The major venues in Australia for exhibitions are easily remembered; Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne and Sydney Showgrounds, International Convention Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre and so on. These venues are great for large events where you are expecting a large volume of exhibitors and attendees. For the more boutique exhibitions, of 100 exhibitors or less and hundreds of attendees, there are many other different venue options for you to consider. Smaller venues can give a boutique expo an intimate feel and help your exhibitors and attendees connect on a meaningful level.
Below you'll find details on the best venues to support your exhibition needs and to really deliver an amazing event to your exhibitors and attendees. Each venue offers something a little different to help your event really stand out from your competition. Each venue has been selected using our best practices for choosing an exhibition venue, to ensure that the expo runs smoothly for everyone.
Meat Market is a flexible and versatile venue that can be utilised by organisers for a wide range of exhibitors and attendees. Meat Market offers two pavilions that are steeped in history and make a magnificent backdrop to your exhibition. The period details of the pavilions offer a unique looking venue that offers modern technical equipment and can cater to your requirements. The Cobblestone Pavilion offers a unique cobblestone flooring, to accommodate an exhibition you can lay flat timber flooring and allow your exhibitors and attendees to experience a historical and unique feel, while also ensuring that the walls of the expo stands are level.
Photo: The Cobblestone Pavilion at Meat Market via www.creativespaces.net.au
Cargo Hall is a venue that incorporates the old industrial charm synonymous with Melbourne and also modern design and amenities. Cargo Hall is conveniently situated opposite the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, which means that your exhibition will benefit from the public transport in the area as well as the adjacent 2,000 car spaces at the Convention Centre. With exposed beams, wide open space and no pillars, this venue is a great space to hold an exhibition.
Photo: Cargo Hall via www.venuemob.com.au
Luna Park isn’t a venue that immediately springs to mind when you think about an exhibition venue, but it is a great venue for smaller exhibitions that have a very specific focus. Luna Park is an exceptional venue for product launches, small roadshows and employee focused events. Luna Park offer many amenities often required to organise a successful event such as AV, Catering, Staging and Theming options. Using a venue like Luna Park offers the exhibitors and attendees a fun and relaxed environment in which to enjoy your exhibition, making the whole event much more memorable.
Photo: Luna Park via https://lunaparkevents.melbourne/luna-palace/
For events that are held in the regional areas of Victoria some of the best regional venues are RACV Centres. With an RACV Centre in most major cities outside of Melbourne you are guaranteed to find a venue that will support your event.
RACV Cape Schanck Resort is a new development that has been recently completed. The event spaces offer a picturesque backdrop for your exhibition. RACV Cape Schanck Resort is the perfect place to hold your exhibition in the Mornington Peninsula.
Photo: RACV Cape Schanck Resort via www.racv.com.au
RACV Goldfields Resort is situated on 150 acres of state forest, offering breath-taking views from the Grand Ballroom, along with an abundance of natural light. RACV Goldfields Resort is a great venue to host your exhibition in the Western Victorian region.
Photo: RACV Goldfields via www.racv.com.au
RACV Torquay Resort offers a scenic backdrop of the Torquay and Jan Juc beaches. Offering plenty of natural light and views of the ocean, this venue offers your event a relaxed feel. For all your exhibition needs along the coast, you can’t go past this venue.
Photo: RACV Torquay via www.booking.com
With almost 1000 sqm of flat floored space, SMC Conference & Function Centre is a great venue to host your exhibition. Offering all of the essentials of a great expo, such as a flat floor, free Wi-Fi, a loading dock (seriously, your expo supplier will thank you for this!) and a heavy goods lift, this venue will make organising and setting up your expo a breeze. SMC Conference & Function Centre offer catering and liquor service within the venue, which always makes exhibitors and attendees happy.
Photo: SMC Conference & Function Centre via https://www.smcfc.com.au/exhibitions-trade-shows.html
The Venue Alexandria can offer a versatile event space that can cater to any event needs that you have. With high ceilings, polished concrete floors and comfort amenities such as air conditioning, The Venue can ensure that your exhibitors and attendees are well looked after during your exhibition. With a loading dock, plenty of car parking, catering and beverage packages, all the essentials will be covered to help make your exhibition a real stand out event.
Photo: MYOB Incite Roadshow at The Venue Alexandria via https://thevenuealexandria.com.au
Rosehill Gardens is set within a beautiful racecourse setting, offering a glamorous setting for your event. With rigging capabilities and AV instalments you will have the ability to control the aesthetic of your exhibition using a variety of methods, and your exhibitors will also benefit from these capabilities. The amenities that will be most important to help making your exhibition a success, such as catering, parking and close proximity to accommodation are all offered by Rosehill Gardens, meaning that your exhibitors will be able to enjoy the event.
