Melbourne School of Health SciencesDepartment of Optometry & Vision Sciences

SEMO 2012 Travel Information

Getting to the University

Melbourne airport is 25km/30-45mins (non peak hour traffic) from the city. From the airport you can take:


There is no public parking available on the Main Campus during business hours (Midnight to 5:00pm Monday to Friday), however there are a few public parking options near to the campus:

University Square Car Park Entry

Berkeley Street, near the corner of Grattan Street
Hours: 6:30am to 10:00pm on weekdays, 7:00am to 7:00pm on weekends
Cost: Flat rate of $14.00 per day. Flat rate of $7.00 after 5.00pm Monday to Friday and weekends

Eastern Precinct Underground Car Park Entry

375 Cardigan Street, near the corner of Elgin Street
Hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm on weekdays. Weekends – press intercom for access
Cost: $5.00 for 4 hours, or $10.00 for all day. Weekends – a flat rate of $5.00.

Public Transport

A single ticket may be used for transfers across the entire Melbourne public transport network of trams, trains and buses. Tickets are issued according to transport zones, and are valid for two hours, a day, a week, or for longer periods.

The closest public transport to the conference venue is the tram network. The nearest stop is number 1 on Swanston Street. From the Melbourne CBD catch any of the following trams on Swanston Street which will take you to stop 1 – 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72. For information on transport routes and timetables, please visit


Melbourne's major taxi companies include:

Hire cars

Car rental desks are located on the arrivals level at both terminals. Car hire is provided by the following operators:

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