Flying into Melbourne
Melbourne Airport, colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia. Most international airlines fly direct into Melbourne.
If you are planning on extending your stay within Australia, we have three major airlines servicing most transit routes.
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.
For More Information Visit www.melbourne.com.au
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is international and is located 22 kilometres from the conference venue, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, which is approx. 35 minutes by car. Please visit www.melbourneairport.com.au for more information.
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.
SkyBus operates six services from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport providing fast airport transfers to Melbourne City, Southbank and Docklands, St Kilda and Frankston and bayside suburbs and Melbourne’s western and east suburbs. One way or return tickets can be booked via the SkyBus website.
Everyone using public transport in Melbourne requires a myki card. The reusable smart card is easy to use. Simply top up before your journey and then touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel.
You can buy and top up your myki at close to 800 retailers including all 7-Eleven stores, the ticket office window at Premium Stations and staffed V/Line commuter stations, from a myki machine (full fare myki cards only) located at all train stations and major tram and bus interchanges.
Myki Visitor Pack
International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can buy a myki visitor pack to travel on the public transport network in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Download the myki visitor pack brochure HERE
The myki visitor pack includes:
- a full fare, concession, child or seniors myki card, pre-loaded with enough value (myki money) for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
- discount offers at 15 attractions including Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Puffing Billy, saving visitors more than $130
- a protective myki wallet designed by renowned Melbourne cartoonist Mark Knight
- a public transport map and information on how to use myki
When travelling on public transport you must always have a valid ticket and show it on request. If you do not have a valid ticket you may receive a fine.
Visitor Pack Costs
A full fare myki Visitor Pack costs $14 and includes $8 myki money for travel. A concession, child or seniors myki Visitor Pack costs $7 and includes $4 myki money for travel.
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.
Whether you’re headed to work, the airport, or out on the town, Uber connects you with a reliable ride in minutes. One tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go. And payment is completely cashless.
No phone calls to make, no pick-ups to schedule. With 24/7 availability, request a ride any time of day, any day of the year.
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download the UBER app on your iPhone or Android device to get started.
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 cabpick 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