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23 - 25 AUG 2024

4x4 Outdoors Show Melbourne

Getting There

18 - 20 August 2023
Melbourne Showgrounds


Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

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


Opening hours:

Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sun 9:00am - 4:00pm


The Showgrounds are conveniently located just north of the Melbourne CBD in the inner suburb of Ascot Vale and offer ample parking with public transport close by.

More information on getting to The Melbourne Showgrounds can be found here


Free Shuttle Bus

The FREE shuttle bus will be looping approximately every 5 minutes from the Flemington Racecourse Parking Area. The FREE shuttle bus will take passengers to the and from the entrance of the show.

Public Transport

Public transport is the best option for you to get to the Melbourne Showgrounds. Read on for more info on the best public transport options to get you to and from the Show.

Before you travel

Plan your journey using Journey planner and check Disruptions for service changes that may affect your journey.


Passengers can catch a Route 57 tram, alighting at Stop 32 Sandown Road/Epsom Road.

Plan your journey using Journey planner.


The following bus route travels close to the Melbourne Showgrounds:

  • Route 404 (Footscray - Moonee Ponds via Newmarket)

Plan your journey using Journey planner.


The train will be running to Melbourne Showgrounds station all weekend.


Customers arriving at North Melbourne and Southern Cross stations are advised to change trains and catch a Melbourne Showgrounds service.

  • Arriving at Southern Cross Station, change to Platform 14 and catch a Melbourne Showgrounds service
  • Arriving at North Melbourne Station, change to Platform 6 and catch a Melbourne Showgrounds service

Refer to the Metropolitan trains section above for service times and platform information.

Leaving the Melbourne Showgrounds

Customers are advised to get any train from the Melbourne Showgrounds and travel to North Melbourne or Southern Cross Stations and change to a regional train.

Refer to the Metropolitan train section above for service times.

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Additional Information:

  • Please check the disruptions page for any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.

  • To plan your route, please use our Journey planner.
  • Download the free and fully accessible PTV mobile app for Android and iOS and access public transport information on the go. You can also top up your myki instantly in the app.
  • Passengers requiring accessibility information and assistance, see Accessible transport.
  • Passengers are advised to top up prior to travelling or to set auto top up so that you never need to top up again. For more information, see auto top up your myki.
  • Mobile myki is a new way to travel with myki. It’s a digital myki on your Android phone on the Google PayTM app.
  • For information on ticketing for children and concessions, see Children and Concessions.
  • Passengers needing further information or special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 prior to travelling.

            More information on public transport can be found here


All visitor parking is at Flemington Racecourse.  There is a free shuttle bus to get you to and from the showgrounds or it’s a 5 minute walk.

Access is down Flemington Drive, off Epsom Road. Look out for the signs.   

Price: $25 per day. 

Parking is pay on entry so please have your card ready for a speedy parking experience.

Please note there is NO GENERAL VISITOR PARKING at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Parking spaces are limited, and we recommend using public transport where possible. 

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking can be found at Melbourne Showgrounds and is accessed through Gate 5 on Langs Road

Please note – no general visitor parking will be admitted. This is only for people with accessibility needs.     

Price: $20 per day.  


  • Black and White Cabs - Tel: 13 32 22
  • Yellow Cab - Tel: 13 19 24