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  • Top reasons to meet in Melbourne

    April 05, 2022

    Melbourne is a vibrant, well-connected and welcoming city, offering a multitude of ever-changing and exclusive experiences to accommodate every group.

    Our city leads the way in events, arts, culture, sport and infrastructure, and boasts a year-round calendar of annual events, festivals and shows, underpinned with a rich multicultural history and a food haven for exploration.

    Our infrastructure paves the way for highly successful conferences and events, with world-leading facilities and venues, quality accommodation and an extensive transport system. 

    When Melbourne plays host to your conference, corporate event or incentive group, you will benefit from our wealth of experience, world-class facilities, collaborative network of suppliers as well as our passion and dedication to ensure every event yields successful business outcomes.

    A strong performer across many fields, Melbourne continues to attract great minds who collaborate, innovate and inspire to deliver success. Connecting and meeting in Melbourne, opens the door to new ways of doing business in a place that consistently delivers excellence.

    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. Groups are spoilt for choice when it comes to venues, from stunning waterfront locations, spectacular skyline views, and delightful outdoor spaces, all paired with the very best cuisine, entertainment and high-quality service.

    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 international hotel chains are represented in Melbourne including AccorHotelsHyattHiltonWestinMarriottSofitelNovotelCrown and Holiday Inn - ranging from three-and-a-half to five- star.

    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.

    To view accommodations options, click here.

    Melbourne – a city that has it all

    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 Victoria, we offer immersive, unique and memorable experiences, only available in our beautiful State.

    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.