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Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne St and Canning St. There is also a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicholson St. Bicycle racks on the Plaza provide ample bike parking just outside the front door.

Car Park

Book a car park online and save up to 40%. 

Located under Melbourne Museum, our car park is open 7 days a week from 6.00am to midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.

Melbourne Museum Car Park rates
Rates effective from 12 January 2017
Day rate Monday - Friday
$13.00 0 – 1 hours
$23.00 1 – 2 hours
$28.00 2 – 3 hours
$33.00 3 – 4 hours
$38.00 4 – 5 hours
$43.00 5 – 6 hours
Maximum daily rate is $43.00
Early bird Monday - Friday
$17.00 Enter before 9.30am, exit after 2.30pm
Night rate

Flat rate per night
Enter after 4.00pm, exit before closing

Weekend/public holiday rate
$17.00 Flat rate per day
Permanent parking rate
$360.00 Per calendar month
Museum Members Melbourne Museum Car Park rates
Rates effective 1 January 2014
Monday - Friday rate
$11.00 less than 2 hours
$16.00 more than 2 hours
Weekend/Public Holiday rate
$9.00 less than 2 hours
$11.00 more than 2 hours
Night rate

Flat rate per night
Enter after 4.00pm, exit before closing

Members rates can only be obtained with a validated ticket
and are valid per exit per day.

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All rates include GST


You can pay for your parking at one of our pay stations before returning to your car. The pay stations are located in the lift lobbies on P1 or at the Nicholson Street and Rathdowne Street entry/exits. You have the option of paying by cash or credit card. Alternatively book and pay for your parking online.

Car park proceeds

Proceeds from this car park go towards Museum Victoria’s exhibitions, programs and research.

Disabled parking

Designated disabled parking is available on level P2 adjacent to the lifts.

Permanent parking

Permanent parking is available offering multiple access 24 hours a day for the very competitive price of $360 (incl GST) per calendar month plus a one off set up fee of $25.

For further information on permanent parking, please contact the car park office on 9270 5061 or by emailing

Height clearance

The car park height clearance is 2.15m

Electric Vehicle charging

Two Delta Energy Systems AC EV chargers fitted with type 1 connectors are located on level P2 Nicholson Street. There is no additional cost to use the chargers.