AMW Melbourne 2025

Exhibitor Resources

Dates/Venue

Australian Manufacturing Week will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Australia from 6th to 9th May 2025.

Move In

Exhibitors will be provided with specific move in times depending on their set up requirements and their location within the exhibition halls.

Thursday 1st May – limited access for heavy lifts
Friday 2nd May – limited access for heavy lifts and custom stand builds
Saturday 3rd May – limited access for heavy lifts and custom stand builds
Sunday 4th May – general move in (8am – 8pm)
Monday 5th May – general move in (8am – 8pm)

Detailed exhibitor move in instructions will be provided to all exhibitors closer to the exhibition dates.

Expo Opening Times

Tuesday 6 May 2025: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 7 May 2025: 10am – 6pm
Thursday 8 May 2025: 10am – 7pm
Friday 9 May 2025: 10am – 4pm

Move Out

Detailed exhibitor move out instructions will be provided to all exhibitors closer to the exhibition dates.

Venue & Stand Information

Australian Manufacturing Week will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Australia

Access To Stands

For security reasons, exhibitors will not be permitted access to their stands outside the build up / pull down and exhibition open hours unless arrangements have been made with AMTIL. When on-site please visit the Organiser’s Office to let event management know if you plan to arrive early or leave late during the exhibition.

Access To Venue

Access into the halls during move-in and move-out is via the loading dock. Accessed from Normanby Road, Southbank and located at the rear of the Exhibition Centre, this loading dock runs the full length of the building. Traffic on the dock flows in one direction. A 30-minute parking limit applies for drop-off/pick-up of goods during the move-in/move-out process.

Vehicles are not permitted to park on either loading dock at any time. Vehicles will not be admitted to the loading dock during exhibition hours unless special arrangements have been made with AMTIL.

The Melbourne Exhibition Centre Loading Dock is a Self-Servicing loading Dock. No goods will be accepted on behalf of exhibitors by the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Goods must not be sent to the Loading Dock before the scheduled times for the move-in of your exhibition and must be collected by the end of the official move-out time. There is no storage for exhibitors at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Access to the exhibition halls is from 8 am daily. For security reasons exhibitors will not be permitted access to their stands outside the move-in, move-out and exhibition open hours unless arrangements have been made with AMTIL.

Stands demonstrating large machines will receive a more detailed move-in schedule incorporating all lifting requirements. This will be distributed closer to the event date and will contain specific times for move-in.

Canvassing

Canvassing or soliciting for business by non-exhibitors or unauthorised personnel is strictly prohibited. Persons engaging in these activities will be asked to leave the exhibition venue. Please report instances of this activity to AMTIL at their onsite Customer Service Centre.

Care of Exhibition Venue

No attachment, fitting, fixture or defacement is to be made to the flooring, ceilings or the internal or external walls of the building. Display material of any kind is not to be affixed to or hung from the walls nor is any ladder or other device whatsoever to be affixed to or suspended from any overhead wiring without the prior written consent from the Organisers. No nail, screw or other device is to be driven into, nor are holes to be bored into any pillar or other part of the building.

Ceiling, Doorway Heights & Widths

Ceiling height – clear height below air conditioning ducts in the hall is 11.5m. Entry doors from the loading bays are roller doors with a clear opening of 7m high x 8m wide.

Children/students

As trade fairs are BUSINESS EVENTS, and based upon attitudes expressed from past research, children under the age of 14 years will not be admitted into the exhibition unless under the strict supervision of a parent.
Student groups will only be allowed entry by prior arrangement with the organiser. During move-in and move-out no children are permitted on the loading dock or in the exhibition halls whatsoever. Children who arrive on the loading dock will be required to remain in a vehicle with adult supervision.

Clearway Aisles

Clearway Aisles are in place to provide a safe and smooth move in process. Please ensure the clearway aisles are kept clear of equipment, display items, storage boxes etc during the move in process.
Clearway aisles revert to normal visitor traffic areas once the exhibition has opened for business.

