Getting There

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The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is centrally located by the Yarra River in Melbourne's South Wharf.

Getting there is easy, whether you're coming from the next suburb, or travelling across Australia. 


Car Parking

There are a range of car parking options close to the MCEC, with prices ranging from $15-$56 per day, as well as hourly rates and early-bird options.

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Public Transport

MCEC is easily accessible by public transport. 

Tram: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to the MCEC Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 48 and 70 (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. 

For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

Train: The closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops.

For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

Car: If you’re being dropped off at the Exhibition Centre, our Clarendon Street entrance is the closest entrance. If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, our Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. 

Bus: From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC.

Taxi and Uber: If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. If you’re going to the Convention Centre, where the Plenary is located, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Wharf. 

There are two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

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Travelling from the Airport

The closest airport to Southbank is Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport). 

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport, you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. 

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