GENERAL INFORMATION

Guidance Notes for Attendees

Airport Transfers

Melbourne Airport is located 20 km or 25 minutes from central Melbourne.

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

SkyBus operates from two locations at Melbourne Airport right outside arrivals at:

  • Terminal T1 – serving Qantas Domestic, QantasLink and Jetstar Domestic.
  • Terminal T2 – passengers arriving at the international terminal can catch SkyBus Kerbside at T1 or T3, which are only a few steps away.
  • Terminal T3 – serving Virgin Blue Domestic, Tiger Airways, Regional Express, and all International flights.
  • Terminal T4 – passengers arriving on Tiger Airways can catch SkyBus Kerbside at T3, which is only a few steps away.

Melbourne City/Southern Cross Station

The SkyBus city terminal is located undercover at Southern Cross Station, near the corner of Bourke Street and Spencer Street.

Alternatively, a taxi ride from Melbourne City to the Airport will cost approximately A$50.00- A$60.00.

Banking and Currency

Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = $1) Notes come in $100, $50, $20, $10, and $5. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Mastercard, Visa and American Express.

Business Hours

Banks and post offices generally open from 09.30 – 16.00 hours from Monday to Friday. Business office hours are 09.00 – 17.00 hours from Monday to Friday.

Climate and Clothing

Spring (Sep-Nov): 11-24 ºC (52-75 ºF)

Generally, Australians are informal dressers. We suggest you bring a jacket and tie with you for special occasions. A light jacket is recommended for evenings for summer/spring.

Please refer to the information on the social program for dress at social functions organised as part of the Conference.

Electricity

Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor. If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels.

Free City Tram

The principal boundaries of the Free Tram Zone are Spring Street, Flinders Street and La Trobe Street. Additionally, the tram routes along Victoria Street, William Street and Elizabeth Street that surround Victoria Market are also included as well as the Docklands area.

Download the Free Tram Zone on the Maps page.