Thanks for the Memories Mr Football


Pelé sincerely regrets that he cannot travel to see his fans, and especially Les Murray, in Melbourne and Sydney. Pelé recently had an unexpected trip to the hospital, which he will recover from quickly but has left him unable to travel for the time being. With renewed health and a new year approaching, he is very much committed to making this trip happen in early 2015. ‎He looks forward to seeing you in Australia soon, and many thanks for the outpouring of love and support.

All tickets to the theatre shows and corporate lunches celebrating SBS broadcaster Les Murray and raising funds for charity Football United will be honoured and transferred to the new dates in 2015.

New dates will be announced shortly at

A tribute and testimonial lunch for Les Murray, celebrating his retirement after 35 years covering, broadcasting and championing Football in Australia. Enjoy a pre-luncheon reception, followed by a sumptuous lunch with M.C. Craig Foster from SBS.

Pelé will feature in an extended conversation with Les Murray, including moving tributes to Les about his incredible 35-year career dedicated to the “beautiful game”. In addition, Pelé will talk about his fascinating life and times thanks to the sport which took him from a poor street kid in Brazil to conquer the world. The extended conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A session with Pelé, moderated by Les Murray.

Opening dates and times

Wednesday 19 November 2014
12.00pm – 3.00pm

*Click here for associated event - Pele: My life. My story.


Corporate ticket - $300.00

Corporate table (10 pax.) - $,3000.00

VIP ticket - $700.00

VIP table (10 pax.) - $7,000.00

*Each VIP ticket includes an individual photograph with Pelé.

More information


For more information please contact the event organiser on +61 2 9213 2900

Event type


Convention and
Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria,
Australia 3006.

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Important car park update: Construction of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre's (MCEC) new multi-purpose building is currently underway alongside Convention Centre Place, opposite South Wharf DFO and Pan Pacific Melbourne.

Please note that building entrances, pedestrian footpaths, vehicle access and bicycle routes may be altered during the construction period. We encourage you to follow directional signage in place to navigate around the construction zone.

Car parking spaces are currently limited within the surrounding construction zone, and in particular, the Exhibition Centre car park (entry off Normanby Road) quickly reaches capacity on busy event days.

We recommend parking at the Siddeley Street car park located off Wurundjeri Way which is a short walk across Seafarers Bridge to MCEC.

Please refer to the map below for additional car parking options.

Event organisers can download a printable MCEC car parking information sheet here.


1. Melbourne Exhibition Centre Parking

1060 undercover parking spaces available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance and exit off Normanby Road with a height restriction of 2.2 metres.

Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 - 1.0 hour $14.00
1.0 - 2.0 hour $28.00
2.0 - 3.0 hour $42.00
3.0 - 4.0 hour  $56.00
Lost ticket $56.00

Evening rate 

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

Friday: $20.00, entry from 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Weekend rate

$20.00, per exit, per day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Earlybird rate

Monday to Friday: $17.00 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. 


0.0 - 0.5 hours $6.00
0.5 - 1.0 hours  $14.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours  $28.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours  $40.00
3.0+ hours  $55.00
Lost ticket  $50.00

Evening rate Monday - Thursday: $12.00, entry after 4.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Friday evening, weekend and public holiday rate: $13.00 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.

Please note that the early bird rate will require parking on Level 6 or above.

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  $10.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours  $20.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours  $30.00
3+ hours  (max) $40.00
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. DFO South Wharf Parking

Multi-level car park with 1,150 spaces, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance off Convention Centre Place or Munro Street. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 - 1.0 hours  $10.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours  $20.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours  $30.00
3+ hours (max) $40.00
Lost ticket  $50.00

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

5. Munro Street Parking*

This is a Care Park car park, located at Munro Street.


0.0 - 1.0 hour - $7.00

Daily maximum (Monday to Sunday) - $13.00 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 $14.00 for up to 12 hours of parking.

Arriving by taxi

Taxi drop off points are at 1 Convention Centre Place (for Convention Centre) or 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf (for Exhibition Centre).

Taxis can be booked by contacting Silver Top Taxi (131 008) or Yellow Cabs (13 22 27).

Arriving by tram

Melbourne's tram network services the metropolitan inner-city area with 28 lines. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is serviced by regular services departing every few minutes.

MCEC is stop 124a (Crown Casino / MCEC) for routes 96, 109 and 112 stop opposite the MCEC on Clarendon Street, South Wharf.

Tram numbers 48 and 70 stop at the end of Flinders Street. Walk towards the Yarra River and cross Seafarers Bridge.

Arriving by train

Melbourne’s metropolitan train network operates from the nearby Southern Cross station connecting to all parts of Melbourne.

Exit onto Spencer Street and take trams 96, 109 or 112 to stop 124a, which stops opposite the Exhibtion Centre entrance of MCEC.

Arriving by bus

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).