MAC 02


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 modern concrete flooring and large glass windows throughout, allowing guests to take in the incredible views of the Derwent River and Hobart’s iconic Sullivan’s Cove, against a backdrop of kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

MAC 02 Front View

MAC 02 is available for dry hire only, providing the flexibility for you to personalise and tailor the space to large scale or more intimate events.

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MAC 02 HISTORY

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.

Today, MAC 02 features modern concrete flooring and large glass windows throughout, allowing guests to take in the incredible views of the Derwent River and Hobart’s iconic Sullivan’s Cove, against a backdrop of kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

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MAC 02 is available for dry hire only. TasPorts will facilitate waste management, cleaning, and security on your behalf, 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. Please contact events@tasports.com.au for more information on availability.

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

LOCATION

18 Hunter Street, Hobart, Southern Tasmania

CAPACITY

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

SQUARE METERAGE

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

CEILING HEIGHT

13.5m (max) | 8.5m (min)

Tilt door max open height: 4.7m (max)

Vertical load limit (trusses): 2T (maximum)

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

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: 3.6m x 4.8m

Viewing Platform: 3.2m x 3.9m

TYPE OF EVENTS

Commercial Activations

Community Events

Concerts and Festivals

Corporate Events

Exhibitions

Film Shoots

Gala Dinners

Trade Shows

Weddings

OPERATIONAL FEATURES

Power

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

Water

Available

Accessibility

Ramp access

AV Equipment

None - permanent projector screen only

Toilets

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

Parking

Voucher street parking available in the vicinity

Coach and Taxi parking bays

Vehicle parking available by request for event organisers

Flooring

Polished concrete

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

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 events@tasports.com.au for more information.

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