Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia
25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk, Victoria, 3793

The Australian Festival will be hosted by Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, the national centre for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia. Located an hour outside of Melbourne in the lush forest of the Dandenong Ranges, it is the perfect place for enjoying inner peace. Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia has a beautiful world peace temple and holds a large range of meditation classes, courses and events, suitable for everyone.

Directions

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia (KMC Australia) is located in the Dandenong Ranges to the east of Melbourne. The centre is just south of the Silvan Reservoir, between the towns of Monbulk and Silvan (Melways: Page 122, Ref E10). view online map

Driving

Via Eastern Freeway – online map for this route
Via Monash Freeway (M1) – online map for this route

For those coming by car, parking at KMC Australia can be limited and must be booked.

By public transport

For those coming on public transport take the Belgrave line train all the way to Belgrave (the end of the line) – the journey is just over an hour from the centre of Melbourne. From Belgrave Station the easiest option is to catch a taxi or to book a pick-up/drop-off as part of your Australian Festival booking (see times below).

For details of train and bus times visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au

To order a taxi from Belgrave station to the KMC Australia call either Emerald Taxis (in advance) on 03 5968 4670 or Dandenong Ranges Taxis on 03 9753 6933. Cost is approximately $25.

From the airport

From Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne) take the Skybus to Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street) – the buses leave every 15 minutes and the journey takes about 25 minutes. The cost is $19.50 one-way or $39 return. From Southern Cross Station follow the public transport directions outlined above.
For more detailed travel information click here

Belgrave train station pick-up service

The KMC Australia pick-up service to and from Belgrave Train Station costs $7 each way and can be selected when you make your booking.

The Belgrave train station pick-up service can be selected when you make your booking.

PICK-UP SERVICE – from Belgrave Train Station to KMC Australia ($7)
Please note that you should allow up to 3 hours travelling time from the airport to Belgrave Station
Thursday 3 January: 6pm
Friday 4 January: 11am • 2pm • 3pm • 4pm • 5pm • 6pm • 7pm • 9.45pm
Saturday 5 January: 10am
Sunday 6 January: 10.15am
Monday 7 January: 10.15am
Tuesday 8 January: 10.15am
Wednesday 9 January: 10.15am

DROP-OFF SERVICE – from KMC Australia to Belgrave Train Station ($7)
Please note that you should allow up to 3 hours travelling time from Belgrave Station to the airport.
Saturday 5 January: 5.45pm
Sunday 6 January:  5.45pm
Monday 7 January:  5.45pm
Tuesday 8 January:  5.45pm
Wednesday 9 January: 1pm • 2pm • 5.30pm