Transport & Accommodation

Located just 7km from Melbourne CBD and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Showgrounds and is easily accessible by public transport or car.

Show times

Friday 9th October – 10am – 5pm        [Eden Chinner to officially open the festival at 10am] [He is only here Friday.]

Saturday 10th October – 10am – 5pm

Sunday 11th October – 10am – 4pm


Parking at Melbourne Showgrounds

Melbourne Showgrounds provides limited on site parking for events. Please go to Gate 5 off Langs Road, Ascot Vale. You will be directed by parking staff.

Disabled Access

Melbourne Showgrounds is a fully accessible venue with access ramps to all pavilions and buildings. Dedicated disabled parking spaces are available onsite. Disabled toilets are situated within or in close proximity to all pavilions and buildings.

The festival has (a limited number of) wheelchairs available on site.

Arriving by bus

Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road and Epsom Road.

Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.

Arriving by tram

Tram No. 57a (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth Street, City) stops at the main entrance (Gate 1) of Melbourne Showgrounds on Epsom Road. Entry via Gate 1 or 1A.

Travelling by train

Due to an unexpected change of plan by Public Transport Victoria, trains will NOT be available to Melbourne Showgrounds. We apologise for any inconvience but the organisers were not made aware of this change of decision until 7 October 2015.

Public Transport Victoria regrets to advise that there will be no special trains scheduled to run into the Showgrounds over this weekend as had been previously organized by Exhibitions Pty Ltd.

However, there are 4 additional trams been planned to run from 9am to 7pm each day to assist with the normal timetabled Route 57 which will run from Elizabeth Street / Flinders Street to Melbourne Showgrounds in a 4-5 minute frequency.

Public Transport Victoria suggests visitors board a Craigieburn train (20 minute frequency) from either Flinders Street, Southern Cross Station or North Melbourne Stations, alight at Newmarket Station to catch the tram 57 to the Showgrounds which is less than 5 minute journey.

See their website for travel planning.



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