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Travel and directions

Directions to the Performing Arts Building and Conference Venues

All the venues for the 2011 ADSA Conference are located in and around the Performing Arts Building (Building 68 on the Clayton Campus Map).

By Car

If you are travelling by car, enter the main entrance to the Clayton Campus via Wellington Road. Continue through the roundabout on what becomes the Eastern Ring Road. The Performing Arts Building will be located on your left, opposite the Sir Robert Blackwood Concert Hall. On your right across from the Performing Arts Building are ticketed Car Parks.

By Public Transport/Walking

If travelling by public transport, get off the bus at the main Bus Loop. Cross the pedestrian crossing and follow the footpath through to the Menzies Building (Blg.11). The Menzies Building is the main administration building on campus and is currently undergoing construction works – so it is difficult to miss.

Once you emerge on the other side of the Menzies Building you should be facing the Campus Centre (Blg.10). The Campus Centre houses book shops, newsagents, hairdressers, a pharmacy, ATMs, and several food outlets and cafes.

If you are facing the Campus Centre, with the Menzies Building behind you, turn right and walk to the Sir Louis Matheson Library (Blg. 4). The Matheson is the main library on campus, and has computer workstations, printing and photocopying facilities.

Once you are facing the Matheson Library take the underpass on the right of the main entrance stairs. The underpass leads underneath the library. You will pass The Den on your left which is a café and eatery. Continue through the underpass and you will emerge into a courtyard. The Performing Arts Building (Blg. 68) will be in front of you. To your left you will see the Sir Robert Blackwood Concert Hall. The Drama Theatre will be on your right.

Travel to Monash Clayton

Flights

Most International and Domestic flights will fly directly into Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) eliminating the need to get a connecting domestic flight.

Some Domestic flights will fly into Avalon airport, which is about 55 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and approximately a 40-minute drive. Although there are transport options available from Avalon to the Melbourne CBD via Geelong, we highly recommend that you book your flights to arrive directly at the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

Passport and Visa

All travellers to Australia, other than those holding New Zealand passports, require a valid entry visa prior to travel to Australia. For many nationalities (from Europe, the US, and selected Asian countries) an Electronic Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) can be obtained directly from the Department of Immigration website. A short-term business ETA (valid for up to 3months for a period of a year) will be the most apprpriate visa for delegates attending the conference and can be obtained online at:

http://www.eta.immi.gov.au

The Department of Immigration has also produced a helpful video entitled 'Coming to Australia’ which provides information about Australian Visas and which can be accessed online at: http://www.youtube.com/immitv#p/c/0/AVM0JriJ_p8

Airport Information

Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) is located 20km or 25 minutes from central Melbourne. Information regarding getting to and from the Airport can be obtained from the Travellers’ Information Desk located in Terminal 2 (T2) Arrivals.
Getting From the Airport to Monash
Clayton campus is located on the corner of Wellington Road and Princes Highway, 20 km from Melbourne’s city centre. If you are arriving at Melbourne International Airport and travelling directly to Clayton campus, the easiest option is to take advantage of the Airport Shuttle Bus.

Airport Shuttle Bus to Clayton

If you are choosing to take advantage of the accommodation options that are on campus, then the best option for travelling to Monash Clayton is via the Airport Shuttle bus which operates daily between the University and Melbourne Airport. The Airport pick-up location is situated on the Ground Floor, outside the International terminal, and departs weekdays at 7:45am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm. These times are subject to change without notice, so please confirm all times with the vendor (see contact details below). The Monash drop off and pick up points are: Mannix College, Bus Loop, South East flats, Roberts Hall car park (opposite the Halls of Residence).

Fare: Approximately $25 per person. Group discounts are available. Large luggage items may incur a charge (e.g. surfboard, golf bags, large boxes etc.)

For more information contact the Airport Shuttle Bus
Phone: +61 3 9782 6766
Fax +61 3 9782 6044
Email: airportbusdandenong@bigpond.com
Or Visit the website at: http://www.airportbusdandenong.com.au/clayton

Getting From the Airport to Melbourne CBD

If you are planning on staying off-campus or in the Melbourne CBD area, details of alternative travel options such as Taxis and the Skybus are listed for you convenience below.

Taxis

If you are staying in the Melbourne CBD area, Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside Terminal 2 (T2 - International) and both domestic terminals (Terminal 1 - T1 and Terminal 3 - T3). Expect a taxi fare of around $40 to $45 for a trip into the Melbourne CBD. A $2.00 taxi-parking fee applies at Melbourne Airport. This $2.00 per vehicle fee only applies to passengers leaving Melbourne Airport from a taxi rank.

