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The Wheeler Centre

location marker 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

Located within the State Library of Victoria, the Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic.

For more information or assistance with any accessibility-related enquires, please contact our ticketing team at ticketing@mwf.com.au or 03 9094 7871.

Public transport

The Wheeler Centre is located at 176 Little Lonsdale Street. There is limited on-street parking in Little Lonsdale Street. The nearest commercial carpark is at QV, which has an entrance on Little Lonsdale Street.

The nearest train station is Melbourne Central (170 metres from the Wheeler Centre entrance). Access out of the train station is via a lift.

The nearest tram stops are:

Swanston Street, stop 8 outside Melbourne Central/State Library Victoria (routes 1-6, 16, 64, 67, 72) (110 metres from the Wheeler Centre entrance)

La Trobe Street, stop 7, (routes 30, 35) (220 metres from the Wheeler Centre entrance)


There are two metered street-side disability parking spaces available on the left-hand side of Little Lonsdale Street – accessible from the Swanston Street end – roughly 25 metres from the Wheeler Centre’s wheelchair access ramp. These spaces are 2 hours between 7.30am-8.30pm, and unlimited outside of these hours.

There are three additional spaces on LaTrobe Street, outside Mr Tulk.

The footpaths on Little Lonsdale Street are quite narrow, and are on a slight slope, but are flat and well-surfaced. The footpaths are 1.4 metres wide at the narrowest point.

Accessible entrance 

The Wheeler Centre’s foyer is accessible by either stairs or a 23 metre long ramp. At the front of the building, there are nine steep steps with a rail on either side. Each step is 25 centimetres deep. To the side of this, there is a ramp to the right-hand side of the front door as well.

Venues within The Wheeler Centre are accessible via a lift accessible from the foyer.