Exam Centres

Practical Exam Centres

A school or private studio enrolling candidates for a total examining time of three hours or more in a particular subject, during published session dates, can apply to host Practical exams. If you wish to host Practical exams outside the published session dates, please contact us before enrolling candidates to discuss your preferred dates so that we can check examiner availability.

One of the following Examination Centres must be selected on AMEB Connect during the enrolment process, unless an alternative venue has been arranged.

Melbourne Metropolitan Practical Examinations

When enrolling via AMEB Connect, candidates for Melbourne have two options available from the ‘Preferred Venue’ drop-down list: ‘AMEB Studios’ (in Hawthorn) OR ‘Enter a venue number’. If ‘Enter a venue number’ is selected an AMEB Victoria Venue Code is required. Schools and studios with their own venue number should enter it here. If you have permission for your candidates to be examined at a private school or studio enter the appropriate number here. Only the school/studio owner can provide you with their venue number.

Click here to read more about attending an examination at the AMEB Studios in Hawthorn.

Victorian Country Practical Examinations

Special subjects are available in Country Victoria by special arrangement. Examinations for Associate and Licentiate diplomas are available in Melbourne only. In the 2nd Country Instrumental Session, Instrumental, Singing and Speech examinations are available in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Sale, Shepparton, Warragul and Wodonga only. Piano examinations will be available at all centres in the 1st Country session and the 2nd Country Piano session.

421 Ballarat
455 Bendigo
572 Geelong


414 Bairnsdale
514 Cowes
642 Korumburra
659 Leongatha
752 Orbost
811 Sale
870 Traralgon
898 Warragul
924 Wonthaggi
939 Yarram

North East

502 Cobram
647 Kyabram
829 Shepparton
886 Wangaratta
919 Wodonga/Albury

North West

490 Castlemaine
504 Cohuna
547 Echuca
632 Kerang
649 Kyneton
692 Mildura
846 Swan Hill
927 Woodend


465 Berwick*
516 Dandenong*
725 Mt Eliza/Frankston*

* Candidates enrolled in Country Practical sessions at Dandenong and Mt Eliza/Frankston may be scheduled for examination at the AMEB Studios in Hawthorn if the number of enrolments exceeds the capacity of these centres.

West & Wimmera

406 Ararat
506 Colac
592 Hamilton
614 Horsham
774 Portland
838 Stawell
858 Terang
906 Warrnambool

Alternative venues – practical examinations

Requests from schools or teachers for practical examinations to be conducted at a venue other than the AMEB Studios in Hawthorn or official Country Centres listed above should be made on the Practical Exam Venue Request form. Teachers may wish to collaborate to make up three hours of examining time in a particular subject and offer a common studio for a particular session. The host school or studio teacher will be responsible for supervision of the examinations.