Companies Represented on Your Stand

Should you have more than one company represented on your stand, please advise Kim Banks from AMTIL via kbanks@amtil.com.au a minimum of eight weeks prior to the exhibition.

Please Note: sub-letting of your stand is not permitted without prior approval from the organisers.

Non-approved exhibits will be asked to remove their displays from the exhibition.

Custom Stands

As a general rule the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Operations or Logistics Manager will endeavour to inspect all stands to ensure that they are safe and do not pose a hazard to any user at MCEC. MCEC reserves the right to request modification or close any stand which is deemed to be a safety hazard.

Custom stand plans and upgrades will need to be approved by the organiser. To minimise the impact on neighbouring stands, walling over 1.2m high on the perimeter of a stand, must be approved by the organiser. All custom stand designs must be submitted to the organiser a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the exhibition. Please send your detailed stand drawings to kbanks@amtil.com.au

Stand materials

  • Must not cause dampness, stain or be readily ignitable.
  • Must not be capable of emitting toxic fumes should ignition occur.
  • Crepe paper, corrugated cardboard, straw, hay, untreated hessian, untreated material fabrics or PVC sheet (except on floors as a protective membrane) requires prior approval from MCEC.
  • Sawdust, tan bark or wood chips of reasonable size may be used to decorate floors, with the
  • below considerations:
  • A protective membrane is laid first and chips are kept slightly moist at all times.
  • A fire extinguisher must be provided by the exhibitor and be placed in a prominent location on the stand.
  • Any fabric used in the construction or decoration of a stand, including the stand ceiling, must be treated with a fire retardant. MCEC will require proof of treatment.
  • Moving machinery or equipment likely to injure a member of the public or a swimming pool or spa containing water, must be separated from the public by a physical barrier and supervised at all times.
  • Fountains, aquariums, spas, rock pools and swimming pools can be displayed, provided suitable provisions are made to prevent water leakage onto the floor.
  • No core drilling or fixing into any floor or wall is permitted.

Stand height

Any stand with a height greater than 2.4m or stands designed to support weight other than light advertising material are required to be certified safe by a relevant, qualified engineer and stand drawings supplied to the organiser for approval by the venue.

Stand flooring

Flooring that is between 32mm and 115mm high requires a bevelled edge which does not exceed an angle of 30 degrees or a grading of 1:1.4. This bevelled edge is to be incorporated within the stand space and not encroach into the aisle.

All flooring that exceeds 115mm in height is deemed to be a step. If the stand is to be occupied by the general public or exhibition attendees, a ramp must be provided within the allocated stand space.

Stand visibility

MCEC requires all stands to be open for visual inspection at all times.

No stands are to be covered or blocked by fabric or material at any time as this can be a fire safety hazard.

MCEC will conduct regular stand visual safety inspections and need to be able to sight the stand build.

Deliveries to AMW Expo

Please Note: Deliveries cannot be accepted prior to Thursday 1st May.

Deliveries during the move in process

Please use the Delivery Address Label in your Exhibitor Resources Centre and clearly mark all items with:
Event Name (AMW 2025)
Exhibitor Company Name & Stand Number
Exhibitor Contact Name & Mobile Phone Number
Bays 1 – 16
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Loading dock off Normanby Road
South Wharf, VIC 3006

Small hand carry items can be addressed to:
AMW 2025
Customer Service
Exhibitor Company Name & Stand Number
Exhibitor Contact Name & Mobile Number
Bays 1 – 16
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Loading dock off Normanby Road
South Wharf, VIC 3006

Larger items will be set aside in a holding area and relocated to your stand once it has been built.

Deliveries during the exhibition opening hours

Please ensure your exhibiting company name, stand number and mobile contact details are clearly marked.

