Melbourne's Best Conference Locations

  in  Conferences & Exhibitions
Globally recognised as an energetic and welcoming host city, Melbourne is one of the top locations in the world to hold conferences, business meetings and events. Melbourne's conference venues have attracted business travellers and conference delegates from all over Australia and abroad. Luckily, cheap flights to Melbourne are regularly available, and there is a great range of affordable hotels in Melbourne to accommodate guests overnight.

If you're planning an event in Melbourne, you certainly won't have trouble finding a venue. There is a wide array of Melbourne conference venues to choose from, whether you're planning a small business meeting or large scale convention. Here are five of the best Melbourne event venues.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is recognised as one of Australia's leading conference venues. The venue has hosted everything from business conventions and meetings to gala dinners, exhibitions and concerts. The MCEC has up to 52 meeting rooms to choose from and can hold a total capacity of 10,000 people. The conference venue provides all the latest technology, along with top notch food and skilled staff to help bring the whole event together. The MCEC is situated on the banks of the Yarra River, only 20 minutes drive from Melbourne Airport.

Rydges Melbourne
This 4.5-star conference hotel is one of the most popular Melbourne conference venues. The venue is conveniently situated in the centre of the city, near the theatre district, Chinatown and Government offices. The venue offers well-equipped meeting rooms that can seat up to 300 delegates, in a stylish theatre setting. However, the conference venue also has the flexibility to offer smaller meeting rooms for board meetings, workshops and breakout spaces. The large tinted windows of the conference rooms overlooks stunning views of the surrounding city. All rooms include free WIFI, individually controlled air conditioning and soundproof dividing walls. The hotel also offers well-equipped accommodation rooms with large work desks, perfect for business travellers and conference delegates.


Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens
This 4-star hotel is located in Melbourne's city centre and is ideal for small or medium sized events. The conference room can hold up to 160 delegates in a theatre-style setting, or it can be split into two sections for smaller workshops or meetings. The venue is within walking distance to some of Melbourne's most popular attractions like Queen Victoria Market and Etihad Stadium.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Situated right in the centre of the city, Novotel Melbourne on Collins is one of the best locations in Melbourne to hold a conference. The hotel features a selection of nine dedicated conference and event spaces, suited to any type of event. It can cater for an event as small as a two-person business meeting to a large scale, 400 person conference. In addition to its excellent meeting spaces, the hotel has 380 rooms for accommodation, along with a restaurant and bar, indoor pool and fitness centre. Novotel Melbourne on Collins is popular amongst both business travellers and leisure travellers.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a popular conference venue and business hotel located on the banks of the Yarra River. The hotel has a total of seven well-equipped conference rooms that can be catered to suit any event requirements. Its conference rooms are suitable for a variety of training programs, corporate events, seminars and business meetings. The hotel's excellent meeting rooms and convenient location in the CBD have garnered great reviews from conference delegates and business travellers.

Easy to reach via many of the world's leading airlines and home to a range of venues to suit any event, Melbourne makes for an unforgettable conference location. There are many cheap hotels in Melbourne able to accommodate conference guests, so why not plan a multi-day conference and allow your visitors some time to explore Australia's vibrant cultural hub.