Population of approximately 4 million Melbourne is one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities in the world, with 140 nationalities representing 100 religious faiths and 180 different languages and a population of approximately 4 million.
The most geographically diverse state in Australia. Everything from rugged beaches to popular snowfields, from temperate wine regions to arid deserts are all found within a relatively short distance.
Accredited as an International ‘Safe City’ by the World Health Organisation, it is truly a global destination for major events and home to five of the six most significant annual sports events held in Australia – the Australian Football League Grand Final, the Melbourne Cup (the most famous horse race in Australia), the Australian Open Tennis Championship, the Boxing Day Cricket Test and the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The food and shopping capital of Australia offering a huge range of options to cater for all tastes and budgets. Melbourne has more than 3,000 restaurants, cafés and bars and more retail space than any other city in Australia; Five wine growing regions and over 100 wineries within 90 minutes of Melbourne City.
Melbourne has won numerous awards for its prowess as a host city for international conventions and consistently ranks as one of the world’s leading convention destinations.
Melbourne’s climate is characterised by low humidity and low rainfall, with four distinct seasons to enjoy - May is autumn time and average daily temperature is 21C/69F, and slightly cooler in the evenings.
Getting around Melbourne
Melbourne is a great walking city with the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre located within easy walking distance to hotels, restaurants, cafés and shopping.
You can also find out about Melbourne and Victoria on the Visit Victoria website.
About the Venue - MCEC
The MCEC is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. Plenary is easily found within the Convention Centre, accessed via Convention Centre Place or a short walk down the Exhibition Centre Concourse from the Clarendon Street entrance.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf Melbourne VIC 3006
Getting there - http://mcec.com.au/your-visit/getting-there/
The MCEC is just a 20 minute drive from Melbourne airport and a short stroll to the city centre. There you can explore cafés, eclectic restaurants, lush parklands, incredible fashion and inspiring galleries and museums. For further information on car parking and public transport options to the venue please see the above link.