The easiest and most convenient way to get to the Exhibition Centre is by public transport.
The free tram zone covers the entire central business district, but it does NOT include the stop for the Exhibition Centre. However, you can alight one stop earlier (Stop 124 - Batman Park) and walk approximately 100m across the bridge to get to the conference.
You can't buy a ticket on the bus, tram or train! You can buy a myki card at selected train stations, convenience stores or the airport. Although you cannot use a credit card to buy a ticket on a tram, inspectors will accept credit cards to pay your fare evasion fine!
There is a tram stop immediately in front of the main entrance on Clarendon Street. This is tram stop 124A (TramTracker ID 3357) and it services routes 12 (St Kilda - Victoria Gardens), 96 (East Brunswick - St Kilda Beach) and 109 (Box Hill - Port Melbourne).
Both major CBD train stations (Southern Cross and Flinders Street) are about a 10 minute walk away from the exhibition centre.
Bus route 237 (Queen Victoria Markets - Lorimer Street, South Wharf) runs on week days. Lorimer Street is a 5 minute walk from the Exhibition Centre. Nightrider 944 stops at the corner of Clarendon Street and Normanby Road.
Melbourne Bike Share is a convenient way of getting around if you're staying in the CBD. To get to the exhibition centre, dock your bike at Queensbridge and walk past Crown casino.
Traffic in inner Melbourne is pretty awful and we suggest you do not try to get to the conference by car. If you must, there is ample (paid) parking under the exhibition centre (enter via Normanby Road) and at Crown casino across the road.
Melbourne is serviced by two international airports. Most flights arrive at Tullamarine airport, which is the larger of the two and only 20 minutes from the city. From here, you can take a taxi into the city (prices up to about $60 for a one-way trip) or take the Skybus shuttle to Southern Cross station. You can purchase Skybus tickets at the airport.
Tasmanians can take the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Devonport to Port Melbourne. Tram route 109 will take you directly from the ferry terminal to the exhibition centre.
A regular ferry service operates between Williamstown and Southbank.