So, what if disposable coffee cups were banned?

Uncover new ideas about how to be more sustainable and live better together.

Monday 20 May - Sunday 26 May

MKW19 Program


So, what if the future isn’t what you expect?

Explore ideas and take action about our future through seven days of talks, workshops, performances and celebrations at Melbourne Knowledge Week. Take part in events for all ages in venues around the city including the festival Hub at the heritage-listed Meat Market in North Melbourne.

Join us during 20-26 May to cure your curiosity, supercharge your imagination and move your motivation to actively shape our world. For thinkers, innovators, explorers, the curious and the carefree, Melbourne Knowledge Week is the place to share knowledge and create a new future, together.  

MKW19 Ambassadors

Getting there

The heart of Melbourne Knowledge Week is the Hub, located in the heritage-listed Meat Market in North Melbourne.

But the Hub is just the start! MKW takes place at various locations around the city. Check the event pages for address and map details. All locations are easy to ride and walk to or catch public transport – try to plan an environmentally-conscious day or evening of exploration.

Discover arevo - MKW's official transport app

The transport app that’s more than a map, arevo integrates Victoria’s public transport networks, Myki top-up, parking locator, bike and car share, Uber and more so you can always find a route that suits you.

Find the simplest, most convenient, economical or environmentally-friendly way to get to your destination. Select your transport modes and add home and work to your ‘favourites’. Check your Myki balance, top up on the go and set low balance reminders. Find parking spots, see opening hours and check pricing. Create an arevo account to make the most of exclusive offers and discounts.

Directions to the Hub

Located at Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, 3051, the Hub is close to the heart of Melbourne CBD and accessible in a number of different ways.

Please visit Public Transport Victoria for options specific to your journey, or use arevo to plan your trip.

Tram 19 – Alight at Haymarket (stop #9)
Trams 58 and 59 – Alight at Royal Melbourne Hospital (stop #14)

Flagstaff Station – 15-minute walk
Melbourne Central Station – 15-minute walk
North Melbourne Station – 20-minute walk

Bus 402 – Courtney/Wreckyn St stop
Bus 401 and 403 – Royal Melbourne Hospital stop


The Hub at the Meat Market is wheelchair accessible. For more information visit Meat Market website.

We work closely with our partners to ensure venues are wheelchair accessible where possible. Please visit individual event pages to confirm venue accessibility.

Auslan interpreters are available on request. For Auslan requests, or for any other accessibility requests or questions, please contact us at, or on (03) 9658 8528.  

Carbon neutral contribution

Melbourne Knowledge Week is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and will be certified carbon neutral for 2019. This means we will measure the festival’s carbon emissions and implement actions to reduce them. Then we will purchase offsets on your behalf to cover the remaining emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.

Your contribution of $2.00 per ticket will go towards a range of offset projects including a reforestation project in NSW and a project which enables Aboriginal communities to reduce emissions through improved land management practices in the Kimberley.

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Contact us

Event Partners

ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS)
Arts House
Assemble Papers
The Base Between
Change Catalyst
Deakin University
Dialogue in the Dark
Indigenous Design Charter
Future Boutique
General Assembly
Hub Australia
Law Squared
Local Peoples
Melbourne Accelerator Program
Melbourne Business School
Melbourne Speculative Futures
Melbourne-Boston Sister Cities Association
Metro Tunnel
Port Phillip Library Service
Public Assembly
Reveal Group
RMIT nonfictionLab
RMIT University
Scientists in Residence Ltd.
Simona Castricum
Social Food Project
Space Tank Studio
Stone & Chalk
Swinburne University of Technology
Testing Grounds
The Friday Lab
The Orbweavers
The Talent Institute
The University of Melbourne
Tim Sheil
Two Square Pegs
University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Victoria University Polytechnic
William Angliss Institute
YBF Ventures
Committee for Melbourne
Paper Giant
School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
The Wheeler Centre
Four Pillars Gin
Fed Square
City of Melbourne Libraries