Conference Dinner

Dinner at Melbourne Racing Club

• Caulfield Committee Room - Level 3

Getting around in Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia!

Melbourne is Australia's mecca for all things trendy and tasty. The city offers up exquisite dining, exhilarating sport and abundant opportunities to experience art.

A perfect blend of rich cultural history and new age trends is waiting for you in Melbourne. As the sun goes down, the city comes to life with a vibrant dining scene as well as events and exhibitions. Explore its bustling laneways, trendy neighbourhoods and sophisticated foodie scene to get a taste of what Melbourne is all about.

If you’re extending your stay, plan your trip at: Guide to Melbourne.

Arriving by Plane

When you arrive at either Melbourne Tullamarine Airport or Avalon Airport, you can either use a taxi or Uber to reach Melbourne CBD or the conference location. Taxi fares from Tullamarine Airport to Melbourne CBD are around AU$90.00, to Caulfield would be around AU$110.00.

Another option is using SkyBus. This bus service operates from both Tullamarine Airport and Avalon Airport, stopping at Southern Cross Station in Melbourne CBD. From Southern Cross Station, you can easily travel onwards using public transport. SkyBus services run on the following schedule:

• Tullamarine Airport: every 10 minutes, between 4:00 am and 1:00 am;

• Avalon Airport: every arriving and departing flight. 

In order to use SkyBus, you need to buy a ticket at the SkyBus Kiosk at the airport arrival hall, or online: Buy Tickets.

Using public transport

In order to access public transport, you need a Myki card. With this prepaid card, you gain access to all trams, buses, and local trains. You can buy a Myki card at: 

• All 7/11 shops;

• All train stations

• The Melbourne Airport Tullamarine Arrival Hall;

• And many other shops.

In order to use the Myki card, you need to top up. You can use credit cards, debit cards and cash to do so. Top up machines can be found at all train stations and all Myki outlets. The standard fare is AU$5.30 for 2 hours of travel, with a maximum daily fare of AU$10.60. More Info.

When using public transport, you always need to tap on and off with you Myki, unless: 

• You are travelling by tram: then only tapping on is needed. 

• You are travelling within the Free Tram Zone: no tapping on/off is needed here. The Free Tram Zone encapsulates most of Melbourne’s CBD area. The conference location is outside of the Free Tram Zone. For the map of the Free Tram Zone, see: Map.

For the most up to date information and to plan your travels, you can use Google Maps or the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) app:  App.


Melbourne offers a wide variety of accommodation options. For easy travel with public transport, we advise to either book in Melbourne CBD or near the conference location. 

Melbourne CBD:

Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD for short) hosts most of Melbourne’s local attractions and is well connected with Monash University’s Caulfield campus, given that the Pakenham and Cranbourne train lines depart from Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Central Station, Parliament Station and Flinders Street Station. The Frankston line leaves from Southern Cross Station and Flinders Street Station. It takes roughly 40 minutes to travel from Melbourne CBD to Monash University’s Caulfield campus. 

Mövenpick hotel:

Rooms starting at AU$208.62. More details

Crown Hotel Melbourne Promenade:

Rooms starting at AU$239.00. More details

Near Monash University’s Caulfield campus:

Accommodation near the conference location offers a shorter commute. The recommended hotels also offer a discounted rate for conference guests. 

The Sebel Melbourne Malvern:

This hotel is conveniently located a 5 minute walk from the conference location. Rooms are from AU$219.00. To access the Monash University conference attendee rate, please contact the hotel. More details

Hotel Chadstone MGallery:

Located right next to the Chadstone Shopping Centre, this hotel is just a 17 minute bus ride away from the conference location. Rooms start at AU$265.00. Monash University conference attendees receive a 10% discount. If you would like to access this discount, please email Local Arrangements Chair Nathalie Overdevest.  More details

Visa Information

We can supply visa letters for you to attend AHs if you provide us with the following information:

• Your full name

• Your position (for example “PhD student”)

• Your full affiliation

• Registration number and Passport number

• Whether you are presenting a paper or just attending the conference

• If you are presenting a paper, the title of the paper