PLEASE NOTE: the Friday night keynote and the weekend conference will have different venues.
Friday Night Keynote
The keynote event will be held at the University of Melbourne, in the Public Lecture Theatre in the Old Arts building. The best way to find the Old Arts Building is to enter the university from Grattan St just opposite University Square, take the stairs up to South Lawn, walk along the waterway and then the venue will be ahead to the left. See this map.
The Weekend Conference
EAGxAustralia 2018 is being held at the AMREP Education Centre at 89 Commercial Rd, Melbourne. The AMREP Education Centre is a modern conference venue at the heart of the Alfred Hospital precinct, not far from Melbourne’s CBD.
Getting to the Venues
The University of Melbourne is just a short 5-10min tram ride from the CBD. Most trams heading up Swanston St (away from the Yarra River) take you right there. You can get off at Stop 1-Melbourne University/Swanston St.
The AMREP Education Centre is most easily accessible by tram. Trams 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 all take you to within a 5 minute walk of the venue, while the number 72 takes you to within 100m. If you’re coming from the city, you can get on any of these trams at any stop on Swanston St. For all but the 72, you’ll need to get off at the Corner of St Kila Rd and Commercial Rd, and walk down Commercial Rd. If taking the 72, get off at Stop 26, keep walking down Commercial Rd about 100m and the venue will be on the right, in between the Baker Institute and the Burnet Institute. The 216, 219 and 220 buses also stop just next to this tram stop. If in doubt, ask Google Maps!
If you are flying into Melbourne, you can take the SkyBus from the airport to Southern Cross station. Best to allow 30-45min for this trip. From Southern Cross you can take a train to any station in the City Loop.
If you’re heading directly to the Friday night keynote, take a train from Southern Cross to Melbourne Central station, then take any tram up Swanston St to Stop 1.
There is a weekend flat rate of $10/day at the Alfred Hospital visitor car park. Please see details here.
Walking and Cycling
Melbourne’s roads, footpaths and bike paths are all very well mapped by Google and the time estimates are fairly accurate. The app for Melbourne Bike Share can be found here. (Please note that the nearest drop-off station to AMREP is a 15min walk away). Helmets are mandatory in Victoria.
You will see signs guiding you to the registration desk, where you’ll be given conference materials.