We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Visitor guide

Collingwood Yards is home to many independent tenants, ranging from solo artists to large organisations. If you’re planning to visit a specific tenant, make sure you check their specific opening hours and their accessibility arrangements.

 

Getting to Collingwood Yards

Precinct Access Map

You can download a copy of our Precinct Access Map here. This map outlines accessible entries, parking bays, toilets and lifts.

If you intend to visit a tenant who is not open to the public or after opening hours, please ensure that they are expecting you as you might need them to access the lifts.

 

Getting here via train

The nearest Station is Victoria Park. Victoria Park Station is approximately a 700 metre, 10 minute walk to and from Collingwood Yards. Victoria Park Station is elevated and access to the platforms is either via a ramp or lift. 

Victoria Park is on the Hurstbridge and Mernda Lines. 

Getting here via tram

The nearest Tram stop is Stop 19 on Route 86 at the corner of Johnston St and Smith St.

Stop 19 is approximately a 300 meter, 5 minute walk to and from Collingwood Yards. Route 86 is partly serviced by accessible Trams, however some Route 86 Trams have high floors and are not wheelchair accessible.

Getting here via bus

The nearest Bus stop is the corner of Johnston St and Smith St on Routes 200, 207 and Night Bus Route 966.

The corner of Johnston St and Smith St is approximately a 300 meter, 5 minute walk to and from Collingwood Yards.

Getting here via bicycle

A bike path runs along Wellington St, near the eastern boundary of Collingwood Yards

Bike racks are located in the lower courtyard area, and near the Perry Street Lift. Please make sure you secure your bike.

Share vehicles

Collingwood Yards offers 2 GoGet car-sharing bays located in the entry area at the Johnston Street vehicle entrance 35C. Please note that the vehicle gate is open between 8am and 5pm for pick-up and drop-off for the general public.

Parking

Collingwood Yards offers a single accessible parking bay, located in the entryway via 35C Johnston Street vehicle entrance.

There are numerous secure and street parking options in the area. Two-hour free parking is available on Johnston Street (north of the precinct). Four-hour free parking is available on Perry Street at the south side of the precinct. All day paid parking options are available on Wellington Street.

Loading Zones

There are 4 loading zones located in the entryway at the Johnston St vehicle entrance, 35C. Please note these are only to be used for deliveries and pickups. 

Getting around

The Collingwood Yards site is made up of three multi-storey buildings connected by open outdoor spaces. 

Courtyard

The courtyard is accessible via step-free paths of travel from 35A Johnston Street and 30A Perry Street. The central shaded portion of the courtyard is a gravel surface. The surrounding area is paved and wheelchair accessible, however shade and cover is limited.

Johnston Street Building

Floor access to Johnston Street Building can be made via the following areas. The lift immediately inside 35B Johnston St (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston St provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston St, there is a footpath and ramp leading to Johnston St lifts and external staircase.

Escarpement

The Escarpement is a series of steep cement steps leading from the courtyard to the lower courtyard. The top of the Escarpement can be accessed via entrances 35A Johnston Street and 30A Perry Street. The bottom of the Escarpement is most easily accessed via entrance 30B Perry Street. The Perry Lift and the Johnston Lift can be used as alternative paths to traversing the Escarpement.

Perry Street Building

Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.

Lower Courtyard

The Lower Courtyard is a small space betweehn the eastern end of Johnston Street Building, the Lock Building and the car park. Access to the Lower Courtyard can be made at level via entrances 35B and 35C Johnston Street and entrance 30B Perry Street.

Lock Building

Access to the Lock Building can be made via the footpath from 35A, 35B and 35C Johnston Street. Access to level 1 and 2 can be made via the Lock Lift. This lift requires a security pass after hours. Please ensure the tenant you are visiting is able to meet you at the lift. Access to level UG can be made via a ramp.

Services and amenities on site

ATMs and Cash Withdrawal

There are currently no ATMs on site. The closest ATMs are located on Smith Street.

Baby change tables

Gender neutral single occupant and accessible toilets equipped with baby change tables are located on Level UG of the Perry Street Building and Johnston Street Building.

Parking

Collingwood Yards offers a single accessible parking bay, located in the entryway via 35C Johnston Street vehicle entrance.

There are numerous secure and street parking options in the area. Two-hour free parking is available on Johnston Street (north of the precinct). Four-hour free parking is available on Perry Street at the south side of the precinct. All day paid parking options are available on Wellington Street.

Quiet Space

When an event organiser has requested a quiet space it will usually be located on L2 of the Perry Street Building, in Meeting Room 1. This space is carpeted and contains a low lounge. When not booked for an event, this space may be in use by tenants.

Service animals and pets

Service animals and guide dogs are welcome throughout Collingwood Yards at all times.

Social and leashed pets are usually welcome in outdoor areas. If visiting for an event, please check with the event organisers.

Toilets

Accessible, gender neutral and single occupant public toilets are available on UG and L1 of Perry Street and Johnston Street Buildings. All toilets are gender neutral. Accessible, single occupant toilets are available on UG and L1 of Perry Street and Johnston Street Buildings.

Waste

Separate bins for general waste, paper and cardboard recycling co-mingled recycling are located nearby the Perry Street Lift. Close by you’ll also find a dog bag dispenser.

 

WiFi

WiFi is available throughout the precinct. Look for the network called Collingwood Yards Public.

Crowed courtyard with a tree on the left and a brick building in the background

"Collingwood Yards provides an exciting convergence point for diverse creative communities of artists and organisations."

Channon Goodwin
Bus Projects
Two women smiling in front of a multicoloured painting

“It's important for the artists we work with to be connected. There's creative community everywhere you look."

Sue Roff
Arts Project Australia
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