Accommodation, Travel and Transport

Discounted delegate accommodation - book early and save - bookings now open

We  have an affordable range of specially negotiated travel and accommodation options available – making Melbourne not only easily accessible but easily affordable. 

All bookings are through Ozacomm+.  Should you have any queries please contact:

Madonna Moulds, Conference & Event Accommodation Bureau
E : | W : | P : +61 (0)7 3854 1611 | F : +61 (0)7 3854 1507

"Your Event Rate" are the rates that have been negotiated with the hotel for the event.

"Alternative Online Rates" are the rates you may see on other 'dot com' systems. The terms and conditions of these rate types may differ, please see the relevant "Cancellation Policy" for details.

If a room type shows "N/A" this may be caused by 1 or more nights of your selected stay having limited availability. If you require accommodation on a day that is displayed as "N/A" please contact Ozaccom+ for further information.





Unauthorised Accommodation

Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service other than Ozacomm+ that implies or claims to be an official accommodation provider of AVA Conferences. We have been made aware of other companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Reservations made through these “pirate” agencies or companies will be at your own risk.

Air travel

Melbourne Airport is 22 kilometres from the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. This is a 30-minute drive dependent on traffic conditions. Transfers from the airport are readily available via taxi, shuttle bus, car hire or private hire operators.


Melbourne Airport is serviced by the Skybus Super Shuttle—the only bus service linking the airport to the city. Tickets are available from the driver; from the information booth outside the terminal; or from the Skybus Super Shuttle website. Tickets prices (as at May 2012) are AUD17 one way or AUD28 return. For more information visit:


Taxis have their own taxi ranks or can be hailed from the street. Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside the international terminal and both domestic terminals. Expect a taxi fare of around AUD60 for a taxi ride between the CBD and Melbourne Airport. Melbourne’s major taxi companies include:

13 CABS: 13 22 27—within Australia only
Arrow:     13 22 11—within Australia only
Embassy taxis:  13 17 55—within Australia only
Silver top taxis:   13 10 08—within Australia only

Flights to Melbourne start from $99

Or explore Webjet Travel for flight options.


Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre car park
1,060 undercover parking spaces managed by Wilson Parking, open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

  •     Evening rate, Monday to Thursday – A$15.00, entry from 6pm and exit before 6am
  •     Evening rate, Friday – A$19.00, entry from 6pm and exit before 6am
  •     Weekend rate – A$19.00, per exit, per day
  •     Early bird rate – A$16.00, enter between 6am – 9am and exit between 3pm – midnight Monday – Friday.

Fees are subject to change without notice and current rates are listed here.

Melbourne South Wharf car park
550 open air parking spaces managed by Wilson Parking, open 24 Hours, 7 days a week.

  •     Day Rates are $4 per hour, with $28 maximum for 6+ hours
  •     Evening rate – A$8.00, entry after 6pm and exit before 6am

Fees are subject to change without notice and current rates are listed here.

Public transport

Most of Melbourne’s main attractions are within walking distance to the forum venue and recommended hotels; however public transport is easily accessible and affordable.

Myki is Melbourne’s smartcard ticketing system. With myki you can travel on all of Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses. A myki can be purchased from train stations, some tram stops and bus interchanges, 7 Eleven stores, retail outlets and newsagents displaying the myki sign. A myki visitor pack containing a map, instructions for use, a myki card with enough value for one day’s travel in Zone 1 (the entire tram network) and discounts to various Melbourne attractions is also available for purchase from the Melbourne Visitor Centre.

For more information about public transport, including ticketing and planning your journey, visit

Youth Hostels

Melbourne Central Youth Hostel