Discover Melbourne

Lose yourself in Melbourne’s laneways and discover its vast array of restaurants, cafes and bars; something wonderful is always waiting to be discovered just around the next corner. A dull moment is hard to find with the never ending range of arts, cultural and sporting events throughout its CBD and bright inner suburbs.
Visitors will find Melbourne an exciting city to explore. Modern architecture and design is juxtaposed with heritage buildings reflecting Australia’s cultural history. But beneath the city’s impressive façade, lies the true heart and soul of the city; laneways which snake the city grid to reveal cafes and bars, fashion houses, boutiques, innovative cuisine, galleries, theatres and museums.
Melbourne has a lively passion for social eating and drinking, which is reflected in the thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world. Everywhere you will uncover a vast array of fashionable cafes, where you can enjoy Melbourne's existential coffee and cafe culture to the fullest.

Melbourne enjoys warm summers, glorious springs, mild autumns and crisp winters. As it’s spring time in October, expect warm days and cool nights. October is also the wettest month on average.

Average daily temperature (F)   68 max   50 min
Average daily temperature (C)  20 max   10 min
Average monthly rainfall              66 mm 


From the airport
The Conference does not provide any transfers from the airport to the Conference venue or hotels. All delegates must make their own transport arrangements from the airport.

From the airport it’s an easy 30 minute taxi or shuttle bus ride using SkyBus to the CBD. SkyBus runs express between Melbourne Airport and the Melbourne CBD. Purchase tickets for the Melbourne City Express service online or at Melbourne Airport. For more information including timetables and prices, visit SkyBus.


Public Transport

Many of Melbourne’s major attractions are accessible from the CBD. There’s a Free Tourist Tram (35 – City Circle) which operates within Melbourne’s CBD. The service operates in a circular route passing major tourist attractions, as well as linking with other tram, train and bus routes in and around Melbourne. Combine walking with trains, trams and buses to see all that Melbourne has to offer. Catch a tram to St Kilda and walk along the esplanade, or take a train to Chapel Street in South Yarra to shop and eat.   

For trip planning, maps and ticket info visit Public Transport Victoria. 

To travel on VIC public transport, you need a Myki Card. International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can buy a myki Explorer pack.
The myki Explorer pack combines a ready to use myki card, visitor information and special offers all in one. It’s a great option for visitors who choose to explore Melbourne and regional Victoria by public transport. For more information about the myki Explorer pack and where to purchase, click here.

For more information on how to best enjoy Melbourne, click here

Melbourne Day Tours

Whether visiting from overseas or interstate, delegates and guests are invited to discover the City of Melbourne and its surrounds.
The conference secretariat has negotiated a special conference discount on all Melbourne tours available through the link below. These tours are operated by Gray Line, providing the flexibility to select your preferred tour options and travel dates, including prior to and after the conference.
For more information, or to make a booking and take advantage of the conference discount, please click the link below and select ‘Melbourne’.
Delegates and guests must use the link below to access the conference discount which will be applied on the payment page.

Book your tour now by clicking here