Venue, Travel & Accommodation
Ask any Victorian and they’ll be aware of the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s status as the home of sport.
But the MCG is more than just a sports venue. It’s a place where memories are made and childhood dreams come alive. There are fleeting moments at the ‘G that stay with you forever.
Steeped in a rich history, the MCG was established in 1853, less than 20 years after the founding of Melbourne and is often described as the beating heart of this fantastic city.
Nestled in Yarra Park and about a 10-minute walk from the heart of the city, we are pleased to present the Diversity in Disaster conference at this iconic venue and look forward to you joining us there.
Getting to the MCG
There are two train stations close to the MCG. Jolimont (otherwise known as MCG Station) is north of the ground and offers a five-minute stroll through Yarra Park to the ground. From any railway station in the central business district, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines.
The other station is Richmond on the south eastern side of the MCG. It’s a slightly longer walk to the ground but you can walk past the Punt Road Oval to the Great Southern Stand side.
To get to Richmond station from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines. Advice from Public Transport Victoria for MCG patrons.
Three tram routes provide access to the MCG.
No. 75 (City-Vermont South)
travels along Flinders St and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade.
No. 48 (Docklands/City-North Balwyn)
travels along Collins Street and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade. Both these routes stop just outside the MCG.
No. 70 (Docklands/City-Wattle Park)
travels along Flinders Street then detours via Melbourne Park and the tram stop is a short walk across the footbridge to the ground.
The Bus route 246 is run by National Bus Company, which links La Trobe University with Elsternwick Station in a useful service for patrons from the northern and southern suburbs. The 246 stops in Punt Road, just a punt kick from the ground.
Taxis are available from the ground at the conclusion of each event. Otherwise the venue is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the city.
Parking is available under the MCG. Enter via Entrance A off Brunton Avenue, from city end of Brunton Avenue.
Specific disabled parking is available in Yarra Park, subject to capacity. Vehicles must display a valid accessible parking permit.
The MCG is well serviced by pedestrian bridges that provide easy access to the stadium from a number of directions.
The William Barak Bridge, opened in 2006 in time for the Commonwealth Games, is a 525-metre bridge that provides walking access from Flinders Street station to the MCG. It rises from Birrarung Marr (near Federation Square) over Batman Avenue, the Jolimont Railway corridor and Brunton Avenue before descending into Yarra Park. The bridge links Melbourne’s fabulous sports and entertainment venues with the heart of the city.
Rod Laver Arena Footbridge
The Rod Laver Arena footbridge links the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, travelling between the two stadiums from the MCG’s Gate 1 concourse over the railway corridor to the foot of Rod Laver Arena.
Hisense Arena Footbridge
The Hisense Arena footbridge runs parallel to the Rod Laver Arena footbridge, extending from the MCG’s Gate 6 concourse over the railway corridor and descending into the Olympic Park precinct on Swan Street
If arriving by taxi the drop off point is the corner of Jolimont Street & Jolimont Terrace. Then make your way to the external gate entry point, located at the side entrance of Gate 2 (MCC Members Reserve), this is next to light Tower 1.
MCG, Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002