World Vegan Day FAQ!


  • About World Vegan Day Melbourne

    This one day event offers a broad and exciting range of what it means to live vegan. It's a free event in partnership with City of Melbourne, and opens the doors for you to come and explore, whether you are passionate about health and wellbeing, fitness, beauty and body care, clothing, footwear and fashion, kids and family activities animals, animal rights, environment, sustainability, delicious food and drinks:

    World Vegan Day has something to offer you. It is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to come along and experience the vegan lifestyle. Whether you are vegan or just interested in knowing more on veganism, this is a day you will want to save in your diary.


  • Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

    World Vegan Day respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) people of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.

     For the Kulin Nation, Melbourne has always been an important meeting place for events of social, educational, sporting and cultural significance.

     Today we are proud to say that Melbourne is a significant gathering place for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Main Attractions

    Exhibitors Stalls
    Food Stands
    Speaker's Stage
    Cooking Demo Stage
    Fitness Zone
    Kid's Zone
    Fashion Show
    Live Music and Performance
    Art Area & Exhibition
    Indigenous Zone
    Paleo & Keto Zone
    Speed Dating
    Veg Vic Zone

    Please follow our Facebook page to keep informed of more information regarding the event, including updates of our sponsors, attractions on the day, guest speakers, and much more.

  • Location, Date, Times

    Melbourne Showgrounds
    Sunday November 10th
    Gates open 10am
    Event ends 6pm


  • Do I need to buy tickets?

    NO, World Vegan Day is a free event. Just turn up and enjoy the day.

  • Is the event accessible?

    World Vegan Day Melbourne we aim to create a community event that welcomes all people to be part of the day. The Melbourne Showgrounds is an outstanding venue and offers accessibility throughout the venue, including clear internal and external signage, clear paths, accessible bathroom facilities with sign-posted directions and slip resistant floor and ground surfaces. On the day there will be accessible carparks available for those wishing to make the journey by car. These carparks can be accessed via gates 5. A special train service from Southern Cross Station to the Showgrounds will also be fully accessibly for wheelchairs. The train will be running every 30 minutes from Southern Cross Station in the CBD from 9.45am with the last train departing from the Melbourne Showgrounds Station at 8.45pm.

    If you should have any accessible requirements, please contact the team via

    Also visit the Melbourne Showgrounds Website for more info

  • Is WVD an animal friendly event?

    Due to the Melbourne Showgrounds regulations our furry friends cannot attend World Vegan Day.
    However Guide Dogs and Assistance animals are welcomed.

  • Are there ATM's Available?

    There will be 7 ATMS available onsite:

    To avoid queues and to have more time to explore World Vegan Day please come prepared with CASH.
    We can not guarantee every stall holder and vendor will have eftpos facilities.

    Complete ATM locations coming soon.

  • How Environmentally Friendly Is the Event?

    WVD is working hard to make this year's event the most environmentally friendly and sustainable it's ever been. Hold Tight, comprehensive information coming soon.

  • Will There Be Drinking Water Onsite?

    There will be drinking water stations available onsite for you to top up your bottles.

  • What should I bring?

    To make your visit to WVD as environmentally friendly as possible please bring along your reusable cups, plates, containers, bottles, cutlery, straws and bags.

    Remember your sunscreen & hat (as long as our Melbourne weather holds out, otherwise you'll need a rain coat)

    And if you forget anything, you can always purchase what you need from one of our many vendors.

    Bring cash to avoid queues at the ATMS.

    And don't forget your readiness to explore all that WVD has to offer.


  • Getting There

    With a huge focus on sustainability this year we ask you to consider the environmentally friendly options first:

    Walk to the Melbourne Showgrounds

    Ride your bike to the Melbourne Showgrounds

    Take public Transport: If you cannot walk or ride to WVD taking public transport is our event's preferred way of getting there. With the train and trams running to the Melbourne Showgrounds it's so easy. Visit, phone Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007, or download the PTV App onto your phone to plan your journey there.

    Drive - we suggest driving as the last option for arriving at World Vegan Day. However if you do choose to drive there a $10 parking fee and there is limited parking available onsite.

  • Walk or Ride

    World Vegan Day Melbourne steps towards a more sustainable event.
    Organise with your friends to walk or ride to World Vegan Day
    Onsite bike stands at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

  • Public Transport


    • Trains depart Southern Cross and North Melbourne stations
    • Trains run from 9:30am – 8:30pm
    • Then there will be a 30 minutes frequency running from Southern Cross Station to Melbourne Showgrounds
    • Travel time is approximately 15 minutes


    • Tram no. 57 from the corner of Flinders & Elizabeth streets towards Melbourne Showgrounds on Epsom Road (stop 32)
    • Travel time is approximately 25 minutes.
    • Get the Tram Tracker app for real-time tram arrival information or visit PTV website


    • Catch 472 service from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds- to Langs Rd/ Epsom Rd
    • Catch 404 service from Footscray to Moonee Ponds- to Ascot Vale Rd/ Epsom Rd (Does not run of Sunday)

    Visit V/Line’s website for more information.

  • By Car & Parking

    Vehicles contribute greatly to air pollution by emitting substances that are harmful to our environment and our health. Air pollution can damage the environment we live in and our property. The sustainable alternatives to cars are walking and cycling.

    By limiting driving and using public transport we not only save money on fuel and vehicle maintenance costs, but we also reduce the vehicle emissions and associated environmental costs and improve our health.

    Walking instead of driving helps reduce the traffic and the noise levels as well as having positive effects on other aspects of the environment and our personal health and well being.

    “Australia produces almost 46 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The average family’s transport is estimated to generate about six tonnes of greenhouse gas each year mostly due to car usage.”

    – Woodward, A, Hales,S and Hill, SE.  Protecting the Planet – The motor car and public health: are we exhausting the environment.  Medical Journal of Australia  2002; 177 (11/12):592-593

    By lowering these numbers by any amount will contribute a significant improvement to the environment.

    So by these important facts listed above, we discourage people from driving to the event. However, there will be a car park provided with plenty of parking available for $15. . You can drive in off Epsom Road, then Turn left onto Langs Road. Patrons will enter the visitor car park via GATE 7. Exhibitors will enter via GATE 5.

    Take Ballarat Rd or the Princes Hwy to Smithfield Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

    Take Brunswick Rd/Maribyrnong Rd to Epsom Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

    Take Brunswick Rd/Maribyrnong Rd to Epsom Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

    Take Footscray Rd, Whitehall St, Moore St to Smithfield Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

    Take Dynon Rd, Moore St to Smithfield Rd to enter the Flemington Racecourse car park

  • Plan Your Journey

    Public Transport: Visit Public Transport Victoria’s journey planner at to plan your journey. Enter your origin address, set your destination as a landmark and enter Melbourne Showgrounds. Or call 1800 800 007.

    Visit for information on parking and getting to the Showgrounds.


  • How do I apply for a stall?

    Click here to apply for a retail stall, non-for profit organisation stand or food vendor.

  • Am I eligible to apply?

    For a full breakdown of exhibitor acceptance please follow the links below and read through our information packs:

    Food Vendor Information Pack
    Retail Stall Holders Information Pack

  • What do I need before I apply?

    Ensure you read our Terms and Conditions
    Ensure you have ready your Public Liability Insurance of a 20 million minimum.
    If you are a food vendor, ensure you have ready your Street Ttrader

  • How long do I wait before hear back?


  • How do I sponsor the event?

    To become a sponsor of World Vegan Day Melbourne please head to click here.

    Once you have read through the information pack and are interested please contact