Plan Your Visit
Visiting the University of Melbourne for SAA2020
SAA 2020 will be held at the Arts West North Wing (#148a) - University of Melbourne Parkville Campus.
Public transport is your best option.
From Melbourne CBD, you can catch any tram up Swanston Street to Tram stop 1 - The University of Melbourne. Tram #s 1 and 6 then proceed further to Carlton North and Brunswick East.
You can also catch Tram #19 to stop 11 - Melbourne University/Royal Parade. This tram then proceeds up Parkville and Brunswick.
Plan your journey
The tramTRACKER is a free mobile applicaiton which provides real-time information on trams based on your location, as well as assistance with route planning.
You can also use PTV to plan your journey online - as well as information trains and buses if you are staying further away from the campus.
For printable maps, including ones with wheelchair access please visit UniMelb Maps
Cycling and Bicycle Parks
There are bike parking facilities all around Arts West, but also in the old underground car park nearby. For all the info you need to travel to and park your bike on campus, see:
Parking on campus is very limited. For the most up-to-date information about parking around Parkville campus, please visit Campus Services
The University of Melbourne Parkville Campus is very centrally located with plenty of places to stay within walking distance of the campus and Melbourne CBD.
Please note the January is a quiet time on campus but also school holidays so accommodation prices may be on the rise.
Suburbs within walking distance of the Parkville Campus
- Melbourne CBD
- Carlton and Carlton North
- Brunswick and Brunswick East
Quest Carlton on Finlay
We have organised a special rate with Quest Carlton on Finlay. Simply add the code UMCON2020 when making your booking at https://www.questapartments.com.au
1 Bedroom Apartments: $170 per night
2 Bedroom Apartments: $220 per night
Parking: $22 per night (Must be booked at time of reservation)
Coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided on all three days of the conference. However, should you need an early coffee fix or dinner options, please see the hotly debated list below. People of Melbourne will debate the best places to eat for hours on end so approach with caution but do take the time to ask someone about their favourite Italian restaurant, explore Melbourne's laneways, and must-eat lists.
This list is by no means exhaustive!
|Standing Room||Parkville||Great coffee|
Great coffee and crepes - just around the corner|
from the conference venue
|House of Cards||Parkville||
Great coffee and light meals with a |
|Vertue Coffee Roasters|
IMA Project Café
|Delicious brunch options|
|Heart Attack and Vine||Carlton||
Try the Porchetta sandwich for lunch |
and tapas for dinner
|Shakahari||Carlton||All around tasty|
|Carlton||Delicious pizza and pasta|
(Do not start a debate with Nerisa on this)
|Gerald’s Bar||Carlton North||Beloved local bar|
Underground restaurant that|
smacks you in the face with smoked meat
|Tipo 00||CBD||Well known Italian establishment|
Popular Melbourne visit but |
can be hard to get a table. Get in early
|Cumulus Inc||CBD||Pricey but delicious. Instagram dream venue.|
|Belles Hot Chicken||Fitzroy & CBD||Hot delicious chicken|
|Smith and Daughters||Fitzroy||Best known vegan place in Melbourne|
|Fitzroy||Wide-ranging and tasty vegetarian options|
|Bad Frankies||Fitzroy||Great bar and delicious toasties!|
|Above Board||Collingwood||Amazing cocktails|
|Stomping Ground||Collingwood||Locally brewed beer and good pub food|
|Bowl Bowl Dumpling||Collingwood||Cheap and amazing dumplings|
There is also Union House which has a series of cheap eats and a Foodworks Convenience Store.