Visiting melbourne


Delegates can enjoy a light lunch in Building G Concourse or try one of the many eating establishments near by:

Just off-campus (all within 5 minute walk) -

Uzu Japanese cafe, 2 Derby Road, Caulfield East (love that bento box)
Derby Thai, 4 Derby Road, Caulfield East
Monash Malaya Cafe, 31 Sir John Monash Drive, Caulfied East
Gloria Jeans, KFC and a 7-11
Caulfield Chinese Restaurant, 11-12 Sir John Monash Drive, Caulfied East
Seng Heng, 1 Derby Road, Caulfield East
La Porchetta Italian Restaurant, 5 Derby Road, Caulfield East
Kimchi & Bab Korean cuisine and cafe, 7 Derby Road, Caulfield East
Gedera Homestyle Sri Lankan cuisine, 17 Derby Road, Caulfield East
Nusantara Restaurant & cafe Indonesian cuisine, 19 Derby Road, Caulfield East
Zagames Family Bistro at the Caulfield Hotel, cnr Derby Road and Dandenong Road, Caulfield East


And on campus -
MamaDukes - a great place for a quiet (or not so quiet) drink and/or meal after all that talking
Tower Suchi
Cafe and juice bar at Level 2 Building B


Melbourne is a wonderful city that takes its art and its coffee very seriously.  And its football.  If you are visiting for the first time you will land in Melbourne in Grand Final Week.  So accomodation should be booked early as many people come into Melbourne on the Friday evening (30th).

By the way - that's a 15th century woodcut to the left printed by Johannes Schonsperger, Augsburg from German Almanac, clearly by an artist with a good idea of what Melbourne is like in July.


As Julia battles to bring in a carbon tax, I have to post a link to our very own carbon neutral hotel - The Alto Hotel. It is in town and close to a train line. Think of the carbon miles you've spent getting here and consider it as an option - click here to get the best rates for IMPACT7 Delegates.


Caulfield may not be the centre of Melbourne CBD, but it is the centre of the public transport system, so getting here is a breeze.

The Wotif website for accommodation lists accommodation for the Caulfield Race track which is right next door - but don't let that put you off.  Click here.

A couple of suggestions are
The Victoria Hotel. Situated in the CBD is offers basic , central hotel accomodation. A favourite with artists coming to town.
The Olsen and The Cullen, in South Yarra and Prahran respectively, these hotels are part of the art hotel series and you'll feel immersed in art morning to night. The Cullen more appropriate for those of you who like the nightlife and The Olsen slightly quieter - a bit like the artists themselves.
Armadale Serviced Apartments - this is budget accomodation, but just a tram ride away. It has access via stairs, so not wheelchair friendly.
The Hemisphere is not so direct by public transport, but a 15 minute taxi ride, and a lovely environment.

Look for accomodation in the CBD close to Flinders St Station (any city station would be ok), SouthYarra or Prahran Stations. St Kilda is about 30 minutes by tram (and has many good restaurants, cafes etc). If you are happy to take taxis then Fitzroy and Carlton are good too, but just a little further away.

Local Transport

The campus is right on the train, tram and bus lines, so anywhere that has access to public transport will get you here easily.  The local public transport can be accessed here: click

Your destination for train and bus is:

Caulfield Railway Station (Caulfield East)
Caulfield Railway Station/Normanby Rd (Caulfield East)
Caulfield Railway Station/Sir john Monash Drive (Caulfield East)

For trams:

57-Caulfield Railway Station/Derby Rd (Caulfield East)


September is the first week of Spring in Melbourne and the weather can be changeable.  There are no extremes (snow, blazing sun), but you can experience a broad range from warm and sunny to rain and cold.  The temperatures can get to the mid 20ºC (77ºF), and the lowest it usually goes at night is 4ºC (40ºF).  There is a little rain – sometimes a lot.  So bring a raincoat.


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