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Mackay, Queensland, 22–25 October 2018 2018

Location & Venue


We are thrilled to announce that SEGRA 2018 will be held in Mackay, Queensland from 22 - 25 October.

Mackay’s central location, and ease of access by air, road and rail, makes the destination accessible and attractive to potential delegates.

Mackay is one of Australia’s fastest growing, yet most idyllic regions, where lifestyle and prosperity are the daily currency and the world is increasingly gathering to meet, work and play. A fresh new event destination, Mackay boasts affordable world-class facilities and services with small town hospitality and excellence in customer service.


The conference venue for SEGRA 2018 will be The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC).

The MECC is the largest convention and banqueting facility located between Cairns and Brisbane. It is situated just a few minutes from Mackay’s city centre, with a diverse range of accommodation properties, restaurants, bars and retail within easy walking distance of the venue. At least six quality hotels of 4.5 star rating are located within 2.5km of the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. The MECC Convention Precinct includes the convention and entertainment centre, the award-winning Artspace Mackay (regional art gallery), the Town Hall and the Civic Lawn.

Pre-Conference Forums Venue

The venue for SEGRA’s pre-conference venue is Central Queensland University (CQU), Mackay Ooralea Campus.

The CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea campus was initially established in 1992.

Since merging with CQ TAFE on 1 July 2014, CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea, has grown significantly in size and now includes a purpose built $46 million Trades Training Centre.

The CQUniversity’s Mackay Ooralea Campus serves as a base for hundreds of students and staff within the Mackay community. It boasts a wide range of facilities, including lecture theatres and performance theatres, trade training workshops, computer and nursing laboratories, video-conference rooms, recording studios, student accommodation, a bookshop, a refectory, a library, and much more.

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