Recognised as one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometers from the bay.
Melbourne is a city with something for everyone. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafés and trendy bars, botanic gardens to sports stadiums, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres, Melbourne has an activity and attraction that will interest you.
Melbourne truly understands how to conduct business on a global level and has also been aptly described as Australia’s most stylish city after sunset. There are plenty of things to do in Melbourne. Easily navigated on foot, the city’s confidence and success are infectious; Melbourne is the perfect destination.
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Superbly located right in the heart of Melbourne on the edge of the Yarra River is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), comprising of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and Melbourne’s latest offering in architectural ingenuity the Melbourne Convention Centre. The Convention Centre is easily accessible from every direction by foot, car or public transport and is surrounded by cafes, bars, shopping and fine restaurants.
Setting new world benchmarks as the first convention centre to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the centre is also raising standards to new heights in innovation, technology, imaginative catering and service options.
Address: 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria.
Getting to the Venue
Arriving by taxi
Drop off points are at 1 Convention Centre Place or 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf
Arriving by tram
Tram numbers 96, 112 and 109 travel down Spencer/ Clarendon Streets and stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Tram numbers 48 and 70 stop at the end of Flinders Street. Walk towards the Yarra River, across the new pedestrian bridge.
Arriving by train
Take the train to Southern Cross Station. Tram numbers 96, 109 and 112 travel past Southern Cross Station down Spencer/Clarendon Streets and stop opposite the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Arriving on foot
Pedestrian access is along Southbank or across the new pedestrian bridge.
Parking is available at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and adjacent car parks