The Darwin Convention Centre is a convention centre located in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Construction started on the convention centre in early 2006 and completed in June 2008, with the centre opening in July of that year. The convention centre is part of the $1.1 billion Darwin Waterfront project.
The centre has a total floor are of 22,900 square metres for conference, exhibition facilities for up to 4,000 delegates.
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