Getting here and parking

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Getting here by public transport

Plan your trip using PTV's Journey Planner.

Transport options include:

  • Tram route 86 or tram route 96 to Stop 11 Melbourne Museum, corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets (Some tips to stay safe while on board or around trams)
  • Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade
  • City loop train to Parliament Station
  • Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street
  • Making a trip to the city? Take a V/Line train

Getting here by bicycle

Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne St and Canning St. There is also a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicholson St.

Bicycle racks on the Plaza provide ample bike parking just outside the front door.


Located under Melbourne Museum, our car park is open 7 days a week from 5.30am to midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.

Terms and conditions apply. All rates include GST. A credit card processing fee of 2.2% will be added to all credit card transactions. Lost tickets incur maximum day rate. This car park is under 24-hour video surveillance.

Melbourne Museum Car Park rates

Effective 6 May 2019

Day rate
Flat rate per day
Trade Rate rate
Enter between 5.30am–9.00am, exit any time before car park closes
Early bird
Enter between 9.00am–10.00am, exit after 14.30pm before car park closes
Night rate $7.00
Flat rate per night
Enter after 4.00pm, exit before closing
Weekend/public holiday rate $12.00
Flat rate per day
Permanent parking rate $360.00
Per calendar month

Museum Members Melbourne Museum Car Park rates

Effective 27 March 2020

Members rates can only be obtained with a validated ticket and are valid per exit per day. Not a member? Join today.

Scan your membership card (or temporary membership PDF on your phone) on exit at the closest pay station to receive the member car park rate.

Monday–Friday rate $11.00 – less than 2 hours
$12.00 – more than 2 hours
Weekend/public holiday rate $9.00 – less than 2 hours
$11.00 – more than 2 hours
Night rate $5.00
Flat rate per night
Enter after 4.00pm, exit before closing


You can pay for your parking at one of our pay stations before returning to your car. The pay stations are located in the lift lobbies on P1 or at the Nicholson Street and Rathdowne Street entry/exits. Pay stations accept card payment only.

Car park proceeds

Proceeds from this car park go towards Museum Victoria’s exhibitions, programs and research.

Disabled parking

Designated disabled parking is available on level P2 adjacent to the lifts.

Permanent parking

Permanent parking is available offering multiple access 24 hours a day for the very competitive price of $360 (incl GST) per calendar month plus a one off set up fee of $25.

For further information on permanent parking, please contact the car park office on 9270 5061 or by emailing [email protected].

Height clearance

The car park height clearance is 2.15m.

Electric Vehicle charging

Two Delta Energy Systems AC EV chargers fitted with type 1 connectors are located on level P2 Nicholson Street. There is no additional cost to use the chargers.

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