Melbourne Convention Bureau

Collins Square Tower Two Level 28 727 Collins Street 3008

Great Minds Live Here

Melbourne, the southern-most city of mainland Australia and the capital of Victoria, is where creativity and innovation come together to deliver great events, exciting places to explore and cutting-edge advancements that are globally acclaimed. With its vibrant, multicultural population, temperate climate and outstanding quality of life, Melbourne is an ideal destination for meeting planners and delegates alike. The city is compact, convenient, and easy to navigate with everything on a delegate’s doorstep. The city is home to historical and modern architecture, hidden laneways, beautiful green spaces, a wealth of attractions and a sophisticated food and wine scene, which makes Melbourne a haven for exploration and discovery. Melbourne boasts the country’s highest concentration of conference facilities, conveniently located in the centre of the city. The convention district offers more than 197,000 square metres of conference space, the pinnacle of which is Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is the leading Australian full-service agency in acquiring and delivering business events. 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 200 industry partners to secure and deliver outstanding and memorable business events for Melbourne and Victoria. Widely recognised as a leader in many sectors such as health, education, medicine, science, engineering and technology, Melbourne continues to attract great minds to connect and meet, opening the door to new ways of doing business in a place that consistently delivers excellence. MCB is committed to collaborating with you for your next conference, event, incentive program or meeting in Melbourne. Get in touch to find out more about our free service.


Venue Highlights

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Distance from airport

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL)

    13.67 mi. from city center

  • Avalon Airport

    35.42 mi. from city center

  • Werribee Airport (YWBE)

    24.85 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Phillip Island Nature Parks

90 minutes away
Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks is a multi-award-winning ecotourism organisation. Home of the world famous penguin parade with new eco viewing options, Phillip Island Nature Parks also operates other attractions, including the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Nobbies Centre situated on rugged ocean cliff tops. With a proven international events team, Phillip Island Nature Parks has recently been voted the best Victorian attraction by the largest incentive business ever to visit Melbourne. If you're looking for new ideas for conferences, team building, or themed events, then look no further. Churchill Island offers an expansive space with a 57 hectare working farm at your disposal and picturesque heritage buildings and bay views. The daily farm activities provide an authentic Australian experience such as sheep shearing, black smith, working dogs, Clydesdale horses and cow milking. The perfect setting for large or small events. Of course you can't forget the star of the show, the penguin parade! The adorable little penguins make their daily pilgrimage from the sea into their sand dune burrows shortly after sunset. It's an experience not to be missed! Phillip Island Nature Parks is happy to tailor your event or function to your needs, and offer a wide range of environmental team building activities such as building penguin nests, tree planting and habitat rehabilitation.
Ventor Road
Phillip Island, AU

Peninsula Hot Springs

90 minutes away
Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination on the Mornington Peninsula, located just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural geothermal mineral waters flow into the pools at this coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting that fosters connection and enhances wellbeing. Inspire your delegates with a wellness experience like no other. With unique spaces to choose from, Peninsula Hot Springs is the perfect location to host your next conference, workshop, retreat or event. Surrounded by nature, your delegates will enjoy an iconic experience they will remember for years to come.
140 Springs Lane
Fingal, Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

10 minutes away
Soar above Melbourne on a tranquil flight above the CBD on the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere – the Melbourne Star. At 120m high, the distinct ‘Star within a Star’ gives a fresh perspective on Melbourne as you step into a temperature-controlled cabin with floor to ceiling windows and take in the breathtaking 360-degree views as you float above the streets of the Victorian capital. For locals, interstate and international visitors to Melbourne alike, the Melbourne Star delivers a truly world-class attraction experience. Delight your guests with canapés and drinks and a breathtaking view. Whether it be a large function for up to thousands of guests to a more private and intimate gathering, Melbourne Star has the facilities to tailor a package to your individual needs. Situated in Melbourne’s vibrant Docklands precinct, the Melbourne Star is the perfect starting or finishing point for a day out in our great city.
101 Waterfront Way
Docklands, AU

Localing Tours

18 minutes away
Localing specialise in private bespoke tours. Offering luxury vehicles and catering for groups of all sizes, Localing pride themselves on offering unique and immersive experiences, fully tailored to your needs. Enjoy a side of Melbourne most visitors never get to experience, and then explore the hidden wonders of regional Victoria. Your specific requirements, coupled with Localing’s expert local knowledge and unique style of delivery, will ensure that every guest walks away, well - informed, delighted and feeling like a local.
27 Duke Street
Abbotsford, AU


23 minutes away
Located just 23 minutes from the CBD and a short dash from Melbourne Airport, URBNSURF is Tullamarine’s newest and most consistent surf spot. The waves are always pumping, and there’s delicious food, lagoonside fun, exciting activities and unique events to get you stoked. Whether you’re a first timer or a world champ, there’s something for everyone at Australia’s first surf park.
309 Melrose Drive
Tullamarine, AU

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

Green Olive at Red Hill

80 minutes away
Planning a corporate event for your business, such as a small casual conference, a team building day or a product launch, and want to take it away from the standard workplace or CBD venue? Why not get away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Melbourne and venture down to the picturesque conference venues the Mornington Peninsula? Spend time with your colleagues in one of the most relaxing and scenic locations just over an hour from metropolitan Melbourne. Green Olive at Red Hill is available for corporate events including relaxed conferences, workshops, and much more. We can provide delicious food prepared with the freshest produce from the Mornington Peninsula and offer some of the finest wines in the region. Cooking classes at Green Olive at Red Hill are great team building activites and we can even host a a cook off challenge for corporate teams. If you’re looking for great conference or event venues on the Mornington Peninsula for your next corporate event, contact Green Olive at Red Hill today.
1180 Mornington Flinders Road
Main Ridge, AU

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

Convention Centers

  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the home of unconventional. At MCEC we do things a little differently. We bring fresh ideas and imagination to every event. We happily turn concepts on their head to make each experience momentous.

    • Exhibit Space39,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space30,000 sq. ft.



High season
Shoulder season
Low season
Jun 1 – Aug 31


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