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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9235 8000
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre understands connections are what make an event memorable.It’s about having the right spaces for people to connect. Leading technology to drive creativity. Fresh award-winning food made in-house. Teamed with people who have the skills and experience to help you bring it all together. MCEC is the place to connect people and ideas. Our multi-functional Plenary, 52 meeting rooms and 30,000 square metres of pillar-less exhibition space are just the beginning. We’ve hosted everything from meetings, conventions and exhibitions to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners.Connect with success at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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1 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9235 8000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived 7.20pm For a concert at the plenary. Only one out of five toilets in the toilet block I used had toilet paper. One lady was passing loo paper to others under the cubicles. The staff then misdirected us to our seats sending us off...More

Thank melw615
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Recently attended MCEC for a work related conference and dinner. What a great venue. Meals and service for dinner in the plenary was amazing!!

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We attended a convention and it was great. The building was well planned. Lots of people to guide us and direct us. Really good

Thank redvfr750
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The size and space inside the centre is indescribable. From the outside it is iconic set against the banks of the Yarra. Cloak room and excellent space for conferences it is a sight to behold

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This place is huge, they can hold many conventions at once and they all seem well organised, plenty of parking as well

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Great facilities in a spacious environment with plenty of amenities in a perfect location. Hardly need to say more.

Thank coffeenut64
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Easy to access via tram, driving or approx 10min walk from Southern Cross Station. Massive centre with 9+halls and lecture theatre style set ups. Food/small cafes are located within the centre on the ground level. Clean facility, ATMs, vending machines (tech stuff too I think),...More

Thank LauraEKing85
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Attended a convention at the Plenary. Have visited before and been an organiser of an event at the Plenary. Great venue; can be tough to get to by car (navigating traffic, that is), but easy to access by tram and on foot if you're staying...More

Thank chill185
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Visiting the Home Show yesterday was well worth while experience Except the appalling lack of Hot Drink vendors. Of the 4 food outlets that appeared could be open only 3 were open to sell food and only 3 open to sell hot beverages and of...More

Thank Allan K
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Convention Centre is a great facility and adjacent to the historic Polly Woodside as well as the Exhibition Centre which is affectionately known as Jeff's Shed. The casino is nearby as is Southbank - with endless options for eating and sightseeing. The light rail...More

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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.
Aimee B
31 January 2017|
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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