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The central location of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre means it is easily accessed by the city's roadways, freeways, public transport and on foot. The City Link automated tollway connects the MCEC to the airport in just 20 minutes. The Centre is also serviced by six parking areas suitable for public, exhibitor and bus parking with additional parking available within walking distance of the centre.
Getting to and from the Airport
Click here to view various transportation options for getting to and from the airport.
Tram numbers 96, 112 and 109 travel down Spencer/Clarendon streets and stop opposite the Clarendon
Tram numbers 48 and 70 stop at the end of Flinders Street. Walk towards the Yarra River, across the
Please note: Melbourne is in the process of transitioning to a smart card ticketing system called myki.
You can buy a myki:
There are also myki Visitor Packs available for sale at the Visitor Information Centre at Federation
Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations are both a short stroll from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. These stations are major hubs for suburban, regional and interstate rail services. Directions and ticketing information is available from Centre staff.
For tram and train timetables see www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Ask your driver to drop off at Convention Centre Place, next to the Hilton South Wharf Hotel.
Taxi ranks are right on the doorstep:
The SkyBus transports visitors direct from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station. MCEC is a 10 minute walk from the station or catch tram 96 which stops opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.
Bus route 238 operates to and from Southern Cross Station to Convention Centre Place between the hours of 10:00 – 15:00, Monday to Friday.
The coach pick-up/drop-off point is Coach Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).
Visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au for timetable information.
Skybus Super Shuttle is the official transit link between Melbourne Airport and the central business district. It departs every 15 minutes from Southern Cross station, a five-minute walk from the Centre.
Purchase tickets and view the timetable at the Skybus website.
Read more information on travel to Melbourne.
To assist delegates with Visa Applications, as soon as you register as a delegate and pay your Congress Registration Fees, we will forward a formal letter of invitation and confirmation of registration which you can use for visa application purposes.
Do I require a visa?
This event is registered with the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) Service. The IECN assists event participants by offering free advice on Australian visas. Visit their website for more information.
The IECN can advise you on the following:
What should I do to help with the visa application process?
For the best possible chance of obtaining a visa to travel to Australia to attend an event, you should:
Please note, the implementation of the new Biometrics Program for visa applicants lodging a paper-based application in the following countries; France, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, see: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/biometrics/offshore/countries.htm
There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.
1. Business Visas - is the most appropriate option for delegates fulfilling an official role such as speaking/presenting at the event, or if the delegate is employed and is travelling to Australia to be involved in an activity that is related to their profession. Business Events Factsheet.pdf
NB: IECN assistance will NOT guarantee a visa grant. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.
Important: IECN assistance will not guarantee a visa grant. In order to be granted a visa you must meet all the legislative requirements of that visa.
Online enquiries: Complete the online form to receive advice: IECN Enquiry Form
Confidentiality: In accordance with the Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 the IECN is not able to provide a list of events and conferences in Australia. In accordance with Australia’s Privacy Act 1988, any information an event organiser or participant passes on to the Department’s IECN, will only be used to facilitate visa processing with the relevant Australian overseas visa office.
2012 ICASM | 60th International Congress of Aviation & Space Medicine