Hand carry items can be addressed to:

AMW Customer Service
Exhibitor Company Name & Stand Number
Exhibitor Contact Name & Mobile Number
Bays 1 – 16
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Clarendon Street Entrance, South Wharf, VIC 3006

For larger deliveries during the exhibition opening hours please see AMW Customer Service on site at the exhibition venue or contact Exhibition Director Kim Banks at kbanks@amtil.com.au

Electrical Connections

All electrical wiring must be conducted by the approved AMW Electrical Contractor, Harry the Hirer. All power requirements can be ordered via the Exhibitor Resources Centre.

Electrical wiring is defined as the actual physical work of installing, repairing, altering, removing or adding to an electrical installation, or the supervision of that work. For licensing purposes, it is defined in the Home Building Act 1989, with the same meaning as in the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004.

Access to floor pits for the installation of sub-mains cables, piped services and data and telecommunication services is limited to MCEC Malbourne staff and Harry the Hirer. All pits, pit lids, bungs, and trenches must be returned to their original orientation at the completion of the event.

Exhibitor Parking

Various exhibitor parking options can be found here.
Pre-paid and Earlybird parking options provide the best value.

Exhibits Requiring Approval

Exhibitor displays that include helium balloons or naked flames as part of their exhibit are required to submit a proposal in writing to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Exhibitor Services department at exservices@mcec.com.au briefly outlining the purpose of the display and how it will be used. Please refer to the following procedures as a guideline.

Helium Balloons

Exhibitors planning to use helium balloons as part of their exhibit are required to obtain approval. All balloons must be securely tethered to the stand. Charges apply to retrieve loose balloons from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre ceiling.

Naked Flame

Any activity requiring the use of a naked flame including but not limited to candles and cooking demonstrations require approval from the event organiser prior to the event. A Fire Warden may also be required, please liaise with you event organiser to discuss any applicable charges.

Gas cylinders

Exhibitors requiring the use of gas cylinders must submit full details to their event organiser at least seven days prior to their event. Each application will be assessed by the event organiser for approval and to confirm if there is adequate storage available at MCEC. Gas cylinders delivered on-site may be refused if the delivery was made without prior approval or if the representative of the exhibition stand is not present to accept the cylinders.

LPG cylinders shall not exceed 9kg in size with a maximum of two per 3m x 3m stand. The installation and use of gas appliances and gas cylinders shall be undertaken in accordance with the relevant acts, regulations and Australian Standards as amended from time to time.

Storage of LPG cylinders

All LPG cylinders and flammable liquids need to be removed from the exhibition area overnight and stored in the gas cage in the Exhibition Centre Loading Dock. The exhibitor is responsible for moving the cylinders to and from the gas cage in conjunction with the MCEC Log.

Please contact AMTIL Exhibition Director Kim Banks at kbanks@amtil.com.au for further information or assistance.

Exhibitor Badges

Exhibitor Badges must be in the name of the contracted exhibiting company and must be worn at all times during the exhibition opening hours. They are not required during the move in period.

Exhibitor badges can be ordered through your Exhibitor Resources Centre from early 2025. They can be ordered any time up to and during the event and will be available for collection at the AMW Registration Counter on the concourse of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sunday 4th May.

Badges can be created at the exhibition venue even with the absence of a pre-order.
There is no limit to the number of free badges that can be ordered.

Fire Regulations

Proposals to use flammable gas and/or naked flames on any exhibit must be approved in writing by the Venue Management at least one month prior to the first day of move-in.

Flammable liquids may be used as part of an exhibit display within certain guidelines approved by the Venue Management.

Fire extinguishers and venue firefighting equipment must be visible and accessible at all times and must not be removed from their correct location. Display stands / materials must not obscure or hinder access to firefighting equipment. Should the construction of a stand create a potential smoke lock area or create an area not serviceable by the existing sprinkler systems, the Venue Management may require the exhibitor to install a smoke detection or sprinkler system, emergency and exit lighting and exit systems on their stand.

