Getting there

Our 2017 Annual National Conference will be held at The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC, in the Olympic Room.

The easiest way to arrive at the MCG is by taxi or public transport.

When you arrive

Make your way to the GATE 3 which is located between light towers 1 & 2. GATE 3 is located at the entrance of the National Sports Museum. A security guard will be on entrance to tick off your name and check your bags on arrival. Then, make your way up the nearest lifts 9,10,11 to Level 2, where the Olympic Room is located.


There are two train stations close to the MCG. Jolimont (otherwise known as MCG Station) is north of the ground and offers a five-minute stroll through Yarra Park to the ground. From any railway station in the central business district, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines. The other station is Richmond on the south eastern side of the MCG. It's a slightly longer walk to the ground but you can walk past the Punt Road Oval to the Great Southern Stand side.


Three tram routes provide access to the MCG. No. 75 (City-Vermont South) travels along Flinders St and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade.   No. 48 (Docklands/City-North Balwyn) travels along Collins Street and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade. Both these routes stop just outside the MCG.  No. 70 (Docklands/City-Wattle Park) travels along Flinders Street then detours via Melbourne Park and the tram stop is a short walk across the footbridge to the ground.


The Bus route 246 is run by National Bus Company, which links La Trobe University with Elsternwick Station in a useful service for patrons from the northern and southern suburbs. The 246 stops in Punt Road, just a punt kick from the ground.


The venue is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the Melbourne Central Business District.


Public parking facilities are available at:

  • Federation Square – cnr Flinders & Swanston St
  • City Square – 202-208 Flinders Lane
  • Metered parking in area – Jolimont St, Jolimont  Terrace, Clarendon St

Please contact if you have any specific transport requests or require an accessible parking space.