Getting around Melbourne

The State Library Conference Centre and selected accommodation venues are situated within walking distance of each other. If you want to travel around the city or further afield then Melbourne's public transport system, bike networks and roads make it easy to get around.

Public transport

Melbourne's public transport is the easiest and best way to get around the city. The City Circle tram is a free service around central Melbourne that stops near some of Melbourne's major attractions. You can also catch regular trams, trains and buses all over Melbourne. Buy a re-usable Myki smartcard, available widely.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website for timetables, route maps and fare information.

If you own a smartphone, you may also like to download the PTV app and the Tram Tracker app (which provides real-time tram arrival information) for iPhone or Android.

Bike share

With 1500km of bike lanes (and growing!), Melbourne is a bike-friendly city.

Visit the Melbourne Bike Share website for information on how and where to hire a bike for short trips in and around the city. (Please note that it is compulsory to wear a helmet while riding a bike in Australia.)

Car parking

Car parking is available in a range of commercial car parks adjacent to the venue. Daily fees apply.

  • Mackenzie Street, Melbourne (between Russell and Victoria streets)
  • Queen Victoria Centre (entry via Russell or Little Lonsdale streets)
  • Melbourne Central Smart Park (entry via La Trobe Street)

Key dates

Oct 10
10 Oct 2014 – conference ends

iPres 2014 ends - farewell to our conference delegates