Getting to the Melbourne Festival

The Festival is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf. A modern, fully air conditioned venue, located in the heart of Melbourne.

Public transport is the best option with Southern Cross & Flinders Street train stations a few minutes walk away and a tram stop located on the Centre's door step.

Parking options

The Melbourne Exhibition Centre car park is located under the venue and is accessed via Normanby Street.  For up-to-date additional parking options information go here.


Pre-book your parking and save!

Parking must be booked online and paid for at least 30 mins BEFORE arriving at the car park. To pre book now click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking offers for upcoming festivals in 2021 are not yet available, please check back closer to the date/s!

★ There are a number of other car parks surrounding the venue.

Public transport options

Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations are both a short walk or tram ride to the venue.

Tram route 96, 109 or 12 stop conveniently stop at the doorstep of the Centre.

For more information about getting to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre visit the MCEC website or plan your visit via Public Transport Victoria.