About ICC Sydney

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ICC Sydney stands on Tumbalong, the land of the Gadigal clan of the Eora Nation. The Gadigal people of the Eora nation are the traditional custodians of the land on which the ICC Sydney is located.

Featuring a striking contemporary design, leading technology and multipurpose spaces, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is a beacon of innovation, learning and entertainment, connecting and celebrating leaders of invention, business, governance and the arts.

In the heart of Sydney, ICC Sydney is located in the active precinct of Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay.


  • Convention facilities capable of hosting three separated, self-sufficient, concurrent events as well as an 8,000 seat plenary
  • A range of plenary options ranging from 750 to 8,000 people
  • Total exhibition capacity of 35,000 sqm, including 2,400 sqm of multipurpose space
  • An external event deck of 5,000 sqm, including a bar and lounge featuring spectacular city views
  • A premier red carpet theatre with a capacity of 8,000
  • Adjacent Sofitel Darling Harbour hotel with 590 rooms
  • A grand ballroom to provide Sydney’s premium banqueting space for more than 2,000 people
  • 8,000 sqm of total meeting room space across 70 rooms that link to both the convention and exhibition areas
  • World’s best practice technology throughout, including wireless connectivity across the ICC Sydney precinct
  • Prime waterfront location on Darling Harbour
  • A renewed and upgraded public domain

World Class Conventions

Attending association, corporate and private events in Sydney will never be the same again. ICC Sydney guests will experience sweeping views from an external event deck, a spectacular new ballroom and a red carpet entertainment complex.

  • 2,500 delegate tiered plenary theatre
  • 1,000 delegate tiered plenary theatre
  • 800 delegate flat floor plenary area
  • Access to the 8,000 seat red carpet theatre
  • Australia’s largest ballroom, located on the top floor, breaks out to spectacular water and city views & seats 2,000 in banquet mode and more than 3,500 in cocktail mode
  • A variety of banqueting rooms to choose from
  • 70 meeting rooms to choose from
  • Red carpet arrival area
  • 2,400 sqm of multipurpose event space adds to an additional 32,600 sqm in the exhibition centre
  • Internal access to all facilities across the venue
  • Purpose built registration areas
  • Speaker preparation rooms
  • Dedicated VIP suite
  • Business suites

Connected Exhibitions

CC Sydney’s exhibition halls link seamlessly with the rest of the venue. Over two floors it provides an impressive total of 32,600 sqm of space, making it Australia’s largest exhibition space. Add the 2,400 sqm of multipurpose event space in the convention area and ICC Sydney delivers a total 35,000 sqm of internal exhibition space.

  • Lower exhibition hall featuring 19,000 sqm of space with columns on a 27m grid
  • Upper exhibition hall featuring 13,600 sqm of column free space
  • Clear ceiling height of 10.5 metres
  • More than 2,000 sqm dedicated to meeting rooms and hospitality suites
  • Internal links from convention areas and the theatre
  • Direct access from the upper halls to the 5,000 sqm open air event deck, which features a 1,000 sqm outdoor lounge and bar area & spectacular views
  • Purpose built registration and ticketing areas
  • Generous loading dock areas capable of accepting multiple semi-trailer vehicles
  • 9m rigging grid with 2.5 tonne point load capacity
  • In ground, interconnecting services for power, data, water and waste
  • Digital signage

Ultramodern Theatre

Sydney is now home to a new ultramodern entertainment theatre, which will host a calendar of world class events. The new venue features world class architectural design, precinct integration and technical facilities.

Visitors can expect a five star experience, entering the venue under a 180sqm, high definition digital screen and enjoying spectacular views from the building's three foyers. On entering the theatre, guests will enjoy unobstructed views to the stage from any seat as a result of the innovative fan-shaped layout, which brings audiences closer to performers.

The new venue's sound, visual and technology experience will be brought to life through high definition screens, large scale projection and first rate audio technology and equipment. 

The ICC Sydney Theatre has replaced the QANTAS Credit Union Arena (formerly the Sydney Entertainment Centre), which closed its doors at the end of 2015.

  • Tiered seating for 8,000 guests for plenary and international entertainment acts 
  • Fan-shaped layout will provide unobstructed views to the stage
  • High definition screens, large scale projection and first rate audio technology and equipment
  • Ability to rescale for 6,000, 5,000 and 3,000 attendees
  • A maximum capacity for 9,000 guests when the theatre floor is in General Admission mode
  • Seamless connectivity for plenary through to large conventions
  • Link through to Tumbalong Park, which can hold 11,000 people

Reinvigorated Precinct

ICC Sydney is at the heart of its very own Sydney harbour waterfront precinct, set amongst restaurants, retail and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour yet only a moment's walk to Australia's largest CBD and surrounding university and cultural quarters.

Sitting at the heart of a broader AU$3.4 billion revitalisation of Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney is a AU$1.5 billion development that will adjoin the new 590 room luxury hotel, Sofitel Darling Harbour, a new residential and commercial development, a new pedestrian boulevard that will connect the waterfront back to Central Station and laneways to further activate this iconic Sydney destination.

An exciting upgrade of Darling Harbour's public realm will also see a reconfiguration of Tumbalong Park, providing an additional 3,000 sqm of green space as well as a new adaptable event space capable of hosting up to 11,000 people.