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.


At MCEC, sustainability is a key focus. So, we take serious action to reduce our environmental impact. Our pursuit for sustainable events includes initiatives with organisations that share our values. It’s how we can make a real difference for our community, city and environment.

An enduring vision for events

The tangible targets in our sustainability strategy help us in our goal to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

These include diverting 90% of waste by 2025 and becoming fully powered by renewable electricity by 2028. We’re also cutting out single-use plastics and sourcing more sustainably. And our valued partnership with OzHarvest supports people in need by rescuing excess food from our kitchen and events.

Our strategy is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligns with 14 of their 17 goals. Find out more about our mission for the planet below.

Download our Sustainability Strategy for July 2021 - June 2026

Our priority areas


Awards and accolades

EarthCheck Platinum Certified 2023

For the first time, MCEC has been awarded Platinum certification, through meeting the requirements of the EarthCheck Company Standard.


6-Star Green Star rating

The first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star green star environmental rating.


Best Corporate Citizen Award

Best Corporate Citizen at 2018 Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence.

Premier’s Sustainability Award

2018 Premier’s Sustainability Award – government category for Melbourne Renewable Energy Project.