Melbourne’s public transport is the easiest and best way to get around the city.
Most visitors base themselves in the city centre, the buzzing commercial heart of Melbourne that’s also home to museums, theatres, restaurants, cafes and shops.
Melbourne’s grid layout makes it an easy city to navigate, with most attractions within walking distance.
Melbourne’s public transport network extends from the city centre in all directions, with trains, trams and buses offering comprehensive public transport services.
Myki (pronounced MY-kee) is Melbourne’s ticket to travel on the city’s trains, trams and buses. It’s a plastic smartcard with stored value which can be topped up and re-used again.
Purchase your myki online at the PTV website, premium train stations, retail outlets displaying the myki sign (including 7-Elevens), or by calling 1800 800 007 (free from a land line) in Australia.
To learn how to use your myki card before you travel, visit the PTV website.
Passengers can board trams at signposted stops displaying maps, route numbers and a timetable. Route numbers are also displayed on the front of the tram.
Travel within the central area of Melbourne by tram is free, though you will need a myki card if you plan to start or finish your journey outside of this central area.
The principal boundaries of the Free Tram Zone are Spring Street, Flinders Street and La Trobe Street. Additionally, the tram routes along Victoria Street, William Street and Elizabeth Street that surround Victoria Market are also included as well as the Docklands area.
If your tram journey is only within this zone, travel is free, so you do not need to touch on with a myki.
For timetable and route information, go to the Public Transport Victoria website.
Free City Circle Tourist Tram
The City Circle Tram (Route 35) travels the perimeter of the CBD, taking in many of Melbourne’s landmarks every day of the year except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
The route uses iconic W-Class trams offering you a historical tram experience, while automated audio commentary announces points of interest along the route. Catch the tram at any of the specially marked tram stops.
Services run approximately every 12 minutes 10am to 9pm Thursday to Saturday, and 10am to 6pm Sunday to Wednesday.
Melbourne’s metro trains run between the outer suburbs and Flinders Street Station in the city.
Touch on with your Myki card before getting on the train and touch off when you exit the station. If you’re changing trains at a station you don’t need to touch off and on again, unless transferring through a myki barrier gate.
The city loop is Melbourne’s underground system, with five stations in the central business district: Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff, Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street.
Southern Cross Station is Melbourne’s hub for regional and interstate trains.
Plan your trip with Public Transport Victoria’s journey planner.
Buses To and From Airports
Delegates wishing to be transferred from Melbourne or Avalon Airports to the city and back can opt to use a local bus service known as ‘SkyBus’ that runs regular shuttle services to locations near the convention centre.
SkyBus have a special rate available to convention delegates which can be accessed by booking tickets via this link www.skybus.com.au/jw2019. Maps are available on their website that show drop off points in the city.
Information will be sent to the congregations and placed on the website in due course. In the meantime, there is no provision to pre-book parking. The venue has a number of spaces but they have not yet allocated any spaces for our event.
We anticipate the majority of these will be required for elderly and infirm parking and emergency vehicles.
The Docklands area has many car park facilities that are relatively cheap and from where drivers can walk or catch a tram. Areas will be set up for passengers to be dropped off closer to the venue.
We encourage brothers to consider taking public transport to the venue as Southern Cross Station is only a four minute walk to Marvel Stadium and trams stop right outside the Stadium.
Marvel Stadium Car Park
Marvel Stadium has more than 2,500 undercover car parks available from the Bourke St entrance.
The Marvel Stadium undercover car park is divided into four colour sections on each level. Simply park your car, take note of the colour & level on which you have parked and return at a time that suits you.
Please note the Marvel Stadium Car park has a maximum clearance of 2.10 Metres.
Information regarding bus parking will be sent to congregations and placed on the website in due course.
The District Docklands East & West Car Parks
Secure, multi-level undercover parking with multiple auto-pay options. No pre-booking is required. Click here for location & rates.