It is mandatory for every Victorian business to have a COVIDSafe Plan for each worksite. The Arts Centre Melbourne COVIDSafe & Wellbeing Plan outlines the COVID-19 safety precautions we have in place throughout the opening up of our venues and facilities. This will ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone who visits us, including our customers, presenters, hirers and team members.
To ensure consistency of practice we request a copy of the COVIDSafe Plan of visiting companies and organisations. Should these plans be contradictory, the Arts Centre Melbourne COVIDSafe & Wellbeing Plan will prevail. Where an artist is not part of an organisation/company they will be required to comply with all requirements as outlined in their contract and Arts Centre Melbourne’s COVIDSafe & Wellbeing Plan.
Subcontractors must have and complete their own COVIDSafe Plan for the site they are working on, so we will be asking you provide one when working with us. There may be some site-specific elements of your COVIDSafe Plan that you are not able to fill out yourself (such as screening and collecting records of all site visitors) as we manage the site. In such instances, it is recommended that your COVIDSafe Plan adopts the site-specific elements of our venues’ plans to ensure they are consistent. We will also need to understand what other sites you are working on to manage cross infection risks.
If you have questions please contact your Account Manager.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Arts Centre Melbourne again. However your time with us will look and feel different. We want to you be confident that we have your safety and wellbeing in mind every step of the way, so a range of safety and hygiene measures are now in place. Below we have detailed what you can expect when visiting us.
In line with Victorian Government health guidelines, visitors will no longer need to check-in or provide their vaccination status.
Physical distancing and signage
As well as our standard conditions of entry, we will implement additional health and safety measures to ensure your safety and wellbeing. Please note that these additional conditions of entry apply to everyone attending all areas of our site (indoor and outdoor) and are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Arts Centre Melbourne.
If you have the following symptoms, however mild, you must not enter our site: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste.
If you are concerned about your symptoms, please contact your doctor or the Victorian Government’s 24/7 Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice on testing. Get tested and quarantine at home until you receive your test results.
If you start to feel unwell while visiting us at Arts Centre Melbourne, you should advise a member of our team and then leave site immediately. If you find at a later date you have tested positive for COVID-19 please call our Safety and Security team on 9281 8316, who will treat your call with strict confidence.
Arts Centre Melbourne is opening up under a safe and stepped program with most venues now open. Entry to performance spaces is limited to valid ticketholders only.
The Theatres Building (under the Spire) will be available to enter via the car park and front doors at St Kilda Road, during extended opening hours. The time that the doors close will vary dependent upon performances and their finish times.
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Toilets will be accessible on Level 6 (St Kilda Road level).
Outside of these hours car park access is via the stairs near the fountain where NGV meets St Kilda Road. Car park access for people who cannot use stairs is via Southbank Boulevard or by calling Arts Centre Melbourne Security on 9281 8316.
Face masks are strongly recommended indoors. Artists, contractors, presenters and anyone else working with us, must wear a face mask in back of house areas where our presenting companies work, unless an exemption applies.
Arts Centre Melbourne operates within Victorian Government health advice. COVIDSafe requirements including vaccination of staff, artists, contractors, presenters and anyone else working with us align to these directions. All workers must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption.
For safety and convenience, our car park is now a cash-free facility. Please ensure you have a valid credit or debit card to pay for your parking. We also offer contactless payment and access to the car park. Download the Ubipark app for convenient and contactless access to our car park via your mobile phone.
Parking is available on the lower level only, with entry from Sturt Street. All cars exit the Arts Centre Melbourne car park onto Southbank Boulevard and must turn left. The exit onto Sturt Street is currently closed.
Valet Parking is not currently available.
We conduct hourly cleaning of high-touchpoint areas with approved disinfectant products throughout the day.
In the Theatres Building, we have upgraded the air conditioning and ventilation system to a higher grade of filtration, the same system was implemented in Hamer Hall in 2012 during refurbishment. In addition, our air-conditioning units across both spaces are currently operating at 100% outside air – which means constant cycling of fresh outdoor air through all occupied indoor spaces.
For safety-related enquiries, email email@example.com
For all other enquiries, please contact your Account Manager or Producer directly.
For general enquiries, please contact us.
We are working to be as responsive as possible during this busy time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Arts Centre Melbourne COVIDSafe & Wellbeing Plans are available on our Policies page.