30 March to 3 April 2022
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Getting To The Show

SHOW ENTRANCES

We please ask you to make yourself familiar with the entrances to the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.

If you have already purchased your ticket online, you are welcome to either print or show your ticket on your phone to be scanned at the gate.

Victoria street entrance 

Pre-purchased ticket entry and Ticket Information

Museum plaza entrance

Pre-purchased ticket entry and Ticket Information

Southern drive entrance off Nicholson Street

Media accreditation & ticket collection is only available at this entrance.

Entry cut off times:

No entry after 4:15pm Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

No entry after 8:30pm Friday

 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 https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey/ .

TRAM

Melbourne's Free Tram Zone operates within the CBD and stops directly out the front of the Carlton Gardens. The closest tram stop within the Free Tram Stop zone is Stop 10 Nicolson St and Victoria parade. Please refer for this link for the Free Tram Zone Map https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/assets/PTV-default-site/Maps-and-Timetables-PDFs/Maps/Network-maps/PTV-Free-Tram-Zone-Map.pdf

 

Tram Stop 11 (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.

Suggested Tram Journey:

  • Stop #9: Travelling via Route 30 – St Vincent’s Plaza – Central Pier Dockland via La Trobe Street/Victoria Street

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/1880/30/

  • Stop #10 or #11, Accessible stops: Travelling via Route 86 – Bundoora RMIT – Waterfront City Docklands via Albert Street/Nicholson Street (Stop #10) or Melbourne Museum/Nicholson Street (Stop #11)

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/1881/86/

  • Stop #10 or #11, Accessible stops: Travelling via Route 96 – East Brunswick – St Kilda Beach via Albert Street/Nicholson Street (Stop #10) or Melbourne Museum/Nicholson Street (Stop #11)

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/1041/96/

BUS

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

Victoria Street/Victoria Parade

Bus routes 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 402 (Carlton Gardens/Victoria St), 684, 905, 906, 907, 908

Rathdowne Street

Bus routes 250, 251 and 402

TRAIN

The closest train station is Parliament Station which is in the City Loop. Parliament Station’s Spring / Lonsdale Street provides lift access to street level. This exit is only 600m from the Victoria St Entrance to the show (Carlton Gardens).

ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For information on travelling to the Show via accessible public transport, please view the Accessibility page: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/more/travelling-on-the-network/accessibility/

 

Please Note:

Victoria’s Big Build forges ahead this autumn as the Victorian Government delivers safer and more reliable journeys on our road and public transport networks to better connect communities across our state. There will be disruptions during autumn, so be sure to plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey

 

To find out how your journey may be affected visit:

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/disruptions/major-disruptions/

ROAD CLOSURES

There are no road closures around the venue precinct (Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building), 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.

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 until 2:00am: flat rate $10.00
Weekend – Saturday flat rate $10.00 9:00am - 2:00am &  Sunday flat rate $10.00 9:00am - 11:00pm 

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

For information on Disabled Car Parking, please view the Accessibility page.

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