Dates & Times, Loading Dock Access & Deliveries

Dates & Times, Loading Dock Access & Deliveries


Monday20 April8:00am – 6:00pm
Monday20 April2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Organisers reserve the right to alter the above times

Key Information

  • Space Only stand have access from 8:00am Monday 20 April.
  • Shell scheme stands will be ready to be occupied by 2:00pm Monday 20 April.
  • These times are for exhibitors to deliver their goods and set up their stands.
  • No access will be given for stand build on the opening morning of the show.
  • All stands must be completed & ready (and all rubbish removed from the premises) by 6:00pm Monday 20 April


Tuesday21 April10:0am - 6:00pm (8:00am Exhibitor access only)
Wednesday22 April10:00am – 6:00pm (8:00am Exhibitor access only)
Thursday23 April10:00am – 4:00pm (8:00am Exhibitor access only)

Exhibitors can gain entry up to two hours before opening time on each show day. If you require access earlier than the above times please contact our Operations Manager


Shell Scheme Stands & Space Only Product Removal
Thursday23 April4:30pm - 10:00pm
Space Only Stands & Contractors
Thursday23 April6:00pm - 10:00pm
Space Only Stands & Contractors
Friday24 April7:00am - 4:00pm
The Organisers reserve the right to alter the above times

Key Information

  • Move-out of product will commence approximately 30 minutes after the close of the show or once the bays are clear of visitors and it is safe to do so.
  • Exhibitors are advised to remove all valuables and portables at this time.
  • Please note delays are often experienced on the loading dock during build up and breakdown.
  • All Shell Scheme stands must be completely moved out by 10:00pm on Thursday 23 April.
  • All Space Only Stands cannot commence stand dismantle until 6:00pm after the majority of shell exhibitors have moved out. This initiative will ease congestion on the loading dock and inside the bays
  • All Space Only Stands must have items completely removed by 4:00pm on Friday 24 April. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • If you are not able to remove your entire product or stand dressing materials by the times stipulated above, please contact the Operations Manager.


Access to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre for exhibitors and contractors during move in and move out is via the loading dock at the rear of the exhibition bays. Access is via Normanby Road. The access ramp and loading dock is a one-way directional system and traffic must exit from the eastern exit.

This show will have a scheduled move in. To book your move in time please contact our Logistics & Freight Services  provider Agility Fairs & Events. Please note that if you turn up outside the allocated time you will be turned away.

All exhibitors and contractors please note the following:

  • All vehicles under 1.8m high will be directed to the car park to unload and will not be provided access to the loading dock.
  • Parking is not permitted on the loading dock area
  • Hand held items should be delivered from the car park located directly underneath the exhibition bays. A lift near Door 1, 6 & 10 in the car park provides access to the public concourse – please note that no trolleys are allowed on the concourse at any time.
  • No access will be permitted via the loading dock doors during the operational hours of the event
  • Occupational Health & Safety regulations strictly prohibit children under the age of 15 from being on-site during the move in and move-out periods.

Show open
During the exhibition, exhibitors and visitors will have access to the exhibition via the front doors of the exhibition bays. Public car parking is located under the exhibition centre with access off Normanby Rd or via South Wharf Retail Car Park.



To assist in the smooth delivery of goods to your stand, all deliveries must be addressed as per the Delivery Label

Neither the venue nor the Organisers will take delivery of any goods, packages or other material on behalf of exhibitors, nor will the Organisers accept responsibility for the safety or well-being of any such items delivered to the site in the absence of the exhibitor, his/her agent or contractor.  Deliveries cannot be made prior to the first date of move in. Goods must not be sent before the scheduled times for the move in of the show. All goods must be collected by the end of the official move out time.

  • Deliveries are to be made no earlier than 8am Monday 20 April for Space Only Stands
  • Deliveries are to be made no earlier than 2pm Monday 20 April for Shell Scheme Stands

This show will have a scheduled move in and move out for any vehicles requiring access to the loading dock. Please ensure you book a move in and move out time for any deliveries coming on site with our Logistics & Freight Services provider.

For detailed information on freight forwarding, booking a move in -out time and booking of forklifts, please contact Logistics & Freight Services provider Agility Fairs & Events or log onto their Event Services Portal below.

If you have not received your login details for the Agility Fairs & Events portal please contact their Event Logistics Specialist.