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MPavilion is a unique architecture commission and design event for Melbourne, initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government.

Each year an outstanding architect is commissioned to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of the vibrant Southbank Arts Precinct.

It’s a new kind of clubhouse—a meeting place and a starting point from which to explore a free four-month program of talks, workshops, performances and installations from October to February.


8 October 2018 – 3 February 2019
See the full program of free events
Open daily 9am – 4pm and earlier/later for scheduled events

MPavilion is open every day—rain, hail or shine—except Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December and Tuesday 1 January, and on Monday 31 December we will close at 2pm.


Three Thousand Thieves return to head-up the MPavilion kiosk, bringing the best in Melbourne’s summer foodie offerings—from a cup of the best coffee in town to a tasty locally-made treat, Three Thousand Thieves will hit the spot.

Starting out as subscription-based coffee club, mailing out special deliveries sourced from the city’s unique small-batch roasters, Three Thousand Thieves has grown into a food collective with a fanatical online following. Their mission: to unearth Melbourne’s best. Keep an eye on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates—as well as excellent coffee they do great ‘grams.

Be sure to say hi to our Kiosk team from October 2018 in the gardens!

The Kiosk will be open daily during the MPavilion 2018 season. 


MPavilion is located in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.


  • There is wheelchair access from the paved paths in the park to MPavilion, with a short distance on the grass to reach the structure.
  • From the nearest parking/taxi drop-off point on St Kilda Road, it is approximately 60 steps to reach the MPavilion.
  • Nearest train station: Flinders Street Station.
  • Nearest tram stop: Arts Centre (routes 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72).
  • By bike: MPavilion is just off the Capital City Trail. Bike hoop parking is available on St Kilda Road.
  • By car: Metered on-street parking is available on St Kilda Road. The nearest car park is located at the Arts Centre.