VENUE HIRE INFORMATION
MAC 02 is available for dry hire only. Catering, styling, entertainment, production and event planning are organised externally by the client, and we have a fantastic selection of trusted preferred suppliers to recommend. TasPorts will arrange waste management, cleaning, and security on your behalf.
The venue is easily accessible with level vehicle access and a large back of house space. Please be aware that vessels may be berthed adjacent to MAC 02, reducing water views.
Due to cruise ship commitments over the summer season, MAC 02 is unavailable for events from November to April.
All events on TasPorts land, large and small, are required to:
- complete a hire agreement;
- hold Public Liability Insurance; and
- provide a Risk Assessment.
Depending on the type of event, the following may also be required:
- Place of Assembly Permit
- Traffic Management Plan
- Emergency Management Plan
- Liquor Licence and Food Permit
- Temporary Occupancy Permit
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18 Hunter Street, Hobart, Southern Tasmania
1,100 people (1,000 patrons and 100 event staff)
Capacity can be increased up to 3,000 guests (plus 200 event staff) through a Temporary Occupancy Permit
Main Hall: 2,209m2 (1,700m2 usable space), approximately 40m x 37m usable open space
Flexible Space: 1,059m2 (maximum available), approximately 39m x 23m usable open space
13.5m (max) | 8.5m (min)
Tilt door max open height: 4.7m (max)
Vertical load limit (trusses): 2T (maximum)
Floor rating: 16kPa (working load)
Maximum wheel load limit: 23T (working load)
BACK OF HOUSE SPACES
Flexible Space available for back of house use
Event Office with Toilet: 3.6m x 4.8m
Viewing Platform: 3.2m x 3.9m
TYPE OF EVENTS
Concerts and Festivals
Address: 18 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000
There is plenty of voucher parking on Hunter Street, Evans Street and Franklin Wharf. The nearest taxi rank is located at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.
MAC 02 has level access to all entrances. There is one accessible toilet cubicle provided, and assistance animals are welcome in all parts of MAC 02.
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MAC 02 HISTORY
Located on the iconic Hobart waterfront, MAC 02 is the perfect space for your next event and a unique part of Tasmania’s waterfront history. When the Macquarie Wharf 2 (MAC 02) shed was built in 1958 it was believed to be the largest cement shed in Australia.
Cold stores were positioned on the northern side of MAC 02 and were used to store everything from apples to hops. Hops were big business in Tasmania during the early 1990s, and Tasmania was responsible for approximately 70 per cent of Australia’s hops production.
Hobart began experiencing growth in cruise ship arrivals, and the need for dedicated cruise facilities became apparent. In 2013, TasPorts invested $7 million in converting MAC 02 into a stylish, contemporary cruise terminal to meet the increasing cruise demand.