AMEB's Hawthorn studios and office

259 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Examination studios – Ground Floor.
Administration – First Floor.

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Exams at the AMEB Studios Hawthorn

Health & Hygiene protocols for Visitors
Effective April 2021 until amended or withdrawn

The health, safety and wellbeing of visitors and employees is our first priority. Face-to-face examinations will proceed in compliance with Department of Health directives and strict health and hygiene protocols will apply. Please download and read either the Piano or Instrumental & Vocal Health and Hygiene protocols (see below) before attending the AMEB Studios in Hawthorn. You co-operation is appreciated.

Each candidate may be accompanied by one additional person only; children of secondary school age may wait alone if acceptable to their parents or guardians; the additional person might be the accompanist (as required) – alternatively a responsible family member aged over 18. Due to limitations on the number of persons in the premises, no additional visitors will be admitted.

On Arrival
Candidates and accompanists should arrive at the Hawthorn Studios no more than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled examination time (unless advised otherwise).
• Enter the building and wait at the sign (keep 1.5 metres distance from others).
• Each visitor (or pair of visitors from the one household) will be asked to check-in with the Service Victoria app. (Download the service Victoria app to your mobile phone, scan the QR code and enter your first names and phone number in the app.)
• The candidate should proceed to the reception desk and show the Supervisor the Notice of Examination (hold it up to be viewed). This must be a physical copy of the Notice, including the titles of pieces, to be handed to the examiner at the commencement of the examination. Diploma candidates must also present photo ID.
• Note that no food or drink can be brought into the building – bottled water excepted.

> Health & Hygiene protocols for Visitors – Piano (effective April 2021)
> Health & Hygiene protocols for Visitors – Instrumental & Vocal (effective April 2021)

It is recommended that you plan the trip to the Hawthorn studios well in advance and allow plenty of time to allow for traffic delays.

Aim to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled examination time, noting that it may not be possible for candidates who arrive late to be examined on that day.

On arrival, proceed to ground floor reception and present your completed Notice of Examination to the Exam Supervisor.

Due to space limitations we are able to offer warm-up facilities for a period of approximately 10 minutes only to candidates in Collaborative Piano Grades 7 and 8; Solo Piano Grade 8, Certificate of Performance, Associate and Licentiate; and accompanied instruments, including Voice.

Transport and Parking

AMEB Victoria is located on Auburn Road, near the corner of Riversdale Road, approximately 11km from the Melbourne GPO. Our examination studios and administration offices are at this location.


On-street parking is available in adjacent streets. Please note that parking restrictions may apply and Riversdale Road has Clearways and tow-away zones at times. (There is no off-street parking near the AMEB studios.)

Public Transport

AMEB Victoria can be reached by Routes 70 and 75 along Riversdale Road. The nearest tram stop is #36 at the corner of Auburn Road.

The nearest station is Auburn, located in Auburn Village, approximately 750 metres (10 minutes’ walk) from the AMEB Studios.

Bus route 624 (Kew – Oakleigh Station) travels past the AMEB Studios. You will find a bus stop in Auburn Road, near the intersection with Riversdale Road.