Wondering where to stay and how to get around once you get into Melbourne?
Travelling to Melbourne¶
Melbourne has many direct rail, bus, or flight connections from most cities in Australia. International flights arrive direct to Melbourne Airport from many global hubs across Asia Pacific and US regions.
From Melbourne Airport, it’s a 25-30 minute shuttle bus ride to the centre of Melbourne. You can also catch a taxi, Uber or an Ola. Read more about the transport options to and from Melbourne airport.
Melbourne’s international airport, Tullamarine airport, provides access to many full service and low cost airlines, such as Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Rex Airways.
Domestically, Melbourne is also serviced by a second airport, Avalon airport, which has limited flights from across Australia.
If you wish to travel interstate on public transport, you can do so from two major transport hubs within Melbourne, which each connect with metropolitan public transport services. For more information, read about the interstate travel options.
To find out more about travelling to Melbourne on buses, see
Getting around Melbourne¶
Melbourne has a network of trains, trams, and buses to help you get around the city. Head to the PTV website to plan your trip. Myki is the ticketing system used to pay for all public transport in Melbourne, and within the state of Victoria, unless otherwise specified. You’ll need to tap on and off to pay your fare. You can buy Myki cards at most train, tram stops and newsagents.
Taxi, Shebah, Uber, Ola
Taxi ranks exist around the city.
Shebah is a ridesharing service by women, for women.
Uber is another way to get direct transport. Just use the Uber app to order your ride.
Ola is also another affordable way to get direct transport. Use the Ola app to order rides.
Getting to the conference¶
Our conference venue is the Library at the Dock, which is located at the end of Collins St, located in the Docklands precinct.
Trains The closest train station is Southern Cross Station (a 10-15 min walk to the Library at the Dock).
Tram Catch trams 11 or 48 to Victoria Harbour Docklands (the venue is 5 minute walk from the tram stop). Trams in the CBD are free (you do not need to tap on or off) for travelling. For more information, refer to the free tram zone.
Where to stay¶
Melbourne offers accommodation options to suit a wide range of budgets and travelling preferences. There are plenty of hotels, airbnb, apartments and other options in the Melbourne CBD. Just head over to your favourite booking site or use one of these sites to research accommodation: