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Effective 15 June 2020 until amended or withdrawn

The health, safety and wellbeing of visitors and employees is our first priority. Face-to-face examinations will proceed only if permitted in compliance with the directives of the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) and provided that appropriate policies, protocols and procedures are in place to enable face-to-face examinations to be conducted safely.

Each candidate may be accompanied by one additional person only, however children of secondary school age may wait alone if acceptable to their parents or guardians; the additional person might be the accompanist or page-turner (if required); alternatively a responsible family member aged over 18. No additional visitors will be admitted. Teachers will not be admitted to warm-up rooms (candidate and accompanist only).

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 until a Supervisor is present.
• Each visitor (pair of visitors) will be asked to
– Show the Supervisor the notice of examination.
– Submit to a no-contact temperature check.
– Sign a COVID-safe declaration and provide name, phone number and email address for contact tracing if required. (Documents will be placed in a box, securely stored by date and destroyed after three months.)
• Note that no food or drink can be brought into the building – bottled water excepted.

Click here to download Health & Hygiene protocols for Visitors to the AMEB Hawthorn Studios.

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.