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Transport & Parking

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Melbourne Recital Centre is located on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street in Southbank – the heart of Melbourne’s Arts precinct.

Taxis and Ride Share

The Sturt Street entrance of the Centre is the safest place for taxis and ride share drivers to pick up and drop off. A taxi rank is located on St Kilda Road in front of the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. If you have any questions, please ask a staff member.

Public Transport

Metlink Melbourne provides extensive information about public transport services including timetables and routes. You can contact them at and 131 638.


Arts Precinct, Sturt St, Stop 17 is on the Route 1 service and is conveniently located at the Centre’s doorstep. This is a platform tram stop providing level access to low floor trams, passenger shelter and protection from traffic.

Alternatively you can alight at Stop 16, in front of the National Gallery of Victoria. 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.

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.

Dropping Off/Picking Up

For safe drop offs and collections we recommend Dodds Street which is located next to Southbank Theatre and can be entered via Grant Street. This location has four accessible car spaces. From there you will be able to walk along Southbank Boulevard past Southbank Theatre and the restaurants to our entrance. Click here for more information about the City of Melbourne’s Transforming Southbank project.

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