The Substation

The Substation

1 Market Street
Newport, Victoria, 3015
Phone:(03) 9391 1110

The Substation champions contemporary and experimental arts. Housed inside a former industrial building steeped in the rich history of Melbourne’s inner west, The Substation is an arts destination unlike any other in Australia. From our local community in Newport to our national and global network of collaborators and cultural partners, we celebrate artists and ideas that encourage transformative conversations between wide-ranging audiences. Through our ever-evolving program and artist-led initiatives, we support the development of ambitious and inclusive works that defy simple categorisation.

Transport Information

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.

Accessibility Information

Visitors may enter The Substation using the stairs or ramp at the main entrance. There is a lift 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