Venue & Melbourne information

Accommodation and Transportation in Melbourne and the University of Melbourne

From the CBD:

To get to the University of Melbourne from the Melbourne city center, simply catch any tram going up Swanston Street. These trams run from Flinders Street Station and allow you to disembark at Stop 1 – opposite the University.

From Carlton:

The Best Western Plus Travel Inn, Melbourne Carlton Central Apartment Hotel and Zagame's House are a 12-15 minute walk from the University of Melbourne.

Navigating the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne was founded in 1853 and is Australia’s second oldest university. The University spans two campuses with main campus located in Parkville and the second campus located in Southbank. The Southbank campus is where the Victorian College of the Arts resides.

You can view map of the Parkville Campus below, download a PDF copy, or access the University of Melbourne interactive map.

Conference venue:

The Australasian Development Economics Workshop 2024 will take place at the Parkville Campus within the Business and Economics Building at 111 Barry Street and 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton. Registration and the plenary sessions will be in the ground floor foyer of 111 Barry Street and breakout sessions will take place in the adjoining building at 198 Berkeley Street.

Navigating Melbourne

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is a beautiful city with fine buildings and spacious parks, which gives Melbourne its 'garden-city' title. Settlers from a variety of countries have given Melbourne a cosmopolitan outlook and the city has developed as the cultural, fashion, shopping, sporting and culinary centre of Australia.

Catching public transport:

Using public transport in the Melbourne CBD requires a myki card. You can purchase a myki card at most convenience stores or major train stations across Melbourne for $6. This will provide you access to Melbourne's trams, trains, and buses. Within the Melbourne CBD is the ‘Free Tram Zone’, however outside of this area you will need to 'Touch On' your myki. You can download a map of the Free Tram Zone here. The free PTV app is also a useful resource to help with navigation by public transport.

Travelling from the airport:

The SkyBus travels from Tullamarine Airport to Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne CBD. The shuttle bus leaves the airport roughly every 20 minutes and costs $22 for a one-way pass or $34 for return. Private shuttle buses from the airport can also be booked.

Things to see and do in Melbourne:

The central business district of Melbourne is based around the delta of the Yarra River at the top of a large bay. The city area contains some of Australia's finest parks, gardens and historic buildings, all within walking distance. Melbourne is also Australia's entertainment, sporting and cultural capital. Nearly every cuisine is represented in the many hundreds of Melbourne's very reasonably-priced restaurants and cafes.

Places of interest include:

For more information on Melbourne and its surrounding regions, please visit the following websites: