We can now let you know some additional transport information for I'll Be Your Mirror Melbourne:
The Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Receptions - two venues in one complex in Altona - is just 13km away from the centre of Melbourne. As the event is due to finish late and if you are not driving to the event, we would recommend either taxi or our ATP Bus Tickets as the best way to get home once things finish.
Here is some information on possible ways to travel to the site and back...
Train: Take either the Williamstown or Werribee line trains to Newport Train Station. You can catch a train to Newport Station from Flinders Street, Southern Cross, North Melbourne, South Kensington, Footscray, Seddon, Yarraville, Spotswood and Williamstown. There will be a free shuttle bus operating from Newport Station to the venue and back during festival opening hours. Please be aware the last return train is midnight on both lines.
Taxi: A taxi for 4 people from the CBD will cost around $35 - $40, $38 from St Kilda and around $42 from Fitzroy. Traveling back after the event taxis will cost around $55 to the CBD. Phone numbers for booking-
13 2227 (General Taxi Number)
1300 9378 8294 (Western Taxis)
Bus: You can also take the 414 bus from Footscray to the site. Info/times at: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1662.
Car: There is limited parking available at the site.
ATP Bus Tickets:
As mentioned in our previous announcement, we are selling bus tickets from the Melbourne CBD to the festival and back.
Two-Way Return Bus Tickets travel from the Melbourne Museum in the CBD to the festival site in Altona for the beginning of the event, and then return to the CBD after the event finishes. They cost $28 per person for each day. The bus will depart at 11.30am sharp on both days - please arrive by 11.00am to board. If you are late, the bus will not wait for you.
If you are travelling to the event during the day using public transport, Single Journey Bus Tickets are also available to take people back to the city. They will leave the festival site after the event finishes and will return to the Melbourne Museum in the CBD. They cost $19 per person for each day.
The exact pickup/dropoff point is Nicholson Street Bus Bay, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton.
All Bus Tickets are on sale now from this link.