Hotel & Travel

The Venue

The Animaga is held in one of Australia’s most historic edifices. The Royal Exhibition Building is conveniently located just north of the CBD, and next to the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens. It is part of the Golden Mile Heritage Trail.

Street Address:

Royal Exhibition Building (visit the website)

9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

For further information please visit the Royal Exhibition Building section of the Museum Victoria website here: 

Public Transport

Plan your trip using Metlink’s Journey Planner.

– Tram number 96 and 86 run along Nicholson St and stop near the Museum Concourse Gate to the Royal Exhibition Building.

– Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade. Please note that there is no stop at Spencer Street Station.

– City loop train to Parliament Station’s Spring Street exit is an easy 5 minute walk to the venue

– Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street

– Free City of Melbourne Tourist Shuttle Bus to stop No. 4

– Visit for more information.

Car Park

  • • The Melbourne Museum undercover car park is open from 6.00am to midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street. Fees apply.
  • • Other Car Parking options in close proximity to the venus

– Wilson Parking – 90 Victoria Parade East Melbourne

– Secure Parking – 383 Latrobe Street Melbourne

– Catholic University – 115 Victoria Street Fitzroy (enter via Young Street)

– Secure Carpark – 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne (enter via Little Lonsdale Street)

– Wilson Parking – RMIT – 110 Victoria Street Fitzroy (enter via Cardigan Street)

– Wilson Parking – 62 La Trobe Street Melbourne

  • • Metered parking is also available in the surrounding streets.


Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne Street and Canning Street. Shared pedestrian/bike paths are also available on Nicholson Street with bike racks on the Plaza provided and ample bike parking just outside the front door.


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