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Studio C1.01
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford Vic 3067
0438 206 842
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Located a mere 4km from Melbourne’s CBD, there are many ways to get to the Abbotsford Convent. From experience, bike or public transport are always the best options; you can avoid the ever-increasing traffic on the roads, it’s the most sustainable way to get around and, to be honest, street parking is limited and on busy days the car park fills quickly.

BIKE/WALK 


The ride or walk to the Convent is spectacular, with the Capital City cycling and walking path directly passing the site. The St Heliers Street turn-off is opposite the entrance to the Collingwood Children’s Farm. 
Capital City Trail Google for directions from where you are now

TRAIN & WALK 


(walking: 10 – 15 minutes) Catch a train to Victoria Park Station (South Morang & Hurstbridge lines) Note: some express services skip Victoria Park Station.

View Train timetables:
Hurstbridge Line (to city)
Hurstbridge Line (away from city)
South Morang (to city)
South Morang (from city)

Walking directions from train station:
1. From Victoria Park Station walk towards Johnston Street 
2. Turn left at Johnston Street (east, away from city) 
3. Continue along Johnston Street (700 metres / 10 minutes) 
4. Turn right onto Clarke Street (100 metres / 1 minute) – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road! 
5. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes) 
6. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)

TRAIN & BUS


(bus: 3 –5 minutes, walking: 3 – 5 minutes)
Catch the train to Victoria Park Station (South Morang & Hurstbridge lines) Note: some express services skip Victoria Park Station.

Walking directions: 
1. From Victoria Park Station walk towards Johnston Street 
2. Turn right and walk 10 metres to bus stop Victoria Park Railway Station #270 Johnston Street (Abbotsford) 
3. Catch bus 200 or 207 
4. Get off at Clarke Street / Johnston Street (Abbotsford) 
5. Continue along Johnston Street (50 metres / 1 minute) 
6. Turn right onto Clarke Street (100 metres / 1 minute) – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road! 
7. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes) 
8. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)

BUS


(walking time: 3 – 5 minutes) 
There are two buses that regularly pass the Abbotsford Convent: 
200 – City (Melbourne Central) – Bulleen 
207 – City Doncaster – SC via Kew Junction

Walking directions from bus stop:
1. Get off at Clarke Street / Johnston Street (Abbotsford) 
2. Walk along Johnston Street (50 metres / 1 minute) 
3. Turn right onto Clarke Street (100 metres / 1 minute) – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road! 
4. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes) 
5. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)

TRAM & WALK


(walking time: 20 – 25 minutes)
Catch tram 109, 12 or 48 to Victoria Street / Nicholson Street (Abbotsford)

View Tram timetables:
109 – Box Hill – Port Melbourne
12 – Victoria Gardens – St Kilda
48 – North Balwyn – Victoria Harbour Docklands

Walking directions: 
1. Head east on Victoria Street toward Nicholson Street, Abbotsford (14 metres / 1 minute) 
2. Turn left onto Nicholson Street (950 metres / 12 minutes) 
3. Turn right onto Abbotsford Street (400 metres / 6 minutes) 
4. Turn right onto Clarke Street (60 metres / 1 minute) 
5. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes) 
6. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)

CAR 


Directions: The Abbotsford Convent is located at the end of St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. The easiest way to get there is to go via Johnston Street, turn onto Clarke Street (left if going towards city, right if heading away from city), then turn left onto St Heliers Street.
Google Maps | MELWAYS: Ref 44 G5

Parking: No vehicles are permitted onsite. All day parking is available in the car park directly across from the Convent on St Heliers Street. The machines accept credit cards, notes and gold coins. Funds from the car park go towards the restoration and overall running of the Convent. 

Weekday rates:
30 mins = free
90 mins= $4
$2 per hour thereafter
5 – 10 hours = $12

Weekend rates:
30 mins = $3
$2 per hour thereafter
5 – 10 hours = $12

*Max daily rate (until 2am) = $28 
*Additional overnight fee (after 2am) = $25 
*Lost ticket = $28

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