SkyBus

SkyBus offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre. This service operates 24/7, including all public holidays. Buses run from every 10 minutes throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the bus stop or purchased online. On arrival at Southern Cross Station in the city, SkyBus also provides a complimentary hotel transfer service which is subject to availability.

Ticket Cost: $16 Adult - one way - Return $26
For further information
Phone: + 61 3 9335 2811
Fax: + 61 3 9338 5075
Or visit http://www.skybus.com.au.

Rental Cars

Melbourne Airport has six car rental companies located on site. All have offices on the ground floor of the short-term car park, and information desks in the Melbourne Airport domestic terminals. Contact the companies direct for current rates.
For more information on car rental agencies operating out of Melbourne Airport visit:
http://www.melbourneairport.com.au/To-From-the-Airport/Rental-cars/Overview.html

Getting from Melbourne CBD to Clayton

Clayton campus is located on the corner of Wellington Road and Princes Highway, 20 km from Melbourne’s city centre. By car the trip will take about 30 minutes from the city centre along Citylink (tolls apply) and the Monash Freeway. Monash University Clayton Campus requires a train-bus connection from the CBD and a commute time of about 60 minutes should therefore be allowed for. If travelling by train, take any of the Dandenong, Pakenham or Cranbourne line trains to Huntingdale Station then catch a bus to the campus. Buses leave across the road just outside the station for Clayton campus every 15-20 minutes.

Information about travelling to Clayton Campus can be accessed via the Monash university Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/campuses/clayton.html

A useful map of the Clayton Campus can also be accessed via the link below:
http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/maps/3-Claytoncolour.pdf

Complimentary Buses to Monash Clayton

Monash University is providing complimentary chartered buses for ADSA Conference delegates. The buses will be travelling daily from Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD to the Clayton Campus. The Buses will depart the bus loop at Russell Street Federation Square every morning at 8am and deliver delegates to the Conference venues as the Clayton campus in time for the morning sessions. Buses will also leave Clayton campus in the evenings and deliver delegates back to Federation Square.

Download the bus timetable here.

Getting Around Melbourne

Melbourne is a picturesque city, with parks and gardens, hidden laneways, and beautiful buildings that can easily be explored on foot. Across the city, signposted jogging and walking tracks guide you through some of Melbourne’s most picture-perfect paths, parks and gardens. A series of self-guided walks developed by Federation Square and the City of Melbourne can be accessed online via the City of Melbourne Website where you can also download various pocket guides for the walks that are on offer. For more information visit:
http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Gettingaroundthecity/walks/Pages/walks.aspx

There is also a very useful Inner City Map and Transport Guide which can be accessed online at:
http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Documents/Maps/transportguide.pdf

Public Transport

If travelling via public transport in Melbourne you will be able to purchase a Metcard for single journeys. You also have the option of using a new ticketing system called myki, which is a reusable smart card that can be loaded with credit that can be used to pay for your journey. With myki, when you touch on and touch off as you travel, the system calculates the best available fare for the journey. myki is valid for travel on all metropolitan train, tram and bus services including V/Line services in Zone 1 + 2 to Melton and Sunbury.

For more information about myki and Metropolitan fares visit:
http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/fares-tickets/metropolitan-fares-and-tickets/

Trams

The best way to get around the Melbourne CBD is by tram. There is a free-of-charge historic tram that runs regularly around the perimeter of the Melbourne CBD. This free historic tram is designed for visitors to Melbourne and has high-quality maps and tour guides on board and is a great way to get sense of the city. Yarratrams also provide an extensive tram network that services the CBD and several suburbs. A very useful tramTracker application is available on the iphone appstore and will provide you with real-time tram travel information as well as a journey planner. For more information about trams or the tramTracker application visit:
http://tramtracker.yarratrams.com.au/

Other Travel Information

The city and suburbs are also well serviced by taxis and buses, or for something a little different, catch a water taxi along Melbourne’s famous Yarra River and docklands area. One of the reasons that Melbourne is regarded as one of the world’s safest and most liveable cities is because it is quite safe to walk and travel around Melbourne both during the day and night.

Information about the transport network, timetables, and a very useful Journey Planner can be found online at Metlink website. Visit http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/

Metlink has also developed a very useful iphone application that provides users with real-time information as well as a journey planner. For more information about the iPhone app visit:
http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/application/iphone/