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.

Meet in Melbourne

Melbourne is an ideal destination for events.

Welcome to Melbourne/Narrm, Australia's capital of culture and creativity, pulse racing sport, and cutting-edge ideas. A place of unbeatable energy and unforgettable experiences, known as a leading city of festivals and celebrations on the international stage and to local Melburnians as a foodie haven and the coffee capital of Australia. At the heart of Melbourne/Narrm sits MCEC, an iconic and culturally recognised venue surrounded by dynamic precincts where knowledge, creativity, and innovation thrive.


When in Melbourne/Narrm, you're on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.

Located 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport , our venue sits elevated on the Yarra River/Birrarung, among the lively South Wharf Precinct . Surrounded by outlet shopping , trendy bars, eateries, and heritage sights.

We are home to THE LUME Melbourne and have an array of hotels just steps away from our venue.

Explore the city , a short walk or tram ride away, with easy access to public transport at our doorstep.

Embark on destination event planning in the vibrant location of Melbourne.

Eat and drink

Experience Victoria's vibrant food scene, where local and global flavours collide. Discover hidden laneway eateries and immerse yourself in Melbourne's celebrated coffee culture.

Attending an event at MCEC? We're excited to welcome Padre Coffee to our cafes! Whether you prefer it black or with milk, Padre satisfies every coffee lover's craving.

Hungry? Our venue is surrounded by trendy bars and restaurants in the South Wharf precinct, each showcasing culinary delights from across the globe. Enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere for work, play, dining, and drinks, all conveniently located right at our doorstep.

Experience Melbourne's vibrant food culture, where local and global flavours collide.


Experience the vibrant energy of Melbourne/Narrm with the comfort and accessibility of our partner hotels and exclusive rates for MCEC guests.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne , Shadow Play by Peppers , Oakwood Premier Melbourne , AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank are all conveniently located near our venues.

With over 10,000 rooms within a 10-minute walk, finding the perfect place to stay is easy.

MCEC partners with nearby Melbourne hotels, giving guests flexible accommodation choices tailored to their preferences.