The Adelaide Convention Centre opened its doors in 1987 with the twin aims of setting a new benchmark for convention facilities and services in Australia and contributing to the South Australian economy by attracting a high yield tourism sector to the State.

We have succeeded on both counts. We have a global reputation for excellence, as reflected by a string of awards and a high rate of repeat business, and to date we have created more than $1 billion in economic benefit for South Australia. We’re very proud of that.

Like all good convention facilities we are constantly evolving and improving. We’ve completed three major extensions in less than 30 years – the most recent the stunning new West Building – and a fourth is under way. When the renovation of the East Building is completed in 2017, we will have added an additional 3000 square metres of space to the complex. [Read more about the project here]

It’s a big undertaking in more ways that one, but an important one. In 2010, Ernst & Young estimated that the State Government’s investment to create an expanded ACC would generate an additional $1.92 billion in economic benefit over the next 25 years.

Each year we run around 700 individual events, hosting about 200,000 people in total, and prepare and serve some 45,000 meals.

We couldn’t do what we do without a lot of support, not the least from our 400+ employees and casuals. We thank them for their efforts and in turn we hope to provide them with a stimulating and fulfilling work environment.

Click here for the AVM 2015-16 Annual Report

Take a look at the new West Building

The new West Building was formally launched in March 2015 and sits adjacent to the Central Building. The East Building, replacing the original Centre built in 1987, is under construction and due for completion in 2017.

West Building official launch

A week-long line up of free and ticketed community events was held in March 2015 to officially launch the new West Building and showcase the new space to over 18,000 visitors.