Getting here and parking

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Getting here by public transport

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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 20 JUne 2022

Flexi bird (Monday–Friday)
Enter between 5.30am–10am and exit before midnight
Day rate (Monday–Friday)
Enter between 10am–4pm
0–1 hour
1–2 hours
2–3 hours
3–4 hours
4–5 hours
5+ hours
Evening rate
Enter after 4pm and exit before midnight
$7 flat rate

Weekend / public holiday rate $18 flat rate
Museum Member / IMAX day rate $12 flat rate
Museum Member / IMAX evening rate
Enter after 4pm and exit before midnight
$5 flat rate
Permanent parking rate $360 per calendar month

Museum Members rates

Book online and save! Members receive $10 parking all day every day when pre-purchased online. Check your welcome email for your promo code.

If you haven't pre-booked, Members rates can only be obtained with a validated ticket and are valid per exit per day. 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.

Not a member? Join today.

IMAX rates

IMAX rates can only be obtained with a validated ticket and are valid per exit per day. Validate your ticket at the IMAX Box Office.


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.

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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