Mackay Region

Mackay Region

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The Mackay Region sits on the Queensland Coast, half way between Brisbane and Cairns. The region's 66,484 square kilometres offer a relaxed, tropical city, secluded beaches, an award-winning marina, and pristine rainforest hinterland. There is plenty of space for inspired thinking, without big city distractions. Whilst a nature-based destination, it boasts a sophisticated, award-winning convention centre seating over 1000 delegates, as well as resorts, hotels and mountain lodges. Mackay has an inventory of over 2000 rooms of 3.5 star and above, with more than ten 4+ star hotels within easy walking distance of the convention centre and the CBD. Inspiration awaits with amazing off-site options – rooftop venues with panoramic views of the picturesque blue-water river; rustic warehouses dating back to the 1880’s; historic Queensland pubs offering exotic island vistas; even an award winning miniature sugar mill and distillery. Mackay extends a warm welcome – the event-friendly CBD has been streetscaped to make events a breeze – you might even stage your very own street party. Expectations are exceeded through memorable group activities – breakfast with the wallabies on the beach at Hillsborough? SCUBA dive with the elusive platypus in the wild in Eungella National Park? Watch a professional horse race event staged on a city beach? Perhaps an escorted walk or a Tai Chi session along the extensive Bluewater Trail? Or maybe sailing on sparkling Whitsunday waters? Hot summers and mild, sunny winters mean great weather for events. Excellent aviation, road and rail access – more than 100 flights weekly and just 1.5 hours from Brisbane by air. The region is a powerhouse of strong industry sectors – a leader in sugarcane and beef cattle production; fishing, boating and marine including superyacht servicing; coal mining distribution and servicing. Tap into expert local speakers, interesting site tour options and trade show support – reserve your next event for Mackay, Queensland.


  • 1000 Seat Tiered Auditorium

    The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is the largest conferencing facility between Brisbane and Cairns in Queensland. The facility co...

  • 10 Multi-function Venue Spaces in a...

    The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is the largest conferencing facility between Brisbane and Cairns in Queensland. A 1090-seat audi...

  • 5 Amazing Nature Encounters in Mackay...

    Delegates can enjoy a unique experience when wallabies and kangaroos feed on the beach at Cape Hillsborough, or visit one of the best places in Austra...

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  • Mackay Region Destination Fact Sheet 982 KB

    The Mackay Region not only boasts an award-winning convention centre backed up by six 4 star + accommodation properties nearby, but is also a destination that warmly welcomes conferences and events.

    30 Oct 2017

  • Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre Fact Sheet 3.26 MB

    Queensland’s Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre is the largest conference and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane. Spaces include a 1090-seat auditorium plus two plenary halls acco

    30 Oct 2017

  • Mackay Region Visitor Guide 10.64 MB

    Detailed outline of events and tourism infrastructure and things to do in region.

    15 Jan 2018


  • Contact Information

    Mackay Region

    C/-Civic Precinct Gordon Street Mackay QLD 4740 Australia
    Tel:  +61 749619761


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    • Conference/Meeting Venue(s) - Capacity up to 1000
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    • Queensland


  • Mackay Entertainment and Convention...

    Queensland’s Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is the largest conference and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane. This fa...

  • Flavours of the World

    Welcome to Flavours of the World, a culinary travel guide to the many delights found in the Mackay City Centre. We are increasingly thinking about th...

  • Mackay Dining Tours and Support Services

    Mackay offers 31 pristine beaches in a compact destination, and is situated between and rain forest and the Great Barrier Reef. Delegates can enjoy a...

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Company Case Studies

  • Mackay Case Study Waste-Q

    The Waste Management Association of Australia wasted no time in choosing Mackay for their annual WasteQ Regional Waste Management 2017 Conference.

  • Sugar Cane Technologists Conference...

    The North Queensland city of Mackay hosted a national conference which not only showcased the capability and capacity of the city’s convention centre ...

  • North Queensland Law Association...

    The North Queensland Law Association (NQLA) staged its annual conference in Mackay in 2016, with a unique approach, executing the conference program a...

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  • Inspiration Awaits.....

    A brief powerpoint presentation covering the business events infrastructure on offer in Queensland's Mackay Region

Press Releases

  • Mackay Shines at Queensland Tourism...

    14 Nov 2017

    Mackay tourism operators have taken out 5 accolades at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards, which celebrate the dedicated individuals and successfu...

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