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The University of Melbourne

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Travel to Melbourne

Flight info

  • Qantas has been appointed official airline for this meeting. Special conference discount rates (up to 55% off economy fares and up to 10% off business class fares) are available by booking directly through Qantas on 1800 684 880. If you elect to take advantage of these fares:
    • you must mention the Association Profile Number (2976428)
    • tickets can be purchased up to the day of departure
    • date changes are permitted at any time, subject to class availability
    • tickets are fully refundable up to 3 days prior to the departure of your first flight
    • you may travel up to 7 days either side of the meeting date
  • Ansett Australia
  • Virgin Blue


  • Taxi about $40.00 from Melbourne airport to CBD (30 min)
  • Skybus about $12.00 one-way. Skybus departs from Melbourne airport every 30 minutes from 6.40am to 11.40pm. The bus travels directly to 58 Franklin Street in the CBD


Getting around town

Near the CBD you can get around on public transport or by taxi.

Public transport


  • $1.10 phone booking fee, $2.80 flagfall and $1.30 per km
  • Arrow - Tel: 13 22 11
  • Black Cabs - Tel: 13 22 27
  • Embassy - Tel: 13 17 55
  • Silvertop - Tel:13 10 08
  • Others

Car Rental



Special conference rates have been negotiated at hotels located within easy walking distance of the University and with convenient access to public transport. To access these rates, you must book when registering to attend the conference via the Meetings First registration page

Please note registrations for this meeting are being collected electronically. During this process, you may pay by credit card (using the National Australia Bank secure website) or if you prefer, please tick the "I'll send a cheque" box.

Accommodation is subject to availability if bookings are received after October 26. One night's accommodation must be pre-paid for the hotels and all accommodation must be pre-paid for University College. Refunds are at the discretion of the hotels.

The Chifley on Flemington

Near the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flemington Road, less than 10 minutes walk to the University. The Chifley rooms are furnished to provide a high level of comfort and incorporate working areas. Check in time is 2.00 pm and check out time is 11am.

  • $136 single/double/twin per day
  • add $16 pp per day for a bed and breakfast rate (breakfast is normally $21)

Phone: +61 3 9329 9344
Toll free: 1800 056 064
Fax: + 61 3 9328 4870

Elizabeth Tower Hotel

On the corner of Elizabeth and Grattan Streets, only a few minutes walk from the University. Standard rooms are modestly appointed, but are air conditioned with tea and coffee making facilities, executive rooms are of a higher standard. Triple rooms have one double bed and one single bed. Check in time is 1.00 pm and check out time is 10.00 am.

  • $105 single, double, twin or triple per day
  • add $20 pp per day for more than three people

Phone: +61 3 9347 9211
Toll free: 1800 804 202
Fax: + 61 3 9347 0396

Rydges - Carlton

Located at 701 Swanston St Carlton, just around the corner from the University. Check in time is 2 pm and check out time is 10am.

  • $130 room only (single/double/twin)
  • $142 per night with full buffet breakfast for one
  • $153 per night with full buffet breakfast for two

Phone: +61 3 9347 7811
Toll free: 1800 333 001
Fax: + 61 3 9347 8225
Email: reservations_carlton@rydges.com

University College

Located in College Crescent, Parkville, just north of the University. This on-campus student accommodation is largely single rooms (single bed) with shared, unisex bathrooms. There are 12 en-suite rooms with a double bed. (Sorry, all booked out.) In addition, free parking will be available for all conference delegates.

You may arrive any time until 6.00 pm. If you arrive after that, special arrangements will need to be made so please contact Meetings First if you will be arriving after 6.00 pm. Check out time is 10am.

  • $39.60 per night, bed and breakfast, single only in standard room
  • $59.40 per night bed and breakfast, single in an en-suite room
  • $92.40 per night bed and breakfast, double in an en-suite room

Phone: +61 3 9347 3533



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