What to wear
Conference sessions: Smart Casual
Networking Event: Cocktail
Melbourne has a moderate oceanic climate
and is well known for its changeable
weather conditions. This is mainly due
to Melbourne’s location situated on the
boundary of the very hot inland areas and
the cool southern ocean. This temperature
differential is most pronounced in the
spring and summer months and can cause
very strong cold fronts to form.
Most visitors base themselves in the city
centre, the buzzing commercial heart of
Melbourne that’s also home to museums,
theatres, restaurants, bars and shops.
Melbourne’s grid layout makes it an easy
city to navigate, with most attractions
within walking distance. Transport options
include train, tram, bus or bike.
Myki is Melbourne’s ticket to travel on
the city’s trains, trams and buses. It’s a
plastic smartcard with stored value which
can be topped up and re-used again.
Purchase your myki online at the myki
website, premium train stations, retail
outlets displaying the myki sign (including
7-Elevens), or by calling 1800 800 007 (free
from a land line) in Australia.
Cabs often wait in designated ranks that
are clearly signposted at central locations
like major hotels in the CBD, or busy spots
such as Flinders Street Station. You can
also hail a taxi in the street. If the rooftop
light is illuminated, it means the taxi is
available for hire – telephone bookings are
Melbourne’s major taxi companies include:
13 CABS – 13 22 27
Silver Top Taxis – 13 10 08
CABiT – 13 22 22