Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria and is situated on the Yarra River. It has a population of over 3.5 million and is famous for its vibrant and multicultural atmosphere. Melbourne boasts an international reputation for excellence in education, as well as a huge variety of festivals, and cultural and sporting events.
The Melbourne Convention Centre is located along the picturesque Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne City. It was the first to be named the worlds 'Best Congress Centre' by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC). The venue has received many accolades for its performance and consistently high standards in service, facilities, food and beverages.
Corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets
Melbourne, Victoria 3005
Tel: +61 3 9235 8000
Fax: +61 3 9235 8001
Tourism Victoria's website
www.visitmelbourne.com.au has comprehensive information about attractions,
events and other useful and important travel information.
Other useful websites
The Age travel guide: TheAge.com.au/Travel/Melbourne
Only Melbourne: www.onlymelbourne.com.au
The Melbourne City Official Home Page www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
The following hotels have negotiated special conference rates and are all within 5 minutes' walking distance from the Melbourne Convention Centre. These hotels will be able to booked through the registration form once available.
|Hotel||Location||Rate Per Room Per Night|
|Batmans Hill ****||Corner of Spencer St and Collins St||Club Room:
1 Bedroom Apartment: $172
2 Bedroom Apartment: $205
|Explorers Inn ***||16 Spencer St||Double/twin Room: $112|
|Vibe Savoy ****||630 Little Collins St||Standard double/twin room: $158|
|Medina Executive Northbank ****||550 Flinders St||1 Bedroom Apartment: $200|
|Grand Hotel *****||33 Spencer St||Studio: $245
1 Bedroom Apartment: $275
|Holiday Inn on Flinders ****||575 Flinders Lane||To be confirmed|
|Crowne Plaza ****||1 - 5 Spencer St||Standard double/twin: $235|
There are many budget accommodation venues around the city centre, a few of which are detailed below. Rooms must be booked directly with the hotels or backpackers.
|Hotel||Location||Rates and Facilities|
City Centre Budget Hotel **
Tel: +61 3 9654 5401
Tel: +61 3 9329 7755
|475 Spencer Street||Dorm: $20
Private: $25 - $35
Tel: +61 1800 249 207
|228 Flinders Street||Dorm: $27
Private: $65 - $75