Venue and Accommodation

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS)

381 Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3052

Monash University's Parkville Campus, Melbourne, Australia.  MIPS is based in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University, which is ranked #2 in the world for research in Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World Rankings 2017).  The campus is located in the heart of the Parkville Biomedial precinct, 2km from Melbourne CBD.


For your reference the following accommodation options are within walking distance of MIPS and the Melbourne Zoo (location for conference dinner on Monday 3rd December). No members of the organising committee are affiliated, or have financial connections, with any of the listed establishments.

See attached map for nearby accommodation for Parkville

The Vibe Hotel Carlton – the closest

Address: 441 Royal Parade, Melbourne VIC 3052

Next door to Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Vibe Hotel Carlton is the ideal base for the MPGPCR meeting. Rooms range from $120 to $170 per night, and feature all the required facilities for a convenient stay: free WiFi, sauna, gym, pool, restaurant and bar, room service and a 24h reception desk.

The Larwill Studio, Parkville – our personal favourite

Address: 48 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052.

Located nearby in North Melbourne at The Larwill Studio, the boutique hotel that draws its inspiration from the Australian artist David Larwill. The Larwill Studio is approximately 1.2km from MIPS (20min walk), rooms are available for an average price of $170 per night with space to move, heaps of natural light, work desks, king sized fluffy bed, sparkling bathrooms and quirky little extras.

Best Western Parkville – enjoy busy Sydney road

Address: 2 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

Located at the corner of Royal Parade and Park St, overlooking Princes Park and nearby Sydney Road, the Best Western Parkville is approximately 300m from MIPS (10min walk). Rooms range from from $110 to $150 per night, with all required amenities for your stay: free WiFi and parking, spa, tea/coffee making facilities, and 24h reception desk.

Melrose Apartments – ideal for small groups

Address: 171 Melrose St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

The Melrose Apartments are located a little further away from MIPS, on the other side of Royal Park, about 1.5km from MIPS (~25min walk). Apartments can host up to 4 peoples and feature a balcony, kitchenette, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. Melrose Apartments include a fitness centre, free WiFi, and laundry facilities on each level.