Venue Guide

Host An Event at the National Convention Centre Canberra

The National Convention Centre Canberra is the city’s largest purpose-built event venue, boasting 15 individual meeting rooms offering full flexibility for guests’ needs. Whether you are holding an intimate function requiring a simple boardroom, a creative show requiring a tiered theatrette or a show-stopping function requiring a ballroom or exhibition hall, the NCCC has everything you need and more.


National Convention Centre Canberra - Key Info

Are you thinking about holding your next event at the National Convention Centre Canberra? If so, we’ve compiled all of the key information you’ll need so you don’t have to!

Venue Address

31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Venue Website





National Convention Centre Canberra Capacity

The National Convention Centre Canberra has space to host events for thousands of people. Here are some sample rooms from the venue and their capacities.



Royal Theatre (total)


Bradman Theatrette


Swan Room

140 (theatre/cocktail)

Executive Room

60 (theatre/cocktail)

National Convention Centre Canberra Facilities

In House Catering Available


In House Audio & Visual Facilities

Yes—Encore Event Technologies

Wifi Provisions

Wifi Available


Ramps are located at the Constitution Avenue and Glebe Park entrances to the Centre.

Hearing loops have been installed in the Centre’s Theatres, Royal Theatre, Level One Gallery Rooms and Ballroom.

All event rooms, including all 5 theatres, accommodate wheelchairs.

A passenger lift provides access to both levels of the Centre, and to the top level of the car park.

Easy-access bathrooms and baby change stations are available on both levels.

Wheelchair access is available to all public areas.

Event Security


Getting to the National Convention Centre Canberra

Air Travel

NCCC is a 10 minute drive from Canberra Airport, which has flights to over 180 global destinations, meaning that no matter where delegates are in the world they will have easy access to the National Convention Centre Canberra

For guests flying from within Australia, taking a Qantas or Virgin Australia flight will get you here. Canberra is less than an hour from Sydney and just over an hour from Melbourne. Flights take off daily to and from Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

Train Travel

The light rail station on Alinga Street is close by the NCCC, only a less than 15 minute walk away. Canberra Railway Station is a little further afoot, though still less than ten minutes from the Centre by car or taxi.

Local Travel

The NCCC is a 3.5 hour drive from Sydney along the Federal Highway.

Nearby Parking

Underground car parking facilities are available at the NCCC with entrance via Constitution Avenue, offering convenient and secure underground car parking available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are 480 parking spots available with internal lift access from the top level.

Car park hours and pricing:
Monday - Friday (all day)
Up to 10 hours: $19.50

Monday - Friday (before 5pm)
0-2 hours: $7.00
0-4 hours: $11.50
4-10 hours: $19.50

Hotels and Accommodation near the National Convention Centre Canberra

There is an abundance of hotels, apartments and holiday rentals within walking distance of the convention centre, such as Crowne Plaza Canberra with prices around $17, and Nesuto Canberra Apartment Hotel with prices around $139. A by Adina Canberra is the closest hotel to the NCCC, with prices at approximately $185

Bars & Restaurants around the National Convention Centre Canberra

Thanks to the central location of the NCCC, there are multiple bars and restaurants to choose from, several within walking distance to the Centre, such as:

  • The Canberra Institute of Technology Restaurant
  • Močan & Green Grout
  • Tenkomori Canberra where guests can enjoy Japanese cuisine
  • Parlour where guests can savour high-quality Spanish dining
  • INKA Canberra, serving Japanese and Peruvian cuisine
  • Raku Japanese
  • KFC Canberra
  • Dosa Hut, an Indian multi-cuisine restaurant

Past Events Held at the National Convention Centre Canberra

A wide range of events have been held at the NCCC over the years, including:

  • Annual Defence & Industry Conference
  • Canberra Business Chamber Gala Dinner
  • MiLCIS 2018
  • The Cyber Security exhibition

The National Convention Centre Canberra Reviews

35 reviewers gave the National Convention Centre Canberra 3.5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor.

How To Hold An Event At The National Convention Centre Canberra

You can find out more about hosting an event at National Convention Centre Canberra by contacting the venue directly here:

Website: (to get in contact, click the hamburger menu/three horizontal lines at the top right corner, then click on ‘Make an Enquiry’)

Phone: +61 2 6276 5200

Opening times: 8am—6pm, Monday–Friday

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