How to get to Inside Retail Live

The Location

MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

Known as the retail capital of Australia, Melbourne serves as the perfect backdrop for Inside Retail Live.

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is one of the world’s largest convention and exhibition facilities. It is located near Melbourne CBD and just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s International Airport. It is part of a mixed-use hotel retail, and dining precinct.

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Witness firsthand why Melbourne has some of the best retailers worth bragging about. There are a plethora of shopping and dining experiences unique to Melbourne alongside international retailers and department stores.

Getting there

Bus

The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station.
Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).

Tram

Catch any of the following trams and exit at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:
Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda

Train

Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Exit at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12.

Taxi

Taxis take 20 minutes from the airport and cost around $40. Taxi drop off points are at 1 Convention Centre Place (for Convention Centre) or 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf (for Exhibition Centre).

Parking

There are a number of secure car parks located near the MCEC. For more information, visit the venue’s website http://mcec.com.au/your-visit/getting-there/

Airport

The MCEC is only 26km away from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport with an average drive time of 30 minutes.

Accomodation Options

MCEC is located within walking distance of many well-known hotel chains, providing
plenty of accommodation choices to suit all requirements and budgets.

Crown Melbourne

Crown Melbourne is an integrated resort and casino with three hotels and shopping and entertainment facilities.

Pan Pacific Melbourne

Pan Pacific is a 5-star hotel that is directly connected to MCEC via a private internal walkway.

Alto Hotel on Bourke

Alto Hotel on Bourke is a multi-awarded boutique apartment hotel that is located in the city center.