Knowledge City

Knowledge City

Knowledge City

Melbourne is Australia’s knowledge and innovation capital.  We are a city of great minds that incubates thinkers, creators, innovators and producers across multiple sectors, from health and medical; science and engineering; to education, business and technology.

With a leading education sector including two top 100 global universities, 13 world class research institutes, 10 major teaching hospitals and a plethora of esteemed industry leaders, Melbourne truly influences and shapes the great minds of the future.

When you select Melbourne as your destination for an international conference, you are able to tap into the reputation of this global destination that attracts the world's best minds to gather to think differently, develop new solutions and deliver real change.

Knowledge Precincts

Melbourne Biomedical Precinct

This is Australia’s and one of the world’s leading biomedical precincts. It delivers outstanding patient care, cutting edge research and discoveries, and training to some of the country’s brightest mind. It comprises 30 hospitals, research, teaching and biotechnology organisations largely co-located close to Melbourne’s city centre.

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South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct (SEMIP)

SEMIP is the innovation, business and knowledge capital of the Asia Pacific region. Located 25 kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre, it is home to 40% of Victoria’s manufacturing activities and over 56,000 registered businesses encompassing manufacturing, retail, property and business services.

Northern Precinct

The Northern Precinct is located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and comprises eight major research and technology institutions fostering world-leading innovation

Knowledge Partners

MCB partners with Victoria’s knowledge community to amplify Melbourne's global position as a knowledge capital and support ongoing knowledge exchange and development of local talent. Our partnerships advocate for strengthening global networks and engagement across industry and academia.

       Doherty institute

The Doherty Institute is a centre of excellence where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve human health globally. The Doherty Institute is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care in infection and immunity. 


AusBiotech is Australia’s life sciences organisation, working on behalf of members for more than 35 years to provide representation and services to promote the global growth of the Australian life sciences industry. AusBiotech is a well-connected network of over 3,000 members in the life sciences, including therapeutics, medical technology (devices and diagnostics), digital health, and agri-biotech sectors.

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The Burnet Institute is an independent Australian organisation that links medical research with practical action to help solve devastating health problems. Burnet brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. The institute carries out interdisciplinary health programs to tackle some of the most challenging global health issues including: Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks and Health Security.

Club Melbourne Ambassadors

MCB in collaboration with the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre supports the Club Melbourne Ambassador Program. This outstanding program unites and supports leading Victorians across diverse sectors to establish, secure and host international conferences that promote our state's expertise around the world, boost our economy and bring thought leadership to Victoria.

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