GETTING TO MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS
Melbourne’s official public transport ticketing system is myki, a plastic ‘smartcard’ with stored value that can be topped up and reused as required. Your myki card enables you to travel all of Melbourne metropolitan’s trains, trams and buses.
You can purchase a myki card online at the myki website, at premium train stations, retail outlets displaying the myki sign (including 7-Elevens), or by calling 13 6954 (13 myki) within Australia.
Tram No. 57 (Maribyrnong / Elizabeth Street, City) stops right outside the main gate at Melbourne Showgrounds (Stop No. 33). The journey from the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne CBD takes approximately 30 minutes.
You can take a number of metropolitan buses to the venue:
- Take Bus No. 472 (Williamstown / Moonee Ponds) to the corner of Langs and Epsom Roads and walk southeast down Epsom Road approximately 150m to the main gate.
- Take Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) to the corner of Ascot Vale and Epsom Roads, then hop on Tram No. 57 toward Maribyrnong for a quick journey to the main gate.
Over the competition period there will be access to a bus drop-off and pick-up area. Further information will be detailed in the school booking registration form.
Hire a bike from one of the many Melbourne Bike Share docking stations around Melbourne CBD. Bring your own helmet, or you can purchase one from a nearby vending machine or 7-Eleven and return it for a refund when you drop off the bike. Click here for a map of docking stations.
Parking is not permitted in the residential streets surrounding Melbourne Showgrounds. On-site parking will only be permitted to competition personnel.