Your visit to SAM

We hope you enjoy your visit to the new SAM building. This page contains details about how to get here from Melbourne or Sydney, parking and accommodation. You can also discover some of the upcoming events at the SAM building.

Getting here

Shepparton is located north east of Melbourne. Estimated travel time is approximately two hours by car or train.

By car (from Melbourne)

Take the Tullamarine Freeway and Western Ring Road out of Melbourne. Turn onto the Hume Freeway, followed by the Goulburn Valley Highway through Seymour and bypass Nagambie on into Shepparton.

Upon entering Shepparton, just stay on Wyndham Street. We can be found at the south end of Victoria Park Lake. You can't miss the iconic SAM building. Turn left into Fitzjohn Street just after the railway crossing, south of the building, to access the car park. 

Time: 188km – 2 hours

By car (from Sydney)

Take the South Western Freeway out of Sydney down to the Hume Hwy. Travel the Hume Hwy through Wodonga into Benalla. Turn onto the Midland Hwy and follow to Shepparton.

Upon entering Shepparton on the Midland Hwy, turn left at Wyndham Street and head south a few blocks, past Victoria Park Lake. You can't miss the iconic SAM building. Turn right into Fitzjohn Street just before the railway crossing, south of the building, to access the car park. 

Time: 735km – 9 hours

By public transport

V/Line trains and buses run numerous times a day from Southern Cross Train Station in Melbourne to Shepparton. For travel information and an up-to-date timetable, visit the V/Line website or phone 1800 800 007.

Balfours Airport Direct is a small regional business which offers a dedicated airport shuttle bus service between Shepparton and Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, twice a day, seven days a week. For more information on timetables and fares or to purchase your ticket, visit the Airport Direct website.

Buses and taxis operate a regular service throughout Greater Shepparton. Local bus timetables are available from the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre, while taxis can be booked by calling (03) 5822 2214.

The Uber ride-sharing service also operates in Shepparton.


There is plenty of available parking (including accessible and long-vehicle parking) in the SAM car park, accessible by turning into Fitzjohn Street from Wyndham Street.


Our professional team at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre can help you with sourcing your accommodation. 

We have a vast knowledge of the accommodation properties in the region and can help you make the right choice for your stay. We can also show you other places to visit while you're in town, sharing our own gems of information and first hand experiences - bringing our region to life.

Find accommodation on the Visit Shepparton website

Upcoming events @ SAM

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