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Partner News: Two weeks left to secure up to $25,000 to host your conference in Melbourne



Conference organisers from anywhere in Australia are urged to apply now to secure significant cash support for hosting their event in Melbourne, with applications for the Melbourne Convention Bureau’s National Business Event Program closing 30 June 2021.

In choosing Melbourne for your next conference, you’re choosing a city where innovation and creativity meets. It delivers a multitude of ever-changing and exclusive experiences to accommodate every group that ensure the conference is a memorable one.

It has the highest concentration of conference facilities in Australia and more than 80 unique venues in Melbourne’s city centre alone; from waterfront locations with spectacular skyline views to delightful outdoor spaces with the very best cuisine and entertainment. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure and accessibility and MCB’s unrivalled reputation for facilitating the delivery of high quality conferences, delegates will be left wishing they booked a longer stay in Melbourne.

Under the program, eligible event organisers can apply for up to $25,000 to offset costs for hosting their event in Australia’s events capital Melbourne. This cash injection can be put towards accommodation, venue hire, transport and other event costs, with 50 per cent of payable before the event commences to support upfront expenses.

All supported conferences must run for at least two days, attracting 150 or more people in-person with at least 30 per cent of delegates travelling to Melbourne form interstate. Valid only for new business event bookings for events to be held in Victoria prior to 31 December 2022.

Applications close 30 June 2021 so if you have ever wanted to host your event in Melbourne, now is the time to get planning and submit your application.

Secure your event support in Melbourne, apply now.


If you’re interested in booking a conference in Melbourne fill out an event enquiry form or email the team at For more information on MCB’s services visit

Click here to watch a video on Reasons to bid for your conference to be held in Melbourne and click here to watch a video on Conference support for your association in Melbourne. 

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