Your Visit

The University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).

Only a short walk from Melbourne’s city centre, the University of Melbourne welcomes visitors and invites you to explore our unique cultural, architectural and landscape features and facilities.

Download the University of Melbourne campus map.

Check out Explore the University of Melbourne – for general information on food, campus history, galleries and Museums, facilities and fun facts.

A self-guided campus tour and podcast are available here.

The APIOC 2018 Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the University of Melbourne’s Law Building, located at 185 Pelham Street (campus grid reference R 15).


The City of Melbourne

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state.

The entire Greater Melbourne area covers 9992.5 km2 and has a population of around 4.5 million.

Melbourne residents enjoy a temperate climate influenced by its location at the apex of one of the world’s largest bays, Port Phillip Bay. Visitors are always advised to prepare for all weather as it is often sunny one minute and pouring with rain the next.

Getting to and from the airport is easy. SkyBus runs express bus services every 10 minutes between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD, operating all day, every day at a flat rate of $19 one-way. They have service desks located at each terminal, and provide a free City Hotel Shuttle. The journey is approximately an hour long.

Taxi ranks are located across each terminal. Melbourne CBD is approximately a 30-minute ride away and will cost about $56-$62 one way. Estimate your fare here. A Melbourne Airport access fee of $3.58 applies to all pick-ups originating from an airport taxi rank. The access fee is paid by the passenger to the taxi driver which will be included on the taxi fare. There is no airport charge for set down.
Uber also operate at the Melbourne Airport and have designated pick-up zones, read more at Uber in Melbourne here

Transport in Melbourne

Melbourne’s grid layout makes it an easy city to navigate, with most attractions within walking distance. Transport options include train, tram, bus or bike. The Night Network also operates on weekends with afterhours transport to many locations.

Myki Cards

myki is Melbourne’s ticket to travel on the city’s trains, trams and buses. It’s a plastic smartcard with stored value which can be topped up and re-used again. Purchase your myki online at the PTV website, premium train stations, retail outlets displaying the myki sign (including 7-Elevens), or by calling 1800 800 007 (free from a land line) in Australia.

Getting around

View the Inner Melbourne Map for an overview of tram, train and bus routes, parks, landmarks and attractions, bike paths and walking trails.

On your mobile device use ‘Nearby’ mode for a mapped list of attractions, shops, food and wine options close to your current location while you’re out and about.


Cycling is a great way to get around the city. The City of Melbourne’s cycling network has over 135 km on- and off- road route Bike Share information available here

View the TravelSmart Map for Melbourne Cyclists