Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Narrm, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and to Elders of all First Nations communities that visit MCEC.

Event planning resources

A large theater filled with people. The view is from the back top corner of the theater, looking down onto the stage. The stage is brightly lit, and there is a performance happening on it. The audience is sitting in the seats, and they are all paying attention to the performance.

Looking for the info you need to plan an iconic event at MCEC? You're in the right place. Whether you're organising a conference, exhibition, gala dinner, cocktail or live music event, show or meeting, you'll find everything you need from bump in to bump out and beyond. Our resources and documents will help your planning, from scoping out the right space in our venue to promoting your event, assisting wayfinding, booking catering, security and more.

Guides to help you plan

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Additional information

Resources for exhibitors

Are you planning an MCEC exhibition? Elevate your exhibit and dive into our valuable resources, covering everything from timelines and catering to technology options and on-stand activities.

The go-to page for exhibitors
Venue induction

Safety is our priority. Whether you're an event organiser, contractor, exhibitor, or onsite during setup/breakdown, ensure a secure work environment by completing the venue induction 72 hours before arrival.

How to complete compulsory venue induction
Emergency procedures

Explore safety protocols at MCEC through our emergency procedures. Follow these guidelines to respond promptly and effectively to fire medical emergencies and find our designated evacuation assembly areas.

Be prepared with our emergency procedures
VenueSafe information

MCEC is using the VenueSafe plan to keep things COVIDSafe. The guidelines allow events to take place securely with flexible safety measures. Download the VenueSafe plan for a quick reference.

Explore our VenueSafe plan
Ticketing and registration

On the day of your event, we've got you covered—handling ticketing and cash onsite. Our services include benches for box office facilities, staffing, EFTPOS lines and terminals, and cash and transport services.

Explore our ticketing and registration processes
Cleaning procedures

IKON Cleaning Services handles waste removal for all events. Exhibition-only bookings may need an extra cleaning contractor for kiosks and toilets, with costs based on size and type. If your exhibition is part of a convention, no extra charges apply.