Where is Taste of Melbourne taking place?
Located on Pelican Lawn in Albert Park. This is next to the Carousel and off Aughtie Drive.
How do I get there?
There is limited public parking beside Taste and it is serviced by a number of tram stops. More details here
Where do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be bought via Ticketek (132 849) in advance or at the Box Office on the day
What are the event opening times?
Taste of Melbourne takes place in 6 sessions across 4 days (15th – 18th Nov 2012). Click here for session times.
What are Crowns?
Crowns are the official currency of Taste of Melbourne $1 = 1 Crown.
Does everyone accept Crowns?
Crowns are used to buy food and drinks from all restaurants, exhibitors and bars. Crowns can be purchased in advance via Ticketek or from any of the Crown Banks or roving Crown sellers onsite. Cash can be used to buy produce for off-site consumption from exhibitors.
Will I be able to exchange any spare Crowns at the end of the event?
Crowns are non-refundable, so make sure you spend every last one!
How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?
The average dish at Taste of Melbourne is 6-12 Crowns.
Will there be ATM facilities on site?
No. Although all Crown banks and roaming crowns take eftpos.
Will the event be affected by unfortunate weather circumstances?
Unless advised by the local authority, the event will go ahead despite any weather circumstances. So sun, rain or shine, Taste will thrive no matter what!
As this is an outdoor festival, please wear appropriate footwear as weather conditions may vary throughout.
Should the weather turn for the worst, there are many covered marquee areas at the show. Wet weather ponchos will be readily available and free at the event should the weather turn very bad.
Do children under 5 require a ticket to attend?
No, but proof of identification may be required.
Are there any age limits?
No! Everyone and anyone is welcome.
Can I bring my own food and/or drink?
No food will be permitted into the site premises. Only bottled water will be allowed.
Is smoking permitted on site?
There is no smoking onsite at Taste of Melbourne, it is a smoke-free venue.
Is the site wheelchair friendly?
Yes it is.
Are pets allowed?
Only guide dogs will be permitted on site. No pets allowed.