The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
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Come on down to check out a film you probably won't see anywhere else, an exhibition that makes you go "hmmm" or a talk that leaves you speechless. Bring the kids, or maybe leave them at home, whatever floats your boat...

COVIDSafe Visitor Guidelines

RMIT is working hard to ensure our facilities are equipped to safely support our staff, students and visitors and prevent the spread of COVID-19. In line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions provided in Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering the National Plan, all visitors to The Capitol aged 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption. Children under 16 do not need to be vaccinated but must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

Before entering The Capitol, visitors over 16 years of age will be asked by a Security Guard or Front of House staff member to show one of the following upon entry:

  • Your vaccination status via the Service Victoria app on your smartphone
  • A printout of your COVID-19 Digital Certificate or an official Immunisation History Statement with a valid photo ID
  • Where appropriate, an official medical exemption and a valid photo ID. Details on proof of valid medical exemptions can be found below.


Without one of the above, you will not be able to enter The Capitol.

RMIT does not keep or store this information.

Once our staff have sighted your vaccination status, you will be asked to check in via the Services Victoria app using our venue QR code.

To make things as easy as possible for you and for our staff, we ask that you please link your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app before your visit to ensure a quick and efficient entry process. We ask that you please be patient and courteous with our staff who will be facilitating this process. Read how to link your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Services Victoria app.

For the safety of other visitors and staff, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines to keep The Capitol COVIDSafe:

  • Wear a mask. In line with current government advice, masks are required to be worn inside.
  • Arrive early – new entry requirements mean that you may need to join a queue to enter the building.
  • Maintain at least 1.5m distance between yourself and others.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not visit The Capitol. Contact us if you need to cancel your registration or tickets.


Other measures in place at The Capitol include enhanced cleaning throughout the venue and hand sanitiser available for visitors.

Information on medical exemptions

You may be able to receive a medical exemption if you are unable to be vaccinated because you:

  • have a medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines, or
  • have an acute medical illness, including COVID-19 infection for up to 6 months (or earlier if the medical practitioner specifies an earlier date)


If you have a medical exemption, please let our staff know. You will need to provide a copy of your immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register showing your approved vaccination exemption. This is the only way to provide evidence of a medical exemption.


113 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Enter via Capitol Arcade,
opposite Melbourne
Town Hall

Getting Here

Stop 6: Town Hall & Collins St –
Routes 11, 12, 48, 109
Stop 11: Collins St & Swanston St –
Routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72

The Capitol is an approximately five-minute walk from Flinders Street Train Station or Melbourne Central Station.

Some metered and/or timed parking spaces are located on Russell, Exhibition and surrounding streets. There are also several nearby car parks, including Federation Square car park.


Enter The Capitol Arcade from Swanston Street or Howie Place. Halfway through the arcade there’s a lift (between the jeweller and the dry cleaner). Take the lift up to The Capitol’s Foyer level. From the Foyer, a separate lift provides access to the Theatre, Salon and Lounge levels inside The Capitol.

There are a number of accessible parking spaces located on Little Collins and surrounding streets. Parking is also available at a number of nearby car parks, including Fed Square car park, which has accessible car spaces on each level.

Wheelchair accessible amenities are located on the Foyer level. Facilities include a baby change area.

The Capitol Theatre has eight accessible spaces, accompanied by eight companion seats. Four of these spaces are accessible from the Foyer level. The remaining four spaces are accessible from the Salon level (Level 3) via the lift.

Please ask our front of house staff for directions or to accompany you to one of these spaces if assistance is required.

Hearing Loop
The Capitol is equipped with a hearing loop throughout the building. Please ask our front of house staff for assistance if required.

A street shot of The Capitol. It’s night time and the lights are glowing brightly. Blurred people walk past the front of the building. It looks warm and inviting. Two trees with green foliage stand on either side of the arcade entrance.

Eat & Drink

The Capitol’s Coffee & Candy Bar is located in the Foyer and an additional Wine Bar is located in the Salon. Both bars serve a selection of soft drinks, coffee, confectionary, light snacks, wine and beer. The Mahony Group are available to cater events and functions at The Capitol. Please contact us to discuss event bookings.