First Aid

The Centre has first aid supplies situated in each hall. A fully equipped First Aid Room is located on site and first aid trained staff can be contacted through any house phone, or by contacting any security officer.

Floor Loading

Floor Loadings: 20kpa or two tonnes per square metre. The floor slab can be used to support significant applied loads provided certain limitations are applied.

Food and Beverage Sampling

MCEC has sole catering rights for the sale and/or distribution of any food or beverage product that will be consumed on-site. Use of any external food and beverage provision including sampling must be approved by both the event organiser and MCEC in writing prior to the event, and external supply charges may be applicable. Anyone without prior approval will be unable to provide food or beverage onsite.

The Centre reserves the right to remove any food and beverage not authorised by the Centre. The Centre can assist exhibitors with any requirements for hospitality.

Functions on Exhibitor Stands

All food and beverage must be sourced from the venue.
Food and beverage is to be served from within your contracted stand perimeter (not in the aisles).
80% of function guests must be accommodated within the stand perimeter (or max of 15 guests for a 9sqm Stand)
Functions outside of exhibition opening hours require approval from AMTIL.

Gas

If you require referral to a gas supplier for your stand please contact Kim Banks at kbanks@amtil.com.au
Delivery of gas will be coordinated as part of the Move In Process.
Gas replenishments take place each expo morning between 8:00am and 9:30am.
Please notify AMW Customer Service at the exhibition by 6:00pm the night prior if you need replenishment for the following morning. 

Hot Works

The use of oxy-acetylene equipment or any other work that emits sparks requires a Permit to Work (PTW) to be undertaken.

Permit application information can be found in your Exhibitor Resources Centre.

Insurance

All exhibitors must have Public Liability Insurance with a minimum of $10,000,000 in cover. Further details are outlined in the Exhibition Contract and Terms and conditions.

Please submit a certificate of currency via your Exhibitor Dashboard.

AMW Public Liability Insurance Policies can be sourced through AMTIL at a cost of AUD$165 plus GST. Please email admin@amtil.com.au for further information.

Lead Scanner

All exhibitors receive a lead scanning device as part of their package, to collect the contact details of visitors to their stand.
This device will be ordered for you and delivered to your stand during the set up process.

Staff from the team at Lüp Events will attend each stand during the set up process to help exhibitors set up their device.

Upgrades such as additional devices and questions can be added to your package for an additional cost.
Please contact Lüp Events at exhibitor.sales@lup.events for further information and pricing.

Attendee Lists – We have noticed a lot more scammers approaching exhibitors over the past year offering to sell attendee/visitor lists to our events. Please note that this is a SCAM and we do not recommend engaging in any way. AMTIL do not on-sell our attendee data to any other party – therefore the Attendees List being offered is NOT legitimate.  We offer a phone or tablet Leads App at each of our Shows (to exhibitors only). These allow an exhibitor to capture contact data from attendees that consent to scanning their badge on your stand only. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us to clarify.

Machine Safety

All Australian Manufacturing Week exhibitors must comply with the following requirements for the safe operation of machinery.

Exhibitors must make available upon request all documentation relevant to the following requirements.

  1. A Machine Safety Risk Assessment for the safe operation of each machine on the floor of the AMW 2025 exhibition.
  1. A letter of certification, declaration of conformity or equivalent document stating the model and serial number of the machine, and confirming that the operating machine meets Australian Standard AS4024.1. or an equivalent standard.

Instructions for the safe handling of all machines brought in to the Australian Manufacturing Week 2025 venue (Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre) to ensure contractors are adequately briefed for this task. These instructions should outline any specific lifting requirements or safety measures that need to be taken in to account.

Move In Move Out Procedure

A detailed move in schedule will be developed for Australian Manufacturing Week taking in to account all construction and lifting requirements. Please do not assume you can move in on a particular day until this is confirmed by the organisers.

Due to Occupational Health and Safety requirements the following regulations must be adhered to for move in and move out of the exhibition.

