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At Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) we’re passionate about creating environments that inspire. We foster curiosity, creativity and collaboration, and it’s these values that allow us to deliver exceptional experiences. We partner...more
1 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9235 8000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This looks a very bland square initially but go on any of the Melbourne free tours and you can discover its history. there is a free tour outside that takes you indoors and explains about the buildings etc. and they are definitely worth a look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mickljd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rather cold and bleak space which is very large and the bleakness is not helped by the security nasties that want to continually check your accreditation Toilets are hard to find and far apart

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dale W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely (and big) venue on the southern bank of the Yarra river. While there were no exhibitions available during our visit, we enjoyed a quick rest in the humongous building, before continuing with our exploration of the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 12 November 2018

My son and I went to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's performance of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I've been to previous concerts with the orchestra, but the experience in this auditorium was exceptional, leaving me with curiosity about the acoustics. If there was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is an amazing building. It is big very big. Very good service at our fuction on the last night of our conference.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

The hotel and staff were wonderful. What a wonderful start to our vacation. Hotel is centrally located and easy access to transportation

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nila S
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This was where we had our business convention, here’s my observations: Ambience: 4.5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5 Customer Service: 4/5 Fun: 4/5 Physical Ease: 5/5 The Good: Great place for business meetings, Enough cafes around, near eateries, and it feels comfortable! I’ve never been to a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S102OOdaniell
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I had been there previously for medical conferences for several years, but this year, attended a "retreat" arranged for the leaders of the Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for all their leaders in Australia, around 950. Food was served in the Melbourne Room on the second...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skc97
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I experienced some of the staff at the Melbourne convention centre to be rather unfriendly in a passive aggressive way. Perhaps they do too many events there to maintain a first-class service standards. This is a shame because the venue itself is first-rate. The food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WernMachine
Reviewed 9 October 2018

If you're a budget tourist (like I did) feel free to utilize the Free Tram Zone at no cost and find the nearest Tram stop at the corner of Spencer St and Flinders St (Spencer St. stop) then walk cross the Batman Park to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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21 September 2018|
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Response from Kathy-maree59 | Reviewed this property |
I found the tiered seating easy to view all areas i am not 100% where the row you are asking is.
6 May 2018|
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Response from DarrinS113 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the pan Pacific we found better good rooms good service and close to everything u would love it Jessica. The south wharf dfo is beautiful .lots to see .not sure airport services as we live in melbourne vic
7 March 2017|
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Response from AALtravelbuddy | Reviewed this property |
I have been to a play there and it was awful. You can only see the stage from the big Rv screens, so it is definitely not worth spending that sort of money for distant seats. The only seats worth having are up close.