Venue Information

Melbourne Cricket Ground
Olympic Room, Locked Bag 6
East Melbourne, 8002

Conference Venue

The Conference Venue was located in Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known simply as "The G" is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria. Founded and managed by the Melbourne Cricket Club, it is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere, the 10th largest globally, and the largest cricket ground by capacity. People from all over Australia, and indeed all over the world, speak reverently about the MCG, a ground that is as well-known as any other.

The MCG is home to the National Sports Museum within walking distance of the city center and it is adjacent to Melbourne Park and is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct.

The Conference Room i.e., Olympic Room is arguably the MCG’s most versatile event space and it offers a quintessential Melbourne experience. Inside the Olympic Room guests will be inspired by magnificent views of Yarra Park on one side, and the hallowed turf on the other. The room’s fresh modern design is complimented by an abundance of natural light.

AWARE in Olympic room at Melbourne Cricket Ground is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

PS: Access to the conference room is available only to registered participants.



There are two train stations close to the MCG. Jolimont (otherwise known as MCG Station) is north of the ground and offers a five-minute stroll through Yarra Park to the ground. From any railway station in the central business district, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines.

The other station is Richmond on the south eastern side of the MCG. It's a slightly longer walk to the ground but you can walk past the Punt Road Oval to the Great Southern Stand side.

To get to Richmond station from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines. Advice from Public Transport Victoria for MCG patrons.


Three tram routes provide access to the MCG.

No. 75 (City-Vermont South) travels along Flinders St and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade.

No. 48 (Docklands/City-North Balwyn) travels along Collins Street and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade. Both these routes stop just outside the MCG.

No. 70 (Docklands/City-Wattle Park) travels along Flinders Street then detours via Melbourne Park and the tram stop is a short walk across the footbridge to the ground.


The Bus route 246 is run by National Bus Company, which links La Trobe University with Elsternwick Station in a useful service for patrons from the northern and southern suburbs. The 246 stops in Punt Road, just a punt kick from the ground.


  • National Sports Museum
  • Yarra Park
  • Sporting Statues
  • MCG Shop
  • MCG Tour
  • Bars and cafes

    Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk on the hallowed arena and experience where the legends play by taking a guided MCG tour!

    Gain an insight into Melbourne's sporting culture while exploring one of the world's most iconic stadiums, as you hear and go behind the scenes of the 'G.

    Highlights of this must-see tour include:

  • The famous MCC Long Room
  • MCC Library
  • MCG Tapestry
  • Player change rooms
  • Cricketers’ viewing room
  • Ron Casey Media Centre
  • Portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar
  • A walk on the arena
  • Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre
  • Ponsford Stand
  • City Terrace with view’s of Melbourne’s skyline

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    Melbourne’s charm is characterised by its enchanting laneways, stunning waterfront precincts and trendy neighbourhoods, and provides an endless choice of shopping hot spots and culturally-diverse, award-winning restaurants, cafés and bars in weird and wonderful locations. There are plenty of things to do in Melbourne. Easily navigated on foot, the city’s confidence and success are infectious; whether closing a deal or relaxing with colleagues and new friends, Melbourne is the perfect destination.

    City Attractions

  • Melbourne Aquarium
  • Federation Square
  • Eureka Tower
  • Brighton Beach
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Gippsland
  • St. Kilda
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground and Museum
  • Grampians National Park

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