Conference Venue

The University of Melbourne is situated 2 km north of the centre of Melbourne. It is easily accessed by train and tram.

Keynotes and seminar sessions will be held in the new Commerce and Arts theatres. Workshops will be held in the new Maths and Science Multimedia laboratories.

A map of the University's Parkville campus is available here for your information.

The Conference Dinner Dance will be held at the San Remo Ballroom.


St Mary's College is one of residential colleges affiliated with the University of Melbourne and is situated in beautiful grounds on Swanston Street, Carlton. In easy walking distance to all conference venues, St Mary's is also only two blocks from Lygon Street, renowned for the quality of its shops and restaurant facilities.


We suggest the following hotels for accommodation during the conference as alternatives to the college accommodation. Please make your booking requirements directly to the Hotel of your choice and, as prices can vary, confirm tariffs at the same time.

Hotel Ibis

15 Therry Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Phone: +61 (0) 3 639 2399, Fax: +61 (0) 3 639 1988

1.5 km south from the University of Melbourne, on the edge of the central business district of Melbourne. A 15 minute walk or tram ride from the University.

Tariff: $84 per night, double room, no breakfast; $101 per night, 1 bedroom suite with kitchenette; $110 per nigh, 2 bedroom suite with kitchenette.

Elizabeth Tower Motel

693 Elizabeth Street, Parkville, Victoria, 3052

Phone: +61 (0) 3 347 9211, Fax: + 61 (0) 3 347 0396

On the south edge of the University of Melbourne campus. Many facilities. A five minute walk through the campus.

Tariff: $80 per night, double or single room, no breakfast, $86 per night, single room with buffet breakfast; $92 per night, double room with buffet breakfast.

Royal Parade Motor Inn

441 Royal Parade, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Phone: + 61 (0) 3 380 9222, Fax: + 61 (0) 3 387 6448

1 km north of the campus. A five minute tram ride, or 15 minute walk through the park.

Tariff: $90 per night for one person, $98 per night for two people, $105 per night for a single person suite, $105 per night for a two person suite.

Downtowner on Lygon

66 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Phone: +61 (0) 3 663 5555, Fax: +61 (0) 3 662 3308

Located on Melbourne's best known street of restaurants, 15 minutes walk from the University, or one hour if you stop for coffee! Located half way between the University and the central business district.

Tariff: $99 per night, double room, no breakfast.