International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group Conference
 

Our destination – Melbourne, Victoria

Recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay.

Melbourne is a city with something for everyone. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafés and trendy bars, botanic gardens to sports stadiums, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres, Melbourne has an activity and attraction that will interest you.

For further information on Melbourne and surrounding areas please visit the Visit Victoria website 


Touring within Australia

If you would like to see more of Melbourne and Australia during your stay we recommend the following Tour Operators - Australian Luxury Escapes and Territory Discoveries specialise in tours of Northern Territory - Uluru, Darwin and Kakadu.

Many of the tours can be booked online (up to 6 months in advance) however if you require a personalised quotation please contact your preferred operator directly via email.

Some tours available include:

Melbourne Laneways

Phillip Island Penguins and Koala Tour

Yarra Valley Winery Tour


Getting to Melbourne

Melbourne Airport is located approximately 22km from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Building. Easy access is available from the airport to the city centre via bus and taxi. Please refer to the Melbourne Airport website for further information.

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.

Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport. The central business district is approximately 30 minutes from the International and Domestic Airport. A taxi costs approximately $50-$60. Taxi Phone: 13 22 27 or 131 008.

Car rental services are available at Melbourne Airport. Please refer to the Melbourne Airport website for further information.

Getting Around Melbourne

myki is the smart card ticketing system in metropolitan Melbourne and paper tickets on buses in selected regional towns. It is an integrated system that works on trains, trams and buses.

You may purchase a ticket online in advance http://www.myki.com.au or for interstate and international guests, a myki visitor packs can be purchased from the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station, the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square and the SkyBus terminals at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station. The Conference hotel (The Larwill Studio) will have them available for purchase at the hotel reception.

Top ups to existing cards can be made at various locations around Melbourne and nearby to the VCCC, including all 7-Eleven stores, the Zouki RMRWH Convenience Store inside the Royal Melbourne Hospital (shop 8), and at myki machines located at all metropolitan railway stations. For a comprehensive list of myki top up locations, please click here.

The myki Visitor Pack includes:
A myki smartcard pre-loaded with enough value for one day’s Zone 1 travel
Instructions on how to use myki
An inner Melbourne tram map
Discounts at 15 attractions worth more than $130 in savings

The myki Visitor Pack is available for full fare, concession, child and senior visitors. A full fare myki Visitor Pack costs $14.00 including $8.00 myki money. A concession, child or seniors myki Visitor Pack costs $7.00, including $4.00 myki money

For more information http://www.myki.com.au/About-myki/myki-visitor-pack

Information regarding tram, train and bus timetables is available from http://ptv.vic.gov.au/.