Melbourne Convention Center

Melbourne, Australia

LEO A DALY participated in a conceptual design competition that features a 3,000,000-SF addition to the existing Melbourne Convention Centre. The expansion is intended to raise Melbourne’s international profile by making it Australia’s largest convention center.

Our competition-winning design offers maximum function and flexibility by providing 130,000-SF of new open space. Various operational modes connect to the pre-existing structure via a 5,000-seat auditorium that allows multiple conventions to occur simultaneously. The design includes a new twelve-story, 300-room, five-star hotel, parking for 1,000 vehicles, riverfront retail space, and space for a naval museum. The conceptual design also includes a pedestrian bridge, a key feature linking the development to the opposite riverfront.


Victorian State Government

At a glance

3 million SF

130,000-SF open space

5,000-seat auditorium

12-story, 300-room, 5-star hotel

1,000-space parking area


Flexible convention space

Riverfront retail space

Planned naval museum

Connections to pre-existing structure

Design includes a pedestrian bridge linking to the opposite riverfront


Master plan

Conceptual design