Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and the second most populous in Australia, elected the most livable city in the world in 2011 and 2012. The city can feed all interests, be it cultural, dining, sport or events. You can find all kinds of experiences around the state capital, wether you are looking for a wild adventure or a relaxing seaside stroll.
Weather in January
Summer in Melbourne goes from November to February. Through January the average maximum temperature is 27C (81F) and the average minimum is 14C (57F).



Getting here

International airlines

Melbourne Airport is serviced by 27 international airlines. The airport is approximately 22 kilometres from the city approximately 25 minutes drive.

Direct flights to Melbourne are available from many locations around the world including Los Angeles, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Seoul, Guanzhou, Shangai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Hanoi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, etc.

In addition to the locations above, Sydney Airport is connected to San Francisco, Dallas, Honolulu, Vancouver, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Beijing, Bali, Johannesburg, among others.

Domestic airlines

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger are the major domestic carriers and are housed within the main terminal at Melbourne Airport. Jetstar also flies from Avalon Airport near Geelong. The airlines operate regular services throughout the day from Australias major cities, with flights leaving every 15 minutes in busy periods.

Ground public transportation

Trains servicing country Victoria and interstate routes arrive at Southern Cross Station, part of the metropolitan train system's underground city loop service. To find out about train services, journeys, fares and timetables see the links below.

A number of bus lines operate throughout the state and offer a broader range of destinations and itineraries than the train network. For more information on the bus lines and their services visit the websites below.

Getting around

Most visitors base themselves in the city centre, the buzzing commercial heart of Melbourne that's also home to museums, theatres, restaurants, bars and shops. The city's grid layout makes Melbourne an easy city to navigate, and almost everything is within walking distance if it's not, simply hop aboard a train, tram or bus.

myki cards

myki is Melbourne's ticket to travel on the city's trains, trams and buses. It is a plastic smartcard with stored value which can be used, topped up and re-used again.

myki cards can be purchased online at the myki website, premium train stations, retail outlets displaying the myki sign (including 7-Elevens), or by calling 13 6954 (13 myki). For more details visit myki website.

For more information on ticketing, zones and timetables, visit the Public Transport Victoria website.

Visitor packs

For flexible travel, buy a myki Visitor Pack from Melbourne Visitor Centre, Federation Square, the PTV Hub, SkyBus terminals and selected hotels.

Packs include a pre-loaded myki card with enough value for one day of travel in Zone 1, instructions on how to use myki, a Melbourne tram map, a protective wallet and discounted entry to various Melbourne attractions.

Invitation Letter for VISA Application
All international visitors should check with local consulates or visit the website of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of Australian Gorvernment regarding visa and entry regulations to attend the conference. For information on passport holder country eligibility, consult the document available here.

Should a letter of invitation be required as part of a visa application, a written request must be submitted to the conference organizer.

More detailed information on Visa options for Business Events such as Conferences, Meeting or Seminars can be found on the links below.

  • Immigration Department of Australian Government
  • Visa Options