Getting to Melbourne

Melbourne Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing passengers with the maximum flexibility in scheduling domestic and international travel. Visitors can take advantage of many low cost carriers, wireless internet, 24/7 wheelchair assist service and a dedicated foreign language and group arrivals desk. The Airport is curfew free, it has no additional arrival or departure tax for flights in and out of Australia and provides trouble-free transfers (single international and domestic terminal precinct).

24/7 airport to hotel transportation
The SkyBus express bus service to the city operates 24/7, every 10 minutes. The journey takes just 20 minutes and costs AU$18 one way and AU$36 for a return fare. Taxis from Melbourne Airport to the city centre will take 20 minutes and cost approximately AU$45 for a one-way fare.

Visa requirements
All travellers to Australia, other than New Zealand citizens, are required to obtain a visa.

Australia's Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) allows entry for over 30 countries and enables delegates to spend up to three months in Australia. ETA visas are issued within seconds of being requested through computer links between the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers around the world. The cost is AU$20.

Visa assistance
The Australian Government has set up the International Event Co-ordinator Network to alert event organisers to Australia's immigration requirements, provide support and assistance with applications, collect and pass information to Australian Embassies located internationally about upcoming events and prospective overseas visitors, and resolve discrepancies in information provided by visa applicants.