Going to FILEX? Here is how to get to MCEC

FILEX is coming up very quickly, so it’s time to start planning your day. One of the most important things to remember is to plan HOW you are actually going to get there. After all, you can’t do all the other things you planned to do if you can’t actually get to there?

First, where is exactly is “there”?

FILEX is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

Address:

1 Convention Place
South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria,
Australia 3006

how to get to mcec

Here is a rundown on how to get to MCEC

How to get to MCEC via PUBLIC TRANSPORT

If you are travelling by public transport to get to MCEC, you have the option of taking the tram, train or bus.

Tram:

The following trams drop you off opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:

  • Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
  • Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
  • Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda

Another alternative route is to catch tram number 48 or 70 and get off at the stop on Flinders Street. After a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarerers Bridge, you’ll see the MCEC.

Train:

If you are going to take the train, take any train that stops at Southern Cross station. From there, catch any of the trams as stated above.

Bus:

The SkyBus transports directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross station.

Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Markey via Southern Cross station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lorimier Street is approximately a 5 minute walk to MCEC.

Coach:

If you are arriving by coach, there is a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre (closest to DFO South Wharf).

If you would like more information on Victorian public transport, please visit the Victorian Public Transport Website here.

How to get to MCEC via CAR:

There are five car parks available for use.

  1. MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE PARKING

1060 undercover parking spaces available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance and exit off Normanby Road. Open 24 hours, seven days a week

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 – 1.0 hour $12.00
1.0 – 2.0 hour $24.00
2.0 – 3.0 hour $36.00
3.0 – 4.0 hour $48.00
4.0 + hours $48.00 max
Lost ticket $50.00

Evening rate
Monday to Thursday:
 $14.00, entry from 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.
Friday: $18.00, entry from 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Weekend rate
$18.00, per exit, per day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Earlybird rate
Monday to Friday: $15.00 entry between 6.00 – 9.00am and exit between 3.00pm – midnight. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Please note – All MCEC car park patrons will be directed to car park Door 1 during overnight closure (8.00pm – 6.00am), to access the external areas of South Wharf Promenade.

  1. SIDDELEY STREET PARKING

Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees:

0.0 – 1.0 hours $11.00
1.0 – 2.0 hours $22.00
2.0 – 3.0 hours $30.00
3.0 – 4.0 hours $35.00
4.0 – 5.0 hours $40.00
5.0 + hours $45.00
Lost ticket $50.00


Evening rate: 
$10.00, entry after 4.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

Weekend and public holiday rate: $11.00 per exit, per day.

Earlybird rate Monday to Friday: $16.00 entry between 6.00am and 9.00am and exit between 12.00pm – midnight. Casual rates will otherwise apply.

  1. FREEWAY PARKING

This is a Wilson Parking car park, located at Munro Street under the Westgate Bridge. You can access this car park via Normanby Road and Munro Street.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 – 1.0 hours $8.00
1.0 – 2.0 hours $16.00
2.0 – 3.0 hours $24.00
3.0 – 4.0 hours $32.00
4.0 – 5.0 hours $40.00
5.0 – 6.0 hours $48.00
6+ hours (max) $48.00
Lost ticket $50.00

 

Evening flat rate: Monday to Thursday

Enter after 6.00pm
Exit before 6.00am the next day
$10.00


Discounted parking rates are available for exhibitors.
Contact Wilson Parking on +61 3 9224 0301 (work hours) for discount rates and conditions.

  1. SOUTH WHARF PARKING

550 open air parking spaces available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance off Normanby Road. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 – 1.0 hours $8.00
1.0 – 2.0 hours $16.00
2.0 – 3.0 hours $24.00
3.0 – 4.0 hours $32.00
4.0 – 5.0 hours $40.00
5.0 + hours $40.00
Lost ticket $50.00

Evening rate: $10.00 entry after 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am.

  1. MONTAGUE STREET PARKING

This is a Care car park, located at Montague Street. You can access this car park via Munro Street followed by Montague Street.

Fees

0.0 – 1.0 hour – $6.00

Daily maximum (Monday to Sunday) – $11.00 for up to 12 hours of parking.

Please note, on days that there is a public exhibition at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre the flat rate is $12.00 for up to 12 hours of parking.

Catch a taxi

Travelling to the Exhibition Centre?
Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.

Travelling to the Convention Centre?
Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DFO South Wharf.

Car hire

You can pick up a rental car from Melbourne Airport or within Melbourne. For more information contact the companies below for current rates and pick-up/drop off points.

Avis Hertz
Within Australia: 13 63 33 Within Australia: 13 30 39
Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 1800 Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 4044
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Budget Thrifty
Within Australia: 13 27 27 Within Australia: 1300 36 72 27
Outside Australia: +61 3 9241 6366 Outside Australia: +61 3 9241 6100
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Europcar Redspot
Within Australia: 1300 13 13 90 Within Australia: 1300 66 88 10
Outside Australia: +61 3 9241 6800 Outside Australia: +61 2 8303 2222
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