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About The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

About The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

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The AUD $167 million Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) officially opened on 29 June 2004, providing the Gold Coast with its first and Queensland with its third convention centre. Owned by the Queensland Government and managed by the The Star Entertainment Group, the GCCEC is conveniently located in the heart of the Gold Coast, and features a main arena, four exhibition halls and meeting rooms catering for 10 to 6,000 people.

It is Australia’s largest regional convention centre, capable of handling corporate and association conferences and meetings, national and international incentives, banquets, exhibitions, concerts, sporting and special events.

Exclusive in size and purpose-designed, the Centre offers state of the art equipment and total wireless technology allowing delegates and visitors to log on to email and the internet from where ever they are in the venue.

The Centre has become renowned for its highly experienced, in-house services which include an on-site Audio Visual team, as well as in-house marketing and public relations support and professional event management.

Whether it’s an intimate meeting for 10 or a large-scale event for thousands, the unique multi-purpose design of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre makes it the perfect choice for events of every size and nature.

The Star Entertainment Group - About the Centre

The Star Entertainment Group

The GCCEC is part of the Star Entertainment Group. Find out more about The Star & their other world class venues throughout Australia..... Read More

Sustainability Initiatives - About the Centre

Sustainability Initiatives

The GCCEC has committed to leading industry towards a more sustainable future for conferencing and events... Read More

Awards & Accolades - About the Centre


The team at the Centre have won more than 20 awards over the past 12 years.. Read More

Careers - About the Centre


The Centre is an equal-opportunity employer with full time, part-time & casual employees.... Read More

Friends of GCCEC - About The Centre

Friends of GCCEC

Click here to access the websites of friends of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.... Read More

Our Gold Coast Location - About the Centre


The Centre is located in the heart of Broadbeach on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive.... Read More

Build A Bike 2019

Build A Bike 2019

Partnering with Act For Kids, GCCEC invites you to be part of our annual charity building bikes for less fortunate children... Read More



Information about changes to our Ticketek agency... Read More

How To Get Here - About The Centre

How to Get Here

The Gold Coast has its own airport at Coolangatta, just 20 minutes south of the Gold Coast Convention.... Read More

Parking - About The Centre


The car park entrance is at the northern end of the building, accessible from traffic lights off the Gold Coast.... Read More

GCCEC Linkage Grant Program

GCCEC Linkage Grant Program

Find out more about our Linkage Grant Program.. Read More



GCCEC team members' access to TTonline from home or on their mobile device... Read More

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