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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
1 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9235 8000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 March 2013

I attended a 5 day conference here and it was a most outstanding venue. Free wifi, stand-alone computer stations for those without their own, beautiful views out over the city and the Yarra and a central and easily accessible location made my conference experience even...More

3  Thank geographyguy_11
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Locals refer to this building as Jeff's shed after the premier of the time it was built. It is used for all sorts of displays and exhibits. Each one is different and they are varied. My best tip is to park elsewhere as it is...More

3  Thank Jillian119
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My son and I went to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's performance of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I've been to previous concerts with the orchestra, but the experience in this auditorium was exceptional, leaving me with curiosity about the acoustics. If there was...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing building. It is big very big. Very good service at our fuction on the last night of our conference.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel and staff were wonderful. What a wonderful start to our vacation. Hotel is centrally located and easy access to transportation

Thank Nila S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was where we had our business convention, here’s my observations: Ambience: 4.5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5 Customer Service: 4/5 Fun: 4/5 Physical Ease: 5/5 The Good: Great place for business meetings, Enough cafes around, near eateries, and it feels comfortable! I’ve never been to a lot...More

Thank S102OOdaniell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been there previously for medical conferences for several years, but this year, attended a "retreat" arranged for the leaders of the Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for all their leaders in Australia, around 950. Food was served in the Melbourne Room on the second...More

Thank skc97
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I experienced some of the staff at the Melbourne convention centre to be rather unfriendly in a passive aggressive way. Perhaps they do too many events there to maintain a first-class service standards. This is a shame because the venue itself is first-rate. The food...More

Thank WernMachine
Reviewed 9 October 2018

If you're a budget tourist (like I did) feel free to utilize the Free Tram Zone at no cost and find the nearest Tram stop at the corner of Spencer St and Flinders St (Spencer St. stop) then walk cross the Batman Park to the...More

Thank Alief E
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Good to shop and having lunch. Very busy, a lot of shop. Highly recommend if you travel to Melbourne

Thank Heejin W
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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 31 August 2018

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
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22 September 2018|
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Response from Kathy-maree59 | Reviewed this property |
I found the tiered seating easy to view all areas i am not 100% where the row you are asking is.
Jessica S
6 May 2018|
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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
7 March 2017|
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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.