Just four kilometres from Melbournes CBD, the Abbotsford Convent fosters a thriving community of creativity, culture and learning. With historic buildings, galleries, gardens, cafes, bars, restaurants, a bakery and a pizzeria the Convent provides the perfect backdrop for the Melbourne Guitar Makers Festival!
THE ABBOTSFORD CONVENT
1 ST HELIERS STREET
ABBOTSFORD VIC 3067
All day parking is available in the car park opposite the site on St Heliers St for $6 (gold coins are required). There is also a limited amount of free parking spaces on the street.
Alternative Car parking Spaces can be found at Studley Park Boat House, Victoria Park Train Station and Studley Park Road. For more information see Melways Ref 44 G5
There is no vehicle access on the Abbotsford Convent Site.
Victoria Park station on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines is the closest railway station to the Abbotsford Convent. Please note that some services express past Victoria Park station. Once out of the station and on Johnston St, walk east (away from the City) down Johnston St for around 12 minutes to Clarke St. Turn right into Clarke Street (the last right before the Yarra) and left into St Heliers St. The main entrance to Abbotsford Convent is on the right of St Heliers St before you reach the Collingwood Children’s farm.
Alternatively, the bus can be caught from Victoria Park Station down Johnston St rather than walk down Johnston St from the station. The bus details are below.
Catch any tram down Victoria St Abbotsford/Richmond and get off at Nicholson St Abbotsford (or Lennox St Richmond). Walk north up Nicholson St all the way to Abbotsford St and turn right. At the end of Abbotsford St turn left into Clarke St and then right into St Heliers St. This is a 20-25 minute walk.
From the City- the 200 City to Doncaster Shoppingtown/ Bulleen, The 201 City to Doncaster Shoppingtown/ Bulleen, and the 207 City to Doncaster Shoppingtown/ Donvale depart from Melbourne Central/ Lonsdale St in the city, run along Lygon St, Elgin St then Johnston St. Alight at Clarke Street bus stop (before Johnston Street crosses the Yarra). Turn right at Clarke St then turn left into St Heliers St. The 205 Melbourne University to Doncaster Shoppingtown begins at Melbourne University then proceeds down Elgin and Johnston St and pasts Clarke St.
VIA BIKE OR FOOT
The Capital City cycling and walking path passes the site. St Heliers St turn-off is opposite the entrance to the Collingwood Childrens Farm.