Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building

The exquisite grounds and interior of the Royal Exhibition Building will again be home to Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest. Located just minutes north of Melbourne’s CBD, the World Heritage listed building is nestled within the picturesque Carlton Gardens. Entry to the event is via the building’s main entrance on Nicholson Street. The venue is easily accessible via public transport, which is the recommended method of travel to and from the event.

9 Nicholson Street, Carlton 3053

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Public Transport

Plan your trip using PTV’s Journey Planner. Transport options include:

  • Tram routes 86 or 96 to corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets
  • Free City Circle Tram (Route 35) to Victoria Parade
  • City Loop train to Parliament Station
  • Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street
  • Stop 5 of the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle


For the designated driver, the closest public parking facility is the Melbourne Museum Carpark, just next-door to the Royal Exhibition Building. This underground carpark is open from 6am until midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street of Nicholson Street. Designated disabled parked is available adjacent to the lifts on level P2. Book online to save up to 40% on parking fees.

Please consider the safety of yourself, your friends and the community – do not drink and drive.