Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, the southern-most city of mainland Australia is Melbourne; a creative, exciting city with always something new to discover.

There is something uniquely intriguing about Melbourne; it transforms the everyday into an immersive experience. It rewards the visitors who take the time to explore and uncover its secrets in the labyrinth of interconnecting streets and laneways.

Melbourne has a cultural depth and multicultural diversity people expect from a major global city but with a relaxed attitude that makes it easy for visitors from anywhere around the world to feel at home. The city is exciting, constantly changing and evolving with many new restaurants, hotels, events and attractions opening throughout the year.

Melbourne is globally recognised as a safe, welcoming and exciting host city, having been voted the world’s most liveable city for seven consecutive years 2011-2017 by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

It is also renowned as an accessible global city where world-leading conference infrastructure and venues, intellectual capital and energetic spirit makes delivering business events simple and easy.

Melbourne is an inspiring meeting place where collaboration comes naturally and connected networks facilitate true partnerships. 

Getting to Melbourne

Melbourne Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing passengers with the maximum flexibility in scheduling domestic and international travel. Visitors can take advantage of many low cost carriers, wireless internet, 24/7 wheelchair assist service and a dedicated foreign language and group arrivals desk. The Airport is curfew free, it has no additional arrival or departure tax for flights in and out of Australia and provides trouble-free transfers (single international and domestic terminal precinct).

24/7 airport to hotel transportation
The SkyBus express bus service to the city operates 24/7, every 10 minutes. The journey takes just 20 minutes and costs AU$18 one way and AU$36 for a return fare. Taxis from Melbourne Airport to the city centre will take 20 minutes and cost approximately AU$45 for a one-way fare.

Getting around Melbourne

Perfect Walking City

Melbourne is set in a compact grid layout, making it very easy to navigate by foot. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is located within easy walking distance of many hotels, restaurants, cafés, shopping and attractions. The City of Melbourne provides informative walking maps and information that can be downloaded for free.

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus

On the Melbourne Visitors Shuttle Bus delegates can hop on and off at any of the 13 key city locations including the Melbourne Museum, Queen Victoria Market, Royal Botanic Gardens and Chinatown.

Myki Visitor Pass

The Visitor Myki has been developed for visitors and is available at Public Transport Victoria (PTV) hubs, the Melbourne Visitor Information Centre and many hotels. The Visitor Myki costs AU$14 and is pre-loaded with Myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1. Tram travel in Melbourne’s central business district and Docklands is free. Twenty four hour tram and train services are available on Friday/Saturday nights.

River Cruises

With the Yarra River running through it, Melbourne is a great city to make your way around by boat. Jump on a Melbourne Water Taxi or take a scenic cruise departing from Southbank.

RACV Melbourne Bike Share Scheme

Melbourne’s Bike Share Scheme allows users to hire one of 600 bikes at the 50 docking stations around the city centre.

Free City Circle Tram

Operating every 12 minutes, the City Circle Tram travels the perimeter of Melbourne’s city centre, taking in many of Melbourne’s landmarks. Delegates can catch the tram at any of the specially marked stops on Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive or Spring Street. The City Circle route uses iconic W-Class trams, offering passengers an historical experience and commentary along the way.