Getting around


The symposium will be held in the Forum Lecture Theatre, Room 153, Arts West (Building 148) on The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus.

Travel options

Getting into the city from the airport


From Melbourne Airport, take SkyBus to the Melbourne city terminal situated at Southern Cross Station (in Spencer Street). This normally costs approximately $18.00 each way, and does not need to be booked in advance. For information about the public transport services which run to and from Melbourne Airport, including SkyBus and bus routes 478, 479, 500 and 901, please see the Public Transport Victoria Airport buses web page.


A taxi from the airport will take around 40 minutes and will cost approximately $50.00. Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and between Terminals 2 and 3.

Public transport to the University

Please note: Please be aware there are road closures and major works in Grattan Street.

The best way to get to the University is by public transport. Trams run along Royal Parade and Swanston Street.

The University is located outside of the Tram Free Zone in the CBD. You will need a myki card when travelling on public transport in Melbourne. You can buy and top up a myki:

  1. At all 7-Eleven stores, plus other retailers displaying the myki sign
  2. At myki machines (full fare only) at all metropolitan train stations
  3. Online
  4. By calling 1800 800 007 (6am - midnight daily, all night Friday and Saturday)
  5. At Melbourne Airport, myki machines have been installed in Terminals 2, 3 and 4; concession myki cards can be purchased from the SkyBus Terminal.

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has useful resources; a Journey Planner and Tram Tracker.

How to travel to Melbourne University Parkville campus

Bicycle routes

The University has plenty of bicycle parking across the campus. For more information please see the Sustainable Campus Cycling/Walking web page.

Bicycles can be hired through the Melbourne Bike Share system at the University and at several locations around the city. Helmets are required by law, and can be purchased for $5 from 7-Eleven stores, vending machines and the Nona Lee Sports Centre (Building 103), Tin Alley at the University. Helmet locations are listed on the FAQs for Bike Rental Options in Melbourne web page.

Car Parking

On-street parking is very limited. There are multi-storey car parks within walking distance of the University. For more information please see the University's Parking on campus web page.


There is a taxi rank outside the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Grattan Street. Major Melbourne taxi companies include:

  • 13 Cabs - 13 2227
  • Arrow - 13 2211
  • Black Cabs Combined - 13 2227
  • Yellow Cabs - 13 1924
  • Maxi Taxi - 13 6294
  • Wheelchair accessible taxis - 9277 3877


Install the Uber app on your smart device.