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 may affect your transport to the Centre. Click on the Transforming Southbank box to the left of this page for more information.
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.
Metlink Melbourne provides extensive information about public transport services including timetables and routes. You can contact them at metlinkmelbourne.com.au and 131 638.
Stop 17 on the Route 1 service is conveniently located at the Centre’s doorstep on Sturt St. 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.
- 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
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.
Coming from Afar
Melbourne Recital Centre welcomes people visiting from regional and rural areas, interstate and overseas.
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