Getting there


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 (near the entrance) 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. See bus stop locations below:

The Big Design Trade/Meat Market bus stop

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Royal Exhibition Building bus stop:

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If you are travelling to the event by car please be aware that Meat Market has no public parking. There is limited 2 hour paid parking available in the surrounding streets. As parking is limited we strongly suggest alternative transport options such as trams, buses, ride sharing services such as Uber or Taxify or our free shuttle bus.

There is a multi-level car park opposite the venue, however you must pre-book a park at least 20 minutes prior to your arrival. See below for details.

Blackwood Street Secure Park
14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne 
Open 7:00am – 7:30pm daily
$10 all day rate on weekdays
$5 on Saturday when you use the discount code TRADE2019.
Pre-book online »


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.