  1. a) Fully enclosed shoes must be worn during move in and move out.
  2. b) Children (under 15 years of age) are NOT allowed onsite during the move in move out process.
  3. c) High visibility clothing is compulsory for all exhibitors during move in and move out. High Vis vests are available for loan from Australian Manufacturing Week organisers at the venue.

Raw Material Replenishment

Raw material replenishments take place each expo morning between 8:00am and 9:30am.
Please notify AMW Customer Service at the exhibition by 6:00pm the night prior if you need replenishment for the following morning.

Service Pits (Power Air and Water)

Power air and water are accessed via service pits in the venue floor. Pits are located in a 3m x 6m grid and can be viewed by zooming in to view your stand on the floor plan. Larger squares host power, compressed air and water. Smaller squares host power only. All services must be pre-booked. Please refer to your Exhibitor Resources Centre for ordering procedures.

Smoking Policy

The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre is a non-smoking venue.

Speaking Opportunities

AMW 2025 will host the Future Solutions speaker program within the exhibition hall.  With daily themes, this speaker program is designed to promote a culture of learning and collaboration.

For more information please contact Dea Stavar at dstavar@amtil.com.au

Stand Catering

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has the sole catering rights to all food and beverage products. Exhibitors are not permitted to bring food and beverage into the MCEC from outside sources.

MCEC stand catering can be booked via the venue’s Exhibitor Services team at exservices@mcec.com.au

Stand Cleaning

Rubbish removal and vacuuming is included in your package. This will be undertaken at night and we ask for cooperation in keeping your stand as tidy as possible.
Rubbish should be bagged or boxed up and placed in the aisle at the front of your stand for removal at the end of each day. This includes any metal offcuts.

AMW organisers work to ensure all scrap metal from the exhibition is recycled. Swarf bins are available to exhibitors for no additional cost in the following sizes. (They must be pre-ordered).

Small Swarf Bin – 120 litre – 48cm x 92cm**
Large Swarf Bin – 240 litre – 58cm x 1.08cm
**preferred size due to weight when full

Please refer to your Exhibitor Resources Centre for instructions on how to order your swarf bin(s).

Larger scrap metal should be placed in the aisleways at the end of the day for collection by the cleaning team.

Stand Operation Guidelines

All stands must be fully staffed, operational and exhibits displayed to visitors during the open times of the exhibition. The exhibitor may not undertake, or cause to be undertaken, any activity which, in the opinion of AMTIL, is likely to cause any annoyance to visitors or other exhibitors. In particular, audiovisual display equipment must be positioned and the sound level so adjusted as to comply with these requirements. All activities of exhibitors and their staff must be confined to the stand site allocated. No advertising or canvassing for business may take place elsewhere in the exhibition area. Exhibitors are asked to familiarise themselves with the AMW terms and conditions to ensure they adhere to these guidelines during the exhibition.

Unless otherwise arranged with AMTIL, all items required for exhibiting purposes must be delivered before the show opens or after the show closes each day.

Stand Perimeter

All display material, furniture and selling aids must be kept within the perimeter of your stand.

Mobile displays including robots and remote operated plant must be contained within your contracted stand area at all times.

To minimise the impact on neighbouring stands, walling over 1.2m high on the perimeter of a stand, must be approved by the organiser.

Standard Package Inclusions

Space Only is defined as

– Bare concrete floor ready for your unique plans. (Please note that flooring is not included in this package.)

