainability

In the lead up to World Environment Day on Friday 5 June, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) expansion, has received the Green Building Council of Australia’s Five Green Star rating for building design.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 25 May 2020

MCEC turns focus to business relaunch in new COVID-19 environment

MCEC is a major contributor to Victoria’s economy, with more than $1 billion in economic impact last year alone, and is now starting work to transform the business as a driver in the State’s economic recovery beyond COVID-19.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 9 October 2019

Sweet taste of success for MCEC pastry chef at Valrhona competition

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Executive Pastry Chef, Alessandro Bartesaghi has been named the winner of the Regional Semi Finals Asia Selections, in the C3 Valrhona Chocolate Chef Competition, held in Hong Kong on 30 September.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 6 August 2019

Nine medals for MCEC at Australian Food Awards

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) pastry chefs have added nine medals to their ever-growing trophy cabinet, at the 2019 Australian Food Awards.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 11 July 2019

Multiple milestones for Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

In a year of milestones, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Melbourne Convention Centre, along with one year since opening its new expansion space.
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1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, Australia
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