2021 Travel Information
When it comes to location, it doesn’t get much better than the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Located next to the vibrant and bustling South Wharf precinct, it is only a short walk away from the central business district and 25 minutes from Melbourne Airport. No matter where you are travelling from, getting to Melbourne Gift Fair is easy.
Driving to Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre – Free Visitor Parking paid for by AGHA
If you’re driving to the Gift Fair, park for free* at the Freeway Car Park, located off Munro Street under the West Gate Bridge. The car park is easily accessible via Normanby Road and Munro Street and is limited to the ﬁrst 200 people each day.
To receive free parking, simply bring your Freeway Car Park ticket together with your Melbourne Gift Fair entry badge to the Transport Hubs at Melbourne Gift Fair between 11am and 3pm to validate your parking ticket.
*Conditions apply. Free parking offer only applies to the Freeway Car Park if your parking ticket has been validated between 11am and 3pm each day. Strictly limited to buyers only. AGHA is not responsible for and cannot replace any lost or stolen validated parking tickets. AGHA cannot reimburse any parking costs due to lost or stolen tickets, late validation requests after 3pm each day or for parking in any other car park.
Additional Visitor Parking – South Wharf Retail Car Park
Managed by Wilson Parking, open air parking spaces are available at the South Wharf Retail Car Park near DFO South Wharf. Open 24 hours, seven days a week, you can access this car park off Normanby Road. Visit wilsonparking.com.au for directions and parking prices.
Additional Visitor Parking – Montague Street Parking
Managed by Care Parks, there is an additional car park located at Montague Street. Open 24 hours, seven days a week, you can access this car park via Munro Street followed by Montague Street.
Visit carepark.com.au for directions and parking prices.
Free Domestic Airport Shuttle
Taking you straight to Melbourne Gift Fair at the MCEC every two hours, bookings for this service are essential due to high demand. Bookings for the free airport shuttle will be available soon.
Public Transport & Rideshare Services
Request your taxi or Uber driver to drop you at the MCEC’s main entrance at Convention Centre Place, near DFO South Wharf. If you are travelling by tram, bus or train, you can enter the MCEC via the Clarendon Street entrance and walk through to Door 9.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007.
The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre is only 25km from Melbourne Airport and is located 50 metres from DFO South Wharf.
Discounted Accommodation Rates
Discounted accommodation rates for visitors attending Melbourne Gift Fair 2021, will be made available closer to the event.