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Business Events in The Mackay Region

The Mackay Region of Queensland offers a fresh and stimulating Business Events destination. Its 66,484 square kilometres encompass a diverse environment which includes:

  • a picturesque blue-water river,
  • a stunning seaside marina and
  • pristine rainforest hinterland.

The end result is fresh air and plenty of space for inspired thinking, with limited distractions. A number of different areas of Mackay offer accommodation, venues and activities for Business Events – they include: the Mackay City Centre, North Mackay, the Mackay Marina, the Northern Beaches and the Pioneer Valley and Eungella National Park. 

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Why Mackay for Business Events?

  • One of Australia’s fastest growing regions
  • Affordable ‘big city standard’ venues, accommodation and services in a compact destination 
  • Conferences delivered professionally, with ‘country-style’ friendliness and hospitality
  • Central location on the Queensland coast half-way between Brisbane and Cairns  
  • Excellent access by air, road and rail
  • One of Queensland’s busiest regional airports with more than 110 flights weekly
  • Just a 1.5 hour flight between Brisbane and Mackay
  • A purpose-built convention centre – largest conference venue between Cairns and Brisbane 
  • Over 2000 rooms of 3.5 star & above – ten within a two kilometre radius of convention centre
  • Boutique resorts, hotels and apartments – in the CBD, on the marina, at the beach, in the hinterland 
  • Off-site function and activity venues – by the river, lagoon and marina, on a roof-top, in an historic warehouse, sugar shed or gallery, at an iconic pub, in the Botanic Gardens
  • Strong industry sectors - mining & resources, engineering, fishing, boating and marine as well as agribusiness including sugar-cane and beef cattle production

Business Event Venues

Mackay offers a diverse array of venue options - they range from the City Centre convention centre through to hotels, boutique beach resorts and mountain retreats.

The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC); is the largest purpose-built convention and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane. Situated in the heart of the city, it has a 1090 seat auditorium, two plenary halls (combined seat up to 1500 theatre-style), four meeting rooms and a range of breakout rooms.

The MECC Convention Precinct includes the award-winning Artspace Mackay (Mackay Regional Art Gallery), the Town Hall (City Centre Art Deco heritage building) and the Civic Lawn, for additional meeting space or off-site event functions.

For further information please contact

MECC Sales & Marketing Team
P 4961 9777
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Venue

Location 

Meeting Rooms 

Theatre 

Class Room

Banquet

Cocktail

MECC

City Centre 

4 + 2 Halls + Auditorium 

1,500 

500

800

1,500

Windmill Motel & Reception Centre

North Mackay 

3 + deck area + Restaurant

450 

220

250

450

Mackay Grande Suites

CBD

4

200

66

150

200

CQUniversity

South Mackay & CBD

18

200

40

40

180

Artspace Mackay

City Centre 

50

25

60

300

Harrup Park Country Club

South Mackay

2

200

120

150

300

Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina

Mackay Marina

3 + Marquee

500

150

300

600

Broken River Mountain Resort

Eungella National Park

1

50

40

40

90

Ocean International

South Mackay

3 + Restaurant

300

140

180

300

Ibis Mackay

Mackay Airport, South Mackay

2 + Outdoor terrace

100

26

50

150

 

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