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Melbourne Showgrounds

The Melbourne Showgrounds is another popular event venue in Melbourne that offers huge outdoor and indoor spaces for a variety of events and functions. This site is Melbourne’s largest event venue and within the Showgrounds’ 19 hectares, you’ll find a carpark, exhibition site, event space and indoor arena for concerts and shows.

It’s no wonder, that the Melbourne Showgrounds is one of the most versatile venues around.

Melbourne Showgrounds Events, Address, Map & Parking

Visitors will be pleased to know that the Melbourne Showgrounds is well serviced by buses, trams and trains. Visitors can also drive as there is ample parking spaces available.

A number of shows, trade events, exhibitions and festivals are held here at the Melbourne Showgrounds year after year.

Each spring, the venue proudly hosts the nationally-acclaimed and popular Royal Melbourne Show. Visitors from all across the country come here to check out and enjoy this unique event at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Another popular event held here is the Supanova Pop Culture Expo. Music festivals including Soundwave, Stereosonic and Creamfields are also held here.

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    • Hi Lin,

      The Flemington Racecourse is usually the common place to park, but depending on what time you arrive, you might find yourself at the far end of the field and pretty far away from the entrance – added to the fact the entrance on that side is up a hill. If you have a disabled parking permit, that should get you much closer.

      So with that said, there is usually a number of houses that provide informal parking and the Ascot Vale West Primary School usually has parking available along Langs Rd. Again, spaces are usually limited, so arrive earlier for a better chance of getting a parking spot.

      Alternatively, you could also use public transport as the tram, train and bus stops are right outside the entrance and won’t require much walking to get in. The details of these are as follows:

      To take a train:
      Depart Flinders Street Station (generally platforms 8/9), stop at Southern Cross Station (generally platform 14) and North Melbourne Station (generally platform 6)
      The first train departs Flinders Street Station at 9:10am, with trains running to the Showgrounds every 10-20 minutes.
      The last train departs Melbourne Showgrounds at 10:30pm.

      For trams:
      Catch Tram number 57 from the corner of Flinders & Elizabeth streets to Melbourne Showgrounds on Epsom Road (stop 32).

      For a bus:
      Catch the 404 service from Footscray to Moonee Ponds – to Ascot Vale Rd/ Epsom Rd, or:
      Catch the 472 service from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds – to Langs Rd/ Epsom Rd

      I hope this helps and have a great day at the show!


        • Hi Alicia,

          Unfortunately the official website is light on information and doesn’t have a map up just yet, but my memory when I have been in previous years, there are usually multiple companies around the place – one being when you walk from the Grand Pavilion towards the Exhibition Hall along the Grand Boulevard.

          It’s mentioned on the official website that the “interactive map will become available in August 2018”, so once that is up and running, it may help with locating where the service will be available.


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