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STABLE AND PROSPEROUS

Only western economy to achieve growth during the global financial crisis and continuing 17 years of uninterrupted prosperity

Named as one of the global top 10 countries for ease of doing business

ENVIABLE LIFESTYLE

Over 200 countries and 180 languages

represented

World’s Most Liveable City 2011-2017

AUSTRALIA'S PREMIER CONFERENCE CITY

Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference

Destination 2011-2016 (World Travel Awards)

Australia’s highest concentration of

conference facilities

THE INTELLIGENT CHOICE

Victoria is home to 7,900 technology

companies generating AU$29 billion

in revenue

13 Medical Research Institutes

10 Teaching Hospitals

10 Universities

EXCELLENT CONNECTIVITY

33 international airlines fly direct to Melbourne

from 39 destinations, 484 times per week

HIGH LEVEL SAFETY AND SECURITY

One of the world’s safest, friendliest and

cleanest destinations

Accredited as an international ‘Safe City’ by

the World Health Organisation

EASY VISA APPLICATION PROCESS

The Australian Government is committed

to making conferences in Australia easy to attend, facilitated by the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) – a designated group of immigration experts

EASY ACCOMMODATION ACCESS
TO CONVENTION CENTRE

Over 4,300 rooms available within a ten minute

walk of the Melbourne Convention

and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

FREE WI-FI

Melbourne’s city centre has Australia’s

largest and fastest free Wi-Fi network