National Convention Centre Canberra
National Convention Centre Canberra
National Convention Centre Canberra
National Convention Centre Canberra
National Convention Centre Canberra
National Convention Centre Canberra

About The Centre

Plenary Meeting Royal Theatre

No matter what size your conference, event, trade show or exhibition, the multiple award-winning National Convention Centre Canberra is your destination.

The Centre is perfect for association, government and corporate conferences, as well as hosts concerts, charity dinners and corporate events.

Multiple award-winning, the National Convention Centre Canberra is the largest, purpose-built conference and event venue in the ACT. It connects you with everything you need for a successful event. The Centre offers more than 8200 sq metres of flexible space and 15 venues over two floors. This includes:

  • Royal theatre
  • Four purpose-built tiered theatres (various sizes)
  • Exhibition Hall
  • Ballroom
  • Five flat floor gallery rooms
  • Four work rooms
  • Various foyer areas.

Opened in 1989

The National Convention Centre Canberra, which opened in 1989, is owned by the ACT Government and  managed by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Our vision is to be "Australia’s greatest event venue by creating great experiences guests love". The Centre employs 154 staff and is a major contributor to the ACT’s tourism economy.


Our commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices is ingrained in our culture at the National Convention Centre Canberra. Our management and staff live responsible business. They breathe it and tackle it with passion. All activities are in line with our social responsibility strategy and guided by our Responsible Business Committee, in support of the environment, the community and those who work at the National Convention Centre Canberra.

In 2015, the National Convention Centre Canberra:

  • won the Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards
  • was recognised as environmentally sustainable as part of its winning submission for Best Meetings and Events Venue, General Division, Australian Hotel Association Awards
  • was recognised by the ACT Government’s Actsmart program for its ‘Actively Recycling’ efforts (for the sixth year in a row).


Our responsibility practices are integral to everything we do. Our responsible business quadrant is designed, delivered and measured against:

  • minimising negative social, economic and environmental impacts
  • enhancing the community’s wellbeing
  • generating greater economic benefits for local people and local businesses.

Going Green

Our energy program is extensive and includes specific initiatives such as:

  • Replacing light bulbs with cleaner and more efficient LED lighting.
  • Implementing a comprehensive recycling program which enabled us to save 176.47 tonnes of greenhouse gases and avoid sending 79.46 tonnes of waste to landfill in 2015 alone.
  • Installing a building energy system that monitors output and reduces energy wherever possible.
  • Implementing other green solutions as page of IHG Green Engage™, which includes more than 200 ways to improve environmental sustainability and manage our carbon footprint.


The National Convention Centre Canberra doesn’t exist in isolation. We're very much part of, and active in, our community. This includes through our strong, local partnerships, such as:

  • OzHarvest Canberra (foundation partner). We donate hundreds of kilograms of rescued food for meals for vulnerable men, women and children.
  • Ronald McDonald House. We provided $55,000 in sponsorship to raise funds to improve the health and wellbeing of children.
  • Communities@Work. We donated 130 queen-size doonas and covers to needy families, as well as more than 40 kilograms of clothing.
  • Orphanages and Schools Program. We provide excess conference materials, like pens, bags and hats, to overseas schools in need, through the Satchel Program.

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Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference The NCCC sure has a niche advantage of exclusive use and its compact layout, having the entire Centre for our event was exceptionally convenient as delegates could easily navigate through the spac.. Amanda Burg, Conference Operations Manager, ASHM - 07-Dec-2017 feedback

Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Conference The entire NCC team provided a great service for the conference and this was reflected in the delegate's feedback, which was unanimously favourable... Martin Jennings, Convenor - 07-Dec-2017 feedback

Cyber Security Conference 2017 The NCC staff handled the large numbers with professionalism and grace. The schedule ran like clockwork and when an issue arose staff were adaptive and solutions were promptly provided... ACSC Conference Committee - 13-Mar-2017 feedback

Exemplary Services 2015 was FASHFEST’s third, biggest and boldest year. The event benefited from a venue of the calibre of the National Convention Centre Canberra with its exemplary services. The facilities and resource.. Clint Hutchinson, General Manager, FASHFEST - 26-May-2015 feedback

Nothing but great feedback Just wanted to again thank you for all your and the teams help with this conference, everything went to plan and we have had nothing but great feedback regarding the venue and facilities. Defe.. Mr Aaron Shearing - Assistant Director, CASG Domestic Events - 16-Jun-2017 feedback

Overwhelming number of compliments “I’d like to extend my sincere appreciation once again to the National Convention Centre Canberra, whose excellence at every level is extraordinary. From Chef’s creative menu tasting for 8 to serv.. Paul Donohoe, Managing Director, BDW Special Events P/L - 30-Jun-2017 feedback

Thanks for making my life so much easier I want to personally extend a huge thanks to everyone on your team for helping make my life so much easier during the frenzy that is FASHFEST … and not just my life … every member of.. Ms Wendy Johnson - Director (Clarity Communications) - 03-Oct-2016 feedback

The dinner was amazing! “The dinner was amazing; I want to give a big thank you to the wonderful National Convention Centre Canberra team! It is evident that events are your core business; as you have the formula for suc.. Robyn Hendry, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Business Chamber - 13-Dec-2017 feedback

The Ideal Destination The National Convention Centre Canberra proved to be the ideal destination for our national conference, and over three days delegates were delighted with their experience. They enjoyed the capital’s b.. Barry Neame, President, PCO Association - 04-Dec-2014 feedback

We appreciate our on-going partnership Thank you and your great team for your service to Kulture Break. It is been a wonderful pleasure working with the National Convention Centre and we appreciate our on-going partnership. We .. Francis Owusu - Founder Kulture Break - 03-Jun-2016 feedback

Wonderful Dinner Many thanks. Would you please pass on my thanks to all of the team for a wonderful job hosting the MBA Awards Dinner on 24 June 2016. It was a great success. As always, it was a pleasure to work with .. Paul Donohoe, Managing Director, BDW Special Events - 25-Jun-2016 feedback

World Class Experience The National Convention Centre Canberra delivers a world-class experience for delegates in the enticing surrounds of Canberra city... The team delivered a truly remarkable experience for delegates... John Peacock, General Manager, Associations Forum - 18-Jul-2014 feedback

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