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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria, Australia 3006

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 owned by the Victorian State Government and managed by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust.

For the financial year ended 30 June 2016, the Trust employed six Trustees, 183 permanent employees and 481 casual employees. A record-breaking 2015/16 saw MCEC host almost 1,000 events that contributed a record $959.4 million to the Victorian economy, honouring the venue’s commitment to provide a strong return on the investment made by the Victorian State Government while remaining Australia’s venue of choice for business events. To view MCEC’s 2015/16 ‘Year at a Glance’ brochure click here.

MCEC’s employee-driven, organisation-wide culture program is called ‘unity’ and delivers both outstanding customer experiences and a more innovative and rewarding working environment for employees.

Where is MCEC and Plenary?

MCEC is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. Plenary is easily found within the Convention Centre, accessed via Convention Centre Place or a short walk down the Exhibition Centre Concourse from the Clarendon Street entrance.

Travelling by public transport


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.

Travelling by car


Please read the important car parking information at the top of this page.


Please note: This car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.

1,060 undercover parking spaces available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance and exit off Normanby Road with a height restriction of 2.2 metres. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

For parking rates please visit

Things to See and Do

Not only are there stunning, sweeping views of the city skyline from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) there’s also an abundance of entertainment venues and activities to enjoy.

Situated along South Wharf Promenade, you’ll find heritage cargo sheds that have been converted into some of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants and bars. This area of Melbourne delivers a multicultural dining experience and one of the most beautiful waterside views of the city.

Visit to find a range of places you can eat, drink and shop around MCEC while you’re in town.