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Venue, Accommodation and Transport Information

To assist you with preparing to attend AELA’s Earth Ethics Conference 2019 in Melbourne, we have compiled some useful information.

Where will the conference be held?

The conference will be held at the following venue:

Australian Catholic University
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy Victoria Australia

Where is the ACU Melbourne Campus located?

The campus is conveniently located on the fringe of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD). The popular retail strips of Brunswick Street and Smith Street, with their variety of cafes, shops and art galleries, are just a short walk away. Some of Melbourne's finest parks, gardens and recreational facilities are also within easy walking distance of the campus. 

Find out more about ACU Melbourne Campus

Where can I stay if I am travelling from interstate or overseas?

There are many places to stay near the University, with accommodation ranging from hotel rooms to self-contained apartments. The following places are just some of the few located close to our Melbourne Campus:

Metropole Hotel
Ask about discount for events sponsored by Australian Catholic University
Distance: Approximately 2 minute walk
Tribeca Serviced Apartments
Distance: Approximately 5 minute walk
Brooklyn Arts Hotel
Distance: Approximately 5 minute walk
The Nunnery
Distance: Approximately 5 minute walk
Ovolo Hotel
Distance: Approximately 10 minute walk
The Hotel Windsor
Distance: Approximately 10 minute walk
Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens
Distance: Approximately 11 minute walk
Fraser Place Apartments
Distance: Approximately 12 minute walk

As a visitor to Fitzroy, Melbourne, where can I find more information?

To find out more about Fitzroy and all it has to offer, please visit, Fitzroy: Visit Victoria, or A Guide to Fitzroy: Melbourne’s Hipster Neighbourhood, or The Fitzroy Guide

For more information and resources (including city maps), visit the City of Melbourne website.


The most economical way to transfer to the city centre from the airport is by Skybus. A one-way ticket is AU$ 19.75; round-trip is AU$ 36.50. The bus departs very frequently 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and arrives at Southern Cross rail and bus station.

Once in the city visitors can purchase a Myki card to gain access to public transportation; Myki is the only accepted pass on trams, trains, and buses. Public Transport Victoria offers an online journey planner to help navigate from departure to arrival points throughout the city and the immediate region.