Directions and transport
The superb, 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.
Tram routes for the Melbourne Exhibition Centre:
- Route 96 - St Kilda to East Brunswick
- Route 109 - Port Melbourne to Box Hill
- Route 112 - West Preston to St Kilda
Tram routes for the Melbourne Convention Centre (Flinders Street stop):
- Route 48 - North Balywn to Docklands
- Route 70 - Wattle Park to City
- Route 75 - Vermont South to City
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
Taxi ranks are right on the doorstep:
- Melbourne Exhibition Centre
- Melbourne Convention Centre
- Crown Entertainment Complex
- Southern Cross station
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 5 minute walk from the Centre.
Purchase tickets and view the timetable at the Skybus website www.skybus.com.au.
Travel to Melbourne couldn’t be easier, the city is a major hub for domestic and overseas air travel and is also well serviced by rail, bus and even shipping connections. However you travel and wherever you’re from, the city is within easy reach.
With 429 scheduled international arrivals and departures from Melbourne each week you’ll find Melbourne closer and easier to travel to than you thought.
Melbourne Airport hosts car and mobile phone rental, high speed wireless internet, shopping and restaurants. It is a comfortable, modern and fully equipped arrival point. From the moment you step off the plane, you’ll feel welcome in Melbourne.
Melbourne is an integral part of the Asia Pacific region and a convenient gateway to its markets; being just 8 hours flying time from Singapore, 10 hours from Tokyo and only 14 hours from Los Angeles. Melbourne operates in Tokyo’s time zone and overlaps with trading hours from the Middle East, across Asia and through most of the United States.
Visas and Customs
Most international visitors to Australia require a visa, and many of those people will be eligible to apply for the visa online. You will need 6-8 weeks to get a visa, so make sure you submit the application as soon as you can. For full details visit the Australian immigration website http://www.immi.gov.au