MARCH 17th, 18th & 19th, 2017

Arnold Classic Multi-Sport Festival Australia

The world’s largest annual multi-sport festival is coming to Melbourne 17-19 March, 2017. An initiative of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the inaugural 2017 Arnold Classic Australia Multi-Sport Festival will feature live sports, health and fitness workshops and activities, and sports stars! Attendees will also be able to sample and buy items from hundreds of health, fitness and wellness brands.

For the first time ever the expo will host the Arnold Kids Expo, which will feature a massive area devoted to kids sport and fitness. For more information please see our Kids Expo page.

Ticket information

For information on all the events and ticket prices please see our Tickets page. Children under 13 years of age are FREE for all three days of the expo.

Visitor Information

Expo opening hours

Friday-Sunday, 17th-19th March: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Expo venue

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is located on the banks of the Yarra River, only a short walk from Melbourne’s central business district, and a 20-minute drive to Melbourne Airport connects MCEC to the rest of Australia and the world. Melbourne Convention Centre: 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006. Exhibition Centre Entrance: 2 Clarendon St, South Wharf 3006. For more information please visit: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.


The 2017 Arnold Classic Australia recommends the following hotels. We strongly recommend booking as soon as possible as we share this sporting weekend with the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Location 1: Wrap on Southbank (Oaks Group) 133-139 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

Location 2: Oaks on Market 60 Market St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Location 3: Oaks on Collins 480 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Book by clicking here or for more information please email:

Hotel location: 167-175 Franklin street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.  2017 Arnold Classic Australia special rates: Double  $145.00, Twin  $135.00, Family  $165.00, Family Ensuite $220.00. Dorm rooms are available for groups at a cost of $58.00 per person per night – 4,6,8,10,12 & 16 bed rooms available. Bookings must be made by the 3rd of March to receive the special rate. Contact: Michelle Tedesco on +61 3 9329 4012. Phone calls are mandatory, if unreachable contact via email: If emailing please include in the subject line: “Arnold Classic Australia Accommodation” and Michelle will contact you back.


Transport to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre 
Taxis take 20 minutes from the airport and cost around $40.  Drop off points are at 1 Convention Centre Place or 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf.
Tram numbers 96, 112 and 109 travel down Spencer/Clarendon streets and stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of the MCEC.  Tram numbers 48 and 70 stop at the end of Flinders Street. Walk towards the Yarra River, across the new pedestrian bridge.
Take the train to Southern Cross Station. Tram numbers 96, 109 and 112 travel past Southern Cross Station down Spencer/Clarendon Streets and stop opposite the MCEC.
Bus route 238 operates to and from Southern Cross Station to Convention Centre Place between the hours of 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. The coach pick-up/drop-off point is coach bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).   Visit Public Transport Victoria for timetable information.

Parking locations & costs

There are 1,060 undercover parking spaces at the MCEC, which are managed by Wilson Parking.

Entrance off Normanby Road. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Due to fees continually changing, we direct you to the Wilson Parking website for the MCEC carpark for further cost details.   Wilson Parking Cost (Click here)  Please note – All MEC car park patrons will be directed to car park Door 1 during overnight closure (8pm – 6am), to access the external areas of the precinct.

There 550 open air parking spaces managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance off Normanby Road.  Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Due to fees continually changing, we direct you to the Wilson Parking website for the South Wharf carpark for further cost details. Wilson Parking Cost (Click here)

Address: 41-49 Weston Street, Brunswick, Victoria, 3056

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