Association Expertise

Melbourne is one of the world's most liveable cities and benefits from a competitive and dynamic business environment, first class infrastructure and a high concentration of convention facilities in the city centre.  The city is known for its expertise in the medical, science, research, business, innovation technology and education sectors.

Melbourne is a world leading destination for association events.  With areas of expertise including science, medicine, innovation and education, it is a destination where global thought leaders, industry and academia come together.

Melbourne ranked first in Australia and ninth in the Asia Pacific for international association meetings in 2011, according to ICCA rankings. Over the next two and a half years, Melbourne will host seven of the world's largest and most prestigious conferences including the World Diabetes Congress in 2013 and the World Congress of Cardiology and the International AIDS Conference in 2014.

With a high concentration of convention facilities located in the city centre, fantastic local transport, an innovative convention centre and an exciting urban lifestyle, Melbourne offers everything needed for a memorable congress.

Assistance is provided through the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), including convention bidding, connections with local associations, strategies to boost delegate numbers, site visits, referral services, communication and PR assistance, and the backing of government through MCB’s Convention Services and Government Partnerships Department.

For assistance with your event or more information about Melbourne, contact the Melbourne Convention Bureau at