Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
3067 Australia


Explore the decayed grandeur and beautifully restored interiors of the iconic buildings on site and discover the lifestyles that existed during the precinct’s century of operation as a Convent.

Please note, Melbourne Recital Centre tickets selected events that take place at this venue. For all venue enquiries, please contact the venue directly.



The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) is committed to improving access within the Convent precinct for everyone. The ACF acknowledges that there are access challenges inherent in the Convent’s heritage buildings and gardens and remedial work is being undertaken as funding permits.

Guide/assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Abbotsford Convent grounds and buildings. (All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.)

The following accessible parking spaces are available for use by holders of a Disabled Persons’ permit:

  • One two-hour accessible on-street parking space is located on St Heliers St, beside Gate 1.
  • Six accessible parking places are located within the car park on the northern side of St Heliers St. Please note that kerb drops between the car park and the Convent entrances may pose difficulties for people with mobility impairments.
  • Two 15-minute (30 minutes to Category 1 permit holders) accessible parking places are located within the short-term parking area just inside Gate 2). Please note these spaces are available only on weekdays between 7.30 am and 10.30 pm (The boundary gates to the Convent precinct are locked outside of these hours).

The ACF is a partner to the national RECHARGE scheme. Accessible power points are available for people to recharge the battery in their motorised wheelchairs, scooters or bikes. The power points are located externally, on the western side of the Providence Building, just to the left of the ACF office door. (Please note that during markets the power points may be in use by stall holders).

Accessible toilets are located within all tenanted buildings on the precinct.

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How To Get Here

Located a mere 4 km from Melbourne’s CBD, there are many ways to get to the Abbotsford Convent. From experience, bike or public transport are always the best options; you can avoid the ever-increasing traffic on the roads, it’s the most sustainable way to get around and to be honest, street parking is limited and on busy days the car park fills quickly.

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