Planetshakers Conference is an annual conference birthed out of the vision of Pastors Russell and Sam Evans to empower generations to win a generation.

Planetshakers Conference is a 4 nights and 3 days event filled with praise and worship, dynamic speakers and targeted electives, all of which are designed to empower and encourage you in your personal relationship with God.

Planetshakers is passionate about seeing people of all ages encounter God and see transformation in all parts of the world.




Parking throughout the Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct is quite limited. Public transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from an event at Melbourne & Olympic Parks. Trains, trams and buses operate frequently, dropping you right at the door of Melbourne Arena.

For more information about getting there including timetables, fares and maps contact 1800 800 007 or visit Public Transport Victoria. For a full range of online and mobile tools available to help you access public transport information, go to Public Transport Victoria.

  • You can pre-book your parking until 11.30pm the day prior to conference and will save you 33%.


    Alternative parking operated by different operations are available surrounding the precinct.

    For Yarra Park/MCG open dates and gate opening times see parking schedule.
    Venues are within 10 minutes’ walk.
    11 Exhibition Street
    121 Exhibition Street
    12-20 Flinders Lane
    114 Flinders Street
    28 Flinders Street
    32 Flinders Street
    172 Flinders Street
    Federation Square
    202 Flinders Lane
    Around the Botanical Gardens and along the Yarra River metered parking is available.

  • A dedicated taxi rank operates for all events next to The Oval on Olympic Blvd (previously known as Swan St.) convenient for all venues, providing a safe and efficient way to hail a taxi.

  • Designated passenger drop off areas are available in front of Hisense Arena or opposite Gosch’s Paddock.

  • Bicycles are not permitted inside the arena. Bike parking is available outside Hisense Arenas.

    You are required to supply your own lock. Planetshakers and the Melbourne and Olympic Parks are not responsible for any loss or damage to bicycles secured on site.

    A Bike Share station is located on Batman Avenue, in front of Rod Laver Arena forecourt.

  • Yes. For those with mobility restrictions or wheelchairs, designated special seatings are available and can be accessed via lifts 1,2 and 3. Wheelchair accessible seating bays allows for a wheelchair space with an adjacent companion seat.

    The designated passenger drop off area is located in front of Hisense Arena on Olympic Boulevard.

    Accessible Parking is available and is booked through Ticketek on the special needs hotline (03) 9286 1208. All accessible parking will be charged at the time of booking. Booking can be made subject to space available.

    Wheelchair accessible toilets are located throughout the Arena.


Boom Sessions are the youth sessions of Planetshakers Conference, existing to empower the next generation of teenagers. Similar to previous years, teenagers will join in on all Main Conference sessions in the mornings and evenings but we will be running Boom Sessions (previously Nxt Gen) each afternoon specifically for youth. We want to invite every teenager, youth leader, and youth pastor to join us from 10th- 13th April 2019 as we pursue God God together for 4 nights and 3 days.

  • Groups of 25 and more will be given access to reserved seating, in order to help the youth groups sit together and ease stress.

  • Planetshakers Conference will have both paid & volunteer security on site throughout the duration of our program. These teams are highly experienced in dealing with large crowds, and are there to assist anyone during the course of the conference.

  • We recommend where possible not to bring valuables, however any valuables brought will be the responsibility of the individual who brings them. There is also a cloakroom for individuals to store belongings during the course of Planetshakers Conference.

  • Buses are able to drop off delegates in a specific bus shelter. However, they cannot park on-site and will need to search for alternate parking. Our bus team will be able to assist with pick up and drop off coordinating.

  • Either catch a tram or take a short 20 min walk to Melbourne’s CBD where there are many food options and spaces to explore with a group. Melbourne also provides a “Free Tram Zone” when travelling within the CBD (see map below). Travel does not require a myki pass within this zone.

    Alternately, we have dedicated space in the Eastern Plaza for Youth Ministries to hang out in during the breaks, Chillsville.

  • This is a large outdoor area in the Eastern Plaza that will be open for all youth ministries to access during breaks. This is to provide you with a specially designed area where you can go during breaks to sit down, relax, eat lunch/ dinner, connect with other youth ministries and be entertained! There will be adequate shelter and seating in this area as well as easy access to:

    • Bathrooms
    • Power Outlets for Phone Charging
    • Direct access to 70 Tram stop and short walk to Richmond Station
    • Activities like Basketball, Gaming Station, Inflatables and a Photobooth