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We are pleased to have OSS2019 at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th November 2019

Exploring Melbourne & The MCG

Melbourne has consistently ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities.  Famous for its shopping, food, wine, sports and arts there is always plenty to do in Melbourne. Iconic venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Chadstone Shopping Centre and the Southbank precinct are a must for visitors travelling to Melbourne.

For information about what’s on visit the Visit Melbourne Website here.

For information about the latest restaurants and local bars visit the Broadsheet website here.

The MCG offer daily tours of the venue and you can explore the rich sports history in Australia's largest sporting collection inside the National Sports Museum.  Note that bookings are essential for the tours.  You can find more information here.

Entry to the MCG

The Oceania Seating Symposium is being held at the MCG. Entry to this rooms is via Gate 3

Venue Map

MCG Directional Map

Getting to the venue - Melbourne Cricket Ground

The MCG is located a short 15 minute walk from Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station however there are a variety of way to reach the MCG:


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 walk 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.

All tram stops at the MCG are super stops (wheelchair accessible) however low floor trams are not always available.

For more information about public transport, accessibility and planning your journey visit the Public Transport Victoria website here.

Ticketing for Public transport

You will need to purchase a MYKI card to travel on public transport in Melbourne.  There are free travel zones within the city area however travelling to the MCG will require you to purchase a fare.  MYKI cards are readily available from all train stations and 7 Eleven stores.  The closest 7 Eleven store is located on Wellington Street a short distance from the MCG.

For more information about MYKI cards, ticket costs and where to purchase them click here.


If you are coming by taxi, there is drop off area close to the gates. Enter via Jolimont Terrace or Jolimont street.  The drop off area is located close to Gate 2.  You can find a map of the venue and drop off point here.

Accessible facilities

The MCG has accessible toilets on all levels of the conference.  This venue also offers a Changing Places Accessible toilet which includes an adult size change table, ceiling hoist and accessible toilet.  This bathroom is located near Gate 3 on the ground level.

To find out more about where the accessible toilets are located at the MCG click here.

To find out more about Changing Places Accessible Toilets click here.


Hotels closest to the venue are The Pullman Hotel and Mantra on Jolimont. 

Pullman Hotel, Melbourne

Superior rooms at a rate of $255.00 per room, per night.
All rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
To book, contact the hotel 
reservations team directly via phone on +61 (3) 9419 2000 or via email at  .
Please ensure delegates quote Block ID Number 139244.

For those requiring fully accessible rooms we suggest that you consider the following hotels:

Hotel Lindrum

Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel

Novotel Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel

Crown Metropol Hotel located in South Bank

Air BnB also offer an accessibility filter on their search engine.  For more information about how to do this click here

There are plenty of other hotels with various levels of accessibility within Melbourne CBD.  Access Advisor is a great website to use and search accessible spaces including accommodation, restaurants/bars and other entertainment venues.  You can find the website here.

Car Parking for Venue

Due to the nature of the venue, there is no parking at the MCG for delegates.

Parking is available at Melbourne & Olympic Park Trust (MOPT) Eastern Plaza Carpark, Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard. The car park is connected to the MCG by a pedestrian over bridge.

Parking can be booked in advance at the carpark by clicking here


Key Dates






Registration Open

Now open

Call for Abstracts   


Early Bird Registrations Close

30 September 2019

Late Registrations Apply

1 October 2019

Oceania Seating Symposium 

12 - 14 November 2019

Public Access Day

Public are welcome to visit the exhibitors  Wednesday 13 November 2019 

(need to register online before Thursday 7th November) 

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground - Gate 3
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time:  1.30pm - 2.30pm or 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Click here to register

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