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About the venue

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Melbourne Exhibition Centre first opened in 1996 and the Melbourne Convention Centre is officially opened its doors in 2009 to create what is now called the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 2009 addition was part of a major Melbourne precinct development, made possible by a commitment of $370M from the Victorian State Government and $43M from the City of Melbourne.

They became the first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star Green Star environmental rating.

Getting there

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is easily accessible by car, taxi/ride share, train, tram or by foot. For more information, please visit MCEC’s website below.


MCEC provides ample parking across five car parks.

Public transport

Getting to MCEC via public transport is easy and efficient train and tram options available.


Taxi ranks are located at the centre.


MCEC is always working to find innovative ideas that provide better outcomes for the community, their customers and the environmental footprint. They continue to deliver creative solutions to ensure Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is a truly sustainable event destination.

MCECs sustainability targets

Eliminate unnecessary and problematic single-use plastics and divert 90 per cent of waste from landfill by 2025.

Be 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity by 2028.

Reduce our net carbon emissions to zero by 2030.

Improve biodiversity, habitats and ecosystem health in Victoria.

MCEC and the UN's Global Goals

The MCEC Sustainability Strategy is shaped by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are an urgent call to action for all countries - developed and developing - to improve human lives and protect the environment through sustainable development.

MCEC’s Sustainability Strategy addresses 14 of the 17 SDGs and aligns our business accordingly.

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Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge

We’re proud to join forces with the global events and meeting industry in becoming a signatory to the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge, as announced at the Global Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland 2021.

The pledge commits the industry to achieve net zero by 2050, in line with the targets laid on in the Paris Climate Acord. But here at MCEC, we’re going one better, with a commitment to achieve net zero by 2030.

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Awards and accolades

  • Best Corporate Citizen award - Best Corporate Citizen at 2018 Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence.
  • Premier’s Sustainability Award - 2018 Premier’s Sustainability Award – government category for Melbourne Renewable Energy Project.
  • EarthCheck Gold Certified FY 2020/21 - Has been assessed as meeting gold certification (seven years) requirements of the EarthCheck company standard.
  • 6 star green star rating - The first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star green star environmental rating.


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