COSA 2014December 2 - 4, 2014 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Venue

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon Street
Southbank, VIC
Australia 3006
www.mcec.com.au                                          
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The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre is located on the banks of the Yarra River, only a short walk from Melbourne's central business district. The MCEC is located in the heart of South Whard, a new leisure precinct that is home to great retail shopping, waterfront bars and dining and the Polly Woodside Tall Ship. It's location means it's surrounded by some of Australia’s most significant tourist attractions as well as a myriad of restaurants and shops, all attuned to the interests and needs of conference delegates and visitors.

Melbourne's international and domestic airports are only a 25 minute taxi ride from the Convention Centre. See the below link for further details on the Centre's location.

http://www.mcec.com.au/where-is-mcec/

You can access the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre via the Clarendon Street entrance or the Convention Centre Place entrance (next to the Hilton South Wharf Hotel). There is also a a pedestrian foot bridge at the end of Flinders Street which connects it to the MCEC. 

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PARKING

There are three car parks available for visitors to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

1. Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance and exit off Normanby Road.
Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees:
0.0 - 1.0 hour $10.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours $20.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours $30.00
3.0 - 4.0 hours $40.00
4.0 + hours $40.00 max
Lost ticket $50.00

Evening rate: entry from 6pm and exit before 6am the next day. Monday - Thursday $12.00, Friday $15.00. Casual rates will apply if conditions not met.

Weekend rate: $15.00 per exit, per day. Casual rates will apply if conditions not met

Earlybird rate: $13.00, enter between 6 - 9am and exit between 3pm - midnight (Monday - Friday). Casual rates apply if conditions not met.

2. South Wharf
Managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance off Normanby Road.
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Fees:
0.0 - 1.0 hour $6.00
1.0 - 2.0 hours $12.00
2.0 - 3.0 hours $18.00
3.0 - 4.0 hours $24.00
4.0 - 5.0 hours $30.00
5.0 - 6.0 hours $36.00
6.0 + hours $36.00 max
Lost ticket $50.00

Evening rate: $8.00, entry after 6pm and exit before 6am

3. Siddeley StreetOpen 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Fees:
Casual rates: Monday - Friday hourly rate (for the first 3 hours) $8.00 then each additional hour $4.00
Early bird rates: Monday - Friday, enter between 6-9am and exit between 12pm - 12 midnight $13.00
Evening flat rate: Monday - Friday, entry after 4pm and exit before 6am the next day $7.00
Sat/Sun and Public Holidays: Enter after 6am and exit before 6am the next day $7.00
Lost ticket: $50.00

ARRIVING BY TAXI

Ask the driver to drop you off at either the Clarendon St or Convention Centre Place extrances of the MCEC.

Melbourne Airport has a 24 hour taxi rank. Fares to and from Melbourne Airport to CBD are approximately AU$75.00

Melbourne's major taxi companies:

13CABS - Ph: 132 227
Silver Top Taxi Service - Ph: 131 008
Yellow Cab Co - Ph: 131 924
Crown Cabs - Ph: 1300 12 13 14

 

ARRIVING BY TRAM

Tram numbers 96, 112 and 109 travel down Spencer/Clarendon Streets and stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of the MCEC.

Tram numbers 48 and 70 stop at the end of Flinders Street. Walk toward the Yarra River, across the new pedestrian bridge for entrance to the MCEC.

To plan your journey or for timetable information please visit Public Transport Victoria www.ptv.vic.gov.au and click 'journey planner'.

 

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

Take the train to Southern Cross Station. You can then walk a short distance (10 minutes/700 meters) down Spencer Street to the Clarendon Street entrance of the MCEC.

Alternatively tram numbers 96, 109 and 112 travel past Southern Cross Station down Spencer/Clarendon Streets and stop opposite the MCEC.

To plan your journey or for timetable information please visit Public Transport Victoria www.ptv.vic.gov.au and click 'journey planner'.

 

ARRIVING BY BUS

The SkyBus transports visitors direct from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station (700 meters from the MCEC).

For more information regarding the SkyBus please visit www.skybus.com.au