Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre - Closed
Temporary closure of MCEC
In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) MCEC is currently closed to the public.
The closure will now remain in effect until midnight 31 August. A decision on reopening will take into consideration any further developments in the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
The internationally renowned Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre brings people together to deliver world-class events and create memorable visitor experiences.
Leading technology capabilities, award-winning food made in-house and exceptional customer service are just the beginning at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Hosting over 1000 events each year, MCEC spans more than 70,000 square metres including exhibition bays stretching almost half a kilometre, 57 meeting rooms and the venue's centrepiece, Plenary.
MCEC is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. Plenary is easily found within the Convention Centre, accessed via Convention Centre Place or a short walk down the Exhibition Centre Concourse from the Clarendon Street entrance.
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon St South Wharf 3006 [map]
Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl South Wharf 3006 [map]
Includes: Clarendon Auditorium, Goldfields Theatre and Plenary.
Plenary | More..
1 Convention Centre Pl South Wharf 3006 [map]
The $205 million expansion and upgrade of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is complete adding 20,000sqm of event space and 9000sqm of new exhibition hall. It also includes the Novotel Hotel and multi-level car park.
Exhibition Centre Carpark
Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road Clearance Height: 2.2 metres Please note that our car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.
Siddeley Street Carpark
Company: Care Park Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Corner of Siddeley Street and Flinders Street, Docklands Clearance Height: 1.9 metres
Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road and Munro Street. Collect a validation ticket when making a purchase from DFO and receive a 50 per cent discount on your parking rate.
South Wharf Retail Carpark
Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Convention Centre Place or Munro Street Clearance Height: 2.1 metres
Montague Street Carpark
Company: Care Park Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Munro Street
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Arriving by Taxi
For the Exhibition Centre ask driver to drop off at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.
For the Convention Centre ask driver to drop off at Convention Centre Place next to the Pan Pacific Melbourne.
Arriving by Tram
Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it's just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us.
Arriving by Train
Train and then tram. Take the train to Southern Cross Station. Go to Spencer St to catch the 96 tram or go to Collins Street to catch the 12 or 109 which all and stop opposite MCEC.
Arriving by Bus
The SkyBus transports visitors direct from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station.
Skybus also has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.
MCEC is a 10 minute walk from the station or catch tram 96 which stops opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. Bus route 237 operates to and from Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street. Visit for timetable information.
Where to stay near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Quay West Suites Melbourne
The Langham Melbourne
Pan Pacific Melbourne
Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank
Novotel Hotel (next door)
South Wharf & Southbank Area Hotels
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 2 Clarendon St, South Wharf | Map
✆ (61 3) 9235 8000
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre - Closed
→ also see Melbourne Convention Bureau
→ Map (PDF)
❊ Also See... ❊
→ An Evening with Peter Singer
→ Clarendon Auditorium - Closed
→ Goldfields Theatre
→ Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) - Closed
→ Plenary | Melbourne Convention Centre - Closed
→ South Wharf Promenade
→ Crown Metropol Hotel
→ Novotel Melbourne | South Wharf
→ Pan Pacific Melbourne
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