UPDATE: In response to the current public health situation, MCEC is closing to the public as a precautionary measure, effective until midnight 13 April 2020.
The Melbourne Convention Centre is part of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), which is two buildings which are adjacent to the Yarra River in South Wharf. It is also close to the ever popular DFO South Wharf – which provides bargains to shoppers. It has hosted everything from meetings, conventions and exhibitions, to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners.
Facts about the Melbourne Convention Centre
- Following the opening of the expansion in 2018, the Melbourne Convention Centre or MCEC regained the status as the largest convention and exhibition venue in Australia. It is also one of the largest spaces in the southern hemisphere.
- The total size of the Melbourne Convention Centre is 70,000 meters.
- The venue consists of 63 meeting rooms, outdoor courtyard spaces and a plenary.
- MCEC opened on the 14th of February 1996, and is also known as “Jeff’s Shed”. After the then Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett.
Events currently planned at the Melbourne Convention Centre (MCEC)
- Madman Anime Festival – 14 September
- VidCon Australia – 19 September
- Gluten Free Expo – 5 October
- Melbourne Wedding & Bride Bridal Expo – 4 to 6 October
- World Travel Expo Including Cruise 2019 – 5 October
- PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) Australia 2019 – 11 October
- Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo 2019 – 18 October
- EnGenius 2019 – 23 October
- Fitness Show 2019 – 26 October
- Mind, Body Spirit Festival – 22 November
- Business Chicks 9 to Thrive Summit – 25 November
- Louis Theroux – Without Limits – 19 January 2020
- Ben Folds with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – 22 March 2020
- In the Dark Presents Todrick Hall – Haus Party Tour – 4 April 2020
- In the Dark Presents The UNHhhh Tour with Trixie & Katya – 13 June 2020
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