Melbourne International Film Festival's MIFF Schools program takes place at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium, 25 Collins Street in the Melbourne CDB. The venue is easily accessible by public transport, and in the following information we'll also outline the best places for coach drop off and pick-up, as well as parking.
During the booking process, you will be asked if any of members of your group have any access needs. Please make sure you let us know in as much detail as possible and we’ll be happy to accommodate you wherever possible. It is essential to let us know if you require a wheelchair space as these are extremely limited.
MIFF accepts the National Companion Card; a companion on the card does not use one of the free teacher allocations.
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium has limited wheelchair access, offers a hearing loop and has a lift.
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium | Physical Access
25 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
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The main entrance to Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium is via the Sofitel driveway. Please enter via the main doors and take the escalators to Level 1 and follow directional signage to the Arthur Streeton Auditorium. Wheelchair acces is provided via the lifts, which are located through the main Sofitel entrance and past the escalators. Take the lift to Level 1, exit the lift and turn right.
MIFF staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist patrons using a wheelchair into the cinema.
Wheelchair Accessible Seating
Wheelchair accessible seating is located at the front of the cinema. There are two wheelchair bays in total, per session. Wheelchair entry to the cinema is through an alternative door on Level 1; please see a MIFF staff member or volunteer for assistance and directions.
Located in the Melbourne CBD, Sofitel is easily accessible by public transport.
Arriving by train: Sofitel is a short walk from Parliament Train Station, on the corner of Spring and Macarthur streets.
Arriving by tram: Tram numbers 11, 48 and 109 stop just outside the hotel driveway on Collins Street.
For information on buses and further timetable and journey planning information, please contact PTV by calling 1800 800 007 or visit their website.
The City of Melbourne offers excellent resources on accessible parking, public transport, taxis, vehicle hire and getting mobile on Melbourne's footpaths. For more information, visit the City of Melbourne website.
For a list of council-provided on-street parking spaces for holders of Disabled Persons’ Parking Permits, visit the City of Melbourne website.
Paid parking is available at Wilson Parking's Collins Place Carpark, 28 Flinders Lane. Entry and exit via Flinders Lane.
Coach Drop Off and Pick Up
Coaches can drop off and pick up via the Sofitel driveway. There is a limit of three coaches at any one time so please allow for a potential delay. You will be asked to indicate at time of booking if you intend to arrive by coach. Mini buses may remain in the driveway on the proviso that the driver is available to move them at direction of Hotel staff.
Providing mobility assistance, information and equipment hire, Travellers Aid is an excellent source of support and information.
For assistance and enquiries regarding accessible travel in metropolitan Melbourne, phone the PTV Call Centre on 1800 800 007 or TTY 03 9619 2727 or head to PTV's accessibility page.
If you have an access enquiry or requirement, please make sure you advise us, wherever possible, at the time of booking.
If you would like more information please contact boxoffice(at)miff.com.au or call the MIFF Office on 03 8660 4888.
MIFF is also contactable through the National Relay Service on 133 677 then MIFF Office 03 8660 4888.
You can also email any enquiries, comments and suggestions to boxoffice(at)miff.com.au.
Please see our FAQs page for detailed answers to all your queries.