Travel to Melbourne

Our international airport is the gateway to Melbourne and Victoria. Located 22kms from the city centre, Melbourne Airport is only a 25 minute drive away. Travel to Melbourne is easy, with many direct flight services operating daily from a vast network of global airlines.
On arrival to Melbourne, getting to the city centre is simple. With a dedicated bus services, Skybus can transport you to and from the airport with ease. Alternatively, taxi and Uber services are also available and limousine and other transfer options can also be accommodated.

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GETTING HERE 

 
UK & EUROPE 
Delegates will transit through international hubs such as Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Doha and Kuala Lumpur. Option to fly direct to Australia from London with Qantas 
AMERICAS 
More than 135 flights per week into Australian hubs Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane 
ASIA 
Melbourne is the gateway to the Asia Pacific region with over 300 flights per week, and the majority of Asia’s 4.4 billion population within a 10-hour flight. 
DOMESTIC FLIGHT HUB 
Melbourne Airport welcomes flights from 30+ domestic and regional destinations with half of Australia’s 10 busiest domestic routes departing from Melbourne. Melbourne’s secondary airport Avalon also welcomes domestic flights. 
FLIGHTS ACROSS ALL MAJOR ALLIANCES

Flight global alliances

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS 
Other than New Zealand passport holders, all visitors to Australia need a valid visa. There are three types of visas available, Electronic Travel Authority ETA (subclass 601) , eVisitor (subclass 651) , Business visitor stream (subclass 600) all with simple online application processes. More information here
VISA ASSISTANCE
The Australian Government’s International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) provides free advice on visas to event organisers. The IECN can also provide the following services as required: 
  • Updates on the progress of visa applications 
  • Confirmation of the lodgement of visa applications by event participants 
  • Liaison with Australian visa offices overseas to resolve issues arising in the visa application process. 
MCB is happy to put you in touch with the IECN to help with all visa requirements. 
SMARTGATE
Australia’s Customs and Border Protection Service’s streamlined system for all UK, US, Canada and New Zealand citizens allowing delegates to self-process through passport control. 

 

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