General info

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

The congress will be held at the GOLDFIELDS PLENARY THEATRE

1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf Melbourne

T: +61 3 9235 8000

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Superbly located right in the heart of Melbourne on the edge of the Yarra River is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), just a 20-minute drive from Melbourne airport. Surrounded by a wide range of accommodation within easy walking distance, restaurants, cafes, city centre, the MCEC connects you with everything you need.

The Conference will take place in the Goldfields theatre.  For an enlargement of the Map please click here.

Directions to Goldfields theatre: MAP


Discover Melbourne

Throughout the Congress, you will also have the chance to experience Melbourne at its finest. It is a vibrant city with a rich multicultural mix celebrating the creativity and diversity of its people and the city. Melbourne is exciting, constantly evolving and has something for everyone. From its vast range of restaurants , cafes and bars, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres, chic fashion stores, botanic gardens, sports stadiums, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to modern innovative architecture, Melbourne has an activity and attraction that will undoubtedly interest you.

For those who want to explore further afield, the unique natural beauty of regional Victoria is just a short trip away. For more detail on things to do in Melbourne or on sights and activities outside the city, please click here.

Guide to Melbourne and trip itineries

Melbourne Walking tours/itineries:

Private Tours around Melbourne and Victoria:

Cultural Food Trail Tours around the city and surrounding Neighborhoods:

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Discover Reginal Victoria

The Great Ocean road, Mornington Peninsula, Philip Island to visit the Penguins, Hiking in the ranges are all accessible just outside Melbourne. We have included a few websites here to get you started  in  planing your journey, you shouldn’t miss this opportunity.

Itineries based on time:

Group Day tours around Victoria:


For our international visitors, we encourage you to stay a little longer to explore Australia’s diverse natural beauty. From the tropical rainforests of Queensland to the wide open deserts of the Northern Territory there are many  experiences you could have through the diverse landscapes Australia has to offer.

Discover more of what you can experience whilst down under by visiting here

Group Tours in Australia:

Getting to MCEC by car

If you’re being dropped off at the Exhibition Centre, our Clarendon Street entrance is the closest entrance. If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, there is an abundance of convenient secure car parking available around MCEC. Nearby options include the South Wharf RetailSiddeley StFreeway and Montague Street car parks.

Prefer to park onsite? Wilson Parking operates a secure underground car park at MCEC that offers a range of flexible rates. Book online before you visit to ensure you’re guaranteed a great spot.

Getting to MCEC by train

Our closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.
Open map here

Getting to MCEC by tram

Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.
Open map here

Getting to MCEC by bus

From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC. For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

Open map here

Getting to MCEC by taxi or Uber

If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance.

If you’re going to the Convention Centre, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

Open map here

Getting to MCEC from the airport

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones.

You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.

Open map here

The congress starts on Wednesday 1st November, and finishes Saturday 4th November.
Workshops are scheduled on Tuesday 31st October, and Sunday 5th November.

The official language of the congress is English.

Lunch will be served in the exhibition area during the break between the sessions.
Coffee/tea, water will be available in the exhibition area.
These are included in the registration fee.

Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear in this content because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training material. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

The congress has submitted a request for accreditation to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for Melbourne 2023. The former 2019 Antwerp program had been granted 24 European CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

An application has been made at EACCME.

Upon request, the chairmen of the congress will be happy to send a personal letter of invitation so as to enable participants to obtain supporting funds or visas to attend the congress. A letter of invitation cannot be considered as an offer of financial support.

Requests for invitation letters must imperatively be made during the online registration process.

Most visitors coming into Australia do require a pre-arranged tourist visa for entry. Traveller’s passports should be valid for more than 6 months at the time of entry, and have 2 blank pages available.

Should you require a visa, please refer to the website for application procedures. An e-visitor visa (subclass 651) is free and application can be done online. Note not all countries are eligible for this visa so it is best to check conditions using the official site.

In registering for the congress, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Organizing Secretariat assume any liability whatsoever. Participants should therefore organize their own health, travel and personal insurances.