The Perth Convention Exhibition Centre ( Perth, Western Australia. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It opened on the 24th August 2004, and is located on the Swan River river foreshore, only a short walk from the Perth CBD. The Swan River estuary flows through the city of Perth, in the south west of Western Australia.) is a convention centre located in
Plaque situated at the lower West entrance reads:
The occasion of the opening of the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. This plaque was unveiled on 26 August 2004 by the Honourable Dr Geoff Gallop, MLA, Premier of Western Australia.
The Centre is WA's only purpose built convention, exhibition and meeting centre. It can cater for functions of up to 5000 delegates.
The Centre was constructed in the expectation of attracting increased convention bookings for Perth and subsequently tourism for the State.
It is jocularly referred to as 'The Hay Shed', because of its flat and extended design, and many question its bland and unimaginative architecture. Its positioning is entirely above the former north east corner of the Perth Water, the old shore line of the Swan River being further north of the structure. Perth Water is the section of the Swan River between The Causeway to the east and Narrows Bridge to the west - a large wide but shallow section of river
The centre has many different kinds of facilities to cater to different events. They are:
The centre has two public lifts, one traveling from the underground car park, through level one, concluding at level two; the other from level two to level three. The City of Perth is a Local Government Area in and around the Central business district of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia There is also an adjacent hotel with 138 rooms.