Getting to and from Airport
Melbourne Airport is located 20 km or 25 minutes from central Melbourne. A taxi fare is approximately A$40.
A shuttle bus service, SkyBus, operates 24 hours a day between the Airport and the city centre. The service runs approximately every 30 minutes at a cost of A$12 each way. Drop off points are located throughout the city centre close to hotels and facilities. For further information, phone: +61 3 9670 7992.
Climate for June
Average maximum temperature 14°C
Average minimum temperature 7°C
For more information on average temperatures, rainfall and lots of other great information about Victorian destinations, visit www.visitvictoria.com
Australian currency fluctuates on the international monetary exchange. Therefore we recommend checking with your local bank for the exchange rate prior to your arrival in Australia. To view the currency foreign exchange rates, please visit www.xe.com/ucc/
Melbourne is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and observes daylight saving time.
The official language of the Conference is English.
Passport and Visa
All travellers to Australia, other than New Zealand passport holders, require a valid entry Visa prior to travel to Australia. For many nationalities, an Electronic Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) can be obtained from your travel agent or airline when making your travel arrangements. Please see your travel agent or airline for further details or visit the Department of Immigration website for more information www.immi.gov.au.
Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List' of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual's details in such a list. Consent for publication of the individual's information may be withheld when completing the registration form for the Conference. Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.
Getting to Melbourne is easy and there are many international and domestic flights coming in and out. These include the following:
- Air New Zealand www.airnz.com.au
- Air Niugini www.airniugini.com.pg
- Cathy Pacific www.cathypacific.com
- Japan Airlines www.jal.com
- Continental Airlines www.continental.com
- Qantas www.qantas.com.au
Public Transport in Melbourne
The Melbourne Central Business District (CBD and its suburbs) are one of a few cities in the world that has a low cost electric tram network, as well as an underground train system. There is a free-of-charge historic tram that runs regularly around the perimeter of the Melbourne CBD. This free historic tram is designed for visitors to Melbourne and has high-quality maps and tour guides on board – a most recommended means of getting around the Melbourne CBD.
The city and suburbs is also well-serviced by taxis and buses or, for something a little different, catch a water taxi along Melbourne's famous Yarra River and docklands area. One of the reasons that Melbourne is regarded as one of the world's safest and most liveable cities it is quite safe to walk and travel around Melbourne, day and night.
Melbourne is well serviced by trains, trams, buses and taxis both in the city and surrounding suburbs.
For more information about the transport network, go to Metlink (www.metlink.com.au)For more information about Melbourne visit the VIC Tourism website www.visitvictoria.com