Melbourne EV Show 2023: what you need to know

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Danny Baggs

Posted September 07, 2023

Learn about the first Melbourne EV Show from 22 to 24 September and why you should attend if you’re considering an EV or e-bike. RACV Members save on tickets to the show.

Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) is growing. Enter the Melbourne EV Show 2023: the first of its kind in Melbourne. With more Australian drivers considering an EV for their next car, the Melbourne EV Show may well become a regular on Melbourne’s exhibition and auto show front. RACV Members save $7 off the Melbourne EV Show’s usual ticket price of $32.

The uptick in EV interest is reflected in vehicle sales. The Tesla Model Y was the second highest selling vehicle in June 2023 in Australia with 5,560 sales, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, while battery electric vehicles accounted for 8.8 per cent of June sales and made up 7.4 per cent of new vehicle sales during the first half 2023.

There are plenty of new EV models entering the Australian market too, several of which are priced under $50,000, like the BYD Atto 3, GWM Ora, MG ZS EV, MG4 and BYD Dolphin. Other popular EVs include the  Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Polestar 2, while an updated Tesla Model 3 sedan will soon launch domestically.

Here’s everything you need to know about the inaugural Melbourne EV Show from 22 to 24 September; from program highlights to where to find RACV at the show.

Melbourne EV Show 2023: what you need to know

What is the Melbourne EV Show?

The Melbourne EV Show is the biggest consumer EV show in the Southern Hemisphere. It showcases interactive product displays, demonstrations, EV live sessions, panel discussions and information sessions from a range of EV and energy experts.


Audi e-Tron

The Audi e-Tron is a luxury EV. Image: Supplied

What is the Melbourne EV Show’s program?

The Melbourne EV Show 2023’s program will cover topics like EV charging, EV finance options, EV rentals and even electrification of two-wheeled transport such as e-bikes and e-scooters, and much more.

There will also be a comprehensive showcase of full electric and plug in hybrid vehicles to suit every type of driver, from family SUVs to compact hatchbacks and even luxury vehicles.

Some of the most notable talks and demonstrations include:

  • EV charging explained – learn about what to consider when choosing a home EV charger and the latest technologies in EV charging
  • EV charging infrastructure in Australia – a discussion with industry experts on the future of EV charging infrastructure across Australia
  • Are EVs becoming more affordable? – a panel of EV leaders discuss government incentives, EV finance options and more
  • EV fleets and EVs for work – learn about different options available for EV fleets and fleet depot charging.


Hyundai Ioniq 6

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 was recently recognised as the World Car of the Year 2023. Image: Supplied

Who is speaking at the Melbourne EV Show?

There is an impressive line-up of speakers at the Melbourne EV Show 2023, with representatives from EV-related companies as well as several energy experts. Some of the most prominent speakers include:

  • John Sullivan, CEO from Chargefox
  • Tim Washington, CEO from JET Charge
  • Ben Blackburn, Head of Product from SIXT
  • Hugo Burt-Morris, General Manager, ANZ from Lime
  • Tim Morris, Head of Market Development, ANZ from Neuron Mobility
  • Audrey Quicke, Smart Transport Lead from the Smart Energy Council
  • Krista Milne, Co-Chief Heat Officer and Director Climate Change and City Resilience from City of Melbourne
  • Karen Roache, Coordinator Strategic Transport, City Planning and Sustainability from City of Port Phillip.


LDV eT60 charging

EV charging will be discussed in depth at the Melbourne EV Show 2023. Image: Supplied

When and where is the Melbourne EV Show?

The Melbourne EV Show 2023 will be held from 9am-5pm on 22-24 September 2023 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Where is RACV's stall at the Melbourne EV Show?

RACV will be located at stand P32 at the Melbourne EV Show, near the e-bike and e-scooter mobility track. Whether you’re interested in home EV charging, installing chargers at a retail location, powering a commercial fleet, insuring your EV or financing an EV purchase, our team of experts can help.


Hyundai Ioniq 5 parked

Many EVs are eye-catching, like the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Image: Supplied

How do I get to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre?

If you’re driving to the Melbourne EV show, there are five car parks available near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC):

  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre Parking: undercover parks accessed off Normanby Road with a height restriction of 2.2 metres.
  • South Wharf Parking: open air parks accessed off Normanby Road.
  • Freeway Parking: partially covered parks located at Munro Street under the Westgate Bridge.
  • Montague Street Parking: open air parks accessed via Munro Street followed by Montague Street.
  • Siddeley Street Parking: undercover parks located just across the river with a height restriction of 1.9 metres.

If you’re catching public transport, tram routes 96 and 109 take you to the Clarendon Street entrance (Stop124A Casino/MCEC). Tram routes 48 and 70 take you to Flinders Street (Stop D5), from which you can walk up Clarendon Street to the MCEC. The closest train station is Southern Cross; outside the station, you can catch the 96 or 109 tram.

However you plan to travel, the free journey planner app arevo can get you there on time, with live public transport information, bike routes, available car parks and more.

How much are tickets to the Melbourne EV Show?

General Admission tickets to the Melbourne EV Show cost $32 for adults and $28 for concession. Children 15 years or younger are admitted free with a paying adult.

RACV Members save $7 off the Melbourne EV Show’s usual ticket price.


Peugeot e-Partner

The Peugeot e-Partner is a solid option for businesses looking for an EV fleet. Image: Supplied

What should I know about EVs before attending the Melbourne EV Show?

It’s a good idea to go into the show knowing a bit about EVs so that you can make the most of the events on offer. Learn what it feels like to drive an EV for the first time, how one-pedal driving works, and why EVs are usually cheaper to service than petrol cars.

There will be plenty of EV charging conversations at the show, so read up on how to charge EVs at home and on the road, and how bidirectional charging works.

If you’re keen on owning an EV yourself in the near future, check out our guide on EV rebates, discounts and incentives available in Australia.


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