2019 Victorian Homelessness Conference

The conference will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf VIC 3006.

Situated on the picturesque Yarra River, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre features state of the art facilities. The Centre is also located just a short stroll from many of the city's restaurants, hotels and shopping areas making it easily accessed by foot or public transport. The entertainment precincts of Crown complex, Southbank Boulevard, Docklands and Federation Square are a pleasant ten-minute riverside stroll.

Getting there

By Tram

Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach the MCEC.

By Train

Take the train to Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops.

By Bus

The SkyBus transports visitors direct from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station.
MCEC is a 10 minute walk from the station or catch tram 96 which stops opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.

By Taxi or Uber

Ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. There are two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

By Car

1060 undercover parking spaces managed by Wilson Parking.
Entrance and exit off Normanby Road.
Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

View MCEC Maps page


0.0 - 1.0 hour: $14.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours: $28.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours: $42.00
3.0 + hours: $56.00

Earlybird rate - $17.00, enter between 6am - 9am and exit between 3pm - midnight Monday - Friday.


For detailed information on accessibility at the MEC, see the MEC Accessibility Features document

Parking is available for people with disabilities in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre car park. Disabled parking locations are near entry doors 1, 6 and 10, which have lift access to the concourse and exhibition area on Level 1. To access Level 2 or Level 5, a separate elevator is located behind the customer service desk. Easy access to a taxi rank and the street is via a ramp outside the main Clarendon Street entrance.

Disabled toilets are situated behind the customer service desk, and also on Level 2 next to the organiser's suites. Inside the exhibition area, toilets are located on either side of the kiosks. A telephone providing ease of use for visitors in wheelchairs is located with our other public telephones on the concourse. A TTV telephone suitable for hearing-impaired people can be found adjacent to the ATMs on the concourse. View MCEC Accessibility page

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