21ST - 25TH MARCH 2018
ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
& CARLTON GARDENS

2017 Awards

Getting To The Show

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We recommend travelling to the Show via Public Transport. Carlton Gardens are conveniently located on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, and is accessible by tram, train and bus. Plan your journey using PTV journey planner.

TRAM

Melbourne's Free Tram Zone operates within the CBD and stops directly out the front of the Carlton Gardens on the corner of Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street at Stop 11.

Stop 12 (Melbourne Museum) is the closest stop to MIFGS, with entry to the Show being into the Royal Exhibition Building via the Museum Plaza, however, please note this is outside of the free tram zone.

The free City Circle Tram stops just outside the entrance to the Carlton Gardens at the Boulevard Gate in Victoria Street. Please note that there is no stop at Southern Cross Station.

Tram numbers 96 & 86 run along Nicholson St and stop near the Museum Concourse Gate to the Royal Exhibition Building. Shuttle trams will operate between La Trobe and Spencer Streets and the event via both La Trobe Street and Bourke Street. 

BUS

Visitors can catch the following bus routes close to the Show:

Victoria Street/Victoria Parade

  • Bus routes 302, 304, 305, 350, 905, 906, 907, 908
  • Bus routes 303, 309, 318 (Weekdays only)

Nicholson Street

  • Bus route 684 (Limited service)

Lonsdale and Exhibition streets

  • Bus route 605

Rathdowne Street

  • Bus routes 250, 251 and 402

TRAIN

Customers are advised to travel to Parliament Station in the City Loop and then walk to the Royal Exhibition Building. Parliament Station’s Spring Street exit is only 600m from the Gardens, an easy 5-10 minute walk.

ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For information on travelling to the Show via accessible public transport, please view the Disabled Facilities Page.

ROAD CLOSURES

There are no road closures around the venue, however, please note that there are a number of major events on in Melbourne during the week of the Show which may impact your journey.

We encourage visitors to use public transport where possible. Please visit the VicRoads website for current information on road closures & traffic conditions.

CAR PARKING

While we recommend using public transport to travel to the show, we've compiled a list of convenient public car parks:

MELBOURNE MUSEUM CARPARK
Entrance via either Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street, Carlton.
2 minute walk from Show
Weekday – early bird prices from $17.00
Twilight– entry after 4 pm from $7.00
Weekend – flat rate per day from $17.00

163 EXHIBITION ST, MELBOURNE
10 minute walk from Show
Weekday – early bird prices from $20.00
Twilight – entry after 4 pm from $15.00
Weekend – flat rate per day from $15.00

90 VICTORIA PARADE, EAST MELBOURNE
5 minute walk from Show
Weekday – early bird entrance before 10am from $17.00
Twilight – from $5.50
Weekend – flat rate from $5.00

204-218 LYGON STREET, CARLTON
5-10 minute walk from Show
Weekday – daily maximum $18.00
Twilight – entry after 5pm from $10.00
Weekend – Saturday flat rate $10.00 and Sunday flat rate $8.00

For further information regarding specific car parking hours, please refer to the individual websites.

For information on Disabled Car Parking, please view the Disabled Facilities Page.

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