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.

Exhibition Bays

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We are Melbourne’s home of industry-leading exhibitions. And we have the space to make yours a great success. Our pillarless exhibition bays combine to create halls of all sizes. They are designed across one floor to improve accessibility for both visitors and suppliers. We offer a minimum tenancy of two bays or 3,000 square metres, with the ability to expand your booking in 1,500 square metre increments. Our bays offer complete flexibility with a choice of nearby meeting rooms to create breakout spaces and VIP suites that complement your event.

Explore our floor plans and space capacities guide
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Capacity range

  • Theatre

    2024 people

  • Cocktail

    2523 people

  • Banquet

    1520 people

  • Cabaret

    1216 people

  • Event space

    3028 sqm

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Room details

Room features
  • Entirely pillarless space

  • Dimensions: 11.5m high ceilings, 84 metre length with 18 metres between trusses

  • Rigging: combination of eye bolt rigging points and truss available with load bearing ranging 25 - 1,000kg

  • Adjustable acoustic walls

  • Acoustically discreet partitions available throughout the space

  • Air conditioning

  • Direct access to kiosk, toilets and loading dock facilities

  • Floor pits (power, data, water, waste, air)

  • Organiser office and hospitality suites

  • Access to concourse for pre-event registration

  • Support of an event planner and operations manager

  • Pre-event marketing support

  • Signage and branding opportunities

  • Close to public transport and parking

  • PA system for announcements

Accessibility features
  • Bays on ground level

  • Accessible parking and lift at Door 1, 6 and 10, Exhibition Centre Basement Car Park

  • Guide dog friendly

  • Flexible seating available

  • Wheelchair seating can be arranged, depending on chosen room layout

  • Stage ramp or stage lift available, depending on chosen stage setup and room layout

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets nearby

  • Ambulant toilets nearby

  • Prams and strollers allowed

Room location