Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre



Melbourne Design Fair moves to its permanent home at the world-class Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

Colloquially as ‘Jeff’s Shed’, the state-of-the-art convention venue boasts pillarless exhibition bays with soaring 18 meter high ceilings. The venue is situated within a 1km radius of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, which is home to over twenty cultural institutions and organisations including the National Gallery of Victoria.

The venue is within walking distance of fifty and more restaurants, cafes and bars, and 25 hotels, including Crown Melbourne Hotels, The Langham, Pan Pacific Melbourne and the Novotel South Wharf.


Melbourne Design Fair
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006


Thursday 18 May, 5:00pm to 9:30pm

Friday 19 May, 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday 20 May, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 21 May, 10:00am to 5:00pm


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is found on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. A short walk from Melbourne’s central business district and just a 20-minute drive from Melbourne Airport. Melbourne Design Fair takes place in the Convention Centre, directly neighbouring LUME and opposite Pan Pacific.


Hop on any of the below listed trams and get off at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of Melbourne Convention Centre*:

  • Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
  • Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
  • Route 112 – West Preston to St Kilda
  • Alternatively catch tram number 48 or 70 and get off at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge. For further tram timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.

*Requires a short walk from Clarendon St to the opposite end of MCEC, opposite Pan Pacific.


Catch any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Get off at Southern Cross Station and take tram number 96, 109 or 112 as above. For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.


The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station.

Bus route 238 operates to and from Southern Cross Station to Convention Place between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm, Monday to Friday. The coach pick up/drop off point is in ‘Bay 1’, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf). For further bus timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.


There is a drop off point right for rideshare vehicles outside the Convention Centre entrance, opposite Pan Pacific.


If you’re driving to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, there is ample underground parking.

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