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Announcement Always free entry. All ages welcome. Open 7 days.

Finding us

We’re located inside Emporium Shopping Centre, on the Lower Ground floor.  

Our merchandise store/reception is open during regular Emporium trading hours, but the venue opens at slightly different hours. After hours entry is open after Emporium closes, and is located on 23 Caledonian Lane.


Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 10pm
Friday: 12pm – 2am
Saturday: 12pm – 2am
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Please note: Due to liquor licensing laws, persons under 18 cannot be inside Fortress Melbourne past 8pm. 

emporium entrance

Our Emporium entrance is accessible via  Shop 25, Lower Ground, Emporium Shopping Centre. 

This entrance is only accessible during Emporium Melbourne shopping hours.

caledonian lane entrance

Fortress Melbourne’s Caledonian Lane entrance is accessible via 23 Caledonian Lane, Melbourne, 3000. 

This entrance/exit is only open after Emporium Melbourne is closed.


getting here


The closest parking locations are at Melbourne Central (enter via La Trobe or Lonsdale Street) and the Strand. 

Limited street parking is available on Elizabeth Street and Lonsdale Street.

public transport

Melbourne Central Train Station: 5 minute walk through Mall towards Emporium.

Tram: Routes on Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street stop at Bourke Street Mall, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Bus: The closest bus stop is located at Melbourne Central on Lonsdale Street.

For detailed directions to Fortress Melbourne, use the PTV journey planner here.