Melbourne Recital Centre is located on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street in Southbank – the heart of Melbourne’s Arts precinct.
Southbank Boulevard Construction
The City of Melbourne is improving Southbank Boulevard. Construction works between July – November may affect your transport to the Centre. Click on the Transforming Southbank box to the left of this page for more information.
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.
Please note, the tram stop located directly in front of the Centre on the corner of Sturt St and Southbank Boulevard has closed. The nearest tram stops are now outside ABC Melbourne and Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) on Sturt St. This is a route 1 service.
Alternatively you can alight at Stop 16, 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 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). An all-day ticket for the Shuttle costs $5 and children under 10 years can travel free.
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
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.
Valet Parking at Arts Centre Melbourne
All Melbourne Recital Centre customers are entitled to a 15% discount on Arts Centre Melbourne Valet Parking, plus an additional 10% if booking in advance (through the Arts Centre Melbourne Contact Centre or Box Office).
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.
Coming from Afar
Melbourne Recital Centre welcomes people visiting from regional and rural areas, interstate and overseas.
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