Important Notice

MAC 02 unavailable for events from November 2022 to mid-March 2023

Due to cruise ship commitments over the summer season, MAC 02 will be unavailable for events from November 2022 to mid-March 2023. For events outside this period, please click through to visit our website.

MAC 02

MAC 02 on Hobart’s iconic waterfront is TasPorts’ premier indoor venue, ideal for your medium to large corporate event, concert or trade show.

Within a short walk of Hobart’s CBD and some of the city’s finest hotels, MAC 02 features concrete floors, high ceilings, and large glass windows.

MAC 02 can accommodate theatre seating for up to 1,700 guests, trade shows with 110 booths, conference dinners for 1,300, and cocktail events for 3,000 guests.

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MAC 02 is available for dry hire only, providing you with the flexibility to personalise and tailor the space to your event.

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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.

Due to general port operations and commitments to cruise, limited dates are available at MAC 02 during the busy summer season. Please be aware that vessels may be berthed adjacent to MAC 02, reducing water views.

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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Please visit Business Events Tasmania website for a virtual 360-degree tour of MAC 02. 

Please view our suite of example site maps for large-scale events here: 


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 (application and application fee are the responsibility of the venue hirer)


Cruise Terminal: 2,209m2 (1,700m2 usable space), approximately 40m x 35m usable open space

Flexible Space: 1,059m2 (maximum available), approximately 35m x 20m usable open space

Forecourt: 864m2


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)


Flexible Space available for back of house use

Event Office: 3.6m x 4.8m

Viewing Platform: 3.2m x 3.9m


Commercial Activations

Concerts and Festivals

Corporate Events


Film Shoots

Gala Dinners

Trade Shows



10 and 15 amp outlets in six locations on sidewalls

2 x double 10A

2 x double 15A GPOs

4 x 40A 3 phase

1 x 200A 3 phase tap off point

Wireless Access Points (WAP) for data




Ramp access

AV Equipment

None - permanent projector screen only


Female: 8 toilets

Male: 4 toilets and 7 urinals

Accessible: 1 toilet, baby change table

Staff: 1 toilet located in office space for event staff

Additional toilets must be arranged at the Event Hirer’s expense


Voucher street parking available in the vicinity

Coach and Taxi parking bays

Vehicle parking available by request for event organisers


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MAC 02 is available for dry hire only. TasPorts will facilitate waste management, cleaning, and security, and we have a fantastic selection of preferred suppliers to recommend. Additional charges apply.

Due to general port operations and commitments to cruise, limited dates are available at MAC 02 during the busy summer season.

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.

Please contact for more information.

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.

Video: 2018, featuring Association of School Business Administrators (ASBA), Dreamweavers, and Encanta Event Management.

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