We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Tours from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
110
All photos (110)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“south wharf”(8 reviews)
“large venue”(3 reviews)
About
At Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) we’re passionate about creating environments that inspire. We foster curiosity, creativity and collaboration, and it’s these values that allow us to deliver exceptional experiences. We partner...more
Contact
1 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Website
+61 3 9235 8000
Call
Ways to Experience Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
from US$18.40
More Info
from US$25.80
More Info
Reviews (299)
Filter reviews
262 results
Traveller rating
104
114
30
10
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
104
114
30
10
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsconference venuesouth wharflarge venuepolly woodsideyarra rivergreat eventpublic transportcrown casinoamazing buildingmorning teamcecdfoexposvisibilitysignagetechnologyworkshop
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 262 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have attended several conferences here and I found the area to be great. It is big, clean, modern, the seats are comfortable. We used the exhibition areas and the main arena's. The facilities are good when you have so many people attending.

Thank Kathy-maree59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended an exhibition here. Access was easy and the layout was simple and easy to navigate. Good parking as well as public transport, and good facilities for visitors, including phone charging station and phone accessory vending machine. Refreshments inside the exhibition was expensive, and...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent conference venue. Attended large conference when another conference there. Plenty of room. Excellent coffee. Options for dinner and accommodation nearby.

Thank Jacquie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This convention center blows your mind away with its architectural splendors. Had a great time attending a Psychiatric conference. With its central location, I was able to explore a lot of Melbourne and shop at the famous DFO outlets too.

Thank mansoor1336
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Southbank just over the Spencer Street bridge, the centre is easy to reach. It is on a large scale and, if you have a conference, then there is a long walk almost the full length of the exhibition building and then perhaps another...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My beautiful wife and I have been to this establishment many times before. The ambiance of the gift fair's are always vibrant and enjoyable. The facilities are always good and location convenient. Surrounding restaurants and hotels make your working life comfortable and easy. Good stuff...More

Thank robmaizels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a huge rip off. You're paying money to be advertised to. I felt there were very few relevant displays. We have a pool and Spa show, no need for that to be in there. There were wine tasting stands and health food displays...More

Thank Lynnjean
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Convention & Exhibition centre always has something interesting happening - from the good food show, carpet (rug) or book sales, travel expo's ... you name it they seem to host it sometime during the year. It's an easy destination - you can get there...More

Thank Pip_Y_nz
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Always a great venue for conferences but after attending a meeting there this week, I was dismayed to pay $36 for 2 hours parking at the South Wharf end car park. Shame I didn't have time to pop in to DFO and shop which drops...More

Thank Catherine J A
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Parking at $40 per day, on top of your venue for event organisers think twice about your attendees. There are few available dietary conscious venues anywhere nearby and the catering extremely pricey and provided no dietary needs eg gluten free or vegan despite Bri g...More

Thank GJ C
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 162 hotels in Melbourne
Pan Pacific Melbourne
4,130 reviews
.17 km away
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
109 reviews
.20 km away
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
1,686 reviews
.35 km away
Crown Metropol Melbourne
4,294 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,561 restaurants in Melbourne
BangPop
376 reviews
.14 km away
Akachochin
198 reviews
.13 km away
Byblos Bar & Restaurant
233 reviews
.14 km away
Pud Thai vs Pho
83 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,326 attractions in Melbourne
DFO South Wharf
823 reviews
.30 km away
Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story
165 reviews
.06 km away
Victoria Police Museum
85 reviews
.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jessica S
6 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from DarrinS113 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the pan Pacific we found better good rooms good service and close to everything u would love it Jessica. The south wharf dfo is beautiful .lots to see .not sure airport services as we live in melbourne vic
1
Vote
MOLLY_CHICK
7 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from AALtravelbuddy | Reviewed this property |
I have been to a play there and it was awful. You can only see the stage from the big Rv screens, so it is definitely not worth spending that sort of money for distant seats. The only seats worth having are up close.
1
Vote
Aimee B
1 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from MCEC M | Property representative |
Hi Aimee, It depends entirely on your preferred viewing experience and the type of production you are seeing. On average, the best sound and sight lines are from around Gala Seating Rows D-G (normally in front of the... More
1
Vote