Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Victoria, 3006
T +61 3 9235 8000

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is a venue that needs no introduction. It has hosted everything from large conventions and exhibitions, to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners that draw audiences of the world’s elite thinkers, innovators and leaders.

Situated on the picturesque Yarra River, MCEC features state of the art facilities. The MCEC is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne – a pleasant ten-minute riverside stroll from many of the city’s restaurants, hotels and shopping areas making it easily accessed by foot or public transport.

We anticipate that many of our delegates will be looking to relax and unwind from the full line up of inspiring and energised program sessions, so free public transport options within the city will make it easy to get around.

MCEC is the first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star green star environmental rating. With their continuous involvement in Melbourne Renewable Energy Project, reducing carbon emissions, Food Waste reduction, banning Single use plastics and supporting the community via OzHarvest where they redistributed 56,277 meals through their food rescue donation program.


COVID-19 safety

The Dietitians Australia 2021 Conference will take all reasonable steps to provide the safest possible environment for conference delegates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff and suppliers. The Conference organising committee will be guided by the relevant State and Federal Government guidelines, and advice from the World Health Organisation, to ensure the event meets our obligations to be COVID-safe.

The Conference organising committee will work closely with the venue, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), and suppliers to develop and implement a COVID-safe event plan, to protect the health and safety of attendees, staff, suppliers and our communities.

COVID-safe event principles include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Hand-hygiene
  • COVID-safe food service
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation
  • Attendee check-in and contact tracing

We encourage you to check restrictions in Victoria, Australia and your local area closer to the conference date to ensure you understand any travel restrictions and/or health directives that may apply. We will be keeping abreast of developments and provide updates as needed. 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is committed to providing a safe and secure environment to protect the health and safety of venue customers, guests, employees and suppliers.

MCEC is a COVID-safe venue with a comprehensive VenueSafe Plan. The Plan establishes standards and guidelines that will enable MCEC and our customers to operate in a safe and secure environment under COVID-19 restrictions.

The Plan has been developed in line with government advice and restrictions, and highlights key practices to mitigate the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in our day-to-day operations.

You can view more information about the MCEC VenueSafe Plan here.