We’re turning up the volume on our love affair with Australian music – join us as we throw open the doors to the Australian Music Vault.

The Australian Music Vault is being developed by Arts Centre Melbourne in consultation with the music industry as a celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.

Inside the vault you’ll be able to explore your love of music, revisit some of the big music moments of your life and share these memories, and discover the exciting new stories of Australia’s contemporary music scene.

Opening in late 2017, the Australian Music Vault will feature an exhibition showcasing Australian music. There will also be innovative digital participatory experiences and iconic objects from our Performing Arts Collection.

Complementing the physical aspect of the Vault will be the digital via an online presence representing an integrated extension of your experience – an online space you can go to after your visit and continue your exploration of, and connection with, the Vault.

There’ll also be an ongoing calendar of performances, programs and events presented both at Arts Centre Melbourne and with communities across Victoria via an outreach program.

The inaugural Australian Music Vault Patrons are legendary promoter Michael Gudinski; music guru, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum; Archie Roach and Melbourne’s favourite diva, Kylie Minogue.

The Australian Music Vault is an Arts Centre Melbourne and Creative Victoria initiative in partnership with the music industry.

The Australian Music Vault is opening soon and everyone’s welcome. Stay tuned for more.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Vault it located in the Theatres Building (the building with the Spire) just behind our concierge desk on St Kilda Rd level where ‘Gallery 1’ was located.

We are located at 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, just across the Yarra River from Flinders St Station. We have our own car park and there are multiple public transport options to get you to our theatres!

Arts Centre Melbourne car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with several options available, including Permanent, Early Bird, Valet Parking, Casual and Accessible Parking. Entry is via Sturt and Kavanagh Streets, just off Southbank Boulevard.
Whether it’s great coffee and a snack, full dinner before your show or a nightcap straight after, Arts Centre Melbourne has a range of food and beverage options, including: Cento Espresso, The Barre, Café Vic, Bar Mezz and Allegro. Foyer Bars in all our theatres are also open one hour prior to performances. Even better, become an Arts Centre Melbourne member, and you will get discounts to all these outlets! Arts Centre Melbourne can also help you with that special function you're planning, with a variety of rooms perfect for almost any event - our Conferences and Events page has more information and contact details.
Although Arts Centre Melbourne car park has plenty of accessible spaces, it's still best to arrive early when possible. Holders of a valid Disabled Persons Parking Permit can also pre-reserve Valet parking at a specially discounted rate to the standard price.
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