Australian Skeptics National Convention, Melbourne 25th-27th November 2016
1800 666 996 vic@skeptics.com.au

Travel Information

 

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Trivia Night

Clyde Hotel, corner Cardigan St and Elgin St, Carlton VIC 3053

Public transport:

Tram from city: tram no. 1 or 8 to stop 112, Lygon St/Elgin St (Carlton)

Car parking:

Street parking: Best bet is Elgin St west of Cardigan St
Car parks:
(Melbourne University) Eastern Precinct Car Park 379 Cardigan St, Carlton, open to 10 pm; $5 flat fee after 5 pm. Very close to the Clyde.
Elgin Street Car Park 201 Elgin St, Carlton
Cinema Nova Car Park 333 Drummond St, Carlton (5 min walk to the Clyde)

 

FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER

Skepticamp

University of Melbourne, Old Arts Theatre 155

Public transport:

Tram: from city, any tram up Swanston St to Melbourne University stop (centre platform)
OR tram no. 19 (North Coburg line) to stop 10, Royal Melbourne Hospital and walk along Grattan St to main entrance.

Car parking: University Square Car Park 227 Grattan St, Carlton; $20 all day. During semester (weekdays) the car park fills and closes to public parking, normally around 9–9:30 am
Royal Parade Car Park (entrance between Genetics Lane and Medical Road): $12 for 4 hours or $25 all day.

Meet & Greet

Bridie O’Reilly’s Pub, corner Sydney Road and Brunswick Road

Public transport:

Tram: no. 19 (North Coburg line) to stop 19, Brunswick Road
Train: Jewell Station on the Upfield line

Car parking: Brunswick Road or Park Street best chance for nearby street parking; Barkly Square Shopping Centre car park is about 8 min walk from Bridie O’Reilly’s.

 

SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER

Convention

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, University of Melbourne, Swanston St, Parkville

Public transport:

Tram: from city, any tram up Swanston St to Melbourne University stop (Centre platform)

Car parking:
Saturday morning street parking: these streets have 4-hour parking at $1.70/h to 12.30 pm
Pay with coins (no change given); Visa or Mastercard; Paystay with mobile phone (if registered)
– Grattan St (north side west of Swanston St)
– Bouverie St (centre bays)
– Lincoln Square North
– Swanston St (west side north of Elgin St)
– Lytton St (north end of Cardigan St, 80 cents/h)

Saturday afternoon street parking: after 12.30 pm, ample parking in the area.

University Square Car Park 227 Grattan St, Carlton; $20 all day (5 min walk to venue via Grattan St and Swanston St)

Dinner: Saturday evening

Leopard Lodge, Melbourne Zoo (north entrance)

Bus: a special (free) bus will leave from near the Carrillo Gantner Theatre at 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm. It will pick up from the Zoo after the Dinner and do a hotel run through Carlton and the CBD.

Public transport:

Tram: no. 55 (West Coburg line) to stop 25, Royal Park/Zoo (William St; Peel St)
Train: to Royal Park Station on the Upfield line

Car parking: ample free parking after 5 pm

 

SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER

Convention

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, University of Melbourne, Swanston St, Parkville

Public transport:

Tram: from city, any tram up Swanston St to Melbourne University stop (centre platform)

Car parking:
Sunday street parking: ample free street parking in the area.
– Grattan St (north side west of Swanston St)
– Bouverie St (centre bays)
– Lincoln Square North
– Swanston St (west side north of Elgin St)
– Lytton St

University Square Car Park 227 Grattan St, Carlton; $20 all day (5 min walk to venue via Grattan St and Swanston St)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Public transport:

To travel on Melbourne’s public transport system, you will need a smartcard called a myki card, cost $6 (full fare) and $3 (concession/child 4–16 years). These are available for purchase from many retail outlets including 7-Eleven, at train stations, on buses and at some tram stops (but NOT on trams).

You need to add money for fares when you buy the card. Daily fares are $7.80 (full), $3.90 (concession), while 2-hour fares are $3.90 (full), $1.95 (concession). Touch the card ON when using trains, trams and buses; touch the card OFF for trains and buses only.

Taxis:

There are a number of taxi services including Black Cabs (9277 3777), Silver Top Taxis (131 008) and 13CABS (132 227 and online: www.13cabs.com.au).