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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


  • Wednesday 25 December: CLOSED
  • Thursday 26 December: 11AM โ€“ 5PM
  • Friday 27 December: 11AM โ€“ 5PM
  • Saturday 28 December: 11AM โ€“ 5PM
  • Sunday 29 December 11AM โ€“ 5PM
  • Wednesday 1 January: CLOSED


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 youโ€™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 youโ€™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. Youโ€™ll also find commercial car parks within the Arts Centre and also the Australian Ballet Centre car park.

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