The Show is affiliated with the ‘Companion Card’ program. The Companion Card promotes the right of people with a disability, who require a companion, to fair ticketing at Victorian events and venues. People with a disability who require a companion to access the event with them must produce their ‘Companion Card’ at time of ticket purchase. This will allow the card holder’s companion to attend the event free of charge. Normal adult and concession prices will apply to the Companion Card holder.
For more information on the Companion Card, please visit www.companioncard.org.au
The Show is affiliated with the Victorian Carer Card program. The program is a State Government initiative that is helping to recognise & reward the carers of Victoria for the significant contribution they make to the lives of the people they care for & communities in which they live. Victorian Carer Card holders will be entitled to the discounted concession priced ticket & may purchase one per Carer Card presented at the ticket box at the Show.
For more information on the Victorian Carer Card, please visit www.carercard.vic.gov.au
If you have a temporary disability and wish to attend the show with a carer, you must provide a letter from your doctor on letterhead stating the requirement of a full-time carer.
PTV’s Journey Planner is the best tool to plan your plan your journey via accessible trams and busses to the Show. Plan your journey using PTV journey planner here.
All services on tram Route 96a will be low floor accessible trams. The following tram stops are accessible:
Please note: The tram stop closest to the Northern entrance of the Show, Stop 12 Melbourne Museum, is NOT an accessible stop. Passengers are advised to alight at Stop 10 Parliament Station.
All metropolitan buses are low floor accessible. Please see the metropolitan bus section above for service times.
The disabled car park entrance is via Nicholson Street through Gate 2, and has limited spaces available.
There will be additional Disabled Parking spaces available on Rathdowne Street, between Queensbury Street and Victoria Parade, along the Carlton Gardens side of Rathdowne Street.
Please view the Show Map which identifies these locations.
You can find street parking in the area using the free Whooshka parking app, available at here.
The Melbourne Mobility Centre is no longer operating, however, visitors may hire mobility and access equipment from Travellers Aid at both Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations. Pre-booking of equipment from Travellers Aid is essential. Please keep in mind that if you do opt to hire equipment from Travellers Aid, you must travel from either station to The Carlton gardens
Please contact Travellers Aid for bookings and enquiries:
Flinders St: (03) 9610 2030
Southern Cross: (03) 9670 2072
All toilet facilities at the Show cater for disabled patrons. A map highlighting all public toilets at the Show will be available here closer to the event.
The Disabled access in and out of the Royal Exhibition Building and the Carlton Gardens will be through the main public entries.