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23 - 25 AUG 2024

4x4 Outdoors Show Melbourne

18-20 August, Melbourne Showgrounds


Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Opening Hours

Friday 18 August 2023 | 9am - 5pm

Saturday 19 August 2023 | 9am - 5pm

Sunday 20 August 2023 | 9am - 4pm



When is the Show taking place? 

The National 4x4 Outdoors Show will return to the Melbourne Showgrounds from 18-20 August 2023.

Fri 9.00am - 5:00pm

Sat 9.00am - 5.00pm

Sun 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where is the Show held?

Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Melbourne Showgrounds is Melbourne's largest and most versatile venue, offering unique and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces designed to host a variety of events and activities including trade shows, exhibitions, expos, festivals and much, much more. 

How do I get to the Show? (Public transport, access, parking and FREE shuttle bus)

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 and here

The Melbourne Showgrounds is easily accessible by tram, bus, train, or taxi.



The FREE shuttle bus will be looping approximately every 15-20 minutes from the Flemington Racecourse Parking Area. The bus will stop near 15 Flemington Road, Flemington. Keep an eye out for the big red SkyBus. The FREE shuttle bus will take passengers to the entrance of the show - near Town Square Pavilion. 



Tram Route 57 tram (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth Street, City)

  • Stops at stop 32 (Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre on Epsom Road)



Bus routes that travel past the Melbourne Showgrounds are:

  •  Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road.
  •  Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.

Plan your journey using: Journey Planner.



No additional services will operate. All services will run to a normal weekend timetable.

Getting to the Melbourne Showgrounds

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.



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


NB: The Department of Transport will be arranging for additional train services running from Southern Cross Station to the Melbourne Showgrounds, 30 minutes before the event start time until 30 minutes after the event conclusion on Saturday & Sunday with a frequency of 15-20 minutes.

An additional four Tram services will be scheduled to run along Tram Route 57 on all 3 event days (Friday to Sunday). Route 57’s current frequency is every 8-12 minutes and these additional services will allow Yarra Trams to run a 7-10 minute frequency during the peak periods of the event.



All visitor parking is at Flemington Racecourse.

Pay on entry. Please try and avoid peak times, as congestion may occur.

There is a free shuttle to get to the showgrounds  at the Flemington Racecourse. The bus will stop near 15 Flemington Road, Flemington or it’s a 10-15 minute walk.

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

Flemington racecourse parking is $25 per day.    

Please note there is NO GENERAL VISITOR PARKING at the Melbourne Showgrounds.  



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

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

Parking at Melbourne Showgrounds is $20/day.  

What's on at the Show?

There's so much to see and do across the three days of the show, you're in for a cracker of a weekend!

See all that is happening at the Show on our What's On page.

Can I bring dogs to the Show?

Unfortunately as much as we would love to see your dogs, no dogs are permitted at the Show.

This does not apply to assistance dogs, assistance dogs are permitted.

Is there somewhere I can store heavy, bulky items that I've purchased at the show?

Yes! We will be operating a free Parcel Pick-Up service.

What is Parcel Pick Up (PPU)?

Parcel Pick Up (PPU) is a dedicated place to store your heavy, bulky items that you've purchased and continue enjoying your day at the show. Storing your goods at Parcel Pick Up is free! You’ll have the option to pick up your goods on the way out or drive around to our collection point and pop your items straight in the car.

Where is it located?

Parcel Pick Up is located near via Gate 4 off Langs Road. 

Click here for more information


Accessibility at Melbourne Showgrounds

Melbourne Showgrounds is a fully accessible venue providing inclusive access for people with disabilities.

You can find more info on accessibility at the Showgrounds here.

Accessible Parking

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

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

Parking at Melbourne Showgrounds is $20/day.  


Where can I get tickets?

Get your tickets here:

Buy Tickets

No cash sales will be accepted at the gate.

We recommend pre-purchasing your ticket to avoid queues.

What are the prices of the tickets?


Child Under 16 years of age:    FREE

General Admission:   $29.30

Pensioner:    $25.30

2 Day Bundle:   $49.00

3 Day Pass:    $59.00

Group of 10 Package:    $230.00


Who can I contact with general queries?

For general enquiries email and a member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible.

For assistance regarding your ticket, email  

Who can I contact about exhibiting at the Show?

Ben Morrison
Sales Manager