Flying into Melbourne
No official carrier has been nominated for the conference due to competitive airfares available via the internet. There are three airlines who fly regularly into Melbourne – check out the best fares of the day here: Jetstar|Qantas|Virgin.
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is international and is located 27.9 kilometres from the conference venue, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, which is approx. 36 minutes by car. Please visit www.melbourneairport.com.au/ for more information.
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Getting Around Melbourne
Public transport facilities in Melbourne is easily accessible with frequent tram services, Taxis and UBER’s are readily available and are reasonably priced. A free city circle tram is also available when travelling around the heart of the city.
Most visitors base themselves in the city centre, the buzzing commercial heart of Melbourne that’s also home to museums, theatres, restaurants, bars and shops. Melbourne’s grid layout makes it an easy city to navigate, with most attractions within walking distance. Transport options include train, tram, bus or bike. The Night Network also operates on weekends with after hours transport to many locations.
– myki cards
myki is Melbourne’s ticket to travel on the city’s trains, trams and buses. It’s a plastic smartcard with stored value which can be topped up and re-used again. Purchase your myki online at the PTV website, premium train stations, retail outlets displaying the myki sign (including 7-Elevens), or by calling 1800 800 007 (free from a land line) in Australia.
– myki explorer
For flexible travel, buy a myki explorer pack from Melbourne Visitor Centre, Federation Square, the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station (corner Swanston and Little Collins streets), SkyBus terminals and some hotels. Packs include a pre-loaded myki card with enough value for one day of travel in Zone 1 and 2, instructions on how to use myki, a Melbourne tram map and discount entry to Melbourne attractions.
Melbourne’s metro trains run between the outer suburbs and Flinders Street Station in the city. The city loop is Melbourne’s underground system, with five stations in the central business district: Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff, Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street. Southern Cross Station is Melbourne’s hub for regional and interstate trains. Plan your trip with Public Transport Victoria’s journey planner.
Passengers can board trams at signposted stops displaying maps, route numbers and a timetable. Route numbers are also displayed on the front of the tram. Travel within the central area of Melbourne by tram is free, though you will need a myki card if you plan to start or finish your journey outside of this central area. For more information on the area covered by the Free Tram Zone and a downloadable map, go to the Public Transport Victoria website.
Melbourne buses run frequently to major hubs, including shopping centres, schools, hospitals, leisure and sports venues, and some of Melbourne’s biggest attractions. For people travelling further afield, Victoria’s V/Line service gives access to regional towns and scenic attractions across the state.
Follow this link to view timetables and metropolitan specific information.
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Melbourne taxis are easy to spot, as they display a lamp on the cab roof and most are painted yellow, silver or white. You can book taxi cab pick up for a set location, or take one from a cab rank at signposted spots. You may also hail a taxi in the street. If the rooftop lamp is lit, the taxi is usually unoccupied and available for hire. Rideshare trips are available via apps with Uber, Taxify and DiDi. The apps show fare estimates, driver’s pictures, vehicle details, and tracks trips on a map.
Popular services are:
- 13CABS – 132 227
- Australia Wide Taxi – 131 008