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22 Sept - 2 Oct 2018 Melbourne Showgrounds
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22 Sept - 2 Oct 2018 Melbourne Showgrounds


Limited Disabled parking is available at Flemington Racecourse. Please note, the entrance to the Show from Flemington Racecourse can be quite steep and it is recommended that patrons drop off in Leonard Crescent near Gate 5. 

All pavilions at the Show are wheelchair accessible and there are areas for wheelchairs at Herald Sun Arena.


World class entertainment, live music, family fun, spectacular fireworks, unbelievable stunts, rural action, hands on activities, crafting and so much more. The Royal Melbourne Show boasts an unrivaled lineup of amazing attractions each year to suit every member of the brood!


There are a number of ATMs located onsite at the Royal Melbourne Show:

  • Entry to The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion (Disabled Access)
  • RACV Members Café
  • Grand Boulevard opposite the Ferris Wheel
  • Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion (Disabled Access)
  • The Galleria (Disabled Access)
  • Outside Winning Tastes Pavilion

Baby Change Rooms

There are facilities for parents in a number of locations:

  • The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion
  • Underneath the Public Stand
  • The Galleria
  • The Farmhouse opposite the Winning Tastes Pavilion

There are also baby change pull down tables in several toilets onsite.

Bottle Warmers

There are microwaves in two of the parents' rooms onsite - the one underneath Pie in the Sky and the one behind the Family Fun Pavilion.


Route 472 Bus (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops at Charles Street / Epsom Road, Ascot Vale - a short 300m from the main entrance (Gate 1) of Melbourne Showgrounds. Or if traveling route 472 towards Williamstown, stop at Francis Street/ Union Road Ascot Vale.

Route 404 Bus (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops at the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads - a short 200m walk to the main entrance.


Carer Cards

Carer card holders coming to the Show with the person they are caring for will be admitted free to the Royal Melbourne Show.

Companion Cards

Companion Card holders are eligible to purchase the concession rate entry into the Show and bring a carer into the Show with them for free.

Concession Cards

Valid concession cards for purchasing Royal Melbourne Show tickets include seniors, secondary, tertiary and school students, students of agriculture, pensioners, companion card holders and health care card holders (with valid ID).

Customer Service

Our friendly Customer Service team are more than happy to help you with any Royal Melbourne Show queries that you may have. You can contact them on the ground at the Royal Melbourne Show at an Info Booth, via email at customerservice@rasv.com.au or via phone 1300 65 65 47. 



The 2017 Royal Melbourne Show will run from Saturday 23 September - Tuesday 3 October.



Exhibiting at the Royal Melbourne Show offers you a unique opportunity to reach and connect with 450,000 consumers over 11 days to generate direct sales and showcase your product. Find out more.



For all the latest news and updates from the Royal Melbourne Show, like us on Facebook!


The fireworks will run every night of the Royal Melbourne Show (weather permitting) on Herald Sun Arena. If the fireworks are cancelled due to the weather, an announcement will be made and patrons will also be notified via Facebook.

First Aid

First Aid facilities are located at the following locations: underneath Pie in the Sky, entrance to the Show from the train station, at the southern end of The Farmhouse.



There are information booths located around the grounds at the following locations

  • Underneath Pie in the Sky
  • In front of The Animal Farmyard on Nine News Boulevard
  • Each Entrance to the Show

At each information booth

  •         Manual Wheelchair Hire
  •         Redeem Ride Cards
  •         Wristbands for children (also available at each Entrance to the Show)

Information Booths will be open from 9:30am – 9:00pm daily, except for the Gate 1 entrance which will be open 9:30am - 7:00pm.


For the latest snaps and updates from the Royal Melbourne Show, follow @RoyalMelbShow on Instagram.

For the best foodie pics from the Show, make sure you also follow @WinningTastes



Lockers are available to hire in several locations around the Show. Lockers are an easy and convenient way to store your goods and enjoy the rest of your day at the Show. Prices range from $2 a day for one use only and from $8 for all day use. 

Lost Property

There is a lost property office located at the Info Booth under the Pie in the Sky. If you do not locate your lost item whilst at the Show, you can also contact our customer service team at customerservice@rasv.com.au.



