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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

Hours
Currently closed
Wed–Sat 12–6pm
Fri 12–8pm
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Located in the heart of Newport, The Substation is a stone’s throw away from the banks of the Birrarung (Yarra River).

The Substation is located approximately 200 metres from Newport train station and the Newport Interchange bus stop.

There is ample off-street car parking on both sides of the building, including accessible parking spaces.

There are two bike racks less than 100 metres from the building, as well as a PTV Parkiteer bike cage next to our carpark. We encourage you to use these facilities and to always lock up your bikes.

Visitors may enter The Substation using the ramp at the main entrance. There is an elevator on the ground floor, to the left of the lobby, providing access to levels 1 and 2.

There are gender-neutral toilets on every level, including accessible toilets on the ground floor and level 2.

We are committed to continually improving our services to ensure our events can be enjoyed by all. If you have specific access requirements (including seating arrangements for events) please get in touch via info@thesubstation.org.au

Our small foyer bookshop and bar are open whenever The Substation is open. The bookshop is stocked with books, magazines, vinyl, CDs and merchandise related to our program from artists and publishers including Incendium Radical Library, Slow Burn Books and Room40.

Grab a drink and enjoy The Substation's interior. We serve wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and batch brewed coffee at the bar.

The Substation is once again excited to invite guests and visitors into the building.

To ensure all visitors to The Substation feel safe and supported when attending events, exhibitions and on-site meetings, we regularly review and update our COVIDSafe Plan in response to changing Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines.

On this page you’ll find a range of safety and hygiene measures that enable a COVID-safe environment. Please review carefully as the guidelines may vary depending on the nature of your visit.

WHAT HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS HAVE THE SUBSTATION PUT IN PLACE?

Vaccination Status
Proof of vaccination status is no longer required for visitors.

Regular Cleaning
Regular cleaning and sanitising of our venue and publicly accessible areas will occur throughout the day.

Box Office
You can book tickets online (via our website) or in venue via contactless payment. Our gallery exhibitions are free to visit and bookings are not required.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP, ONCE INSIDE THE BUILDING?

Wash Your Hands
Hand sanitiser is available upon entry to all venues, events and activity spaces. We also encourage visitors to wash hands regularly with soap, which is supplied in all our bathrooms.

Be Mindful of Physical Distancing
Please ensure you stay at least 1.5 metres from others when moving around our site.

Carefully Read Our Signage
Up-to-date instructions have been carefully placed throughout our building.
This will help you maintain physical distancing, hand hygiene and other guidelines.

WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION?

For more information you are welcome to download and read our COVIDSafe Plan or contact us.

Updated 5th May 2022

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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

Currently closed
Wed–Sat 12–6pm
Fri 12–8pm

We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

We are committed to continually improving our services to ensure our events can be enjoyed by all. If you have specific access requirements (including seating arrangements for events) please get in touch.

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