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Plan your event at GECC!

Planning an event doesn’t have to be stressful – especially when you find the perfect venue to host it. And as Central Queensland’s only fully integrated convention and entertainment facility located right in the heart of the Gladstone CBD, GECC is perfect for just about any event you can think of. Regardless of event size or scope, our modern, multi-purpose spaces have been designed to seamlessly adapt to a range of uses. Backed by our dedicated team of event planning professionals, we deliver unforgettable events year in and year out. And now, we’d love to help you plan yours!   

The GECC is home to the most outstanding cultural and performing arts events in the region. We’re frequently sought out for business events with visitors from across Queensland visiting Gladstone to attend GECC-hosted industry trade shows and corporate conferences. And for weddings and gala dinners, we turn our modern spaces into an elegant setting where the best memories are made.  

The GECC provides everything you need to host a successful event including professional assistance with marketing, catering, and all in-house technology requirements. In addition to a range of dynamic spaces offered within the Centre, the GECC is equipped with the latest sound and lighting equipment making us the Central Queensland venue of choice. 

Gala Dinners and Special Events

Planning a gala dinner, school formal, or other special event?

The GECC Halls are our signature event spaces and provide the ideal venue in which to host an elegant evening.  

Our innovative events team can assist with every element of the evening including design themes, a unique audio-visual and lighting experience, and superb fine dining and beverages provided by our in-house catering team at Light Group. 

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Business Events

The GECC features multi-purpose spaces designed to adapt to a range of business event requirements, from small meetings to large conferences. Featuring capability, connectivity and full business functionality, each room can be configured to facilitate networking and connection. With stylish, versatile, and modern facilities, and a brilliant central location, comfortably host staff, delegates, and guests at the GECC.  

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Touring Shows and Theatre Productions

We’re host to some of the very best Queensland shows – and if you’ve ever visited the GECC, it’s easy to see why. Our gorgeous, tiered theatre with capacity for 674 people is ideal for staging full theatrical performances and music concerts. The Halls are an excellent venue for touring acts and comedy performers. Learn more about Our Spaces here.  

We’ve hosted some of the most spectacular theatrical performances, comedians, and musical acts. Here’s just a small selection of the talent that have tread the boards at the GECC:  

  • Amy Shark 
  • Arj Barker 
  • Birds of Tokyo 
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival 
  • Opera Queensland 
  • Guy Sebastian 
  • Tommy Little 

In addition to offering our spaces for hire, our events team can provide marketing services and invaluable local knowledge to connect you with your ideal audience and sell more tickets. Find out more about how we can help with ticketing, marketing, and promotions here.  


Our events team are passionate about love – so why not begin the first day of forever at the GECC! We specialise in elegant weddings that are thoughtfully designed to be a true reflection of the special couple.  

Our dedicated team have extensive experience delivering dream-come-true weddings and wedding receptions. Enjoy an elegant affair with plated fine dining or keep the mood upbeat with a chic cocktail party. Imagine all those tiny details coming together seamlessly – stunning, on theme décor, professional sound and lighting, impeccable service, and a delicious seasonal menu. Creating your perfect day is all in a day’s work for the GECC team! 

To discuss your upcoming nuptials, get in touch with our friendly team.

Our Services & Facilities

Our dynamic and adaptable spaces allow us to cater to any event for up to 1000 people and hold multiple events simultaneously. We offer a variety of services in addition to venue hire. 

We also have a service lift directly to the main hall, full commercial kitchen and bar access, public transport access, Free Wi-Fi and mobility impaired access. Learn more about our facilities here.  


Ready to plan your event?

Make your event more than memorable - make it exceptional at GECC. 

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