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Who is DreamCity for?

Can I bring my primary school aged children to DreamCity?

Yes, DreamCity is designed to entertain and inspire children from 5 -12 years of age.


Will older kids enjoy the DreamCity experience?

We’ve designed our Activities to inspire and excite older kids (pre-teens and early teens) too.  Our staff guide the experience and turn up the challenges for older kids.  They will have fun (just don’t tell them they’re learning something too!)


What about pre-school children?

When I grow up I want to be a ….

We won’t stop your kids from dreaming about it BUT to participate in our career-focussed activities kids must be at least 5 years of age. 


Can I book a school excursion to DreamCity?

Yes. Every activity is designed by experienced teachers using the principles of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) and the Victorian Curriculum, making it an ideal excursion choice for schools.


My child has special needs.  Is DreamCity suitable?

Absolutely. We are a multi-sensory and multi-modal edutainment experience which caters for a range of developmental abilities. DreamCity is wheelchair accessible. Our highly trained staff support diversity and inclusion and welcome carers into the activities to support children who require assistance to get the most from our activities and experiences.

If you are the holder of a Carers Card, entry is free for you.  You’ll just need to show it on entry. 

The Activities

What activities are available at DreamCity?

Kids can choose from a range of activities in any one session, including;

Video Production             Robotics

Flight Simulators              Virtual Reality

Neonatal Nurse                Surgeon

Firefighter                         Electrical Engineer

Podcaster                          Sports Scientist

Check them out here… 

Can I drop my children off and shop at DFO?


While inside the DreamCity venue, all children remain the responsibility of parents or their nominated carers.  Our DreamCity staff are there to facilitate fun interactions within our activity pods but cannot be responsible for individual children.  A responsible adult must be in attendance at all times (why not make use of our café?)

Getting There

How do we get to DreamCity?

DreamCity is located within DFO South Wharf on Level 1.  DFO South Wharf is located right next door to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

By Public Transport:

It’s just 650m from Southern Cross Station or 1.2km from Flinders Street Station.  The nearest tram stop is in Flinders Street, approximately 400m.  Trams operate from Flinders Street.  

Please refer to PTV ( for information on planning your trip. 

By Car:

DreamCity at DFO SouthWharf is conveniently serviced by private carparking at an hourly rate.

Wilson Parking Website – Select South Wharf retail carpark


Does DreamCity accept Carers Card holders?

If you are the holder of a Carers Card and bringing a child to DreamCity, the Carers Card holder will be able to attend at no cost.  If booking tickets online – please book for children only and show your Carers Card on entry.


Do you have wheelchair access? 

Yes! We are located on Level 1 at DFO South Wharf, which is accessible via elevators within the centre and from the carpark.


DreamCity provides a multi-sensory and multi-modal edutainment experience accessible to kids and parents in wheelchairs. Our highly trained staff support diversity and inclusion by welcoming carers into the activities to support anyone who needs assistance.


What about the adults?

Good news! Ask about organising a corporate event or hiring out DreamCity for your private function!


More questions?  Send us an email,

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