MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE
Welcome to the spectacular Melbourne Convention Centre, one of
the most advanced and versatile convention centres in the world.
This guide will identify many of the exceptional features that
The Melbourne Convention Centre
help make this convention centre a truly unique and Is the focus of the emerging inner-city South Wharf precinct,
revolutionary building. a visionary and dynamic space that completes Melbourne’s
extensive redevelopment along the Yarra River.
For example, it’s the only convention centre in the world with
a ‘6 Star Green Star’ environmental rating and sets a new Is fully integrated with the exhibition centre to be the largest
benchmark for integrated design, convention versatility, and most versatile convention and exhibition centre in Australia.
technology and delegate comfort. Is the first convention centre in the world with a ‘6 Star
As you explore the Melbourne Convention Centre you can use this Green Star’ environmental rating.
guide to identify and learn more about some of the specific design Was designed by joint venture architects Woods Bagot
features of this extraordinary venue. and NH Architecture.
Only 56 Spotted Gum trees from a sustainable Australian plantation were used to cover 8500 square metres
of veneer panelling in the plenary, foyer and grand banquet room.
The convention centre has a unique air conditioning system that uses low level air delivery and high level air
exhaust in the plenary and foyer areas to provide effective air flow with low energy consumption.
The 18 metre glass façade provides high levels of natural light to the foyer and pre-function spaces reducing
the need for artificial light.
The convention centre has a black water treatment plant which treats wastewater, rainwater and stormwater
to Grade A quality for re-use in the building.
Ground Floor Foyer
The maritime history of the area is represented
by the colour orange featured throughout the centre.
This colour was used to paint the hulls of ships.
The floor pattern uses six different colour tiles
to represent the tidal flow of the Yarra River.
The staircase screens are made from perforated
Boasts an 18 metre high glass façade fronting the
Yarra River with views all the way to Federation Square.
Accommodates 8400 guests.
HILTO TH WHARF
Levels 1 and 2
The centre has 32 meeting rooms of various sizes
All rooms feature state-of-the-art in-built technology
and audio visual equipment.
The floor and ceiling design features an indigenous
plant pattern to symbolise the native flora of
Melbourne, and evokes the root systems of our bush
Grand Banquet Room
The entry wall colour is Sun Yellow, a vibrant and
welcoming colour representing the rising sun over
the Yarra River.
The rose pattern on the carpet represents
Melbourne’s public gardens and the roses in full
bloom during the Spring Racing Carnival.
Seats 1500 guests for gala events.
Can be divided into two smaller rooms.
GRAN OM 206
UET RO 205
HILTO TH WHARF 210
SOU 209 21
204 207 21 21
203 2 5
TAKE ESCALATOR TO LEVEL 2
Plenary Gala seating
Seats 5553 people with unobstructed views for There are two tiers of fixed seating and a lower
everyone – a world first for a theatre this size. section of 42 rows, 1525 seats, in an arc shape
around the central stage area. These rows can be
Two operable walls divide the plenary into three
raised, in less than 10 minutes, to be tiered, in line
self contained acoustically separate theatres.
with the rest of the seating, or lowered with the seats
Five different seat fabric colours represent the
stowing directly underneath the floor, transforming
colours of the blades of grass at the MCG.
the plenary into a flat-floor space.
For further information please contact
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, Australia 3006.
Telephone +61 3 9235 8000 Facsimile +61 3 9235 8001 email@example.com www.mcec.com.au