Parking schedule

On most event days in the precinct, when rain has not affected the park's condition, vehicles are permitted on the grass in Yarra Park.

Parking costs $10 (cash) and all money is invested back into upkeep of the park.

Event day live updates

On event days, the MCG homepage and event detail pages will feature live updates on the capacity of parking in Yarra Park.

Note: Vehicles will be held back upon exit for a period of time until pedestrians have cleared the precinct. Also, there are changed arrangements for motorbikes.

 Venue Opening times
Sep 22
NRL: Storm v Bris 
Gate 3: 6.00pm
Gate 5: 6.00pm
Sep 23
AFL: Rich v GWS
Gate 3: 12.00pm
Gate 5: 1.00pm
Gate 6: 1.00pm
Gate 7: 11.30am
Sep 28
The Footy Show
Gate 3: 5.30pm
Sep 29
Grand Final Parade
Sep 30
AFL Grand Final

Gate 3: CLOSED
Gate 5: 4.00am*
Gate 6: CLOSED
Gate 7: CLOSED
*Passholders only

Oct 1
MCG Open Day
Gate 5: 9.00am
Gate 6: 9.00am

*Gate 7 is not a public access gate. It is only for those with media passes, corporate passes or accessible parking permits.

Yarra Park map


In the event that Yarra Park is closed for parking on one of the listed event dates, we recommend parking at the nearby Le Garage car park at 114 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Scan your event ticket at the pay station at Le Garage to enjoy a special discounted rate of $8 during event periods*.

Le Garage is located 1.2km from the MCG, an approximately 15-minute walk.

*Check Le Garage website for times for the promotional period.

MCG = Melbourne Cricket Ground
RLA = Rod Laver Arena
AP = AAMI Park
HA = Hisense Arena
PRO = Punt Road Oval
MCA = Margaret Court Arena
YP = Yarra Park
MP = Melbourne Park

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