The Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) has been awarded Green Globe Certification, making it one of the most environmentally sustainable function venue of its kind in the nation.

The Royal ICC is one of Queensland’s largest venues for hire, featuring 4,000 square metres of event space.

We’re proud our Royal ICC has become Australia’s only convention centre to achieve this certification from the global leader in sustainability certification – Green Globe.

The RNA’s focus as a not-for-profit organisation, is to champion and exhibit our environmental practices, diversity and inclusion to build a more sustainable future.

The RNA’s Royal ICC is delighted to be part of the global Green Globe community and are committed to continuing to achieve positive outcomes for our organisation, our people, our community and the environment.

Green Globe Certification is a global certification program that recognises venues for their commitment to sustainable practices and efforts to reduce their environmental impact.

The Royal ICC achieved this prestigious certification after implementing a range of sustainable initiatives, including energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling programs, energy-efficient lighting systems, and sustainable food and beverage options.

Royal ICC sustainability initiatives that underpin Green Globe certification include the following:


Food waste recovered


Waste diversion


of harvested rainwater

Promotion of Local Producers: Royal ICC Menu

The Royal ICC's sustainably focused menu showcases the venue’s unique connection to Australian farmers. For 147 years, the RNA has celebrated and championed agriculture through its Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) and food and beverage competitions. In fact, the Royal ICC is the only convention centre in Australia where guests can enjoy produce awarded medals in these competitions. 

Energy Saving: Royal ICC Solar Panel Project

The Royal ICC Solar Panel Project is a major 600kW installation across the roof of the Royal ICC which has so far reduced the Royal ICC’s carbon emissions by more than 1,522 tonnes, the equivalent of 82,300 trees or standard coal savings of 616 tonnes. Each day this project continues to improve our energy efficiency and showcases our commitment to sustainable environmental practices.

Sustainable Management: Royal ICC Resource Conservation Policy

The Royal ICC Resource Conservation Policy outlines 21 sustainability management objectives being implemented to support dozens of practices including recycling, waste reduction measures, energy efficiency, sustainable procurement and water storage.

Green Globe certifies the sustainable operations of 26 of the world’s leading conference centres and it is an important tool for event planners and attendees who are looking to host or attend conferences in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.

The Royal ICC's Green Globe Certification is a significant milestone for the venue and the events industry and sets an example for other Australian conference venues to follow.