2024 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 from the central business district and 25 minutes from Melbourne Airport. No matter where you are traveling from, getting to Melbourne Gift Fair is easy.


car-icn Driving to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – FREE VISITOR PARKING paid for by AGHA  

If you’re driving to the Melbourne Gift Fair, PARK FOR FREE* at the Freeway Car Park operated by Wilson Parking located at 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 visitors each day.

or DFO South Wharf Retail Car Park operated by Wilson Parking. Open 24 hours, seven days a week and can be accessed via Normanby Road.

To receive free parking, simply bring your Freeway Car Park ticket or DFO Car Parking ticket together with your Melbourne Gift Fair entry badge to the Transport Hub at Melbourne Gift Fair between 11am and 3pm to validate your parking ticket.

map of free parking

* Conditions apply. Free parking offer only applies to the Freeway Car Park and DFO if your parking ticket has been validated between 11am and 3pm each day. Strictly limited to visitors 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, and late validation requests after 3pm each day or for parking in any other car park.


car-icn Driving to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – Alternative Parking not paid for by AGHA

Care Park is open 24 hours, seven days a week located at 11-31 Montague Street, Southbank VIC. Visit carepark.com.au for directions and pricing. This is not paid for by AGHA.


uber-taxi 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.


BUS Melbourne Skybus Airport Shuttle Services

Hop aboard a cost-effective and convenient travel solution from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne City. Buses depart every 7 minutes with a travel duration of only 35 minutes. Choose from multiple different ticket types including round-trip transfers.

Visit the website here.

hotel Discounted Accommodation Rates

AGHA partners with local hotels to provide exclusive discounted accommodation rates for Melbourne Gift Fair visitors. Detailed information will be posted closer to the event. For information contact our helpful AGHA team on 02 9763 3222.