Reimagine your next event in Melbourne

Thinking about your next business event destination? Make it Melbourne, the city where innovation and creativity meets, delivering a multitude of ever-changing and exclusive experiences to accommodate every group.

Not sure where to start? Try the Melbourne Convention Bureau. MCB provides a free one-stop-service to creating memorable events in Melbourne. From organising your next corporate reward program and designing that WOW itinerary, to sourcing conference and meeting spaces, MCB will connect you with the right people, places and products to ensure your event is planned and executed with ease.

Partnering with 200+ suppliers, MCB connects you to leading venue, accommodation, catering and entertainment options to best meet your event brief and budget.

Planning a memorable function?

Melbourne boasts the country’s highest concentration of conference facilities, conveniently located in the heart 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 (MCEC).

If you are planning a unique function, a wide selection of over 80 unique venues is on offer in Melbourne’s city centre alone.

Be one of the first to experience Melbourne & Olympic Parks new venue, Centrepiece, a dynamic and flexible space or choose from multiple unique event spaces exclusively through Showtime Event Group from the stunning State Library Victoria to their incredible riverside spaces at South Wharf; let them take care of all your catering, entertainment, audio visual equipment and styling needs.

Visit MCB’s supplier search to explore the different options.

Where to stay?

From five-star luxury to less, comfortable and fully equipped hotels and varied accommodations are readily available in Melbourne and the immediate surrounds where delegates can rejuvenate and rest in style.

All major hotels are represented in Melbourne including AccorHotels, Hyatt, Crown Melbourne, Sofitel, Novotel, Pan Pacific and Holiday Inn – ranging from three-and-a-half to five- star. The brand new W Melbourne Hotel is set to open in February 2021 if you want to indulge your clients with rebellious luxury.

There is also a wealth of boutique-style hotels for delegates looking for something special during their stay in Melbourne. Luxury décor and unique designs deliver an accommodation experience with a distinct local flavour.

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Top reasons to meet in Melbourne

Accessibility – Melbourne is a well-connected, accessible city making it easy and enjoyable for delegates to travel in and around.

Diversity of experiences – Planners are spoilt for choice when developing programs. From city experiences to regional discoveries, this beautiful state offers immersive, unique and memorable experiences, only available in Victoria.

World-class food scene – Melbourne is renowned as a foodie haven with a diversity of cuisine that makes it a very enticing destination for all delegates alike.  There is a myriad of restaurants, food tours and ‘hands-on’ food experiences, so delegates can enjoy the famous culinary delights of the city.

Shopping experiences – From arts markets and high-end boutiques, to specialty stores in city laneways and luxurious shopping centres, Melbourne is the epitome of style and a shopping destination of choice.

Cultural heart of Australia – Melbourne’s culture is vibrant and alive which can be experienced year-round in the streets and lanes, in bars and cafes, at numerous festivals, exhibitions, museums and galleries.

Regional attractions – Regional Victoria offers an abundance of immersive experiences within a 1.5-hour drive of Melbourne. From wineries and stunning coastal scenery, to rainforests, waterfalls and wildlife encounters, there is plenty to see and do for groups of all sizes. 

Start planning your event and discover MCB’s free Event Support.