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DESTINATION MELBOURNE

Melbourne, Victoria's coastal capital, is a city of stately 19th century buildings and tree lined boulevards.  At its centre is the strikingly modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, restaurants and cultural events along the Yarra River.

In Southbank, the Melbourne Arts precinct is a site of the Arts Centre Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria.

 Dive in to discover the superb fortes and flavours of Melbourne destinations.

 Spend some time in the city centre and you'll discover its neatly divided into little pockets for your to explore. Fine art, bars and restaurants up and down the laneways, retail therapy for any budget in Bourke and Collins Streets, and creative outlets on show in Flinders Quarter. St Kilda Road means galleries and gardens, while neighbouring Yarra Precinct and Docklands deliver waterside view by the boat load.

 

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Flights

There are multiple options from all airports within Australia each day. Most international flights will directly access Melbourne.

Visa requirements

Please check online for the Visa requirements to enter Australia from your country as we do have quite strict laws. If you need a formal letter of invitation to obtain your visa, please contact ARMA.

Travel Insurance

ARMA strongly recommends that all attendees have travel insurance.

Hotel Transfers

It is very easy to get to the conference hotel from the airport with a bus, taxi or uber but if you would prefer a private transfer, please contact ARMA and we can assist.

Weather

September is a beautiful month in Melbourne but it is still quite cool at night, with average temperatures at a high of 18 and a low of 9 degrees Celsius average.

Currency

Australian Dollars are the currency and internationals will be able to exchange money at the hotel reception or quite safely at local banks or exchange shops.

 

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EXPLORE VICTORIA

 

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Take time out to invigorate body and mind, and reignite your imagination amid the spectacular forests, natural mineral waters and historic villages of the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region. Rejuvenate at mineral spas and wellness retreats, be inspired by the landscapes and galleries, and indulge in exquisite food and wine across the region.

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Geelong & the Bellarine

Soak up the good life in the Geelong and Bellarine region. Wander down historic streetscapes and tee off at lush golf courses, perfect for summer afternoons. Explore the burgeoning foodie scene, complete with craft breweries, local wineries, farm gates and provedores. Surf, paddle and swim at bay and ocean beaches, and get close to local wildlife in Port Phillip Bay.

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Gippsland

Stretch your legs in some of Victoria's most spectacular national parks, be charmed by tiny towns, and indulge in gourmet fresh produce in Gippsland. Amble along Ninety Mile Beach, set up camp in Wilsons Prom or set sail on the Gippsland Lakes. Feed your curiosity at galleries and studios, or at local cellar doors, boutique distilleries and renowned restaurants.

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Goldfields

Discover the legacy of Victoria's gold rush, visible everywhere, from the tree-lined boulevards and botanic gardens to the architecture, artistic communities and charming towns. Catch major exhibitions at some of Australia's best regional galleries, dine out at award-winning restaurants, sample regional wines at cellar doors, and hit the trails at nearby lakes, national parks and nature reserves.

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Grampians

Discover the legacy of Victoria's gold rush, visible everywhere, from the tree-lined boulevards and botanic gardens to the architecture, artistic communities and charming towns. Catch major exhibitions at some of Australia's best regional galleries, dine out at award-winning restaurants, sample regional wines at cellar doors, and hit the trails at nearby lakes, national parks and nature reserves.

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Great Ocean Road

See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions. Feast on spectacular views and local produce along the way.

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High Country

The High Country's stunning mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes are perfect places for adventure and relaxation, year-round. Hit the slopes at Alpine resorts in winter, and return in the warmer months for inspired bushwalking and cycling action, from dizzying mountain bike challenges to meandering rail trails. Rest your legs and recharge at renowned restaurants and wineries, discover the vibrant craft brewery scene, or fill your basket at provedores and farm gates, all brimming with local delights.

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Mornington Peninsula

Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries./span>

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The Murray

Culinary delights, sparkling waters and endless summer sun – life in abundance is life on The Murray. Explore the winding waterways of Australia's longest river as you wander through red gum forests, splash around on sandy river beaches, and savour the famous food, wine and fresh produce. Cruise downstream on an historic paddle steamer and see the past come to life at open-air museums and Indigenous cultural sites. Play captain on your own houseboat and then tee off at some of the best golf courses in the country.

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Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Take an early morning balloon flight, meet passionate food and wine producers, and encounter a platypus at Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley. Wander the walking trails, meander the villages and discover the hidden delights of the Dandenong Ranges among its scenic winding roads, abundant artist studios, craft stores and renowned gardens.

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