Venue

The conference will be held in in the Swanston Academic Building, Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Swanston Academic Building (SAB) is one of the newest and most iconic buildings of RMIT University.

RMIT was established as the Working Men’s College in 1887 with the aim of bringing educational opportunities to Melbourne’s working class. The University has stayed true to its roots while working to create truly innovative teaching, learning and research programs that are continually updated to ensure students are receiving the type of knowledge they need to meet and solve modern challenges.

RMIT is a globally-focussed institution. It has teaching partnerships throughout Asia and Europe and research and industry partnerships on every continent and it continues to drive research and innovation through its work.

RMIT’s City Campus

The City campus is a real feature of the Melbourne CBD. The multi-coloured buildings have become part of the Swanston St. landscape and the location couldn’t be more central. It is right in the heart of the CBD, just up the street from the State Library and across the road from Melbourne Central, which is both a shopping precinct and a stop on the City Loop meaning getting there couldn’t be easier.

The campus is littered with award-winning buildings, including the Design Hub and the Swanston Academic Building both of which are focal points for RMIT’s tireless work in the areas of research and innovation.

Getting To RMIT

The University is located in the heart of the CBD, making it walking distance or a short tram or train ride from most of the CBD’s landmarks and accommodation. Driving yourself to the venue isn’t recommended as parking can be difficult to find and traffic is always a problem.

No matter where you are in Melbourne all you have to do is get on a City Loop train and get off at Melbourne Central station.

If you’re coming by tram Most north-south Yarra Trams run along Swanston Street (routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72). For Elizabeth Street services (routes 19, 57, 59), get off at Melbourne Central and walk one block to Swanston Street.

If you’re travelling east-west along Flinders Street (routes 48, 70 and 75), Collins Street (routes 109 and 12) or Bourke Street (routes 86 and 96) just jump off at Swanston Street for connecting trams.

About Melbourne CBD

The venue is within walking distance of a number of Melbourne landmarks. Just head down Swanston St. and go for a short walk down St. Kilda Rd and you’ll come across the National Art Gallery, home to one of the finest art collections in Australia. You can then go for an amble down Southbank Promenande and try your luck at Crown Casino or if you head the other way, you can walk down the banks of the Yarra and into the Botanical Gardens. Hop on a tram or train and in minutes you can arrive in the vibrant space that is Richmond, full of cafes, pubs, cutting edge dining experiences and the most famous Melbourne landmark, the MCG.

Chinatown is just down the road if you want cheap but delicious eats and the bustling Queen Victoria Market is just a short walk down Latrobe Street. The dining hotspot of Flinders Lane is minutes away and you are literally surrounded by eating, drinking and cultural experiences. If you want to get a taste of what Melbourne has to offer you couldn’t have a better jumping off point.