The Substation

The Substation is a unique large-scale multi-purpose gallery, performance space and dance studio for artists, championing 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.

Events at The Substation

  • Brolga: A Queer Koori Wonderland

    Curated by  Joel Bray

    Genre: Parties & Social Events

    Interactive art party curated by Wiradjuri dance maker and Queer AF party creator Joel Bray

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    More Information
    Brolga: A Queer Koori Wonderland
    Past Event
  • Wheelchair Accessible

    The Substation is wheelchair accessible.

    Visitors may enter The Substation using the ramp or stairs at the main entrance. There is a lift on the ground floor, to the left of the foyer, providing access to levels 1 and 2.

    Please check the 'What’s On' section of The Substation website for event-specific access information.

  • Accessible Bathroom

    This venue has toilets which are accessible for wheelchair users.

  • Step-free access

    This venue has no stairs or all stairs can be bypassed via a ramp, lift or elevator.

  • Accessible Parking

    This venue has a car park with spaces reserved for people with disability.

  • Assistance Dogs allowed

    Assistance dogs are allowed into all parts of this venue.

1 Market St

Newport Victoria 3015

Get directions
  • Bus Route

    Buses 471, 947 & 432

  • Bus Stop Number

    Newport Interchange bus stop

  • Nearest Train Station


  • Parking

    There is ample off-street car parking on both sides of the building, including accessible parking spaces. There are additional car spaces accessible via Derwent Street, 150 metres from the building. The closest accessible car spaces are less than 100 metres from the building, in front of Newport Bowls Club on Market St. Victorian Accessible Parking Permit holders are entitled to park in a standard parking bay for double the time displayed on the parking sign.