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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Recognised as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre from 2012 - 2016 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) connects you with everything you need for a successful event – incredible spaces, leading technology, award- winning food and the expertise to bring it all together.


MCEC is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf, Victoria, 3000, Australia

Car Parking

A variety of parking options are available at MCEC. Detailed information about the Car Park can be found here. Conference participants can take advantage of ‘early bird’ car parking of $17 flat rate at Melbourne Exhibition Centre Parking for visitors who arrive by 9 am and exit between 3pm to midnight.


The MCEC car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events. It’s best to arrive early.


There are many accommodation options in the MCEC precinct. Melbourne Holiday Apartments can offer participants a special deal on their room while they’re at the conference.

Melbourne Holiday Apartments

Melbourne Holiday Apartments portfolio of accommodation is all hand-picked based on location convenience, size, and quality.

Spread over six of the best residential complexes Melbourne has to offer, our unique 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments are all within walking distance to the CBD, Crown Casino entertainment complex, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and the South Wharf shopping precinct, positioning you in the heart of Australia’s most cultured city.

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Other accommodation options:

Go to the Visit Melbourne website for a large listing of accommodation for all budget ranges.


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Travel to the Venue


Catch any of the following trams and exit at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:

Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick

Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill

Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda

Alternatively, catch tram number 48 or 70 and exit at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge. For further tram timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.


Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Exit at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as above. For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.


The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station.

Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).

For further bus timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.