COVIDSafe Business Events Information

The MECC is looking forward to welcoming you back.

Our primary concern is the safety and well being of our clients and guests during challenging times like these.

Our team is working diligently behind the scenes to manage and assess the impact of COVID-19, while actively supporting the business events sector.



The MECC has re-imagined each stage and touch point of the guest experience as guest and clients move through the venue safely.


The MECC has refreshed its spaces to ensure guests attending the venue can experience a safe and comfortable event with the confidence that COVIDSafe measures have been considered and put into practice.


The MECC will re-open with enhanced health and hygiene, physical distancing, training and compliance to provide the highest confidence in a safe return to the venue for our community.


You can view the comprehensive measures we have implemented here.


Holding a COVIDSafe event

All events held at the MECC will follow Queensland Government Stage 3 COVID guidelines and the approved Queensland Live Performance, Venues/Theatres - Approved COVID Safe Industry Plan.

The following Stage 3 exemptions have been approved and will be implemented at the MECC:

1. Members of the same social group may sit together in a defined area distanced from other social groups by 1.5m.

2. A venue can provide service up to 50% of seated capacity or to the maximum number of patrons as determined by the one person per 4 square metre rule (whichever is greater) and the 1.5m physical distancing rule in each defined indoor or outdoor area.

3. Venues may operate multiple separate defined areas simultaneously, in line with the maximum occupancy calculations detailed above.

Food and Beverage at event


Data collection

Event organisers are responsible for collecting the following attendee data to assist with contact tracing if required, whilst adhering to overarching government regulations:

  • A list of attendees with contact information in advance and a register of attendees at the time of the event
  • A list of back of house personnel, this includes event staff, performers, contractors or any other persons on site

Records are used only for the purposes of tracing COVID-19 infections. Data is captured and stored confidentially and securely. It will not be shared with any third party other than the relevant health authority and will not be used for promotional purposes. This information will be safely stored for 56 days.

Please find additional information for guests attending events at the MECC here.


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Contact us

When planning a business event, a little support goes a long way. Your dedicated bookings team will help plan your event and ensure everything runs smoothly. To book an event with us, contact our Business Development Team. Email us here or phone 0749619700