Visitor Information









Recognised as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in 2013 and 2012 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, MCEC connects you with everything you need for a successful event. This includes amazing spaces, leading technology, creative food and wine and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.

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

Our vision is to be the world’s best events destination, leading the way in food, technology and service.

Visitors are often struck by the architectural brilliance of MCEC , which has won some of Australia’s most prestigious architecture and design awards.


The Exhibition Centre opened in 1996 and was created by Denton Corker Marshall, a Melbourne architectural firm responsible for many of Melbourne’s larger buildings through the early 1990s, and features their characteristic “blade” entrance.

Its main entrance of metal blades tilted at an angle and supported by a pair of yellow rods has placed it on the list of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. In 1996 the Exhibition Centre was awarded the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for public architecture.


The Convention Centre was designed by joint architects Woods Bagot and NH Architecture and opened its doors in 2009.

The project was delivered as a public private partnership (PPP ) and was managed by Major Projects Victoria on behalf of the Victorian State Government.

The triangular form of the building relates to its site, a key focal point for Melbourne’s urban axis that runs through the Central Business District, Docklands and the Yarra River. Since completion the Convention Centre has been awarded many accolades for their design and architecture.



Expo Opening Information

Fri 18th March 2016
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Sat 19th March 2016
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Sun 20th March 2016
10:00AM - 6:00PM