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 was voted Australasia's leading meetings and conference destination in the 2013 World Travel Awards and in the same year won the Most Admired Knowledge City (MAKCi) Award for a third time, at the sixth Knowledge Cities World Summit. 2014 will see further set Melbourne in the spotlight as it welcomes the World Congress of Cardiology for 9000 delegates and the 20th International AIDS Conference for in excess of 14,000 delegates. This will be the largest health-related conference ever hosted in Australia.

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