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.

Community partnerships

We strive to make a positive impact for our customers, the environment and all Victorians. With this vision in mind, MCEC partners with leading Australian charities who share our values of sustainability, inclusivity and unconventional thinking. Together, we innovate and create meaningful change.

Good Friday Appeal

Since 1931, the Good Friday Appeal (GFA) has raised money to help The Royal Children's Hospital provide children with world-leading care.

For 10 years, MCEC has supported the event by donating millions in venue hire, tech, catering, resources and volunteering time.

Victoria’s 93rd GFA at MCEC raised an incredible record-breaking $23 million for the hospital and welcomed over 94,000 visitors.

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Our partners


Team building with purpose

We’re proud to provide a home for OzHarvest's Cooking for a Cause program - a truly unique team building experience.

Join OzHarvest chefs to rescue ingredients into gourmet meals that support vulnerable communities. All the while you’ll learn zero-waste cooking skills to take home.

The cost is $175 per person and it’s tax-deductible.

Get involved
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