Valuing Volunteers conference venue information and accommodation


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Venue information

Getting to Etihad Stadium

The conference will be held on the Harbour Esplanade side of Etihad Stadium. Enter via Gate 8 or Gate 9. The Conference reception is located to the right of Gate 8 or the left of Gate 9. Both Gates are accessible by stairs and lifts. The lifts are wheelchair accessible.

a map of Etihad Stadium

How to arrive by walking:

An elevated, 20-metre wide pedestrian footbridge connects Etihad Stadium to Southern Cross Station and at the intersection of Spencer and Bourke streets. Access is via Harbour Esplanade (Gates 8 and 9).

How to arrive by train:

Southern Cross Station is located adjacent to Etihad Stadium and is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge.

Night Trains run hourly all night on Saturday from Flinders Street Station on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines. Many stations have more frequent train services through the night.

How to arrive by tram:

City trams run to Etihad Stadium from La Trobe Street and Harbour Esplanade. Trams also stop in the CBD on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street and all are a short walk to Etihad Stadium.

Bourke Street / Spencer Street footbridge entrance:

112 St Kilda Fitzroy St to West Preston
31 Victoria Harbour Docklands to Hoddle Street
11 Victoria Harbour Docklands to West Preston
48 Victoria Harbour Docklands to North Balwyn

La Trobe Street entrance:

30 Etihad Stadium Docklands to St Vincent’s Plaza
86 Waterfront City Docklands to Bundoora RMIT
35 Waterfront City Docklands / City Circle

How to arrive by bus:

The bus terminus is at Southern Cross Train Station and services airport transfers as well as routes across country Victoria. Etihad Stadium is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge from the bus terminus.

How to arrive by car:

Etihad Stadium’s Car Parking in Docklands Melbourne is open 24 hours a day. Please note Etihad Stadium Carpark has a maximum clearance of 2.10 Metres. Parking fees apply.

Last Updated: 19 October 2016