An Iconic Melbourne Venue
We're excited to announce that Melbourne Retail Festival 2021 will be held in Melbourne's iconic Royal Exhibition Building, just north of the CBD.
This magnificent venue is Australia's first Heritage Listed building, with a 135 year history of hosting exhibitions, trade shows, fashion shows, gala dinners, and more!
Standing strong in Carlton Gardens, the Royal Exhibition Building is beautiful inside and out—a true landmark of Melbourne.
How to get there
The venue is located just north of Melbourne’s CBD, next to the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens. It is easily accessible by car, tram, bus and train.
Visit the PTV Journey Planner for up-to-date information on transport options available during the event.
- Tram route 86 or tram route 96 to corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets
- Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade
- City loop train to Parliament Station
- Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street
- Making a trip to the city? Take a V/Line train
Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne St and Canning St. There is also a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicholson St. Bicycle racks on the Plaza provide ample bike parking just outside the front door.
Located under Melbourne Museum, the venue car park is open 7 days a week from 5.30am to midnight. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.
To view rates, click here. Book online and save up to 40%.
Designated disabled parking is available on level P2 adjacent to the lifts within the undercover Melbourne Museum car park. There is wheelchair access to the venue.