Photo: Rosehill Gardens via https://eventsbyatc.com.au
Lightspace is a venue that offers a real point of difference to your exhibition. The flexible floor space allows you to use the space for a variety of event needs. With high ceilings, polished concrete floors and fast Wi-Fi, your exhibition needs are all covered off by this elegant and cutting-edge venue. Lightspace provides your exhibition with an intimate feel, allowing your exhibitors and attendees to network within a great space.
Photo: Lightspace via https://lightspace.net.au/launches
Howard Smith Wharves is a brand-new riverfront venue that opened in Brisbane in late 2018. If convenience is at the forefront of your mind when planning your exhibition, then this is the venue for you. Located only 5 minutes’ walk from the Brisbane CBD, this venue will be easy for your exhibitors and attendees to get to. With remarkable views, amazing local food and drink and modern facilities, this venue will be a fantastic location for your exhibition.
Photo: Howard Smith Wharves via https://howardsmithwharves.com
W Brisbane offers a central location, right in the heart of the city. Having a central location means the commute to the venue easy for your exhibitors and attendees. W Brisbane offers full AV services, which can include custom LED screens and statement lighting to help propel your exhibition theming. With large pillar-less spaces, W Brisbane can be a great venue to set up stands for your exhibitors, as well as having large open spaces that feature terraces and river views. For a relaxing venue that provides vast space, you can’t go past W Brisbane.
RACV Royal Pines Resort is conveniently located in the heart of the Gold Coast and is easy to get to from Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport, which makes it a perfect location for your exhibitors and attendees who are travelling from all over Australia and beyond. With large pillar-less spaces, plenty of accommodation for your exhibitors and all modern amenities needed to create a successful exhibition, the RACV Royal Pines is a great venue choice. With an expansive foyer leading into the Benowa Ballroom, you can set up your registration area outside the expo space, ensuring that your attendees are amazed when they first arrive at your expo.
Photo: RACV Royal Pines Resort via https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-resorts/our-destinations/royal-pines-gold-coast-resort/conferences-and-events/meetings-events-spaces/royal-benowa-ballroom.html
Adelaide Oval is a charming conference space, featuring floor to ceiling windows that project views of the Adelaide Riverbank and CBD. Your exhibitors and attendees will be amazed with the breath-taking views and the amazing services offered by the Adelaide Oval staff. The William Magarey Room offers a large conference space where you will be able to comfortably host an exhibition of up to 100 exhibitors.
Photo: William Magarey Room at Adelaide Oval www.adelaideconvention.com.au
The Hilton Adelaide is conveniently located close to the Adelaide CBD, with easy access to public transport, restaurants and the famous Adelaide Markets, as well as easy accessibility from the airport. Offering accommodation also means that your exhibitors and attendees can really invest in your exhibition knowing that they don’t have to worry about long commutes to find accommodation. Boasting the largest pillar-free hotel ballroom in all of South Australia, the Hilton Adelaide is a great venue choice for your exhibition or event. With Wi-Fi and all relevant amenities to help you run a successful exhibition, this is a great venue choice.
Photo: Hilton Adelaide via https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-australia/hilton-adelaide-ADLHITW/event/index.html
Stamford Hotels and Resorts in Adelaide is a great location for exhibitions that have a maximum of 50 exhibitors. The exhibition space has views of the surrounding city, offering natural light with a professional feel. Stamford Hotels and Resorts have a partnership in place with Encore Event Technologies to ensure that your exhibitors are offered great support with their AV needs.
Photo: Stamford Hotel and Resorts in Adelaide via https://www.stamford.com.au/spa/adelaide-conference-venues
Optus Stadium is the newest event destination in Western Australia that accommodates events of all sizes. Open all year round, Optus Stadium is centrally located with easy access to Perth CBD and a wide range of accommodation options for your exhibitors and attendees. This can be an important feature if you are hosting an event that requires your exhibitors and attendees to travel, as it can be difficult to align flight times with event times. The highlight of Optus Stadium’s event spaces is the River View Rooms. These rooms feature floor to ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of Perth CBD and the Swan River. Offering full AV amenities and catering, Optus Stadium is a great choice for your exhibition in Perth.
Photo: Optus Stadium via www.colliers.com.au
Hyatt Regency Perth offers outstanding conference and event facilities, as well as accommodation for your exhibitors and attendees, making it a great choice for your event. With six meeting rooms that range in size, Hyatt Regency Perth can cater to a wide range of event sizes and has the flexibility to support your exhibition needs.
Photo: Hyatt Regency Perth via www.hyatt.com