MCEC

Getting there

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. We’re a short walk from Melbourne’s central business district and just a 20-minute drive from Melbourne Airport.

Where is MCEC?

Convention Centre

1 Convention Place
South Wharf Victoria Australia

Exhibition Centre

2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf Victoria Australia

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Travelling by public transport

By tram

Catch any of the following trams and get off at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:
  • Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
  • Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
  • Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda

Alternatively catch tram number 48 or 70 and get off at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge. For further tram timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.

By train

Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Get off at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as above. For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.

By bus

The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station.

Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).

For further bus timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.

Travelling by car

Driving yourself

If you’re driving to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, there are five car parks available for use.

Car Parks

1. Melbourne Exhibition Centre Parking

1060 undercover parking spaces available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance and exit off Normanby Road. Open 24 hours, seven days a week

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 - 1.0 hour $12.00
1.0 - 2.0 hour $24.00
2.0 - 3.0 hour $36.00
3.0 - 4.0 hour  $48.00
4.0 + hours $48.00 max
Lost ticket $50.00

Evening rate 
Monday to Thursday: $14.00, entry from 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.
Friday: $17.00, entry from 6.00pm and exit before 6am the next day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Weekend rate
$17.00, per exit, per day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Earlybird rate
Monday to Friday: $15.00 entry between 6.00 – 9.00am and exit between 3.00pm - midnight. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Please note - All MCEC car park patrons will be directed to car park Door 1 during overnight closure (8.00pm – 6.00am), to access the external areas of South Wharf Promenade.

2. Siddeley Street Parking

Open 24 hours, seven days a week. 

Fees:

0.0 - 1.0 hours  $11.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours  $22.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours  $30.00
3.0 - 4.0 hours  $35.00
4.0 - 5.0 hours  $40.00
5.0 + hours  $45.00
Lost ticket  $50.00


Evening rate: 
$10.00, entry after 4.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Weekend and public holiday rate: $11.00 per exit, per day.

Earlybird rate Monday to Friday: $16.00 entry between 6.00am and 9.00am and exit between 12.00pm - midnight. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

3. Freeway Parking

This is a Wilson Parking car park, located at Munro Street under the Westgate Bridge. You can access this car park via Normanby Road and Munro Street.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 - 1.0 hours  $8.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours  $16.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours  $24.00
3.0 - 4.0 hours  $32.00
4.0 - 5.0 hours  $40.00
5.0 - 6.0 hours $48.00
6+ hours (max)
$48.00 
Lost ticket  $50.00

Evening flat rate: Monday to Thursday 

Enter after 6.00pm 
Exit before 6.00am the next day
$10.00


Discounted parking rates are available for exhibitors.
Contact Wilson Parking on +61 3 9224 0301 (work hours) for discount rates and conditions.

4. South Wharf Parking

550 open air parking spaces available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance off Normanby Road. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 - 1.0 hours  $8.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours  $16.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours  $24.00
3.0 - 4.0 hours  $32.00
4.0 - 5.0 hours  $40.00
5.0 + hours  $40.00
Lost ticket  $50.00

Evening rate: $10.00 entry after 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am. 

5. Montague Street Parking

This is a Care car park, located at Montague Street. You can access this car park via Munro Street followed by Montague Street. 

Fees

0.0 - 1.0 hour - $5.00

Daily maximum (Monday to Sunday) - $9.00 for up to 12 hours of parking.

Please note, on days that there is a public exhibition at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre the flat rate is $11.00 for up to 12 hours of parking.

Catch a taxi

Travelling to the Exhibition Centre?
Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.

Travelling to the Convention Centre?
Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DFO South Wharf.

Car hire

You can pick up a rental car from Melbourne Airport or within Melbourne. For more information contact the companies below for current rates and pick-up/drop off points.

Avis Hertz
Within Australia: 13 63 33 Within Australia: 13 30 39
Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 1800 Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 4044
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Budget Thrifty
Within Australia: 13 27 27 Within Australia: 1300 36 72 27
Outside Australia: +61 3 9241 6366 Outside Australia: +61 3 9241 6100
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Europcar Redspot
Within Australia: 1300 13 13 90 Within Australia: 1300 66 88 10
Outside Australia: +61 3 9241 6800 Outside Australia: +61 2 8303 2222
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Airlines

When flying to Melbourne, you’ll arrive at Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport. It’s located 20km from Melbourne and caters for both international and domestic flights.

For domestic flight information you can check times, prices and availability directly with the companies below.

Qantas Jetstar
Within Australia: 13 13 13 Within Australia: 13 15 38
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Virgin Australia Tigerair
Within Australia: 13 67 89 Within Australia: +61 3 9034 3733
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