You can take a bus, tram or train to your exam, and parking is available if you drive or ride your bike.

Most exams are held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Some exams are held at Footscray Park Campus or St Albans Campus. Check your exam timetable in MyVU to confirm your location.

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) usually run extra trains and trams to Melbourne Showgrounds to help university students get to and from their exams. Timetables are updated on the PTV website around the time of exams.

Use the PTV Journey planner to make sure you can arrive at the venue in plenty of time.

VU examinations map of venue - Melbourne Showgrounds


  • Bus 472 stops opposite the Showgrounds at Gate 5. You will have an approximately five minute walk to the exam buildings.


  • Route 57 tram - you will need to disembark at Stop 32 (opposite Coles). You will have an approximately three minute walk to Gate 1 at the Showgrounds.
    [During events with large crowds at Melbourne Showgrounds, Yarra Trams closes Stop 33 Melbourne Showgrounds due to safety reasons. Stop 33 is directly opposite Gate 1 of the Melbourne Showgrounds. Do not wait there to leave exams as the stop will be closed]
  • Route 82 tram stops at the intersection of Maribyrnong Road and Union Road (Ascot Vale). You will have an approximately 15 minute walk to the Showgrounds.

Additional train services

Check the additional services timetable (when updated on the PTV website) or plan your journey using PTV Journey Planner.


A fee of $15 applies for parking at the Showgrounds - you need to pay in cash at the gate. You should plan to arrive at your exam at least one hour before it starts, as traffic delays may occur.

Entry to the showgrounds is via Gate 7, located in Leonard Crescent, off Langs Road.

Pedestrian access

All pedestrian access to the showgrounds is via Gate 4, located in Langs Road.

St Albans Campus

The St Albans train station (Sydenham Line) is an approximate 10 minute walk to the St Albans Campus.

All of the following buses stop at the St Albans railway station: 419, 421, 422, 423, 424 and 425.

Find out more about your travel options at Public Transport Victoria.