Public Transport to Marvel Stadium
Public Transport to Marvel Stadium is easy to use and practical.
Melbourne has an electronic ticketing system called myki. Each delegate travelling on public transport will have to purchase a myki card online or at over 800 retail outlets, 7-Eleven, or myki machine around Melbourne.
The cost for the myki card is $6 ($3 for concession, senior or child) and is refundable through PTV at the end of the convention. After you purchase a myki card it will need to be ‘topped up’ (meaning you will need to add credit to the card either online or at an outlet).
You need to touch the myki card on the myki reader (when boarding the train, tram or bus) and touch off (as you leave). This ensures that you have a valid ticket and pay the correct fare for your journey. An exception to this is if you’re travelling on a tram within the free tram zone in the city. Click here to download a map of the free tram zone.
For more information visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/
Trams: Tram numbers 30, 48, 70 or 86 will drop you off right outside the stadium.
Trains: Trains will deliver thousands of others to Southern Cross Station which is just a 4 minute walk to Marvel Stadium.
For help with planning your journey via Public Transport, you can download the free Public Transport Victoria App found in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or go to www.ptv.vic.gov.au and then to the “Journey Planner”.
Transport to Marvel Stadium by Congregation Bus
Specific details regarding these arrangements will be forwarded to the congregations that indicated, via the transport survey, they are planning to use a bus service to get to the convention; the Parking Department will be in contact once the details have been finalised.
Walking From Southern Cross Station to Marvel Stadium
It takes on average less than 4 minutes to walk from Southern Cross Station to Marvel Stadium. Delegates arriving by train or bus will need to find their way to the “Bourke Street Footbridge” (map below) by following the signs and the directions of the station attendants in fluoro-yellow vests. From there, International Convention attendants along the footbridge will direct you to the gates of Marvel Stadium.
If an elderly or infirm delegate takes a tram/train/bus to Southern Cross Station, how can they get to the stadium?
For many, the 4 minute walk may be too difficult. Out of love for you dear brothers and sisters, a wheelchair transport service will be available.
After coming out of the lift from Southern Cross Station onto the Bourke Street Pedestrian Footbridge, the International Convention Committee has arranged for a team of brothers with wheelchairs to transport elderly and infirm delegates to Level 1 (gate 2 only), where seating for these ones is easily accessible.
Please keep in mind that this is a courtesy service to get you to the stadium and back. The wheelchairs will not be for personal use. If you require a wheelchair during the day, you are free to bring your own to the convention.
Can I park my car at Marvel Stadium?
Car parking will be limited at the venue, especially on the Friday. Most of the 2500 parking spaces at Marvel Stadium are reserved for city workers and tenants of the Docklands area. Since the car park is operated by Marvel Stadium, they will charge $18-$49 per car entry on Friday and a flat rate of $30 per car entry on Saturday and Sunday.
Where else can I park my car nearby?
There are many other car parking options; however, there is no better way to get to the convention than travelling by public transport. Other parking is available nearby Marvel Stadium enabling a short walk or tram ride to get you back to the venue. For a list of nearby car parks, click on the link below.
If I have a council-issued Disabled Parking Pass where can I park?
An arrangement has been put in place to allow some parking on site for such ones. As this is limited, only those who have already registered for disabled parking with the Congregation Secretary will be able to park here.
An Infirm Parking sign to display on your car’s dashboard will be emailed through to your congregation secretary. Please ensure the Infirm Parking sign is clearly displayed on the front left area of your car dashboard.
Prior to the convention, it is very important that you pre-book the Parking Tickets that you require. The Marvel website link is https://parking.marvelstadium.com.au/
Since the car park is operated by Marvel Stadium, they will charge $18-$49 per car entry on Friday and a flat rate of $30 per car entry on Saturday and Sunday.
Can I drop-off an elderly or infirm brother or sister?
A drop-off area for the Elderly and Infirm will be set up in Car Park Entry A which can be accessed from Bourke St or Car Park Entry E which can be accessed from Wurundjeri Way. You will have fifteen minutes to exit the carpark to avoid being charged.