Getting to your exams

You can take a bus, tram or train to your exam as well as drive.

Public transport Victoria website

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is helping students get to and from their exams.

They have developed a special public transport page to help you get to and from exams, with extra trains running to and from Melbourne Showgrounds on the following dates:

  • Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October
  • Monday 31 October
  • Wednesday 2 November
  • Friday 4 November
  • Monday 7 November to Thursday 10 November.

Melbourne Showgrounds map

VU Examinations map of venue – Melbourne Showgrounds.

Bus

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

Tram

  • Route 57 tram stops outside the Showgrounds at the main gate in Epsom Road. You will have an approximately five minute walk to the exam buildings.
  • 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.

Yarra Trams will be running 3 additional services every day on Route 57.

Train

PTV is helping students get to and from their exams, with extra trains running to and from Melbourne Showgrounds on the following dates:

  • Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October
  • Monday 31 October
  • Wednesday 2 November
  • Friday 4 November
  • Monday 7 November to Thursday 10 November.

Please note that no additional train services will run to Melbourne Showgrounds on Tuesday 1 November (Melbourne Cup public holiday) or Thursday 3 November (Oaks Day races).

Timetables

Check the additional services timetable or plan your journey using Journey Planner.

Car

A fee of $10 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

All of the following buses stop at the St Albans railway station: 419, 421, 422, 423, 424 and 425. The St Albans train station (Sydenham Line) is an approximate 10 minute walk to the St Albans Campus.

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

The Victorian Government’s level crossing removal project may impact how you can access the St Albans campus. If you need to drive, factor in some extra time.

Main Road will be closed from 4 to 28 November near the level crossing and sections of West Esplanade and Main Road East. Furlong Road will be open and its level crossing will be gone, so there should be fewer delays there.

Consider catching the train: St Albans and Ginifer stations will be fully operational from 31 October.

For more information about the planned works, see Level Crossing Removal Authority.

Contact us

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