Travel Information Melbourne

Melbourne’s Premium Location
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 20 minutes away from the central business district and Melbourne Airport. No matter where you are travelling from, getting to the Melbourne Gift Fair is easy.

Free Visitor Parking – Provided by AGHA
If you’re driving to the Gift Fair, park for free* at the Freeway Car Park, located off Munro Street under the Westgate 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 the free parking benefit, simply bring your Freeway parking 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. Strictly limited to trade visitors only.

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 for directions and parking prices.

Additional Visitor Parking – Montague Street Parking
Managed by Care Parks, there is a 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 for directions and parking prices. Taxi, Uber and Public Transport.

Ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off 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 or call 1800 800 007 Interstate and International Visitors.

The MCEC is only 24km from Melbourne airport and 50m from DFO South Wharf. We are providing free return Gift Fair shuttles from Melbourne airport for your benefit daily.

Free 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. Book your shuttle today here.

Discounted Accommodation
We have partnered with the Novotel Melbourne South Wharf to offer discounted Standard Room rates to Melbourne Gift Fair visitors this August. Take in striking views of the city, enjoy luxury amenities and relax within the South Wharf precinct.