Parking information

On days in which the MCG hosts events, the MCG homepage and event detail pages will feature live updates on the availability of parking in Yarra Park. Please note that car parking in Yarra Park may not be available for all events at the MCG.

Please refer to the car park opening schedule below in order to view the details for your upcoming event, or click here to view alternative parking options.

Yarra Park Car Parking Details

When operational, public parking in Yarra Park is available for $10, payable by EFTPOS only. Please note that we no longer accept cash, and vehicles unable to pay via card will unfortunately not be allowed entry to Yarra Park. Before beginning your journey to the MCG, please check the car parking schedule below to ensure parking is available. 

Match day parking conditions are outlined in the table below. For some matches, parking may only be available to accessibility (disability) permit holders.

Patrons should allow plenty of time to arrive and park to ensure you are inside the ground for the match start. Queues to enter Yarra Park parking gates are likely.

Car parking in Yarra Park is subject to capacity. We advise that you arrive early in order to secure your park, as capacity may be reached before the start of the match. Vehicles arriving at Yarra Park gates once capacity is reached will be advised to use city car parks.

Entry to the Yarra Park car park will close at quarter time, unless capacity is reached prior to this time.

Following an event at the MCG, selected car parking gates will be held post-match to allow for safe egress from the MCG. Gate 3 and Gate 7 will be held for approximately 30 minutes post-match due to road closures and to allow for safe patron egress from the MCG. 

Yarra Park map

Patrons with an accessible (disability) parking permit can pre-book a parking spot in Yarra Park online via Ticketek.

Yarra Park car park opening schedule

*Access via gates denoted below with an asterisk is restricted to accredited and accessible permit holders only.

# Access via gates denoted below with a hashtag is restricted to accessible permit holders only.
 
Date & Event
Yarra Park Car Park Open Times
General PublicAccessible Permit Holders
AFL Round 19
Hawthorn v Collingwood
Saturday July 20
YARRA PARK CAR PARK CLOSED
Gate 3: Closed
Gate 5: Closed
Gate 7: Closed
NoNo
AFL Round 20
Melbourne v GWS GIANTS
Saturday July 27
NO GENERAL PUBLIC PARKING
Gate 3: 4.00pm*
Gate 5: 4.30pm*
Gate 7: 1.00pm*
NoYes
AFL Round 20
Collingwood v Richmond
Sunday July 28
NO GENERAL PUBLIC PARKING
Gate 3: 9.30am
Gate 5: 10.00am
Gate 7: 6.00am*
NoYes

Alternative Parking Options

Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Melbourne and Olympic Parks Eastern Plaza Car ParkApproximately 350m via the Melbourne Arena footbridge to MCG Gate 6

Wilson Parking
11 Exhibition StreetApproximately 1.1km via Batman Avenue and William Barak Bridge to MCG Gate 2
Flinders Gate Car Park, 172-192 Flinders StreetApproximately 1.3km via Flinders Street, Batman Avenue and William Barak Bridge to MCG Gate 2

Federation Square
Entry via Russell Street or Batman AvenueApproximately 1.3km via Birrarung Marr and William Barak Bridge to MCG Gate 2

First Parking
Collins Place Car Park, 28 Flinders LaneApproximately 1.1km via Exhibition Street, Batman Avenue and William Barak Bridge to MCG Gate 2

CBD
34-60 Little Collins StreetApproximately 1.4km via Exhibition Street, Batman Avenue and William Barak Bridge to MCG Gate 2
114-128 Flinders StreetApproximately 1.1km via Flinders Street, Batman Avenue and William Barak Bridge to MCG Gate 2

On-Street Parking
Metered parking is available around Fitzroy Gardens, the Botanical Gardens and along the Yarra River.