Why choose NCCC

Convention Centre Reception

You want to host your conference or event in a venue that is flexible and versatile. You want professional staff who understand what it takes to plan and implement down to the finest details - seamless service with a 100% customer focus.

The National Convention Centre Canberra has been operating here for 29 years. It opened in 1989 and is the capital’s only conference centre.

Below are the top 10 reasons you’ll benefit from choosing NCCC.

Canberra’s leading meetings and events venue

The National Convention Centre Canberra is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), its unrivalled in facilities, size and scope.

New and improved facilities

A $5.4 million refurbishment has seen many major improvements to the look, feel and functionality of the NCCC.


The National Convention Centre Canberra has won multiple awards for, and is recognised for: excellence in delivering conferences and events; sustainability practices; and outstanding team members.

Versatile design and space

With a collection of more than 15 spaces over two floors, The NCCC features a compact and logical design. It also provides versatile spaces and exclusive use of spaces.

Well equipped to handle events of all sizes

No matter what size of event you want to hold, we have options for you. The NCCC offers spaces for small meetings and massive gatherings. We have, multiple breakout rooms, multiple theaterettes with capacity to hold up to 300 delegates, plenary spaces for over 2,400 delegates, and trade exhibitions that can handle up to 120 booths.

Culinary experience

Each delegate experience comes with exceptional food and wine moments. The NCCC’s award-winning Executive Chef and his team design menus around fresh seasonal produce, sourced from quality local producers and winemakers. The Centre's kitchen staff also cater for every dietary requirement.

Conveniently located in the city

The NCCC is only a 2-minute walk from the deluxe Crowne Plaza Canberra and many other accommodation options at various price points. It’s only a 3-minute walk to the city centre and offers easy access to the very best Canberra experiences.

Close access from the airport

The Centre is only 7 km from Canberra’s award-winning airport.

Free Wi-Fi for all delegates

The NCCC has complimentary Wi-Fi for all delegates for email and web browsing. We have the best connectivity in Canberra for your meeting content.

Abundant natural light

As a delegate, you won’t feel closed in at the NCCC. The floor-to-ceiling glass found in many spaces is designed to allow views of Canberra’s brilliant clear skies.

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