Shell Scheme is defined as

– Walling: White side and rear walls as required.
– Signage: choice of two options (overhead fascia or free-standing column)
– Flooring: Carpet Tiles (grey)
– Lighting: spotlights on walls or fascia
– 1 x 240V Power Point (4amp)

Additional Package Inclusions for all exhibitors
– Comprehensive Online Exhibitor Resources Centre
– Visitor Lead Scanner
– Company Listing in AMW Exhibition Directory
– Water and Compressed Air Connection (bookings essential)
– Electricity Consumption
– Lunch for Exhibitors during Move-in
– Swarf Bins
– Provision and Removal of Cutting Fluids (bookings essential)
– Stand Cleaning (vacuuming and rubbish removal)
– Meeting Room Facilities (bookings essential)
– Fork Lifts (up to 10 tonne)
– Testing and tagging of appliances and accessories to meet venue requirements
– Exhibitor Lounge access

Stands Requiring Additional Safety Precautions

Should your exhibit feature any of the items listed below please contact AMTIL for further information on the safety steps you may need to take, or written approvals that you may need to gain:

  • A second storey: Certification by an engineer is required for stands of two storeys or more where the second or subsequent storey will be occupied.
  • A solid ceiling or roof area more than 18 square metres.
  • A structure more than 3 metres high.
  • A motor vehicle.
  • Dangerous Goods as listed in the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2000.
  • A discharge of noxious waste.
  • Lighting lower than 2.2 metres above floor level.

All portable light fittings used in the MCEC are required to have Certificate of Approval or Suitability from an Australian or New Zealand Electrical Safety Regulator.

Storage

Storage costs will be covered by AMTIL.
Space will be made available for exhibitors to store packing materials, crates etc during the exhibition.

Storage labels will be provided to exhibitors. All labelled items will be collected from your stand during the move in process and taken to the storage area.

Please note that this storage area may not be accessible during the exhibition so please keep all items necessary for your stand out of the packing materials. The location of the storage area will be confirmed closer to the event date and may not be in close proximity to the exhibition halls.

All stored items will be returned to your stand at the conclusion of the event.

Exhibitors with large crates or machine bases are required to confirm whether these items should be stored or disposed of prior to the conclusion of the move in period.
Large waste items left behind at the venue may incur a disposal fee.

Student Tours

AMTIL is committed to the future of the advanced manufacturing industry and as a result actively encourage the attendance of TAFE, University and recognised education institution students to attend. Small supervised groups of students will tour the exhibition. They will stop at predetermined stands for discussions around career opportunities.
If you are interested in having students stop at your stand to discuss careers in manufacturing, please email Exhibition Director Kim Banks
kbanks@amtil.com.au with your details.

Sub-letting of Exhibition Space

No exhibitor is allowed to sub-let or allocate space on their stand to another company without prior consent from AMTIL. Non-approved exhibits will be asked to remove their displays from the exhibition.

Swarf Bins

AMW organisers work to ensure all scrap metal from the exhibition is recycled. Swarf bins are emptied regularly and are included in the exhibitor package in the following sizes.

Small Swarf Bin – 120 litre – 48cm x 92cm**
Large Swarf Bin – 240 litre – 58cm x 1.08cm

**preferred size due to weight when full

Please refer to your Exhibitor Resources Centre for instructions on how to order your swarf bin(s).

Testing & Tagging

Every piece of electrical equipment that is brought on-site must be tested and tagged in accordance with AS/NZS 3760 prior to use.
Electricians will be available on site during move in to test and tag leads, cables and power boards at no cost.

Exhibitors must ensure that all loose cables are secured to avoid tripping hazards.

Vehicles on Display

Motor vehicles (including Electric and hybrid cars) that come on-site for display at events require prior approval from MCEC and must adhere to the safety guidelines below:

  • Vehicles in exhibitions cannot be started and run without prior permission from MCEC.
  • Flooring must be protected by drip trays under each vehicle.
  • Under no circumstances is fuel to be decanted or vehicles filled in the Loading Docks or within MCEC.
  • Ignition keys are not to be left in the vehicle and are to be strictly controlled by the exhibitor during the exhibition.
  • Every car must have at least 1 x 2.3kg, A:B:(E) dry powder extinguishers mounted in a prominent location in accordance with relevant Australian Standards.
  • All vehicle bump in/out must be discussed with the event organiser and approved by MCEC.
  • The motor vehicle fuel filter cap must be either sealed or secured to prevent the easy removal of the fuel cap by unauthorised persons.