Media can apply for accreditation through Wrights PR on 03 9690 9911 or email emitchell@wrights.com.au. Find out more.


RASV members can enjoy a huge range of member benefits and discounts offering extraordinary value, and allowing RASV members and their guests to experience Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, the Royal Melbourne Show, as well as other unique events that connect industry to consumers. Learn more about RASV member benefits.



To keep up to date with all the latest Royal Melbourne Show news and updates, visit the News page on the website and keep an eye on the Royal Melbourne Show Facebook page.


Opening Hours

The Royal Melbourne Show will be open from 9:30am - 9pm every day from Saturday 23 September - Tuesday 3 October 2017.



Parking during the Royal Melbourne Show is available at Flemington Racecourse for $25 a day. Entry to the car park is via Epsom Rd or Smithfield Rd, with access to the Show via the rail underpass. The Epsom Rd car park is open from 7am-11pm and the Smithfield Rd car park is open from 8.30am-11pm.

Parent’s Rooms

Open from 9:30am - 9pm daily, there are facilities for parents in a number of locations:

  • Lost Persons Centre (near Pie in the Sky)
  • Portable Building Family Fun Pavilion
  • At the back of the Showbag Pavilion opposite the Railway Entrance
  • Near the ATM outside the Winning Tastes Pavilion

There are also baby change pull down tables in several toilets onsite.


Due to the number of animals at the Show, pets are not permitted at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Pram Hire

Prams are available for hire from stands on the Nine News Boulevard near the Winning Tastes Pavilion and near the Coca-Cola Thrillseekers Carnival for $15 a day. 


Police assistance is available at the Show at all times during opening hours. Police are located in the Adventure Carnival.

Security can be contacted from any of the information booths or by customer service staff.



The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is a member based organisation that promotes and celebrates agriculture through events which link industry with consumers. RASV ultimately aims to improve the quality and increase demand for Victorian agriculture produce. For more information, visit the RASV website.



Melbourne Showgrounds is a completely smokefree venue applying to the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show.

The policy helps protect the community from exposure to and illness resulting from second-hand smoke, remove litter from cigarette butts and reduce fire hazards.

Patrons and other visitors to the site wanting to smoke must do so outside of the event gates.

The implementation of the new smoke-free policy is part of RASV’s commitment to creating a healthier and more enjoyable environment for exhibitors, event patrons and staff.



There are no public telephones onsite at the Show. Should you need to make an emergency phone call please go to an information booth.


Trains depart Flinders Street Station and stop at Southern Cross and North Melbourne Stations.

On weekdays, trains will run every 10 minutes between 9:10am and 11:30am, every 15 minutes between 11:30am and 4:30pm and every 20 minutes between 4:30pm and 10:30pm.

On Saturdays and Sundays, trains will run every 10 minutes between 9:10am and 6:00pm and every 15 minutes between 6:15pm and 10:30pm.


Catch Tram number 57 from the corner of Flinders & Elizabeth streets to Melbourne Showgrounds on Epsom Road (stop 32 or 33). Travel time is approximately 25 minutes.


There are a number of toilets located onsite at the Royal Melbourne Show:

  • The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion (access is via the underpass to Herald Sun Arena)
  • Between the Family Fun Pavilion and the Adventure Carnival
  • At the Railway Entry
  • The Farmhouse, facing the outdoor Dog Judging Ring
  • Spotlight Makers Pavilion
  • Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion, adjacent to Herald Sun Arena
  • Thrillseekers Carnival opposite the Sky Wheel
  • The Public Stand between The Emporium and the Town Square Precinct
  • Kids Carnival adjacent to the Woodchop Pavilion


To keep up to date with the latest Royal Melbourne Show news, follow @RoyalMelbShow on Twitter.


Wheelchair Hire

Wheelchairs can be hired from info booths inside the Show for $5 per hour. A Credit Card is required to secure your deposit


Free access to the internet is available onsite. Your internet session will remain active for one hour. If you need to continue browsing you can log back in for another hour.

Premium internet access which is faster is available at a cost.

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