Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is superbly located on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River, close to the heart of the CBD and just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s International Airport. The new Convention Centre has received worldwide acclaim for achieving a 6 Star Green Star environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the first in the world for a convention centre. The modern complex is a landmark in the area, perched on the south bank of the Yarra River, and surrounded on all sides by trams, trains, buses, taxi ranks and ample car parking. A short stroll along the iconic Southbank Promenade places you in the heart of Melbourne city – Australia’s culture, cuisine and events capital – where visitors can enjoy a perfect café latte or award-winning local wine at any time of day or night.    

Public Transport

Bike

MCEC is very easily accessible by bike, and has a number of bicycle racks located outside. Please note, however, that no showers will be available for those who do choose to ride in.

Train

Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Get off at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as described below.

Car

There are a number of carparks located close-by. Early-bird parking rates (arrive before 9am, leave after 3pm) are available at the MCEC Carpark; entrance located off Normanby Rd.

Tram

Catch any of the following trams and get off at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:

Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda

Alternatively catch tram number 48 or 70 and get off at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is superbly located on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River, close to the heart of the CBD and just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s International Airport. The new Convention Centre has received worldwide acclaim for achieving a 6 Star Green Star environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the first in the world for a convention centre. The modern complex is a landmark in the area, perched on the south bank of the Yarra River, and surrounded on all sides by trams, trains, buses, taxi ranks and ample car parking. A short stroll along the iconic Southbank Promenade places you in the heart of Melbourne city – Australia’s culture, cuisine and events capital – where visitors can enjoy a perfect café latte or award-winning local wine at any time of day or night.

Public Transport

Bike

MCEC is very easily accessible by bike, and has a number of bicycle racks located outside. Please note, however, that no showers will be available for those who do choose to ride in.

Train

Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Get off at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as described below.

Car

There are a number of carparks located close-by. Early-bird parking rates (arrive before 9am, leave after 3pm) are available at the MCEC Carpark; entrance located off Normanby Rd.

Tram

Catch any of the following trams and get off at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:

Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda

Alternatively catch tram number 48 or 70 and get off at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge.