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.

Grassed area


The Grassed Area offers 4,800 square metres of event space along the banks of the Yarra River. Set next to the Exhibition Centre, it’s perfect for festivals and outdoor events with easy access to public transport and parking. It's an ideal event space for a sunny day, with the option to furnish and add retail outlets. Stunning views included.

Explore our floor plans and space capacities guide

Capacity range

  • Event space

    4800 sqm


Space details

Space features
  • Open-air space with lush trees along the Yarra River

  • Ideal for festivals and outdoor events

  • Conveniently located near Shed Café and exhibition bays

  • Easy access to public transport, parking and visitor amenities

Accessibility features
  • Space on ground level

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

  • Access to this area via ramp from Exhibition Centre's Clarendon exit

  • Guide dog friendly

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

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets on the ground floor

  • Prams and strollers allowed

Room location