Information for visitors

2022 event details


DATES

Thursday 28 July 2022, 9am-5pm
Friday 29 July 2022, 9am-5pm
Saturday 30 July 2022, 9am-5pm


VENUE

MEAT MARKET
3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC

Meat Market is an historic building located just north of Melbourne’s CBD in the suburb of North Melbourne. The venue is approximately 5 minutes by car from the Royal Exhibition Building and 10 minutes from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Google map »


GETTING THERE

Shuttle bus:

A complimentary shuttle bus will operate between Meat Market and the Royal Exhibition Building, departing every 30 minutes from each venue. More information >>

Public transport:

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.

Car:
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)

RATES:

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.


REGISTRATION

All visitors must register on arrival at the Blackwood Street entrance. If you have not pre-registered for fast-track entry, you will be able to register on the day. Please note, you will be required to have an ABN to register for a Professional Pass. This event is for trade only.


CLOAKROOM

Visitors may leave large coats and luggage with our staff for safe-keeping in our cloakroom. Please enquire at The Big Design Trade information desk when you arrive.


COVID SAFETY

Our approach to visitor safety is paramount. You can find more details about our safety and hygiene measures to enable a COVID-safe environment at our venue here.


FOOD AND DRINKS

Design is our first passion but food is definitely a close second, so we'll be bringing our favourite coffee, food and drinks to The Big Design Trade.  Coffee Supreme will be brewing their delicious coffee and hot chocolate over the 3 days, with Earl Canteen serving delicious fresh salads and sandwiches along with a selection of sweet treats, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages.


DISABILITY ACCESS

The event is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.


WIFI

A free wifi network is available to visitors. 

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