Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne


Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

Open hours

Daily, 9am – 5pm



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PH: (03) 9252 2300


PHOTO 2021 Installations

The path is wheelchair accessible with one incline that has a steep gradient (>1:14), manual wheelchair users may require assistance. This is indicated on the precinct map.


The installation in Mueller Hall is wheelchair accessible but requires staff assistance for wheelchair users. For more information or to arrange access please call (03) 9252 2429, 9am – 5pm, Monday to Sunday.


The installation in Separation Tree Rest House has steps and is not accessible to wheelchair users, however it is viewable from a distance.  A QR code will be available to display content and label text.



All Abilities Access Key
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria now has an access key for both Cranbourne and Melbourne Gardens. This tool allows visitors with people with limited abilities to make informed decisions about their visit to the Gardens. It provides detailed information about parking, the gradient of paths and access. It also highlights accessible toilets and services that the Gardens provides, such as electric scooters. The Melbourne Access Key is available to download in either high contrast or large print formats.


Disabled access
Melbourne Gardens provides wheelchairs at the Visitor Centre and The Terrace cafe.


Wheelchairs are available 9am–5pm daily.
For booking:
T: +61 3 9252 2429
A $50 refundable cash deposit is required upon pick-up.


Walkers, motorised and manual wheelchairs are welcome on all guided tours. All areas of the Melbourne Gardens are accessible by walker and wheelchair excluding the Melbourne Observatory buildings due to their historically narrow entrances. Access to Fern Gully is not recommended due to the uneven path structure and narrow pathways.


Motorised wheelchairs can access lawn areas but please take care after wet weather or watering.


Accessible car parking is available at several points around the Garden. Please view the Melbourne Map for exact locations.


The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is wheelchair accessible and stops on Birdwood Avenue, near the Observatory Plaza (Stop 13).


The locations of accessible toilets are marked on the Melbourne Map.


If you are planning to bring in a group that has particular access requirements, or if you would like further information about accessibility at the Royal Botanic Gardens, please contact the Melbourne Visitor centre: +61 3 9252 2429.


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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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