We hope you will enjoy your visit to Melbourne, dare we say it … ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit, for the sixth consecutive year, as the most livable city in the world. Why not extend your stay to visit some of our city’s attractions. Lygon Street is not far from the Conference venue, or catch the City Circle Tram and see the sights in and surrounding the CBD. A visit to the Art Gallery or the historic Victoria Market is a wonderful experience as is the waterfront precinct at Docklands. These are amongst the many Melbourne attractions.
Whether you come just for the time of the Conference, or extend your stay in Melbourne, we hope you will feel welcomed and that time you spend with us is memorable.
Perhaps for interstate or country visitors you could think of extending your stay in Melbourne, in which case you might like to check out what Melbourne has to offer.
Suggestions for alternative accommodation
Getting to Melbourne City from Melbourne Airport
SkyBus Melbourne City Express – The SkyBus Melbourne City Express is a 24-hour service. It departs every 10 minutes between 6am and midnight (less frequent early morning) for Southern Cross Station. The journey from the airport is approximately 40 minutes. At the airport pick up and drop off points are in front of T1 (Qantas) and T3 (Virgin & Regional services) terminals and a pick up only point at T4 (Jetstar & Tiger) terminal. Tickets for the SkyBus can be purchased at booths at Airport and Southern Cross Station. SkyBus tickets cost $19 (one way) or $36 (round trip) at ticket booths. Other ticket options available on SkyBus website. There is complimentary City Hotel Shuttle for SkyBus customers to Rydges on Swanston (for hotels check to SkyBus website). More information about the SkyBus services on their website www.skybus.com.au.
Public Transport Around Melbourne
The most convenient way to travel around Melbourne from Rydges on Swanston (conference venue) is by tram. The closest tram stop to get to the CBD is Stop 3 Lincoln Square in Swanston Street on opposite side of road from hotel. When using Public Transport in Melbourne to or from Rydges on Swanston, you require a “myki” card. The most economic “myki” card as a visitor to Melbourne is the $15 (full fare) “mkyi Explorer Pack”. The “mkyi Explorer Pack” includes: a ready-to-use myki card with one day’s unlimited travel in metropolitan Melbourne, handy maps (train, tram, city centre), and special offers from a selection of popular Melbourne and regional attractions, with information on how to get there by public transport. The “mkyi Explorer Pack” can be purchased at SkyBus terminals at Airport or Southern Cross Station and concierge desks at most Melbourne Hotels. More information about trams, trains and buses around Melbourne can be found at PTV website www.ptv.vic.gov.au . When travelling around Melbourne on Public Transport a useful app to have your phone is the “Public Transport Victoria app”. The app is useful as it can give you public transport directions from your current location to anywhere around Melbourne in real time.