Getting to Melbourne Fashion Festival

The Melbourne Fashion Festival is Australia’s largest fashion event, showcasing the best and brightest in fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour.

Held between 4 and 14 March 2020, the festival is a celebration of Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, retail events, industry seminars, forums and live entertainment.

The festival’s main runway hub is located at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, with several other events held across independent runways. 

There are a range of transport options available to get you to and from the Melbourne Fashion Festival’s main runway hub.

Tram

Take a route 86 or 96 tram to Melbourne Museum/Nicholson Street stop. The Royal Exhibition Building is located across the road. 

You can also catch the free City Circle tram to LaTrobe and Victoria Streets. The Royal Exhibition Building is a five-minute walk through the Carlton Gardens from this stop.

Train

Take any train that goes through the city loop and get off at Parliament Station using the Bourke Street exit. The Royal Exhibition Building is a five-minute walk up Nicholson Street and through the Carlton Gardens from this station.

Bus

Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 all travel past the Exhibition Building/Rathdowne Street stop. From here, the Exhibition Building is a short walk through the Carlton Gardens.

Bicycle

You’ll find bike lanes on nearby Rathdowne and Canning Streets, as well as a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicholson Street.

There are several bike racks on the Plaza just outside the front door.

Car

Parking is available under Melbourne Museum. The carpark is open seven days a week from 5.30am to midnight.

Accessibility

All festival-produced events are wheelchair accessible.

The Melbourne Museum tram stop is level access, and all route 96 trams are low-floor. Route 86 trams are serviced by a mix of low-floor and high-floor trams.

Designated accessible parking is available on level P2 adjacent to the lifts.