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Venue: Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre




The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is the largest convention and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane.

This state-of-the-art $29 million facility comprises multiple versatile spaces including a 1090-seat auditorium and two plenary halls which, when fully extended, seat 1500 delegates theatre-style or 800 guests banquet style. There are four meeting rooms, a 100-seat studio space, two foyers, a selection of break-out rooms, a dedicated event planner’s office and a registration desk.

The MECC is located in the heart of Mackay and is just a short stroll away from a plethora of City Centre restaurants, an award-winning Regional Art Gallery, hotels, a library, shopping precincts and our magnificent blue water Pioneer River. The Centre is easily accessible via foot, car, bike or bus and approximately 10 minutes via taxi from the Mackay Airport.

Travel and Transport - Getting to Mackay

Mackay has all the transport services that you would expect from a large regional city. Whether you choose to travel by air, road or rail (or a combination), you are set to make the journey just as enjoyable as the destination.

Air Transport Options:

Mackay has three domestic airlines servicing it and is connected by air directly with Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton and Gladstone.


Virgin Australia


Road Transport Options:

Located on the Bruce Highway, access via road to Mackay is easy. Inland access is provided from Emerald in the Central Queensland Highlands through to Clermont and the Peak Downs Highway.

Express coach services of Greyhound, McCafferty and Premier operate along the coastal highway.


Mackay Transit Coaches

Rail Transport Options:

Queensland Railways' Tilt Train and Sunlander services stop at Mackay daily from Brisbane and Cairns via coastal cities.


The Centre has a designated car park that can be accessed via Alfred Street. Ample street parking is also available in nearby streets. Centre patrons must be aware that on street parking includes a mix of restricted and non-restricted parking. Please check sign conditions for the duration of your stay.

Parking compounds are also available within five and ten minute walks to the Centre entrance. 



Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
252 - 258 Alfred Street (Cnr MacAlister Street)
Queensland Australia 4740

Event Organiser

Suzan Williams

Email Organiser