A new route and live site location headlines the 2024 edition of The Long Walk to the MCG.

The walk, which has become a highlight of the annual Dreamtime at the 'G contest between Essendon and Richmond, will again involve thousands of walkers who'll stand behind Michael Long and key dignitaries in raising awareness for First Nations rights. 

The pre-walk will feature live music performed by some of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists, including the internationally renowned Senator Briggs, free sport, art activations for the family, and food trucks to grab a pre-walk feed.



At 5:30pm sharp, the iconic The Long Walk will begin from Yarra Park and circle around to the MCG, where the eventual finish of the walk will take place.

All footballing fans are encouraged to come down and walk ahead of Dreamtime at the 'G and get behind Long's cause.

The Long Walk 2024 

Live site and walk start location: Yarra Park, (Marathon Way Lawn 20) MCG
Time: From 2pm - 6pm (walk begins at 5:30pm sharp)
Date: Saturday May 25

Travel disruptions for Saturday, May 25

Buses will replace trains on sections of the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Lilydale and Gippsland lines.

Visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au/disruptions/special-events to plan your journey ahead of The Long Walk and Dreamtime at the 'G.