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The Melbourne Showgrounds provides the flexibility to combine a number of venue options to meet the needs of your event. Below you will see individual event spaces that could be, or form part of your total event solution.

01 Exhibition Pavilion

10,000
sqm

Located at the main Epsom Road entry to Melbourne Showgrounds, Exhibition Pavilion is the largest indoor space built with a contemporary design suitable for a variety of exhibitions and events. The pavilion’s 10,000sqm of weight-bearing concrete floors offer a blank canvas to any event organiser, with high ceiling elevation and access via large doors allowing for scale and versatility.

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03 Expo Hall

1,950
sqm

Expo Hall is a fantastic, purpose-built exhibition space with carpeted, clear-span floor spaces and high ceiling elevation complete with entrance foyer, organisers’ office and ticket-box.

This versatile building was designed as a contemporary, column-free exhibition hall, allowing for every inch of floor space to be usable without obstruction. 

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04 Boulevard Pavilion

3,000
sqm

Perfectly situated to support events already utilising the Exhibition Pavilion or Expo Hall, Boulevard Pavilion presents a clear space, ready for your event floor plan.

The 3,000 square metre Boulevard Pavilion permanent hoecker offers easy vehicular access through large roller door entries, allowing for large scale installation and structures.

This flexible and large pavilion is suitable for a wide variety of events and can be used as a sole venue or as part of a larger event utilising surrounding spaces.

Recommended for:

  • Exhibitions
  • Trade Shows
  • Product Displays
  • Market Stalls

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05 Royal Block

2,135
sqm

Built in 1916, Royal Block holds significant importance to Melbourne Showgrounds’ rich history, offering opulence combined with modern convenience creating a beautiful and functional event space.

Recommended for:

  • Functions such as Annual General Meetings 
  • Dinners 
  • Banquets
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Breakout sessions 
  • Exhibitor retreats 
  • Corporate offsites (planning days, team building etc)
  • Public catering
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07 Grand Pavilion

8,000
sqm

Grand Pavilion is located in the centre of Melbourne Showgrounds. It’s sheer size and “big top” design make it a sight to behold and perfect for exhibitions, trade shows, corporate and social events.

Spanning almost half the size of the playing surface of the MCG or the equivalent of 30 tennis courts, the pavilion’s unique ‘big top’ design coupled with 8,000sqm of floorspace, makes it ideal for exhibitions, trade shows and corporate events.

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Since its erection in 2005, it has hosted a diverse range of activity including equine displays and performances, large scale exhibitions and trade shows.

The Grand Pavilion offers the flexibility to be a sole location or the adaptability to also make use of the surrounding indoor and outdoor spaces, making Melbourne Showgrounds the ideal location for your next event.

Recommended for:

  • Indoor sporting or performances
  • Large scale exhibitions
  • Large scale trade shows
  • Indoor markets
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08 Town Square Pavilion

2,000
sqm

Town Square Pavilion is a two storey large steel frame structure with weight-bearing concrete floors on the lower level, high ceiling elevation and private toilet facilities.

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Recommended for:

  • Expos
  • Trade Shows
  • Product Launches or Displays
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10 Agricultural Hall

1,530
sqm

Captivating and charming, Agricultural Hall is steeped in history and adds a level of character to any event.

This heritage listed, brick pavilion has been meticulously restored to create the perfect atmosphere for exhibitions, tradeshows and special events.

Recommended for:

  • Exhibitions
  • Trade Shows
  • Television / advertising production
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11 Woodchop Arena

1,300
sqm

Melbourne Showgrounds uniqueness lies in its the offering of both large indoor and outdoor multi-purpose and flexible spaces.

With tiered grandstand seating for 750 people, the possibilities are endless with this multifunctional space suitable for a wide range of activities and requirements from outdoor displays and demonstrations to cocktail parties and auctions.

Recommended for:

  • Outdoor displays
  • Product demonstrations
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Auctions
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13 RASV Centre

1,900
sqm

With a sleek and modern design, a large open space and the option of accessing smaller meeting rooms, the RASV Centre is suitable for a variety of purposes, from tradeshows and retail events, to examinations and television and film productions.

A bright and open space that offers exceptional natural lighting through the large windows, the unique fixed and operable louvers provide ventilation and assist with flow of foot traffic to the event. 

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Recommended for:

  • Exhibitions
  • Examinations
  • Seminars (including break-out sessions)
  • Retail events
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Town Square

11,000
sqm

Town Square is the heart of Melbourne Showgrounds, 11,000sqm of grassed outdoor space, with grandstand seating for 2,275 and the capability to host an array of events, from music festivals to outdoor displays and exhibitions, from demonstrations, graduations and team building exercises to cocktail parties and social events.

With external power and water and waste points, Town Square boasts flexibility and adaptability like no other.

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Main Arena

9,000
sqm

Melbourne Showgrounds’ Main Arena is a showcase venue featuring a 9,000sqm grassed area with flood lighting and permanent grandstand seating for over 4,300 people.

The spectacular open space allows for temporary structure builds such as staging for musical events, equipment for sporting events or room for large product displays such as motor-cross or vehicle demonstrations.

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Suitable for:

  • Musical events and festivals
  • Outdoor markets
  • Vehicle demonstrations
  • Outdoor entertainment (eg. Motorcross shows)
  • Sporting events (eg. Equestrian)
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