In our quest to replicate the world’s largest festival, we are excited to be upgrading our venue by transforming the Melbourne Showgrounds into the Munich Showgrounds for one amazing day in October.

This venue is like no other, and allows us to bring you Australia’s largest heated beer hall, insane thrill rides, a massive sideshow alley, five jam packed stages, three times the number of German biers, Oktoberfest’s best silent disco, over 30 food stalls, and more!

Oktoberfest in the Gardens will be held on the Main Arena, and within the Main Exhibition Pavilion at Melbourne Showgrounds. The event entry will be located at Gate 1 off Epsom Road.

Guests are encouraged to utilise public transport where possible.


Melbourne Showgrounds provides limited onsite parking for events. Please check the event calendars (https://www.melbourneshowgrounds.com/whats-on/events) prior to arrival for entry gates and parking costs.

There will be an Uber/taxi drop off zone at Gate 2 which comes off Langs Road.

If you’re driving, please be responsible, don’t drink & drive.


Melbourne Showgrounds has its own train station that operates for selected events like Oktoberfest in the Gardens. Information relating to special event trains will be made available on the Metro Trains website, or the event calendar closer to the event (https://www.melbourneshowgrounds.com/whats-on/events).


Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road.

Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.


Route 57 tram (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth Street, City), stops at stop 32 (Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre on Epsom Road). Please note that the previously serviced stop 33 is no longer in use. Please listen to onboard announcements or check with your tram driver.

We are committed to assisting disabled patrons wherever possible.  The entrance is wide and all areas will be accessible by wheelchairs. Disabled ablution facilities will be provided. For any queries relating to access and special requirements please drop us a line at info@oktoberfestinthegardens.com.au.