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.

Plan your visit

Welcome to MCEC, Melbourne’s home of unconventional events.

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Set on the picturesque Yarra River/Birrarung, our venue is the perfect place to share ideas, celebrate and experience epic entertainment in the heart of the city. We have all the info you need for a seamless experience. Everything from pre-arrival and what you can do during your visit to the moment you leave. Come on in.

Getting to MCEC

Information for visitors

Eat and drink

Feeling peckish between sessions? We have plenty of refreshment options throughout the venue. Our cash-free cafes and bars serve up fresh snacks and meals made in-house. We use premium ingredients sourced locally where possible. Please note, café opening hours vary depending on events so feel free to reach out to customer service team to check when we're open.

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Experience Melbourne

Attending an event at MCEC? We're in a great location! Set among the lively South Wharf precinct, we're a destination hotspot. Enjoy a promenade of outlet shopping, trendy bars and restaurants, heritage sights and accommodation on our doorstep. With endless entertainment options and activities, you'll never run out of things to do between sessions.

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