Venue, transport & accommodation

The 2017 Australasian Universities Power conference is being held in a convenient and scenic location, on the banks of the river near the CBD.

The venue is within easy reach of the city by foot or public transport.

While you're here, take some time to explore Melbourne – there's a lot on offer.


Victoria University is hosting the conference at the Melbourne Park Function Centre. The centre is in the heart of Melbourne, set near the beautiful Yarra River and Botanic Gardens.

The venue can be reached from the city by walking paths, and there are tram and train stops nearby.

To find your way:

Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Batman Ave
Melbourne 3000


Getting to the venue

The Melbourne Park Function Centre is an easy walk from the CBD.

Parking is limited, so we recommend public transport. Trams, trains and buses can all drop you nearby.

The venue lists public transport options, with train, tram, and bus lines, as well as information on taxis.

Getting around Melbourne

Melbourne is well serviced by trains, trams and buses. All use a common card system for ticketing, called 'Myki'.

Myki cards can be bought and topped up with money at train stations and convenience stores where you see the Myki logo. They are 'tapped' at Myki points on buses and trams, or when approaching your train platform, to pay your fare for the trip.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for information about getting around Melbourne (and Myki cards).

Airport transport

If you're not hiring a car, there are two options for transport between Melbourne Airport and the CBD:

  • taxis (around $50) 
  • Skybus.


There are dozens of hotels near the AUPEC conference venue. Following are two city hotels, and search sites for further options.

Ibis hotel

Ask for the best rate around $140 per night in a standard room.

Delegates are welcome to book their accommodation directly with the hotel.

Website: Ibis hotels

Address: 15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 3 9666 0066

Milano Serviced Apartments

One Bedroom Executive Apartment, minimum 3-night stay: $145.00 per night, single-night stay: $159.00.

Website: Milano Serviced Apartments

Address: 8 Franklin St, Melbourne, Vic 3000

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 3 9926 8200

Online hotel search services

Delegates are also encouraged to find hotel deals for the best price using online services such as:

Passport & visa

All international visitors will require a valid passport and visa to enter Australia.

To check your visa requirements please contact the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs or your nearest Australian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.

Discover Melbourne

On your visit to our conference, take the time to explore the unique and evolving city that is Melbourne.

Our city offers world-class restaurants, laneway cafes and trendy bars, galleries, theatres, sports stadiums and elegant architecture. Whatever your interests, you’ll find something to keep you entertained.

To make the most of your stay in Melbourne check out Visit Melbourne and Time Out Melbourne – and take your pick of our entertainment and cultural activities.