Melbourne Convention Bureau

Convention Center100,000 sq. m
Guest Rooms29,400
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel
Special Event Venues
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Tax Rate10%

Melbourne Convention Bureau


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With over 40 years' experience, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) secures international and national conferences, incentive travel reward programs and other business events for the state of Victoria by working with associations, corporate organisations and event planners from around the world. As a subsidiary of Visit Victoria, MCB partners with the Victorian State Government, City of Melbourne, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre as well as private enterprise that includes over 250 industry partners to secure and deliver outstanding and memorable business events for Victoria. Our successful 'Team Melbourne' approach enables MCB to deliver exceptional events for clients and delegates, creating impactful legacies that last well beyond the event itself. Our Team assists with: - Identifying conference opportunities - Securing a local host to lead and financially underwrite the bid - Liaising with government and industry leaders - Developing Bid Strategies - Bid documents and presentation - Preparing preliminary budgets and risk analysis - Coordinating site inspections - Marketing and Promotional Activities Melbourne is a founding member of BestCities Global Alliance, an international network of 12 premier meeting destinations, unified by a commitment to deliver exceptional standards.


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Distance from Airport

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL)

    22 km from City Center

  • Avalon Airport

    57 km from City Center

  • Werribee Airport (YWBE)

    40 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Melbourne Zoo

20 minutes away
Melbourne Zoo is home to over 250 species of animals from around the world. Just five minutes from the city centre, the zoo is a perfect day out for the whole family. Look out for twilight concerts during the summer months and unique animal encounters available each day.
Elliott Avenue
Parkville, AU

Queen Victoria Market

5 minutes away
Melbourne’s iconic and historic Queen Victoria Markets — the largest open air markets in the southern hemisphere — are always teeming with locals and tourists alike. Your experience will depend on when you visit — during the summer months you can enjoy late night markets with live music and a delicious range of global cuisines, or get cosy with some warm mulled wine on a cool winter evening. On Sunday afternoons, head to the markets for a tasting of locally produced wines. Aside from food, the vast markets sell a huge range of unique products ranging from gifts for your pets to quality clothing, Australian souvenirs and fresh produce. Guided tours are available.
Queen St
Melbourne, AU 3000

Birrarung Marr

5 minutes away
Birrarung Marr, adjoining Melbourne’s Federation Square, features a range of open-air Aboriginal artwork that helps you to discover Victoria’s indigenous culture. The spacious area along the banks of the Yarra River often hosts a range of free festivals, events and activities throughout the year. There are plenty more places to learn about Aboriginal culture and history when in Melbourne, including: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia Koorie Heritage Trust State Library of Victoria
Batman Avenue
Melbourne, AU

Yarra Valley Wine Region

45 minutes away
Escape to the beautiful Yarra Valley, an easy 40-minute drive east of Melbourne, for an indulgent day of wine and fine food. The region has over 160 wineries ranging from large brand-names including Domaine Chandon to small, family-owned vineyards, offering up tastings of their cool-climate wines. Many of the larger wineries have restaurants or cafés, so you can grab a spot of lunch while overlooking the rolling vineyards. Or, head to the nearby town of Healesville with its quaint coffee shops and eclectic boutiques.

State Library of Victoria

Historical Landmark
5 minutes away
The imposing State Library of Victoria, opposite Melbourne Central Station on Swanston Street, is an iconic landmark known for more than just its thousands of books. Relax on the lawn out the front while listening to some local musicians or visit the spectacular domed reading room at the library’s centre. There are always new and interesting exhibitions on, most of which are free to visit.
328 Swanston St
Melbourne, AU 3000

National Gallery of Victoria

5 minutes away
Melbourne’s iconic National Gallery Victoria, Australia’s oldest public art gallery, regularly hosts special exhibitions as well as its wide range of permanent exhibits from around the world. As you arrive at the NGV, located just across from the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens, you are welcomed by the gallery’s famous large glass wall of recycled rainwater.
180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, AU

Chadstone Shopping Centre

30 minutes away
Chadstone is the southern hemisphere’s largest shopping centre, situated 30 minutes out of Melbourne. With over 350 stores, it really is a one-stop shopping destination. Tourists are invited to use the free shuttle bus departing regularly from Melbourne’s city centre.
1341 Dandenong Road
Chadstone, AU

Convention Centers

  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Located on the banks of the Yarra River, the internationally renowned Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) brings people together to deliver world-class events and create memorable visitor experiences.

    • Exhibit Space> 10,000 sq. m
      Total Meeting Space> 10,000 sq. m



High Season
Shoulder Season
Low Season
Jun 1 – Aug 31


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