Melbourne Connect

How to Get Here?

Making your way to Melbourne Connect

Where Is It?

700 Swanston St, Carlton, 3053

When Is The Festival?

Monday 5 September to Friday 9 September 2022

Public Transport

The best trams to catch are 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72 & 19, whilst for buses it's the 200, 207, 250, 251, 401, 402, 403, 505, 546. For those coming by train the closest stations are either Melbourne Central or North Melbourne and then making your way by tram, bus, bike or foot to the precinct.

Private Transport

There are 90 public bike parking spaces along Grattan & Swanston Streets. Taxi Pick up & drop off point are located on Grattan Street. Public car parking is available at three locations within the Parkville campus. Several other public car parks are available within walking distance.

Event Spaces

The Forum

Located on the Superfloor at Melbourne Connect

Make your way up the stairs to the mezzanine level and you will discover The Forum which will play host to a number of events across the festival.

This highly versatile event space hosts up to 400 people in a lecture type set up, 200 in a dining set up or it can be split into three smaller rooms with 100 person capacity, and looks into Science Gallery Melbourneโ€™s atrium gallery, providing guests with access to beautiful displays of art and cultural installations.

The Launch Pad

Located next to the cafe on the Superfloor

This central open plan area will host panel discussions, pitch competitions, exhibitions, and many other events across the five-day festival.

When you arrive at the precinct, make your way to the mezzanine level and the Concierge Team can direct you to the Launch Pad which is next to the cafe.

The Studio

Located on the ground floor, next to the outdoor oculus known as Womin-djerring.

A light-filled space perfect for workshops and group activities, the Studio will be buzzing throughout the entire festival. Poke your head in as you go past and there’s sure to be an event happening when you visit Melbourne Connect.

The Concierge

Located on the mezzanine and entrance to the Superfloor

Make your way up the stairs as you enter the precinct and our concierge team will be there to greet you. If you have any questions this is the place to ask them.