The Centre is located on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street in Southbank – the heart of Melbourne’s Arts precinct.
The Sturt Street entrance of the Centre is the safest place for taxis to pick up and drop off. Our team can assist in calling a taxi for you.
Metlink Melbourne provides extensive information about public transport services including timetables and routes. You can contact them at metlinkmelbourne.com.au and 131 638.
The nearest tram stop is Stop 16, located in front of the National Gallery of Victoria. This is a platform tram stop providing level access to low floor trams, passenger shelter and protection from traffic. Melbourne Recital Centre is a short walk down Southbank Boulevard (approximately 200 metres). This stop is serviced by routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72.
The nearest station is Flinders Street, located approximately 10 minutes walk from the Centre.
Melbourne Bus Link operates three routes along Southbank Boulevard: Route 216, 219 and 220.
The free Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle runs in a loop through Melbourne’s CBD every 15 minutes, and stops at the corner of Southbank Blvd and Kavanagh Street (Stop 10).
Limited on-street parking is available around Southbank or you can choose from a variety of conveniently located car parks when attending events at the Centre.
- Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park (enter from Sturt Street) – 150 metres north along Sturt Street (p: 03 9281 8012)
- The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park (2 Kavanagh Street) – 150 metres north along Sturt Street, then left into Kavanagh Street
- Australian National Car Park (Sturt St, next to ABC) – 100 metres south along Sturt Street (p: 03 9682 4012) This car park will be permanently closed as of 1 January 2014
Parking for people with a disability is available in both Sturt Street and Dodds Steet (limited spaces in both areas), and also available at all major car parks in the vicinity, including Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park and The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park.
Ticketholders are eligible for a $2 discount at The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park (only from 4pm, Monday to Saturday, by showing the attendant their event tickets). Parking is subject to availability and you are encouraged to arrive early on busy nights.
Dropping Off/Picking Up
The safest place to pick up and drop off passengers is the Sturt Street entrance of the Centre, away from the busy intersection.
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