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Royal Melbourne Show 2018

Royal Melbourne Show 2018


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Event space: entire venue
Event type: Public Shows
Date: Saturday 22 September 2018 - Tuesday 2 October 2018
Opening Hours: Open daily from: 09:30am - 9.00pm

Share an unforgettable day out with family and friends at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show, held from Saturday 22 September to Tuesday 2 October at Melbourne Showgrounds.

With loads of new and exciting things to see and do, there are many unforgettable memories to make at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show and even greater family value this year.

Get up close and see, pat and feed hundreds of farm animals, take your taste buds on tour with a diverse offering of mouth-watering food and drink, enjoy hours of jaw-dropping entertainment and get the adrenaline pumping on thrilling rides. 

The Royal Melbourne Show gates will open daily from 9:30am to 9:00pm, with all pavilions open from 10:00am. The best way to travel to the Show is by public transport, with trains, trams and buses making for a quick and simple commute. 

Tickets are on sale from Thursday 11 July 2018; with children under five free to attend.

Visitors can save up to 20% by buying early bird tickets online at until Friday 21 September 2018. RACV members can also save up to 30% on tickets by buying online by Friday 21 September 2018.

For more information on how to enjoy your unforgettable day at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show, visit or follow the Royal Melbourne Show on Facebook or Instagram.

The Royal Melbourne Show is a smoke-free event.

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ATM Availability

Limited ATM facilities will be available onsite at the event. It is recommended that you visit an ATM prior to your arrival.

Getting here

Transport & Car Parking

Car & Parking

Parking during the Royal Melbourne Show is available at Flemington Racecourse for $25 per day. Entry to the car park is via Epsom Rd or Smithfield Rd, with access to the Show via the rail underpass. The Epsom Rd car park is open from 7am - 11pm and the Smithfield Rd car park is open from 8.00am - midnight.

Show parking details

Arriving by Bus

Catch 404 service from Footscray to Moonee Ponds or catch 472 service from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds.

Both of services travel regularly to Melbourne Showgrounds precinct.

Show bus timetable

Arriving by Tram

  • Catch Tram number 57 from the corner of Flinders & Elizabeth streets to Showgrounds Village shopping center (stop 32)
  • Service runs from 6am Monday – Saturday and from 7.44am on Sundays.
  • Travel time is approximately 25 minutes.
  • Get the Tram Tracker appfor real-time tram arrival information. 

Show tram timetable

Arriving by Train

Metro trains will service Showgrounds train station for the duration of the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show.

Trains will depart Flinders Street Station approximately every 10 minutes between 9.10am & 6.00pm, and every 15 minutes between 6.00pm and 10.30pm, stopping at Southern Cross Station and North Melbourne station.

Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.

Show train timetable

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