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Location of Conference

The conference will be held at:-

Melbourne Museum
Treetops Function Room
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053

Getting to and parking at Melbourne Museum

Download the Melbourne Museum map

Download the Melbourne Museum Treetops map


Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. It is a modern building of an institution founded in 1854 containing dinosaur and regional history exhibits. Located adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building, it is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ten Reasons for Coming to Melbourne

Voted the 'world's most liveable city' for seven consecutive years by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Melbourne is a cultural hotspot with an array of attractions. The city is renowned for its shopping, art, sport, dining and good coffee. Whether it is browsing the iconic Queen Victoria Market, experiencing a game of Australian Rules football at the 100,000-seat Melbourne Cricket Ground, or enjoying stunning panoramic views from the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, we hope you find time to enjoy our beautiful city while visiting for the NDRS 2019.



The closest major airport is Tullamarine Airport located approximately 18km from the Melbourne Museum. It is serviced by all major airlines which connects to all major cities across Australia including Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Various car rentals are available from the airport if required - Car Rentals from Melbourne Airport

Other main transport options from the Airport to Melbourne CBD:

  • Taxi - $55 to $65 (up to four people) duration 20-40mins
  • Skybus - $19 per person duration 20-40mins
  • Starbus, VHA Airport Shuttle - $18-$25 per person duration 20-40mins
  • Public Transport - $4 to $6 for Myki Card duration 70-90mins
  • Public Transport around Melbourne to Melbourne Museum
  • Transport options include:-
  • Tram Route 86 or Tram Route 96 to the corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets
  • Free city Circle Tram to Victoria Parade
  • City Loop train to Parliament Station
  • Bus Routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street


Entry into Australia is conditional upon you obtaining approval and visa required from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for your visit. Unless otherwise advised, the current and appropriate visa for your visit is the Visitor Visa (Subclass 600). When completing your visa application, please ensure that you apply for the Business Stream and not the Tourist Stream. For details on how to apply for your visa, please refer to the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection webpage.


Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for insurance coverage for accident, illness and luggage, if so desired.


Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne Street and Canning Street. There is also a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicoholson Street. Bicycle racks on the Plaza provide ample bike parking just outside the front door.

Car Park

Book a car park online and save up to 40%.

Located under the Melbourne Museum, the car park is open 7 days a week from 5:30am to midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.

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