Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo 2019



Melbourne Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo. Australia’s BEST Parenting Expo

Fri 18 – Sun 20 October 2019. Doors open 10 am – 5 pm (4 pm Friday)

At our Expo you can chat face-to-face with our wide range of Exhibitors to gain up-to-date, expert advice on the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs. Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child!

Hundreds of brands and organisations

With hundreds of brands at the Expo, our exhibitors provide a great mix of expert advice and parenting tips with the latest products related to your pregnancy and quality entertainment. You can even come more than once as your ticket gains you entry for every day of the Expo.

Expert tips and advice

Get up-to-date information from trusted experts and ask questions at these free talks. You can hear expert speakers talk on a range of topics important to your pregnancy or the care of your baby.

Exclusive offers, activities and competitions

There is always a vast range of innovative products on display for whatever stage of the parenting journey you are at. Discover something new and try before you buy, there is even a parcel minding service so you can be hands free to continue enjoying our Expo.

Fun for kids with free family entertainment

There is plenty of fun for kids at our Expo with a free dedicated space for babies and toddlers to play.

Designed for your comfort

Our Expo has extra wide aisles to accommodate prams and throughout you will find rest stations where you can take 5. Our Baby Care Rooms ensure you have everything you need to visit in comfort.

 
  • Friday 18 October 2019 to 20 October 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Free Online Ticket $20
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Getting here

BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (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.

BY TRAIN: Our 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.

BY 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. You can view more parking options below.

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

BY TAXI OR 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, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine 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. Receive 5% discount on purchasing tickets online by entering the promotional code ‘MCEC5’.

Parking

Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road Clearance Height: 2.2 metres Please note that our car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.

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Company: Care Park Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Corner of Siddeley Street and Flinders Street, Docklands Clearance Height: 1.9 metres

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Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road and Munro Street. Collect a validation ticket when making a purchase from DFO and receive a 50 per cent discount on your parking rate.

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Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Convention Centre Place or Munro Street Clearance Height: 2.1 metres

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Company: Care Park Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Munro Street

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Eating there

Shed Café - Exhibition Centre Doors 1-10

The ideal spot for coffee on the go. Treat yourself to delicious house-made cakes and pastries while overlooking the Yarra River and South Wharf boardwalk. For lunch, choose from a selection of fresh, seasonal salads and sandwiches made using Victoria’s finest produce.

Plenary Café - Convention Centre

The perfect place to relax. If you’re waiting for an event or simply a bit peckish between meetings, stop by Plenary Café for home-made jaffles, toasties, salads and wraps. Plenary Café has all your cravings covered.

Goldfields Café + Bar - Exhibition Centre Doors 11-21

The newest Café and Bar on the block. With its vibrant dining atmosphere, it's the ideal place for breakfast made to order, share plates and best of Victorian wines to keep discussing the day's event or just relax. A must visit!

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

There are accessible toilets, ramps and lifts throughout our venue, including lift access from the car parks. If you’d like to hire a wheelchair from us, call our Customer Service team on +61 3 9235 8000 or email us at customerservice@mcec.com.au.

Vision impairment

Braille is provided on all room door signage and fixed directional signage throughout the venue. MCEC is guide dog friendly and welcomes any registered assistance dogs into all areas of the building.

Assisted hearing

Most meeting rooms within the Convention Centre are equipped with TTA Hearing Assisted telephones, and we have other hearing assisted devices available to hire. To book, call our Customer Service team on +61 3 9235 8000 or email customerservice@mcec.com.au.

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Parent Rooms

Our Parent Rooms offer a comfortable and private space for parents and children. Located in both the Convention and Exhibition Centres, these feature everything you need to change or feed in privacy and comfort.

Cloak room

Looking for somewhere to store your coat, pram or luggage? Visit our Customer Service desk at either the Convention Centre Place or Clarendon Street entrances and our friendly staff will happily lighten your load.

Charging Stations

Power on with work or finish off that assignment at one of our many conveniently located charging stations throughout the building.

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