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The Australian Ballet Centre car park

The Australian Ballet Centre car park is located at 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, directly behind the Arts Centre Melbourne. It is within walking distance of the Melbourne CBD and Southbank complex.

Please be aware that due to ongoing building works in the area, access may be impacted via specific access roads from time to time. Please give yourself plenty of time to access the car park and locate a spot prior to your event.

The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park is open:
Mondays to Saturdays: 6.00am – 1.00am
Sundays: 9.00am – 11.00pm
Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day

Rates

The Australian Ballet Centre car park has competitive rates for those wishing to park on a casual, monthly, or yearly basis as is listed below:

First hour $14
1-2 hours
$29
Full day rate
$37
Evening rate (Enter after 5pm Monday-Friday)
$22
Early bird (Enter before 10am Monday-Friday)
$16.50
Saturday (Enter before 4pm)
$18
Saturday (Enter after 4pm)
$22
Sunday and public holidays
$18

Normal day charges will apply should vehicles left overnight fail to exit within two hours of the next day’s opening.

Please note credit and debit cards also incur a 2.44% fee.

How to access

The car park has a height restriction of 2.0 metres.

The car park entrance is on Kavanagh St with easy access from City Road and Southbank Boulevard.

Please be aware that due to ongoing building works in the area, access may be impacted via specific access roads from time to time. Please give yourself plenty of time to access the car park and locate a spot prior to your event.

Travel Disruptions

Please note, the below information is subject to change. Information is current as of February 2024.

During your visit to The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre Car Park, construction works may be taking place as part of Reimagining Arts Centre Melbourne.

As the Sturt Street slip lane is closed, vehicles approaching from City Road/ Alexandra Avenue should turn left into Fanning Street then left again into Kavanagh Street.

Pedestrian access: A temporary walkway bridge between The Australian Ballet Centre and Arts Centre Melbourne is open for pedestrian use. This can be accessed by taking the car park lift to Level 4.

Vehicle access: Sturt Street is permanently closed between Kavanagh Street and Southbank Boulevard. The Australian Ballet Centre car park is accessible via Kavanagh Street only.

Please plan ahead to check available routes and avoid any delays with parking. View a map of the changes here.

The best way to stay up to date on the Melbourne Arts Precinct Development is by signing up to email updates from Development Victoria. To subscribe, go to development.vic.gov.au/mapt.

One ticket system

Easier parking for you

The process for entry and exit:

  1. Take a ticket upon arrival at the car park
  2. Before exiting, scan your entry ticket at a pay station
  3. If you require a receipt, press the receipt button before making payment
  4. Pay the applicable parking fee using notes, coins or credit card
  5. Retain your entry ticket to use at the exit gate

Contact the Care Park team for more information at [email protected] or on 03 9682 1733

Payment methods

Ticketless parking

On entering the car park tap or insert your Mastercard or VISA card. On exiting the car park tap or insert the same card. Please note credit and debit cards also incur a 2.44% fee.

Avoid the queues on performance evenings - Fast-track your exit

Applies to evening and weekend performances only. Before performance pre-pay at Pay Stations (located on level 2 and 3 opposite the elevators). You are welcome to park in unreserved spots on any level. You are welcome to park in spaces signed 'Reserved' in red outside the hours of 6am –6pm Monday to Friday. No parking is allowed in spaces that are signed '24 hours, 7 days' in yellow.

Subscriber parking voucher

Subscribers can purchase discounted pre-paid parking vouchers when subscribing to a Season Package or directly via the customer experience team.

If the space counter at the entrance to the car park indicates the car park is full do not be concerned, allowance has been made for the expected number of Subscribers holding parking vouchers.

Casual parking

Upon entry, you can select to take a ticket and use the pay stations (located on level 2 and 3 opposite the elevators) before exit or use the new credit card paywave/paypass function at entry and exit. This allows you to use your credit/debit card as a ticket rather then having one printed. Please note credit and debit cards also incur a 2.44% fee.

Car Park FAQs

2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank

How do I use my pre-paid parking voucher?

Top tips for scanning your voucher:

• Ensure that the barcode is clearly visible and not damaged or torn
• Insert into the scanner, barcode-first
• Use the same voucher for entry and exit

Once you've successfully scanned your voucher, the boom arm will raise after you hear a confirmation beep and entry will be granted. Proceed to the next available car space.

Can I use pre-paid vouchers on other nights, or only for the ballet?

Pre-paid vouchers can be booked for any day of the year, not just for the ballets.

What happens if the barcode does not work on the night?

An intercom is available at both the entry and exit gates. This will connect you directly to our car park attendants who will be able to provide assistance.

Does my pre-paid parking voucher booking allocate a specific parking space for me and where should I park once I have entered?

If you hold a pre-paid parking voucher we allocate the correct number of spaces in our car park for you to find a space. You may park in any space in the car park that is unoccupied unless parking signage indicates otherwise.

What happens if I lose my pre-paid vouchers?

Unfortunately, we are unable to replace lost car park vouchers. Should you wish to purchase another one please contact our customer experience team on 1300 369 741.

Can I use parking vouchers from prior years?

Vouchers are valid for single entry only, once used they are no longer valid. Vouchers must be used prior to the expiry date printed on the voucher.

Can I park in a reserved space?

You are welcome to park in spaces signed 'Reserved' in red outside the hours of 6am – 6pm Monday to Friday. No parking is allowed in spaces that are signed '24 hours, 7 days' in yellow at any time.

I share my pre-paid parking vouchers with my co-subscriber, how do I know which voucher has already been used?

Each voucher will have a unique number that can be used to identify each one. We encourage you to make a note of which vouchers have been sent using this number. Vouchers are single-use only.

When will I receive my pre-paid vouchers for 2023?

All pre-paid parking vouchers purchased directly via The Australian Ballet for 2023 will be printed and sent by post in late February 2023. Subscribers wishing to receive their vouchers sooner may collect their vouchers in person from our ticketing office located Level 4, The Australian Ballet Centre, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank.

Care Park Contact details

For any further enquiries regarding the information provided above, please contact Care Park:

Telephone: 03 9926 6691
Email: [email protected]

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