Testing Grounds is located at 1 City Road, Southbank, just behind the Arts Centre, in Melbourne's arts precinct.

Testing Grounds is nestled between the Arts Centre and Australian Ballet Centre. On foot, the site is most easily accessed via the stairs behind the Arts Centre from St Kilda Road (past Inge King’s ‘Forward Surge’ sculpture). There are many spots to lock a bicycle on site and car parking located very close at the Arts Centre or Australian Ballet Centre.


Testing Grounds is accessible for people using wheelchairs. All handout materials from workshops and presentations related to the Black Tourmaline programming will be available in accessible electronic format on request.

If you have any other accessibility requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know, and the event organiser will contact you.

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Testing Grounds has gender neutral bathrooms and baby change facilities.


Testing Grounds is open to the public:

Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm

*Black Tourmaline hours are 11am-6pm Weds - Sat

Often there are special events happening outside these hours – check the upcoming calendar for details.