Getting to the Show

We are pleased to announce that Metro will be operating a train service from the Southern Cross Station (Platform 8) to Melbourne Showgrounds stopping only at North Melbourne (Platform 2) for this years Show. The half-hourly service will run from 8.43 am on both Saturday and Sunday, with the last service leaving the Melbourne Showground Station at 6.30pm on Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday. For more information check out Public Transport Victoria's website.



Ample visitor parking is available at Flemington Racecourse from Friday- Sunday at a flat rate of $20.00 per day. Access to parking at the Racecourse will be via Flemington Drive off Epsom Road. Parking attendants will direct patrons to correct parking locations within the site.

FREE Shuttle Buses will be running a loop to and from Flemington Racecourse to the show entry from 8.30am until after the show.

Friday 17th August

1 x shuttle (24 seater) – 0830 to 1800 (0830 starting at Flemington)

1 x shuttle (24 seater) – 0900 to 1830 (last shuttle from Showgrounds to Flemington 1830)

Saturday 18th August

1 x shuttle (33 seater) – 0830 to 1800 (0830 starting at Flemington)           

2 x shuttles (33 seaters) – 0900 to 1830 (last shuttle from Showgrounds to Flemington 1830)

Sunday 19th August

1 x shuttle (33 seater) – 0830 to 1700 (0830 starting at Flemington)           

2 x shuttles (33 seaters) – 0900 to 1730 (last shuttle from Showgrounds to Flemington 1730)

Disabled parking will be located within Melbourne Showgrounds precinct and access will be via Gate 5 on Langs Road.

Disabled Access

Melbourne Showgrounds is a fully accessible venue with access ramps to all pavilions and buildings. Dedicated disabled parking spaces are available onsite with access via Gate 5 off Langs Road. Please view the event calendar for event entry gates prior to your arrival. Disabled toilets are situated within or in close proximity to all pavilions and buildings.

We have two additional trams supporting Route 57.

Passengers can catch a Route 57 tram from Stop 1 - Elizabeth Street/Flinders Street to Stop 32 - Epsom Road/Sandown Road (opposite Coles) and walk approximately 200m to the Showgrounds entrance.


The following bus routes travel close to the Showgrounds:

Route 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds via Newmarket)

Route 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds via Footscray)


There is also a taxi rank located on the corner of Epsom & Union Roads, to the east of the Gate 1 entry to the Showgrounds.

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

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.

For more information on the Melbourne Showgrounds go to

For  information on public transport visit or call 1800 800 007 (6am – midnight)



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