Hotel & Travel

Dates: 12-13 July 2022

Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Brunton Ave
Richmond VIC 8002

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is more than simply one of the world’s great sporting arenas; for over 150 years it has been Melbourne’s heartbeat. Here, giants have lived up to a nation’s hopes, heroes have walked the corridors, and moments of suspense have been watched by millions around the country, and the world. To step inside the MCG is to be energized by a spirit of greatness.

Only minutes from the heart of the city, with underground parking and in easy reach of public transport, the people’s ground is famous for its convenience and accessibility. Centrally located, there are many hotel and transportation options available to attendees.

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Below are several hotel options which are within walking distance of the MCG. 

Pullman on the Park
Telephone: +613 9412 2000
192 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

Mantra on Jolimont
Telephone: +613 9915 2502
133 Jolimont Road
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

Quest Apartment Hotel
Telephone: +613 9413 0000

153-155 Wellington Parade South
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002



The nearest airport to the MCG is Melbourne Airport (23.5 km).



The Melbourne Cricket Ground offers complimentary parking under the stadium for event attendees and exhibitors. Parking is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Enter via Entrance A off Brunton Avenue. Park in the Northern Stand, closest to lifts 9,10,11 (red coloured lift wall) and take lifts to level 2.

Additional public parking is available at Melbourne & Olympic Park Trust (MOPT) Eastern Plaza Carpark, Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard. Walk across footbridge to the MCG. As you walk across, you will see the light tower with numbers on the top. Head toward light tower 2 & 1 and enter the venue at Gate 3.


Entering the Venue

Please enter at Gate 3, near the intersection of Punt Road and Wellington Parade.

Link/button “View Map of MCG” – 



visa is required to enter Australia. Consider the Business Visitor Stream visa for 145AUD. See visa options here. 

COVID-19 Testing: Australia does not require you to undertake any pre-departure COVID-19 testing to enter, leave or transit Australia. Learn more about Australia’s current vaccination and testing requirements.

Digital Passenger Declaration:  ​All passengers arriving by air into Australia need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). You can start your DPD seven (7) days before your flight and need to submit it withi​n 72 hours before your departure for Australia.​ This declaration is also where you will verify your vaccination status.

Use the free mobile Australia Digital Passenger Declaration app by downloading it from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android). If you cannot use the mobile app, you can submit your DPD using the DPD online form.

Learn more about the Digital Passenger Declaration.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination: If you were vaccinated outside of Australia and do not have an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) you will need to present your foreign vaccination certificate to airline staff.

Travelers vaccinated in other countries can present certificates in formats that meet the following criteria:

  • Issued by a national or state/provincial-level authority or an accredited vaccination provider
  • Written in English or accompanied by a certified translation
  • Containing at a minimum:
    • name as it appears in the traveler’s passport*
    • date of birth or passport number or national identity number**
    • the vaccine brand name, and
    • the date of each dose or the date on which a full course of immunization was completed.

For Unvaccinated Travelers

If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you must be able to provide acceptable medical evidence. For more information see Vaccination and testing

If you do not meet Australia’s definition of fully vaccinated for international travel purposes, you may also need to apply for a travel exemption to enter Australia.

For more information and how to apply see Travel exemption process to enter Australia.


COVID-19 Regional Update

For current information on vaccination rates and active COVID-19 cases in the state of Victoria, Australia, please click here.


Our SCRS Pandemic Compliance Advisor is Joan McClurg

Email: | Phone: 410.696.5080 ext. 125