Festival Hall is located at 300 Dudley St, West Melbourne.
For safety reasons, patrons should be dropped off and collected from the corner of Rosslyn Street and Adderley Street or further down either street away from the hall. Patrons should NOT be dropped off or collected on Dudley Street (safety fencing does not allow access from the road to the footpath) or Rosslyn Street directly behind Festival Hall (a road closure will be in place).
Festival Hall does not have its own carpark. Limited street parking is available in the West Melbourne/North Melbourne area, but please be aware of signed parking times.
The closest car parks are:
Care Carpark West Tower 338 – 360 Dudley Street
Distance to Festival Hall – 300m Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Rates – $9.00 flat rate (12 hr ticket) No of bays – 133
Etihad Stadium 740 Bourke St
Distance to Festival Hall – 1.1km Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Rates – up to $40.00 Daily Maximum Evening Parking (5pm – 6am) – $15.00 No of bays – 2500
Wilson Parking Digital Harbour 208 – 240 Harbour Esplanade
Distance to Festival Hall – 400m Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Rates – $14.00 per entry, per day, $20.00 flat fee Etihad event times
Harbour Town Parking North Carpark and West Carpark Entry off Footscray Rd or Docklands Drive
Distance to Festival Hall – 900m Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Rates – 1-3 hrs $7, 3-6 hrs $10, 6-24 hrs $15 No of bays – North Carpark 2225, West Carpark 663
Note: vehicle height restriction of 2.175m
** Please note that these carparks are not run by, or affiliated with, Festival Hall. We try and keep this information up to date, but it should be used as a guide only.
Please see ptv.vic.gov.au for timetables and service disruptions.
Tram: Routes 30, 35 (free City Circle), and 86 stop at the corner of Latrobe and Spencer Streets. Festival Hall is a 5 minute walk along Spencer Street away from the city and left into Dudley Street.
Train: Southern Cross Station (Suggested) – 12-15 minute walk (1.1 km). Walk northbound of the city along Spencer Street and turn left into Dudley Street. North Melbourne Station – 8-10 minute walk (900m). Walk southbound down either Adderley St or Railway Place to reach Dudley St.
Bus: Route 220 runs along Dudley Street, use stop number 5.
Taxi: Drop off and pick up can be made in Rosslyn Street or Spencer Street. Taxi ranks are located at Southern Cross Station.
Please only purchase from our primary ticket agent, Ticketmaster. We will not be able to assist with any issues for tickets purchased from third party websites/ organisations. Safe Tix Guide
Tickets can also be purchased from Festival Hall Administration at 288 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and EFTPOS are the only accepted forms of payment.
N.B. Patrons who purchase a ticket to a LICENSED AREA (18+ years only) must ensure all ticket holders will be 18+ years of age at the date of the event and must present one of the five Government Approved I.D’s (Learners or Drivers Licence, Passport, Proof of Age Card, Keypass) to gain entry into the Venue. NO I.D., NO ENTRY, NO EXCHANGES, NO REFUNDS.
Festival Hall is a member of Live Performance Australia (Please click on the image below to view a copy of the Australian Ticketing Code of Practice)
Tickets are available from the Ticket Sales Window at the front of the venue on Dudley Street (near the Railway Bridge), one hour prior to doors being opened on event nights (unless allocation has been previously exhausted). Cash and cards (EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, Amex) are accepted payment methods. There is also an ATM is onsite for those wishing to get cash out on the night (for location see below).
Lost, Stolen or Damaged Tickets must be reported to Ticketmaster on 136 100 (between 9am – 9pm, Monday – Saturday and 9am – 5pm on Sunday) with all of your account and payment details in front of you or email firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your account and payment details.
* Please note that a $10 per ticket fee may be incurred for Lost, Stolen or Damaged tickets. Any Lost, Stolen or Damaged Ticket problems will not be considered after doors open on event night. Please go to Festival Hall Administration with event night queries.
The Credit Card owner, whose name appears on the Credit Card, is the only person who can collect a prepaid ticket. The Credit Card used to purchase the ticket(s) and photo I.D must be presented at time of collection. Prior to the event Venue Ticket Collections can be made from Festival Hall Administration Office at 288 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne (opposite the venue Loading Door), from Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm. On the event night Venue Ticket Collections are available from 1 hour prior to the event from the Ticket Sales window located at the front of the Venue on Dudley Street (near the Railway Bridge).
Patrons with disabilities and their carers must contact Administration directly to purchase tickets to all Festival Hall events on (03) 9329 9699. Tickets are not guaranteed to patrons, as there is only a limited number of these ticket types available, to avoid disappointment contact Administration on or before the first day of sale for a show.
Accessible Seating tickets will not be mailed out and must be picked up from Administration at 288 Rosslyn Street on event night. A disabled carpark is available outside the Festival Hall Administration Office at 288 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne. Patrons with injuries, on crutches or any other medical needs must call Administration on (03) 9329 9699 prior to event day to discuss options.
The cloak room on Dudley Street charges $3 per item. All items not picked up immediately after an event are taken to the Administration Office, please call 03 9329 9699 to arrange a pick up time. Festival Hall takes no responsibility for items not picked up immediately after an event.
Patrons must enter via the door number stated on their ticket.
The venue has two ATMs. The first is located near Door 7 on Dudley Street. General Admission patrons can access this ATM throughout the night. This ATM can also be accessed via an external door for patrons from the Balcony and Section 10 and 12 areas. Patrons need to see door staff in their respective areas regarding accessing the ATM after entering the venue. A second ATM is located in Section 11 for Section 9 and 11 patrons only (note: internal access only).
For events held at Festival Hall we staff both the Front of House (Ushers, Door Staff and some Security positions) as well as the Bars/Concession Stands. The casual event work is sporadic and dependent on when we have events scheduled. We can never guarantee regular work.
We are not currently looking for casual staff
Full time employment
We do not currently have any full time employment opportunities available.
We currently do not have any internship placements available.
To see all information including prohibited items, camera policies, safety rules and regulations, and licencing regulations please read our Terms and Conditions of Entry.