Voted many times as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and leading the way for arts, culture, sports and infrastructure, Melbourne offers unique Australian experiences and can meet the specific needs of all meeting, convention and incentive planners and delegates.
The city is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay and is enhanced by the Yarra River, immaculate parks, intriguing public art, enchanting laneways, historic buildings and innovative design.
As Australia’s major events capital, and home of the award-winning Melbourne Convention Centre, cosmopolitan Melbourne is a stylish city with a proven record in delivering outstandingly successful business events.
KEY INDUSTRY SECTORS
28 airlines fly directly to Melbourne from over 32 international destinations, 401 times a week. Domestic and international terminals are under one roof so no transfers are required.
LOCAL TRANSPORT / GETTING AROUND
Melbourne’s compact city grid network and transport facilities allow easy access to major hotels, meeting venues and local attractions. Many venues can be reached on foot. Melbourne offers a free City Circle Tourist Tram and free city Tourist Shuttle Bus, linking with other tram, train and light rail services.
Melbourne enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Melbourne monthly averages:
There are currently 10,891 hotel rooms within the central centre, 17,799 within the City of Melbourne and 26,618 hotel rooms in the greater Melbourne region.
Melbourne has a wide variety of flexible meeting and special event venues, from warehouse conversions to historic homes. The ‘Six Star Green Star’ rated Melbourne Convention Centre boasts a 5,500 seat plenary, 52 meeting rooms and the sophisticated Melbourne Room – the only banquet room of its size in Melbourne to feature floor-to-ceiling windows. The integrated Melbourne Exhibition Centre is 30,000 square metres.
THE MELBOURNE EFFECT