The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) with accessible hotels, easy transport connections and social opportunities, we aim to make the NSC as easy to attend as possible.

The MCEC operates a safe environment for all visitors, with their VenueSafe Plan available online here.

The MCEC was the first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star green star environmental rating, and continues to lead the way as a sustainable event destination, with their five-year sustainability strategy.

Venue Grand Theatre - Pullman Albert Park Melbourne



Melbourne Convention Centre entrance: 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006
Melbourne Exhibition Centre entrance: 2 Clarendon St, South Wharf 3006


The MCEC has numerous parking options available close by, including the Exhibition Centre Carpark accessible via Normanby Road, view more information on car parking here.


More information on public travel to the MCEC is available here.

The closest train station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC via tram stop 124A (Casino/MCEC) outside the Clarendon Street entrance. For further public transport trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.


If travelling from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine Airport) there are taxi’s available from outside your terminal or you can request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.


The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has many accommodation choices close by, including the Pan Pacific Melbourne and Novotel Melbourne South Wharf connected directly to MCEC via private internal walkways. NSC2022 has negotiated discounted accommodation rates for attendees with both the Pan Pacific Melbourne and Novotel Melbourne South Wharf.


2 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

The five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne features luxury hotel rooms and suites, with panoramic views of the city skyline, Yarra River or Port Phillip Bay. Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the iconic South Wharf precinct, guests at Pan Pacific Melbourne can enjoy easy access to MCEC and the Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) Shopping Centre. Pan Pacific Melbourne is offering NSC delegates a discounted rate when booking online via the button below.

Please note this discounted rate only applies to bookings between 8th – 16th July 2022, and is subject to availability.


7 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

The four-star Novotel Melbourne South Wharf opened in 2018 and has direct access to MCEC. Featuring 26 levels with 347 accommodation rooms and suites, guests can choose from a range of inspired accommodation rooms and suites. Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is offering NSC delegates a 15% discount on best available rates when booking directly online. Please use the below link and apply the Promo code: NATSPO

Please note this discounted rate only applies to bookings between 9th – 15th July 2022, and is subject to availability.

For information on other accommodation options close to the MCEC click here.

We recommend to book your accommodation early to secure the best rates at your preferred location.

About Us

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention is a collaborative event, created by the industry, for the industry – with a simple ethos of providing opportunities to network, increase capacity and capability of the industry by appreciating good practice globally and from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The key organisations who have developed the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention to its success are listed below, together with our Collaborators, Partners and Sponsors.

Sport Australia

Sport Australia is a Commonwealth Government corporate entity focused on getting more Australians participating and excelling in sport. The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention will bring together stakeholders from sport, government, education, health and service providers with a single vision on working together to encourage more Australians to be active and participate in sport.

Sport New Zealand

Sport New Zealand is the proud guardian of their country’s world-leading sporting system, from grass roots through to elite sport.  They are committed to encouraging more young people and adults to engage in more sport and recreation and more winners on the world stage.

Sport Singapore

Sport Singapore is the peak body that has created the vision 2020 with the Singaporean people to inspire individuals from all walks of life to Live Better Through Sport.

Victoria State Government

The Victorian Government is committed to encouraging Victorians to be more active, to benefit from the physical, social and mental health benefits that physical activity, play and recreation and community sport brings.

By supporting the industry, it encourages State Sports Organisations, sports associations, clubs, community and commercial providers to offer quality experiences so that the Victorian community will want to be active.


VicHealth aims to create a Victoria where everybody can enjoy better health and wellbeing. They create and fund world-class interventions by conducting vital research to advance Victoria’s population health and provide transformational expertise and insights to government.

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy has over the past decade established itself as one of Australia’s leading niche management consultancies that works with sport, government and education sectors to support and facilitate opportunities in growing participation.

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention reflects its commitment and passion to encourage more people to be more active, more often.

By bringing together the globes leading thinkers, key Australian policy makers, and providing prominent local case studies, the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention provides opportunity for all those involved in sport, recreation and physical activity to work together to make a difference for the next generation.

Interpoint Events

With over 30 years of extensive experience in conference and trade shows in Australia and New Zealand we are passionate about providing the best experience for the delegates, exhibitors, and partners of the NSC.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention please check the Frequently Asked Questions.
To contact the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention organisers please contact us below.

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General enquiries, speakers and media:

Smart Connection Consultancy

Community Sport & Physical Activity Expo

Martin Sheppard

Event Address

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf VIC 3006

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do tickets go on sale?

Registration for the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention will open on 8th March 2022.

How much do tickets cost?

Pricing for the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention starts from $1095+GST pp for Early Bird Association Rate.

What’s included in my delegate pass?

A Full Delegate Pass includes access to all NSC Conference Sessions, the NSC Oration and Networking, the Community Sport & Recreation Expo, and access to the NSC Academy, which includes presentations from previous NSC’s; in-depth interviews with speakers and industry leaders, NSC Forum 2020 and the recordings of NSC21 presentations post-event.

Is there a group booking discount?

Yes – if you are a current member of an NSC Collaborator, you have access to the discounted Association rate for your ticket. If booking multiple tickets at the Association Rate, you must hold an organizational membership (not an individual membership) of the Association.

NSC also offers a group discount rate – if purchasing five (5) tickets you only pay for four (4), a saving of 20% on the ticket price. All five registrations must be completed at the same time to receive the discount rate.

NSC Collaborator Association members also receive a Member Discount when they register for the National Sports Convention. Contact your Association Collaborator for your special discount code.

How do I receive my delegate pass?

Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. Your delegate pass will be available for collection at the NSC registration desk on arrival.

Is Media registration available?

Yes, on request to Convenor Martin Sheppard, by email to

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Please review our full event terms and conditions.

Will there be a delegate list available?

Yes, a delegate e-list (name, position and organisation only) will be available to registered delegates and exhibitors 2 days prior to the event. Delegates will have the opportunity to opt out if they do not wish to share their details.

How can my organisation be involved in sponsorship for the event?

We are grateful for the industry support that allows us to host this important event. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please register to receive a sponsor’s prospectus. Sponsorship is co-ordinated through Convenor, Martin Sheppard, who can be contacted on (03) 9421 0133 or

How can I be part of the exhibition at the Sport and Recreation Expo?

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please contact us to register for the exhibitor’s prospectus. Martin Sheppard can be contacted on (03) 9421 0133 or

Can I transfer my pass?

A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared.

Can I register to attend the Expo only?

You can register to attend the Expo only, which is free of charge.

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