Next year's PAX Australia will be held at Melbourne Convention Centre from October 31 until Nov 2, making it almost three times the size of last year's event.
Louise Asher, Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business made the announcement today at the first day of Games Connect Asia Pacific.
"PAX is the world’s leading games festival and the return of PAX Australia to Melbourne for the second consecutive year highlights Victoria’s reputation as a key hub for games development in the Asia Pacific region," she said.
"This year’s event in Melbourne represented the first time that PAX had been held outside of the United States – not only was it a great coup for Melbourne but the event was a runaway success."
The change was made, at least in part, because of the overwhelming success of the first PAX Australia this year, with the event selling out months in advance.
Robert Khoo, President of Penny Arcade, now believes that PAX Australia will be a permanent fixture on the calendar.
"The games community here is incredible, and PAX Australia is here to stay,” he said.
Guy Blomberg, PAX Australia Content & Community Manager, is looking forward to the extra space.
"Having PAX Aus 2014 in a different venue next year gives us so much more room to play with, it's going to be fantastic, he said. "To put it in perspective, we're going to have three times the amount space in our theatre/panel rooms!"