Visitor Guide

16 - 18 August 2019

Fri 9am – 6pm

Sat 9am – 6pm

Sun 9am – 5pm

Melbourne Showgrounds

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.

There is plenty to see and do at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. Your favourite features will be back with special guests on the Waeco CFX Outback Stage, Catch & Cook Stage sharing their tips & trick. 

Alongside the Action Arena and Proving Ground, our newest feature to the Show. Designed as an area you can immerse yourself in the outdoors lifestyle whilst enjoying music and food around the campfire. 

See all that is happening at the Show on our Whats On pages. 

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The Showgrounds are a well-loved Melbourne venue, famous for hosting the annual Royal Melbourne Show, in addition to a range of other special events, conferences, functions, exhibitions and trade shows. 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 can be found here

TRAINS - Please see below for information on Trains:

Friday 16 August 2019
No trains. We suggest you catch a train to Newmarket Station (on Craigieburn line) and change to catch a tram to the Showgrounds.
4 additional trams on Route 57 from 9am to 7pm

Saturday 17 August 2019
Train service from Flinders Street Station, stopping at Southern Cross station and Nth Melbourne then express to Melbourne Showground Station. 30 minutes frequency from 8:30 until 18:30.
4 additional trams on Route 57 from 9am to 7pm

Sunday 18 August 2019
Train service from Flinders Street station, stopping at Southern Cross and Nth Melbourne then express to Melbourne Showground Station. 30 minutes frequency starting 8:30am until 17:30.
4 additional trams on Route 57 from 9am to 7pm

There will also be a free shuttle bus from Flemington Racecourse car park to the Melbourne Showgrounds

PARKING - Please find information below about parking:

There is limited parking at the Melbourne showgrounds. You will find more parking at the Flemmington Racecourse and use the free shuttle bus to get from Flemmington Racecourse to the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Parking Cost = $20 /per day

(Companion card is accepted along with purchase of one valid general admission ticket)

The Companion Card is for people with significant permanent disability who can demonstrate that due to the impact of the disability they are unable to attend most community activities or events without attendant care, and that need is life-long

Adult 2 day pass
(Allows an individual to gain entry to the Show on two separate days)
(Must present pensioner card. Not valid of senior for concession cards)
Kids 15 & Under Free  

 Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Buy Tickets Now!

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.

You can pre-purchase your tickets online. That way you won't have to line up at the box office and race on it. Just make sure you have tickets either printed or downloaded to your smartphone (although highly recommend just using your phone to help save printing paper). If you are not as tech-savvy then you can certainly purchase tickets at the box office from our friendly attendants. 

Re-send your ticket or issues purchasing

Phone: 1300 884 226

You can re-enter the Show during the same day. Just make sure you receive a pass-out stamp upon exiting.


Find out where all your favourite exhibitors & features are by downloading the show map 

The Show Map will also be available in the printed Show Guide at the show

The 2019 exhibitor list is available on the Exhibitor Directory :

The Bargain Hunters Guide will have a list of deals from our exhibitors and will be available 2 weeks before the show.

Our Bargain Hunter's Guide will give you a sneak peak at hundred for specials and deals our exhibitors will have on offer at the Show. Check out the Bargain Hunter's Guide

This year we will once again be operating a free parcel pick up service. The parcel pick up area will be located near the Langs Road show entrance. Visitors can bring their cars in to park and load their items. Parcel pick up is for Day Use Only. Visitors MUST collect parcels by the end of each show day. 

If you are interested in volunteering at either of our shows, please download the application form and contact:

Mathew Green
Operations Coordinator
Phone: (02) 9556 8868

For more information please click here

We'd love the opportunity to showcase your brand to the 4x4, fishing & camping community. To find out more about exhibiting at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, click here.

Beat the Queues, Buy Tickets Now

Don't miss any of the action. Buy your tickets online, and beat the queues 


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