Location, Tickets & Times


The Polly Woodside is located at South Wharf on the banks of the Yarra River next to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the Melbourne Convention Centre - see map below.

General opening hours:

Saturdays & Sundays 10am - 4pm.

Open daily during Victorian school holidays and for group and education bookings (by appointment).

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.


Closed - Monday 22nd to Friday 26th December
Open - Saturday 27th through to Wednesday 31st December
Closed - Thursday 1st January (New Year's Day)
Open - Friday 2nd January through to Sunday 1st February (Pirate Day)

Between the dates Monday 5th & Friday 9th January and Monday 19th & Friday 23rd January, Polly Woodside will open to the general public at 11am. The ship will be accessible for the first tour to commence between 11.15am and 11.30am after the conclusion of the Caribbean Pirates at the Polly Woodside show.

Please note - Polly Woodside has limited, seasonal opening hours and also occasionally hosts private functions, where the ship is closed to general visitors. We recommend you contact the team on (03) 9656 9817 the week prior to your visit to confirm opening hours.


AdmissionAdult - $16.00

Concession - $13.00

Child - $9.50

Family - $43.00 ( 2 Adults and 2 Children)

Single Family - $30.00 (1 Adult and 2 Children)

Additional Children $5.00 per child.

Special Combo PassVisit 2 of Melbourne’s most unique visitor attractions for one low price with our National Trust 2 Attraction Combo Pass.The 2 attraction pass provides entry into the famous Old Melbourne Gaol and the Polly Woodside Tall Ship.

Adult - $30.00

Concession - $25.00

Child - $18.50

Family - $75.00

Additional Child - $10.00

Gift Vouchers are also available to purchase.
Please email us at pollywoodside@nattrust.com.au or or click here

Simply hop on the City Circle Tram for a free ride to both.
Buy your 2 Attraction pass at Polly Woodside or The Old Melbourne Gaol.

How to get there
Tram: Routes 96, 109 or 112 travel down Spencer/ Clarendon Streets to Stop 124A (Casino) and entrance of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Route 70 and the City Circle Tram stop at D5 Wurundjeri Way (South Wharf). Cross the street and walk towards the Yarra River, down Siddeley Street and across the new Seafarers pedestrian bridge.

Train: To Southern Cross Station and then catch tram 96,109 or 112 to Stop 124A (Casino).

Parking is available South Wharf Shopping Centre, or the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Contact usGeneral Enquiries: 03 9699 9760Education & Group Bookings: 03 9656 9817Birthday Parties: 03 9656 9804

Email: pollywoodside@nattrust.com.au