We aim to make the NSC as easy to attend as possible. Below is additional information about accessing the venue, our preferred accommodation and airline partners, and travelling to the venue.


The National Sports Convention is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Wharf, Melbourne, Australia. In the heart of the city, the South Wharf precinct offers numerous accommodation choices, easy transport connections, social opportunities and more.

For more information on the venue and what the area has to offer, visit

Flight Information

Virgin Australia is our Airline Partner and have offered a 10% discount on flights to and from the National Sports Convention (if booked by 16 July 2019).

In addition, Virgin Australia has offered a special 32kg Sports Baggage Allowance to app sports teams around Australia who travel with them. This offer has been extended to the delegates and exhibitors who attend the NSC. More information on baggage policy here.

Exclusive Discounts available are:

  • Domestic Business: up to 10% off Virgin Australia Domestic Business class fares
  • Domestic Flexi: up to 10% off Virgin Australia Domestic Freedom fares
  • Domestic Saver: up to 10% off Virgin Australia Domestic Elevate and Getaway fares (excluding tactical and Sale fares)

The sale period is 18/02/2019 – midnight 16/07/2019 and the travel period is 23/07/2019 – midnight 01/08/2019.

All fares purchased using the Event Direct booking tile are subject to the fare type Terms and Conditions provided on the Virgin Australia website.

Melbourne International Airport is the nearest airport.

Melbourne city is around 30 minutes drive from Melbourne International Airport. Please note this time estimation can be impacted by traffic, so please allow up to 1.5 hours during peak periods.

The estimated taxi fare to/from the airport is AUD$60 (one way). An Uber fare starts at around $45, depending on the vehicle type.


There are many hotel and accommodation options near the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre to suit your requirements.


Pan Pacific Melbourne

2 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006 Phone: (03) 9027 2000

The recently refurbished five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne features luxury hotel rooms and suites, with panoramic views of the city skyline, Yarra River or Port Phillip Bay. Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the iconic South Wharf precinct, guests at Pan Pacific Melbourne can enjoy easy access to MCEC and the Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) Shopping Centre.

Pan Pacific Melbourne is offering NSC delegates a 10% discount on best available rates when booking directly online.

Access Special Rate

Please note that this discounted rate code only applies to stays between 19th–29th July 2019, and is subject to availability. If you wish to organise a longer stay, but still apply the discount to the relevant event nights please contact the reservation teams on (03) 9027 2000.

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

7 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006 Phone: (03) 9058 0444

The 4 star Novotel Melbourne South Wharf was recently opened in 2018 and has direct access to MCEC. Featuring 26 levels with 347 accommodation rooms and suites, guests can choose from a range of inspired accommodation rooms and suites.

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is offering NSC delegates a 17% discount on best available rates when booking directly online. Please use the below link for the discount to be automatically applied.

Access Special Rate

Once you have clicked onto the link please add your Le Clubs (Accor Plus) Member number and enter the destination as: Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

After you click on ‘Search’ a list of Accor Hotels will be show based on availability.  Rates are shown on TOTAL length of stay, not the nightly rate. The discount rate is identified with a RED suit case  and the words ‘negotiated rates’.

Please note this discount only applies from 21st – 26th July 2019, and is subject to availability.

For information on other accommodation options close to the MCEC click here.

We recommend you book your accommodation early to secure the best rates at your preferred location.

Public Transport

Train Station information

You will need a Myki card to travel on Victorian Public Transport – please see for more information.


There is a range of parking options at the MCEC and nearby. See for more information.