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Five inspiring venues to get those creative juices flowing when you’re planning your next large event.  

Intimate, grand, and everything in between: Melbourne’s range of conference venues will ensure there’s something to suit every type of event.

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has selected five inspiring venues to get those creative juices flowing when you’re planning your next large event.  

Sporting Sustainability: CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park is an exciting new venue at Melbourne’s famous sports and entertainment precinct. Building on experience with major events like the Australian Open, they can host everything from large-scale conferences and major awards nights to weddings and gala celebrations with five-star dining. 

Home of Big Ideas: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) 

As Australia’s biggest convention centre, MCEC features 63 versatile meeting rooms, including a plenary theatre with capacity for up to 5,500 delegates. The 39,000 square metre exhibition space is pillar-free, offering prime opportunities for the blending of great minds and ideas. 

The Venue of the Future: Melbourne Connect

World-class researchers, government and industry experts, intellectuals and artists come together at this purpose-built innovation precinct beside the University of Melbourne. Melbourne Connect also includes Science Gallery Melbourne, where art and science combine to inspire visitors with fresh ideas. Event spaces are flexible and technology-enabled, ranging from open spaces to smaller meeting and dining rooms.  

The Melbourne Icon: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) 

The Melbourne Cricket Ground, hallowed ground of Australian sports, is Australia’s largest stadium. By no means limited to sports, the venue has function spaces to suit a variety of events. The stadium holds over 100,000 people, and offers guided tours and visits to the Australian Sports Museum. Events with Nature’s Friends: Melbourne Zoo 

Private wildlife exhibits, lush bamboo forests and perhaps even the roar of lions in the background will ensure an unforgettable experience for conference guests at Melbourne Zoo. The Zoo has a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to suit a range of functions and can also include personal animal encounters that guarantee the event will be remembered for years to come. 

Find out how MCB can support you in searching for the perfect venue for your next business event. Alternatively you can watch your conference come to life with MCB’s interactive destination video, Ready.Set.Melbourne or check out the newly launched Melbourne interactive e-guide.

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