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“south wharf”(8 reviews)
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At Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) we’re passionate about creating environments that inspire. We foster curiosity, creativity and collaboration, and it’s these values that allow us to deliver exceptional experiences. We partner...more
1 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9235 8000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been there previously for medical conferences for several years, but this year, attended a "retreat" arranged for the leaders of the Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for all their leaders in Australia, around 950. Food was served in the Melbourne Room on the second...More

Thank skc97
Reviewed 1 week ago

I experienced some of the staff at the Melbourne convention centre to be rather unfriendly in a passive aggressive way. Perhaps they do too many events there to maintain a first-class service standards. This is a shame because the venue itself is first-rate. The food...More

Thank WernMachine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a budget tourist (like I did) feel free to utilize the Free Tram Zone at no cost and find the nearest Tram stop at the corner of Spencer St and Flinders St (Spencer St. stop) then walk cross the Batman Park to the...More

Thank Alief E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good to shop and having lunch. Very busy, a lot of shop. Highly recommend if you travel to Melbourne

Thank Heejin W
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I have attended several conferences here and I found the area to be great. It is big, clean, modern, the seats are comfortable. We used the exhibition areas and the main arena's. The facilities are good when you have so many people attending.

Thank Kathy-maree59
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We attended an exhibition here. Access was easy and the layout was simple and easy to navigate. Good parking as well as public transport, and good facilities for visitors, including phone charging station and phone accessory vending machine. Refreshments inside the exhibition was expensive, and...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent conference venue. Attended large conference when another conference there. Plenty of room. Excellent coffee. Options for dinner and accommodation nearby.

Thank Jacquie W
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This convention center blows your mind away with its architectural splendors. Had a great time attending a Psychiatric conference. With its central location, I was able to explore a lot of Melbourne and shop at the famous DFO outlets too.

Thank mansoor1336
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Located on Southbank just over the Spencer Street bridge, the centre is easy to reach. It is on a large scale and, if you have a conference, then there is a long walk almost the full length of the exhibition building and then perhaps another...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My beautiful wife and I have been to this establishment many times before. The ambiance of the gift fair's are always vibrant and enjoyable. The facilities are always good and location convenient. Surrounding restaurants and hotels make your working life comfortable and easy. Good stuff...More

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21 September 2018|
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Response from Kathy-maree59 | Reviewed this property |
I found the tiered seating easy to view all areas i am not 100% where the row you are asking is.
Jessica S
6 May 2018|
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Response from DarrinS113 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the pan Pacific we found better good rooms good service and close to everything u would love it Jessica. The south wharf dfo is beautiful .lots to see .not sure airport services as we live in melbourne vic
7 March 2017|
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Response from AALtravelbuddy | Reviewed this property |
I have been to a play there and it was awful. You can only see the stage from the big Rv screens, so it is definitely not worth spending that sort of money for distant seats. The only seats worth having are up close.
Aimee B
31 January 2017|
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Response from MCEC M | Property representative |
Hi Aimee, It depends entirely on your preferred viewing experience and the type of production you are seeing. On average, the best sound and sight lines are from around Gala Seating Rows D-G (normally in front of the... More