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Visiting Signal

Signal is a creative studio for young people aged 14 to 25, located in Northbank in the heart of Melbourne. Find out how to get there and check out our participation guidelines. 

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What's on

Getting to Signal

Signal is located behind Flinders Street Station on Northbank, at the northern end of Sandridge Bridge, and at the eastern end of Banana Alley. Signal is the two-storey red brick building with the large steel doors. There is bike parking, but no car parking on site.

From Flinders Street Station: Make your way along the river on the upper pathway heading towards Banna Alley.  

Car parking: Wilson ParkingOpens in new tab​, Nationwide ParkingOpens in new tab and Secure ParkingOpens in new tab​ all offer car parking nearby. Please check their websites for costs and openi​​ng hours.

See the Signal Access KeyOpens in new tab for more information.


Doors open 15 minutes before each event. Most of our events require bookings. Please check out What's On to find event times.


Venue access

The Signal building has step-free entrances, a lift to the first floor, and an accessible bathroom.

There’s a kitchen available and you can put things in the fridge during events.

There’s a moderate amount of noise, mostly from the nearby train tracks or from skaters playing around outside the building.

You can see a full Access Key (including directions for getting here from nearby public transport) here:

Participation guidelines

Please note: If you have a cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms, you must not attend the Signal venue or programs in person.

Please contact us on 03 9658 7808 or as soon as possible if you need to cancel, as this will allow us to offer the spot to someone else.

Workshop/event guidelines:  

  • Come with the intention to make art.
  • This is a program that celebrates all levels and types of ability.
  • Be aware of your own and others’ health and safety: always use appropriate protective equipment when working with toxic materials or dangerous equipment – as advised by the Artist or Signal staff.
  • If you need extra materials or equipment, please ask Signal staff.  
  • No food or drink near computers or technical equipment.
  • Respect the space and be considerate of others. Clean up after yourself.
  • All Signal programs are non-judgmental and respectful spaces. Sexism, racism, homophobia and discrimination of any form are not tolerated.
  • The Signal program is smoke, drug and alcohol-free. Do not participate if you are drug or alcohol-affected.
  • Violent, aggressive, or intimidating behaviour is not permitted. If you are feeling distressed or angry, please let a Signal staff member know.

Everyone welcome

To help us prepare for your participation:

  • Please contact us if you have a medical condition or allergies that we should be made aware of in advance. See more information below regarding our Anaphylaxis policy.
  • We welcome you to contact us if you have access requirements.

Photography, filming and audio recording

At most Signal events there is filming, audio recording and/or photography.

You can give or deny consent for your image, voice or artwork to be recorded through your booking or registration process. If you change your mind during your experience with Signal, please let one of our staff know.

By consenting to being recorded, you are agreeing to the following City of Melbourne terms for photography, filming and audio recording:

  • Your artwork being filmed/photographed and/or recorded by Signal, City of Melbourne.
  • The photographs/video and or audio taken being used to promote the City of Melbourne in a range of forms including: print, film, website and across social media channels relating to services and programs provided by City of Melbourne.
  • That City of Melbourne cannot be held responsible for how an external party may use photography/video/audio once posted online.
  • That any photographs/video and or audio taken, is and will remain, the sole property of the City of Melbourne, or anyone authorised by the City of Melbourne.
  • That any photographs/video and or audio taken can be reproduced, edited and or copied at the discretion of the City of Melbourne, and any parties authorised by the City of Melbourne.
  • That you will not seek remuneration, compensation or acknowledgement for use of any photographs/video and or audio taken of yourself during your workshop or event with Signal.

Anaphylaxis policy

Signal participants with a risk of anaphylaxis that may require an EpiPen®/equivalent:

  • Need to inform Signal Staff of this on the day (if you haven’t done this in advance).
  • Are presumed to be able to manage any potential anaphylaxis including self-administering their own EpiPen®/equivalent.

Please note:

  • Signal does not have an ​EpiPen®/equivalent to manage anaphylaxis
  • Signal Staff are not trained to manage anaphylaxis
  • Signal Staff are first aid trained in case of emergency

Collection notice

The City of Melbourne is committed to protecting your privacy. The personal information requested on booking and or signing in is being collected by City of Melbourne for purposes of safety requirements and to analyse data for future planning.  It will not be disclosed to any other external party without your consent, unless required or authorised by law. If you wish to alter any of the personal information you have supplied to Signal, please contact us on 03 9658 7808 or Read the City of Melbourne’s detailed privacy policy

Contact us


Flinders Walk, Northbank 
Melbourne, 3001 


03 9658 7808

our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.