Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Mackay Convention Center
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ChainIndependent / Other
Total Meeting Space2,577 sq. m
Guest Rooms
Alfred Street
Mackay 4740

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Mackay Convention Center
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2018 Wotif Australian Town of the Year Award 2017 Mackay Region Tourism Awards > Business Event Venue of the Year Association of Australian Convention Bureaux 2015 Drover Award > Performing Arts Centre of the Year


Room Features and Guest Services

  • Internet Access


  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)
  • Space (Semi-Private)
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • AV Capabilities

Venue Accessible By

  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance Floor
  • Loading Dock
  • Piano
  • Portable Walls
  • Staging Area

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Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space2,577 sq. m
Meeting Rooms10
Largest Room1,460 sq. m
Second Largest Room730 sq. m
Space (Private)Available
Space (Semi-Private)Available
Space (Outdoor)Available
Exhibit Space1,460 sq. m

Local Attractions

Wallaby Tours

(Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland) Sunrise with Wallabies Tour is one of Australia's iconic wildlife experiences, where Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Agile Wallabies come onto the beach to feed on mangrove seed pods. Nowhere else in the wild will you get so close to Kangaroos and Wallabies. Such a wonderful opportunity to capture a magical moment of sunrise on the beach with our national symbol, and reflect on our role in looking after Australia natural beauty. Click Here For FAQ's

Home of the Platypus

No living mammal is more peculiar than the platypus — an Aussie icon, featured on Australia’s 20 cent coin, the platypus has been the subject of great controversy, baffling scientists, naturalists and evolutionary theorists ever since 1798. DID YOU KNOW? Scientists initially wrote the platypus off as an elaborate hoax perpetrated by skilled taxidermists! You can spot this shy and elusive creature right here in The Mackay Region! Eungella National Park is known as the best spot in Australia to see platypus in the wild! Find viewing decks at Broken River, where you can spot this shy creature, as well as turtles and other wildlife. The best times to see this special monotreme is at dawn or dusk. LOCAL'S TIPS - How to spot a Platypus! •Platypus are quite shy, so remain as still and as quiet as possible to increase your chances of seeing one. •Keep an eye out for air bubbles, as the platypus feeds from the bottom, but surfaces to chew its food and breathe. •They can remain underwater for one to two minutes and usually resurface for around ten seconds at a time Learn more about Eungella National Park here .

Mackay Region Tourist Information

Get closer to Nature in The Mackay Region The Mackay Region has some of the most amazing nature experiences in Australia. The unique and friendly wildlife, coupled with the breathtaking beauty of national parks, beaches, islands and countryside, makes The Mackay Region a nature lover’s dream location. Take a look at some of the natural attractions you can find here.

Distance from Airport

  • 4.6 km from Venue


  • Complimentary Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Bus Parking


The Mackay Entertainment & Convention Center (MECC) is located in the heart of Mackay and is just a short stroll away from a plethora of City Centre restaurants, an award-winning Regional Art Gallery, hotels, a library, shopping precincts and our magnificent blue water Pioneer River. The Center is easily accessible via foot, car, bike or bus and approximately 10 minutes via taxi from the Mackay Airport. Within walking distance are 500+ four star and above rooms. The Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC) is a purpose built venue, catering for a broad range of events, including meetings, conferences, product launches, award dinners and exhibitions. With banquet style seating for up to 800 guests and award-winning catering. Hot summers and mild, sunny winters mean great weather for events. Excellent aviation, road and rail access – more than 60 flights weekly and just 1.5 hours from Brisbane by air. The region is a powerhouse of strong industry sectors – a leader in sugarcane and beef cattle production; fishing, boating and marine including superyacht servicing; coal mining distribution and servicing. Tap into expert local speakers, interesting site tour options and trade show support. Plan your next event for Mackay, Queensland – you are guaranteed a very warm welcome.

Additional Information

The Mackay Region sits on the Queensland Coast, half way between Brisbane and Cairns. The region's 66,484 square kilometres offer a relaxed, tropical city, secluded beaches, an award-winning marina, and pristine rainforest hinterland. There is plenty of space for inspired thinking, without big city distractions. Whilst a nature-based destination, Mackay also boasts a sophisticated, award-winning venue, the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre which seats over 1000 delegates, with an auditorium, plenary halls, exhibition space and multiple meeting rooms. Mackay has an inventory of over 2000 rooms of 3.5 star and above, with more than ten 4+ star hotels within easy walking distance of the convention centre and the CBD, as well as local resorts and mountain lodges.

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