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General Facilities

General Facilities

General Facilities

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is the largest regional convention centre in Australia, custom-built to meet your every event need. It is an intelligent building, adaptable to the most advanced technology and has been designed to provide unsurpassed conferencing and exhibition facilities and services. It is a unifying space, where people come together to interact, to learn and to exchange new and exciting ideas and innovations.

The interactive Centre has been crafted as a central business force for the Gold Coast. It is a place that cultivates enterprise and embodies the prestige, energy and confidence of a destination that is the resort capital of Australia.

Exclusive in size and purpose designed, the Centre was developed to ensure maximum flexibility and seamless flow in conferencing and meetings through offering key features and services such as:

  • 10,000 square metres of total exhibition space across the ground floor
  • 6,000-tiered seat arena, divisible into three spaces
  • 6,345 square metres exhibition hall, divisible into four halls
  • 22 meeting rooms of varying size
  • Picturesque foyers and terraces with an abundance of natural light
  • 2,000 square metres of parklands and external space
  • EarthCheck Gold Accredited
  • Dedicated onsite Box Office and Ticketek
  • On-site expertise offers localised knowledge and experience
  • Cutting-edge wireless technology
  • Over 1,400 undercover car parks

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has set a benchmark for conferencing and meetings in Australia. Whether you are hosting an intimate meeting for 10, a conference for 6,000 delegates or an elegant gala dinner, the award-winning team at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre know it's in the seamless delivery of each and every detail that leads to the ultimate event success for our clients.

Parent's Room

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre offers an on-site parent's room that is conveniently located on the ground floor near the main entrance of the building. Parents are provided with all the essentials to make their visit enjoyable, including a change table, kitchenette, microwave, refrigerator and comfortable seating options.

GCCEC Disability Features

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is designed to ensure people with a disability have equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the Centre's services and facilities.

Wheelchair access is available to all areas of the building, including wheelchair lift access from the car park where ample disability bays are located beside the elevator on the first basement level. Specially designed bathrooms are also located on all levels. Public bathrooms and lift facilities throughout the Centre have Braille signs, and a mobile hearing augmentation system ensures clearer reception throughout the venue. Tactile warning indicators to stairs, ramps and other changing conditions comply with all laws governing safety.

Wheelchair access seats are available in the cross-aisles of arena and have been designed with glass barriers for easy viewing. The Centre also offers a height adjustable wheelchair lift for the arena stage should this be required for events. 

Wheelchair hire is readily available through the Centre. For further information regarding special requirements, please do not hesitate to contact the GCCEC.

What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies