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Getting to and from the Melbourne Cricket Ground


There are two train stations close to the MCG. Jolimont (otherwise known as MCG Station) is north of the ground and offers a five-minute stroll through Yarra Park to the ground. From any railway station in the central business district, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines.

The other station is Richmond on the south eastern side of the MCG. It’s a slightly longer walk to the ground but you can walk past the Punt Road Oval to the Great Southern Stand side.

To get to Richmond station from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines.


Three tram routes provide access to the MCG. No. 75 (City-Vermont South) travels along Flinders St and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade.

No. 48 (Docklands/City-North Balwyn) travels along Collins Street and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade. Both these routes stop just outside the MCG.

No. 70 (Docklands/City-Wattle Park) travels along Flinders Street then detours via Melbourne Park and the tram stop is a short walk across the footbridge to the ground.


The Bus route 246 is run by National Bus Company, which links La Trobe University with Elsternwick Station in a useful service for patrons from the northern and southern suburbs. The 246 stops in Punt Road, just a punt kick from the ground.

Visit Public Transport Victoria’s website for more information, or download the PTV mobile phone app.


There are a number of accommodation options in the vicinity of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, our main conference venue, including the suggestions below. The MCG is also located close to Melbourne’s CBD and the suburb of Richmond, providing a range of alternative accommodation options.

Pullman on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne

Mantra on Jolimont
133 Jolimont Road
East Melbourne

Quest Jolimont
153-155 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne


Explore East Melbourne

East Melbourne and the MCG are a short walk from the city, so take your time and enjoy the magnificent architecture with this City of Melbourne Walking Tour (click to download).