How to Get Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne

The conference will be held at Monash University (Caulfield campus) during July 2-5, 2018, Melbourne, Australia - the world's most livable city for the seventh year running, as ranked in the latest Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Survey 2017. More information about the conference can be found on the Venue page.

Weather in Melbourne in July

In Melbourne, the weather can change abruptly, so it is good to be prepared in advance. The average daily maximum temperature will be usually 14°C and the overnight drop to their lowest to 4°C.

July temperatures will be generally colder and drier than average, with some very coldest nights. It would be really important for the conference delegates to bring their winter coats and jackets. For more weather information, you can see here.

Flight Information

There are plenty of international direct flights from major cities in the world to Melbourne airport: North America (New York, Los Angeles) Asia (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, etc) Middle East (Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi) Europe (via any Asian cities) South Africa, South America

Melbourne Airport is located in Tullamarine, which is a suburb 20 km north from Melbourne CBD. All international flights arrive at Terminal 2 of the airport. Terminals 1 and 3 are domestic terminals. All terminals are next to each other and are within walking distance. Information centres are located in all terminals, should you need more information regarding hotels and transportation.

The airport serves by a range of transportation services, such as taxis or airport SkyBus. The SkyBus from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD runs frequently 24/7 and cost a lot cheaper than Taxis. You can purchase the SkyBus tickets online or on site (in front of Melbourne Airport International Terminal 2). Rental cars are also available from the airport.


From Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) to Melbourne CBD

- By Taxi: A taxi ride from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD is about half an hour (20km), and the fare is approximately $50 - $60.

- By SkyBus: SkyBus runs express between Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station in Melbourne CBD – 24/7, with day departures every 10 minutes. The current fare for adult is $18 one way or $36 return. For more information you can see here. You have free WiFi on board. You can use train (only 2/3 minutes ride) to go from Southern Cross Station to Flinders Street Station, as our official hotel and other hotels are 2 to 5 minutes walking distance from the Flinders Street Train Station. You need to purchase a Myki card for your local travel, which is a touch-based ticketing system. More information about local transport and Myki can be found as follows.

Local Transport

Getting around the central of Melbourne city (Melbourne CBD) is easy. The two main types of transports are train and tram. Trains run underground in the central of Melbourne while trams run on roads. For comprehensive information on routes, maps, schedule and fares, please visit the Public Transport Victoria Website.

There is a free tram service in the city centre called the City Circle, no 35. It runs in a circle in both directions along Harbor Esplanade, Latrobe St, Spring St and Flinders St. The stop on the corner of La Trobe St and Queen St is only 2 blocks away from conference venue.

You need to purchase a Myki card, which is a touch-based ticketing system. You can buy these at the train stations, 7-Eleven stores, or online through the Public Transport Victoria Website. The way fares are calculated on the ticket systems is based on time, for example 2-hours, 1-day or 7-days ticket. Within the prescribed time, the same ticket can be used for unlimited rides on trains, trams and buses.