MCEC Introduces VenueSafe Plan in Readiness of its Reopening

Press Room > 2020

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) made the difficult decision, to extend its closure until midnight of August 31, in view of the Government of Victoria’s current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

In the meantime, MCEC has launched several safety and security measures under its VenueSafe Plan in preparation, when the venue gets back into business.

Peter King, chief executive of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre said. “We’ve been working hard to ensure we have the right health measures in place to give our customers, visitors and people the confidence they need when our doors reopen.”

“We’re confident that with new measures in place as part of our VenueSafe Plan, customers can continue to enjoy Melbourne’s leading destination for big ideas and inspirational events, when it is safe to return to our venue,” he added.

The MCEC VenueSafe Plan includes a range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing practices such as: additional resources and support from the venue’s safety and security team; changes made to access of the venue for, it will not be possible, to use MCEC, as a public thoroughfare to the surrounding precinct; establish health check stations as well as, increased cleaning and sanitisation and temperature checks before, entering the venue.

For more detail on MCEC’s VenueSafe Plan visit