Conference Venue

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is in the heart of the shopping, dining and theatre district of Melbourne city centre at the 'Paris-end' of Collins Street, named for the areas European character and cosmopolitan cultural attractions.

Car parking:

  • Sofitel Melbourne on Collins offers valet parking for day use at the rate of $70.00 per car per day
  • Wilson Parking Collins Place - 72 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000
    Hours of operation 24 hours 7 days
    For pricing and further details, please click here
  • Secure Parking - 32 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000
    Hours of operation 24 hours 7 days, early bird rates are available
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Destination Melbourne

Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, the southern-most city of mainland Australia is Melbourne; the capital city of Victoria where creativity and innovation come together to deliver great events, exciting places to explore and cutting-edge advancements that are globally acclaimed.

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Melbourne is a thriving and cosmopolitan city with a unique balance of graceful old buildings and stunning new architecture surrounded by parks and gardens. It’s also home to some of the world’s most outstanding communities of research and innovation and is the birthplace of Australian film, television, art, dance and music. The city’s major draw card is its research institutes and academia that facilitate world-leading contributions to key economic sectors. Melbourne offers a sophisticated multi-cultural lifestyle, hidden laneways abundant with arts, museums, festivals, sporting events, food, wine, shopping and much more. Melbourne really is the place to be.

Tourism AustraliaMelbourne also comes alive at night with the most live music venues in Australia and a burgeoning number of chic and groovy inner-city bars and restaurants for every level and style of socialising imaginable.

On top of all of this, Melbourne is also the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles and Victoria’s most admired beaches.

To find out more about what Melbourne has to offer, visit www.whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au
You can also get tailored advice once you have arrived by going to the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, open 0900 to 1800 7 days a week.

Here are some useful links to help you best plan your time when visiting Melbourne:
Top 10 things to do in Melbourne
General information about Melbourne

Getting around

Melbourne is a compact city that is easy to get to and navigate on foot or by the many transport options. Only 25 minutes from Melbourne’s international airport, your short trip into the city centre is quick and easy with options ranging from dedicated Skybus to individual passenger services. The airport accommodates a vast airline network with many direct flights and 24/7 operations and services, offering maximum flexibility for delegates.

Once in the city, you’ll come to appreciate Melbourne’s grid layout which makes it one of the most convenient cities in the world to navigate. All amenities are within walking distance, making it ideal to explore the city on foot. Alternatively, the extensive public transport network offers trams, trains, buses and taxis providing ample options for those wishing to explore the city landmarks, culture, food and wine and events.

Travel information for getting around Melbourne

Accessible Victoria

Melbourne is one of Australia's oldest cities but accessibility for people with special mobility needs is improving all the time. Find out about accessible activities and attractions and the best ways to get around Melbourne and Victoria here

Transport options

A number of transport options are available from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD.

Taxi: Approximate cost to the CBD is $50-$60
Taxis are available outside the domestic terminal or you can pre book by calling:

  • 13 Cabs – 13 22 27
  • Australia Wide Taxi – 131 008

Uber: Looking for another option for transport to and from Melbourne Airport: Departure Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC 3045, Australia +61 3-9297-1600
Just request your Uber once you have exited the terminal and your driver will meet you at the pick–up area. More information on Uber available online.

SkyBus: Offers a shuttle bus service from the airport to Melbourne CBD and city hotels. This service operates 24 hours, 7 days. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day and every 30-60 minutes overnight. Tickets can be purchased on arrival or online by visiting the SkyBus website.

Where to eat

Tourism AustraliaMelbourne has a lively passion for social eating and drinking, which is reflected in the thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world. Everywhere you will uncover a vast array of fashionable cafes, where you can enjoy Melbourne's existential coffee and cafe culture to the fullest.

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What’s on in Melbourne

Melbourne City Council provides an updated guide to highlight what’s happening in Melbourne.


Sightseeing – Victoria and Beyond

There is no shortage of things to see, do and explore in Melbourne and Victoria. The city offers a multitude of everchanging experiences at numerous attractions in the city and regional destinations. Take your pick from museums and art galleries, zoos and aquariums, landmark and historic sites, family fun activities and attractions, bars and cafes, sandy beaches and white-water rafting, spas, wildlife and wineries, or drives along Victoria’s coastline.

Check out the wealth of attractions and activities on offer in Victoria here.

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If you have time, discover more unique destinations within Australia, from the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier to the Red Centre’s glowing Uluru:

Click here to find out more about where else you can visit whilst in Australia.

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