Motor vehicles powered by flammable gas (LPG) may be displayed under the following conditions:

  • LPG powered motor vehicles must have their systems fitted in accordance with relevant Australian Standards for LPG gas fuel systems for vehicle engines.

Please contact Exhibition Director Kim Banks at kbanks@amtil.com.au if you wish to display a vehicle on your stand.

Walling

Under no circumstances may exhibitors nail or screw any article or display to the stand walls which may damage the walls. Any damage caused to panels will be charged to the exhibitor.

To minimise the impact on neighbouring stands, walling over 1.2m high on the perimeter of a stand must be approved by the organiser.

Warning

We have noticed a lot more scammers approaching exhibitors over the past year offering to sell attendee/visitor lists to our events. Please note that this is a potential SCAM and we do not recommend engaging in any way.
AMTIL do not on-sell our attendee data to any other party – therefore the Attendees List being offered is NOT legitimate.
We offer a phone or tablet Leads App at each of our Shows (to exhibitors only). These allow an exhibitor to capture contact data from attendees that consent to scanning their badge on your stand only.
If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact AMTIL to clarify.

Washing & Disposal Area

Under no circumstances may the toilet areas of the building be used for obtaining water, disposing of unwanted waste or washing of paintbrushes etc. Provision will be made inside the exhibition area for exhibitor’s wash and disposal areas.

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the venue.
Additional internet options can be ordered via your Exhibitor Resources Centre.

Working Demonstrations

All working machinery must have hand protection equipment erected to conform to the Health Commission and Occupational Health & Safety regulations. Demonstration staff must also be fitted with personal protection equipment. Those exhibitors who will have machinery operating and require removal of finished products from the venue should contact the Organisers to make special arrangements. Any excessive amounts of waste material must also be removed periodically from the exhibition site in order to comply with fire regulations.

Plant and equipment

All plant and equipment, including electrical tools brought into MCEC, must be adequately constructed, and fitted with any safety devices required by state and federal laws.

Machinery must be used only for its intended function.

Machinery requiring foundations must be mounted on appropriate bases.

Core drilling or fixing into the floor is not permitted.

Operation of plant and equipment

Plant and equipment operators must carry a current WorkSafe Victoria Licence to perform high-risk work, or a national equivalent in the relevant class.

MCEC reserves the right to request evidence of competency at any time. All plant operators must comply with relevant standard operating procedures required by state or federal laws or regulations and must abide by any instructions made by MCEC.

Water, Waste and Compressed Air

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to arrange connection from the service pit to equipment. AMTIL will provide a licenced plumber on site to assist with connections as necessary.
Please pre-book your plumbing requirements using the order form in the Exhibitor Resources Centre adhering to all ordering deadlines. Last minute bookings made on site during the move-in process may incur a cost.

Melbourne Exhibition Centre Fittings

Cold water and waste systems are provided for use by exhibitors with outlets in each of the primary floor pits. Water is provided at a flow rate of 0.3 L/s in each primary floor pit and a waste outlet with a discharge rate of 6 L/s is also provided. If water is required at a greater flow rate, the operator may connect to more than one service pit, i.e. use two or three hoses.

Exhibitors requiring hose connections for water will need to provide a pressure hose (domestic garden hoses are not permitted) and a (15mm) ½” female threaded BSP fitting. A drain with grate is provided in the primary service pits. To connect to waste disposal exhibitors require a 40mm diameter BSP female socket.

To connect to compressed air supply, exhibitors require a 15mm (½”) male connector to match a 15mm (female outlet) ball valve. Compressed air is of normal industrial quality. Regulators, filters and lubricators are to be provided by the exhibitor as required. The MCEC can provide 25L/s (normal air @ 02-3C, 7 Bar pressure) to any 5000 sqm, exhibition space. Should a larger flow rate be required please contact Kim Banks at kbanks@amtil.com.au