What are the opening times?
The expo will be open from 10am to 4.30pm daily.
Is there a map of AQC with a list of all the stall names?
There will be a map published on this website closer to the event start date.
Can I pre-purchase my entry tickets to the Expo and Quilt Show online?
Yes, you can purchase your daily entry ticket online to avoid the ticketing queue. Click here to buy daily entry tickets.
Can I use my EFTPOS/Credit Card at the venue?
Many exhibitors accept EFTPOS and credit card payments and most venues have an ATM. However you may need to pay cash for your ticket into the expo.
Are there seats available for the Thursday & Friday evening lectures at the Royal Exhibition Building?
Yes, you can purchase evening lecture tickets online click here. Tickets are $55. Then select ‘Social Events & Lectures’ from the menu. Click here to book.
Are there places available for the Saturday evening AQC Gala Dinner at the Royal Exhibition Building?
Yes, you can purchase places at the Gala Dinner online click here. Tickets are $135 each. Then select ‘Social Events & Lectures’ from the menu. Click here to book.
Are there any Convention Class Packages available (to be booked online or by phone)?
Yes, there are Delegate Convention Class Packages available. You can read about Convention fees here. Classes are held in the upstairs area of the Royal Exhibition Centre. Click here for timetable of classes available. Click here to read about Delegate Convention Package classes and how to book online. Click here to book.
What is the address for the venue?
The full address for the venue is:
Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson St, Carlton Gardens
Melbourne, Victoria 3053
Are there any coach or bus groups coming to the show?
Yes. Click here for a list of coach and bus trips scheduled to visit the expo.
Can I take photos?
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Is there somewhere I can leave my coat and bag?
There is an attended cloak room at the Help Desk where you can leave your bags and coats for just $2 per item.
What type of food is available?
Full café facilities are available for visitors.
Can I bring my own food?
Yes you can.
Can I hire a wheelchair?
No, there is no wheelchair hire
Do you accept government issued ‘Companion Cards’, so that my carer can assist me through the event?
Yes, we do accept the government Companion Card when a disabled person has purchased their own ticket to enter the expo but requires a companion/carer with them at all times to assist them around the expo. Companions enter free of charge. You can buy tickets online or at the door.
Can I drive and where would I park?
Yes – Melbourne Museum is the closest parking. More info on the Getting to AQC page.
What tram do I catch?
For all public transport, see the Getting to AQC page.
Is there an ATM?
Yes – once you are inside the expo there is an ATM
Do you give pass-outs?
Yes you can get a day pass out to return later the same day – just see our on-site staff at the Help Desk, at the entry to the expo.
Where are the toilets?
There are two lots of toilets including disabled toilets – one near the workshops and one near the quilt show on the AQC expo floor.
Can I use the toilets without paying an entry fee?
No, but there are toilets located opposite in the Melbourne Museum.
Is there a lift?
Yes, there is lift access to the delegate classroom level – this are is not open to the general public.
Is there places to sit and rest?
Yes there is lots of café seating available for a rest stop.
Are there any deals on accommodation and airfares to the craft event?
Our preferred supplier for airfares and accommodation needs is: Nationwide Travel, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9418 0011.
Where can I learn more about the Terms & Conditions for both the AQC Lucky Door Prize Competition and the AQC Bonus Lucky Door Prize Competition?
Click here for AQC Lucky Door Prize Terms & Conditions and click here for AQC Bonus Lucky Door Prize Terms & Conditions.
Is there a calendar that I can print at home with all the 2019 craft events listed?
Yes, simply click here to download and print a copy of the 2019 craft event calendar (organised by Expertise Events).
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