Location & Venue

Mackay, QLD


The Mackay region offers a fresh and stimulating conference destination. Its 66,484 km2 encompass a diverse natural environment, including a picturesque blue-water river, secluded beaches, a tranquil marina and pristine rainforest hinterland. The result is fresh air and space for inspired thinking, with limited distractions. Enjoy sunny days with an average temperature of 27 degrees in October.

As a fresh new business event destination, Mackay boasts affordable world-class facilities and services with small town hospitality and excellence in customer service.

Affordable and frequent services from Jetstar, Qantaslink, and Virgin Australia provide flights in and out of Mackay to Brisbane (1.5 hours), Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne.

As the largest convention and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane, the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is in easy walking distance to more than six 4-star quality hotels and hundreds of must-do experiences that will have you wanting to stay a little longer.

Mackay is a thriving regional centre with a population of almost 120,000 people. The local economy is diverse and supported by strong activity in the resources sector, resurgence in agribusiness, and growth in construction, logistics, education and tourism. The economic landscape is innovative, forward thinking and full of exciting opportunities.

Mackay is on a journey of re-inventing itself and transforming its regional economy. They are embracing transformation to capture future opportunities and to ensure their region remains relevant and continues to grow and thrive.

Cape Hillsborough National Park
Sunrise with the wallabies

Not just a holiday, an adventure in the Mackay Region

Eungella National Park
Finch Hatton Gorge

Conference Venue

The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
258 Alfred Street
Mackay QLD 4740

The word-class boutique Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (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 the magnificent blue water Pioneer River.

The MECC is easily accessible via foot, car, bike or bus and approximately 10 minutes via taxi from the Mackay airport. The centre has two designated car parks with additional ample street parking available in nearby streets.