We’ve introduced a number of precautions so you can enjoy your visit safely. When you visit you will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided, provide your contact details, wear a fitted face mask for the duration of your time in the museum and abide by social distancing guidelines at all times.

Read more about our conditions of entry and safety precautions on our COVID-19 Information page. Please email or call 03 9035 9339 if you have any questions.


Pre-booked visits

To help us manage restrictions on visitor numbers, we encourage you to pre-book your visit using the form below. You may arrive anytime during your selected window. Walk-in visitors will also be accommodated where possible.

Admission to Buxton Contemporary is free.

Buxton Contemporary is fully wheelchair accessible.


Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street Southbank, Victoria, Australia.


Wednesday–Sunday: 11am–5pm

Mondays & Tuesdays: CLOSED

Anzac Day

Sunday 25 April: OPEN 1pm–5pm


Buxton Contemporary is located at the University of Melbourne’s Southbank Campus at the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct.


The closest train station to Buxton Contemporary is Flinders Street Railway Station. From here, walk away from the city over Princes Bridge and along St Kilda Road. Once you’ve passed the Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria, cross Southbank Boulevard and turn right – downhill towards the Melbourne Recital Centre. On the next corner of Dodds Street you’ll find Buxton Contemporary!

Follow this route from Flinders Street Station to Buxton Contemporary on Google Maps.


Catch any tram that travels along St Kilda Road (Routes 3, 5, 16, 64, 67 & 72) and jump off at Stop 16 (Southbank Boulevard). Walk downhill along Southbank Boulevard and you’ll find Buxton Contemporary on the next corner at Dodds Street.


Why not ride to Buxton Contemporary? Hire a bicycle from any Bike Share Station, including one at Flinders Street Railway Station. You can return your hire bike at the University’s entrance on St Kilda Road and then take a very short walk down Southbank Boulevard.


You can park in metered street parking on Grant and Sturt Streets. You’ll also find commercial car parks within the Arts Centre and also the Australian Ballet Centre car park.

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