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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

This iconic venue is located in the bustling South Wharf precinct and surrounded by shopping, trendy bars and eateries, historic sites, and many accommodation options. Melbourne’s lively city centre is just a short walk or tram ride away.

Getting There

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1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf VIC 3006

Whether you’re getting dropped off or heading over on public transport, access is easy. The entrance at Convention Centre Place is the closest to the Convention Centre (where ESA 2024 is being held). It’s next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Wharf.

If you’re driving in, there are plenty of car parking options nearby. Read on for all you need to know for making your way to the MCEC.

By Car

Wilson Parking operates a secure underground car park at the Exhibition Centre that offers a range of flexible rates. Book online before you visit to ensure you’re guaranteed a great spot.

Book a car spot online at Wilson Parking

There is an abundance of convenient secure car parking available around MCEC:

By Train

The closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes down Spencer Street and arrive at the Clarendon Street entrance in just a few stops.

For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

Plan your journey with the PTV journey planner

By Tram

Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 will all take you directly to the Clarendon Street entrance (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC).

Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle can drop you off at Stop 1 Spencer St/Flinders St. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach the MCEC.

For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

Plan your journey with the PTV journey planner

By Bus

From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Eighteen Pence Lane stop on Lorimer Street, which is roughly a six-minute walk to MCEC.

For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

Plan your journey with the PTV journey planner

By Bicycle

Various bike parking facilities are available in the City of Melbourne/Narrm, with more than 2700 bicycle hoops on streets across the city.

For access to Melbourne Exhibition Centre, there are bike hoops located on S Wharf Promenade at the Clarendon St entrance.

For access to Melbourne Convention Centre, there are bike hoops located along Convention Centre Place outside Wilson Parking South Wharf.

For more information on bicycle parking around Melbourne visit the City of Melbourne/Narrm site.

Find a spot to park your bike

By Taxi or Rideshare

There is a nearby taxi rank outside the MCEC on Convention Centre Place by the Novotel Melbourne South Wharf hotel entrance.

From the Airport

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request a rideshare by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick-up zones.

You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at our Clarendon Street entrance.

Buy a ticket for the Southbank Docklands Express


There’s always something new to explore in Melbourne and Victoria. From world-class coffee blends to shopping experiences and experiential dining – our exceptional state is yours for the taking.

In the city, head to rooftop bars, slide into a booth at a cosy pub or go an gastronomic experience at a hatted restaurant. Shop ’til you drop at eclectic markets with handmade goods and local wares, or scurry down laneways to discover boutique stores filled with goods made by talented Melburnians.

Join the crowd at one of the many sporting events hosted in the city every year. From the Australian Open to netball, rugby, tennis and the F1 Grand Prix. The roar of fans will be deafening and thrilling in equal measures. Or, take your seat at a show in the East End Theatre District, and meander through local and international exhibits at our galleries and museums.

Further afield, take in spectacular coastal sites along the iconic Great Ocean Road, stare in wonder at fluffy fairy penguins on Phillip Island, or climb to new heights in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. There are rainforests, white sand beaches, Aussie bush, mountain ranges and quaint villages to explore on your travels.

For more information about Melbourne visit: https://www.visitvictoria.com/