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ABOUT THE EVENT

This year’s World Vegan Day Melbourne is going to be bigger than ever.

This one day event offers a broad and exciting range of what it means to live vegan. It’s a free event, and opens the door for you to come and explore, whether you are passionate about health and wellbeing, fitness, beauty and body care, clothing, footwear and fashion, kids and family activities animals, animal rights, environment, sustainability, delicious food and drinks:

World Vegan Day has something to offer you. It is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to come along and experience the vegan lifestyle. Whether you are vegan or just interested in knowing more on veganism, this is a day you will want to save in your diary.

Main Attractions:
Exhibitors Stalls
Vegan Voices Talks Area
Food Stands
Fitness and Health Activities
Fashion Show
Music and Performance
Art Exhibition
Vegan Paleo (New Area)
Ancestral Zone (New Area)
Kids Activity Area
Jumping Castle

Please follow our Facebook page to keep informed of more information regarding the event, including updates of our sponsors, attractions on the day, guest speakers, and much more.

*Please note that we are unable to bring dogs onto the site with respect to the venue regulations.

Our team is currently busy planning for the best “World Vegan day” Melbourne has yet to experience. If you are interested to know what entertainment we have established so far then check out our links under the “what’s happening” section.  More information will be made available as we become closer to the event, so refer back to this page so you don’t miss out on any juicy updates. Should you have any inquires or any great ideas for this events improvement Please contact info@wvd.org.au.

OPENING TIMES

World Vegan Opening Time
Sun 23rd October  10am to 8pm
You can be there for Lunch and Dinner

GETTING THERE

IT’S SO EASY TO GET TO WORLD VEGAN DAY!

Public transport is the best way of getting to Melbourne Showgrounds for World Vegan Day Melbourne, particularly travelling by train. Visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au or phone Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 to plan your journey.

TRAIN TO MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS

  • Departs Southern Cross and North Melbourne stations
  • Trains run from 9:30am – 8:30pm
  • Then there will be a 30 minutes frequency running from Southern Cross Station to Melbourne Showgrounds
  • Travel time is approximately 15 minutes

TRAM

  • Catch Tram number 57 from the corner of Flinders & Elizabeth streets to Melbourne Showgrounds on Epsom Road (stop 32)
  • Travel time is approximately 25 minutes.
  • Get the Tram Tracker app for real-time tram arrival information or visit PTV website

BUS

  • Catch 472 service from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds- to Langs Rd/ Epsom Rd
  • Catch 404 service from Footscray to Moonee Ponds- to Ascot Vale Rd/ Epsom Rd (Does not run of Sunday)

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

PTV will be placing an event tile on their website approx. 5 days before the event day, and this will be updated with the actual train timetable.
Visit Public Transport Victoria’s journey planner at www.ptv.vic.gov.au to plan your journey. Enter your origin address, set your destination as a landmark and enter Melbourne Showgrounds. Or call 1800 800 007.

PARKING!

Vehicles contribute greatly to air pollution by emitting substances that are harmful to our environment and our health. Air pollution can damage the environment we live in and our property. The sustainable alternatives to cars are walking and cycling.

By limiting driving and using public transport we not only save money on fuel and vehicle maintenance costs, but we also reduce the vehicle emissions and associated environmental costs and improve our health.

Walking instead of driving helps reduce the traffic and the noise levels as well as having positive effects on other aspects of the environment and our personal health and well being.

“Australia produces almost 46 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The average family’s transport is estimated to generate about six tonnes of greenhouse gas each year mostly due to car usage.”

– Woodward, A, Hales,S and Hill, SE.  Protecting the Planet – The motor car and public health: are we exhausting the environment.  Medical Journal of Australia  2002; 177 (11/12):592-593

By lowering these numbers by any amount will contribute a significant improvement to the environment.

So by these important facts listed above, we discourage people from driving to the event. However, there will be a car park provided with plenty of parking available for $10. . You can drive in off Epsom Road, then Turn left onto Langs Road. Patrons will enter the visitor car park via GATE 7. Exhibitors will enter via GATE 5.

FROM THE WEST
Take Ballarat Rd or the Princes Hwy to Smithfield Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

FROM THE EAST
Take Brunswick Rd/Maribyrnong Rd to Epsom Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

FROM THE NORTH
Take Brunswick Rd/Maribyrnong Rd to Epsom Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

FROM THE SOUTH
Take Footscray Rd, Whitehall St, Moore St to Smithfield Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

FROM THE CITY
Take Dynon Rd, Moore St to Smithfield Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

V/LINE

Visit V/Line’s website for more information.

ACCESSIBILTY

World Vegan Day Melbourne we aim to create a community event that welcomes all people to be part of the day. The Melbourne Showgrounds is an outstanding venue and offers accessibility throughout the venue, including clear internal and external signage, clear paths, accessible bathroom facilities with sign-posted directions and slip resistant floor and ground surfaces. On the day there will be accessible carparks available for those wishing to make the journey by car. These carparks can be accessed via gates 5. A special train service from Southern Cross Station to the Showgrounds will also be fully accessibly for wheelchairs. The train will be running every 30 minutes from Southern Cross Station in the CBD from 9.45am with the last train departing from the Melbourne Showgrounds Station at 8.45pm.

If you should have any accessible requirements, please contact the team via operations@wvd.org.au

ENTRY FEE

FREE

We do ask for a gold coin donation on entry

 

NO PETS

Due to venue and council regulations, we are not allowed to have pets at World Vegan Day 2016 unless they are guided assistant animals.

ACCOMMODATION

Quest Flemington Social Media Avatar Logo

Special 10% Discount for World Vegan Day Patrons

Use the promo code ‘WORLD VEGAN’ to redeem 10% off the Quest Flemington website www.questflemington.com.au 

Note: two night minimum stay 

Only 1km from the Melbourne Showgrounds, Quest Flemington is the best place for World Vegan Day patrons to stay easing your journey to the venue. Quest Flemington serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience with lots of complimentary benefits such as free parking, free wifi and a free welcome pack. Flemington accommodation offering 48 superbly appointed and spacious executive one, two and three bedroom (2 bathrooms) apartments in Flemington, Melbourne.

Quest Flemington’s vibrant locale includes Flemington Racecourse – the home of the Melbourne Cup and Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. Only minutes from the Melbourne CBD, Quest Flemington is easily accessible by public transport and car and is also in close proximity to freeway access to both Melbourne Airport as well as Melbourne’s Western Business Parks.

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