Our venue: Library at the Dock

Our venue: Library at the Dock

Our Australian conference will be held at Library at the Dock. It is a beautiful library space located alongside the Yarra river, at the Docklands precinct of Melbourne.


Library at The Dock is Australia’s first 6 star Green Star rated public building and we will have access to these spaces:

  • The Performance space where we will be hosting our conference talks.
  • The Community Room which will host the unconference sessions, and where our snacks and drinks catering will happen.

It also has outdoor seating and a park directly on the property for plenty of fresh air and free space.

Instructions on accessing the Performance space

General access to the conference space (Library at the Dock) is limited by the library opening hours (10am to 6pm Thursday, and 1pm - 6pm Friday). We will have someone at the after-hours doors to let the conference attendees in and out of the venue outside these hours, and also signs listing local staff contact details in case you are stuck outside.

On both days of the conference (Thursday 7 Dec and Friday 8 Dec), doors to the Performance Space will open at 8.30am. Please enter the library via the After Hours Door located opposite the Buluk Park Playground. We will have signages and someone to usher you in to the library venue. Note: The main door of the library, alongside Victoria Habour Promenade is only accessible during library opening hours.

Once you are inside the library via the After Hours door, use the stairs or the lifts to Level 2 to access the Performance Space, and collect your name tags at the Registration desk.