Visitor Information

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Melbourne is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a diversity of cultural events and festivals. It features a full calendar of activities celebrating art, theatre, fashion, film, comedy, and food and wine. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife and culinary flair.

Melbourne Art Fair takes place within the grand, World Heritage Listed, Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton. The Royal Exhibition Building is one of two late 19th Century Victorian Exposition sites remaining intact in the world today, and was the site of Australia’s first federal parliament. With its meticulously-restored opulent interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall continues to be a magnificent setting for the Melbourne Art Fair and other esteemed cultural events.


Royal Exhibition Building,
9 Nicholson Street Carlton.

Within close proximity to Melbourne’s leading restaurants and retail districts, including the Fitzroy and Collingwood gallery precincts, the venue is a short walk from the vibrant CBD, where visiting art enthusiasts can enjoy Australia’s 24-hour city.

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Opening hours


Getting There

Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses are an easy way to see all of the city’s best attractions, sporting venues and shopping precincts. All you need is a myki card and you’ll be ready to travel around the city.

Trams, trains and buses run directly to the Royal Exhibition Building (Rathdowne and Nicholson Street entrance).

Tram Routes:
86 and 96 (stop 12) and City Circle (Stop 10)

Train Routes:
City Loop – Parliament Station Bus Routes
250, 251, 253, 402

Limited parking available at the Melbourne Museum

Disabled Access

There is wheelchair access to the Royal Exhibition Building via the northern entry, opposite the Melbourne Museum entrance, with lift access to all levels.