Getting there

Please be advised that the main entrance to The Big Design Trade is now on Wreckyn St. All visitors must register at the Wreckyn St entrance, not the Courtney St entrance as previously.


A free shuttle bus service will operate between Meat Market, North Melbourne and the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton during show hours. The bus will depart from Meat Market (on Blackwood St) every half hour starting at 10:30am and Royal Exhibition Building (on Rathdowne St near the entrance to the Museum carpark) every half hour starting at 10:45am. 

Royal Exhibition Building bus stop:

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On-street parking is limited so using one of the paid parking compounds near the venue is recommended. 

Wilson Parking – 5 Flemington Road Car Park is only a few minutes walk from the venue.
Entry to the carpark is via 33 Bedford Street, North Melbourne. (Maximum vehicle height: 2m)
Early Bird: Entry between 6am – 10am and exit before 6pm: $16.00
Casual: Mon – Fri, 5+ hours (max 12 hour stay): $25.00
Weekend: Maximum stay 10 hours: $8.00 flat rate
This is a PAY AND DISPLAY only site.


Tram 59 leaves from Melbourne's CBD on Elizabeth St, stopping at Royal Melbourne Hospital (stop 14) which is only a 3 minute walk from the venue.