How do I get to Melbourne?
Flying into Melbourne
No official carrier has been nominated for the forum due to competitive airfares available via the internet. There are four airlines that fly into Melbourne – check out the best fares of the day here:
Melbourne Airport is international and is located 22.9 kilometers from the forum venue, which is approx. 33 minutes by car.
SkyBus now operate every 30 minutes – 7 days per week, all year round. Tickets are available online through the below link:
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the e-kiosks conveniently located outside of the terminals.
Getting Around Melbourne
The best way to get around Melbourne is by tram, or by taxi and Uber which are available and reasonably priced.
Whether you’re headed to work, the airport, or out on the town, Uber connects you with a reliable ride in minutes. One tap and a car come directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go. And the payment is completely cashless. No phone calls to make, no pick-ups to schedule. With 24/7 availability, request a ride any time of day, any day of the year.
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Download the UBER app on your iPhone or Android device to get started.
Melbourne taxis are easy to spot, as they display a lamp on the cab roof and most are painted yellow, silver, or white. You can book a taxi cab pick up for a set location, or take one from a cab rank at signposted spots. You may also hail a taxi in the street. If the rooftop lamp is lit, the taxi is usually unoccupied and available for hire. Rideshare trips are available via apps with Uber, Taxify, and DiDi. The apps show fare estimates, driver’s pictures, and vehicle details, and track trips on a map.
Popular services are:
- 13CABS – 132 227
- Australia Wide Taxi – 131 008
How do I get around?
Melbourne’s Trams can get you all over the city. Take advantage of the Free Tram Zone.
Uber connects you with a reliable ride in minutes. Download the UBER app on your iPhone or Android device to get started.
Rideshare drivers Pick-up passengers from two locations:
- Terminals 1,2 & 3 – Lane 3 of the forecourt
- Terminal 4 – Level 2, inside the Terminal 4 Car Park
You can book taxi cab pick up for a set location, or take one from a cab rank at signposted spots. You may also hail a taxi in the street. If the rooftop lamp is lit, the taxi is usually unoccupied and available for hire. Rideshare trips are available via apps with Uber, Taxify and DiDi. The apps show fare estimates, driver’s pictures, vehicle details, and tracks trips on a map.
Popular services are:
- 13CABS – 132 227
- Australia Wide Taxi – 131 008
What is the Climate?
Melbourne’s Nov/Dec temperatures average a high of 22 degrees Celsius and a low of 12 degrees Celsius.
In Melbourne, the weather can change suddenly so it is good to be prepared – take an umbrella and wear layers that can be worn as needed.
What is the Time Zone?
Melbourne’s central time zone is UTC + 10:00 hours. Melbourne is based on Eastern Standard Time and observes daylight saving time from early October to late March when clocks are advanced one hour.
Can I Drink the Water?
Melbourne tap water is filtered, fresh and safe to drink.
Can I Park at Oaks on Market?
Please note pre-booked parking is available at Secure Public Car Park located at 376 Flinders Street for Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel guests for AUD$30 per 24 hours per car. Should you require car park access, please call Hotel reception within 24 hours prior to check in to receive a code for multiple carpark entries.
Alternatively, the code can also be received from reception at check in before entering the car park. The car park is located approximately 110 meters from hotel and the height limit is 1.9m.
How do I gain entry to the Forum sessions?
It is suggested that delegates arrive at preferred sessions promptly to ensure a seat. If sessions become full, then delegates will not be allowed entry. Please wear your name tag for entry into all sessions.
What time does the Registration Desk open?
Registration Desk: Open from 9:00 am Wednesday 29th November 2023
Where do I register?
The registration desk will be located in the Market Rooms Foyer.
How will I know if there have been any changes to the program?
Any changes to the Forum program will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning.
You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk or call on help desk number.
How do I know if I am registered for a social function?
A ticket to the Welcome Drinks is included in each full registration. Additional tickets can be purchased for day registrants and accompanying partners. After registering for the AAIR Forum you would have been emailed a registration confirmation that lists the social functions for which you are registered. If you require another copy please email: email@example.com.
Can I bring a partner along to the social functions?
Yes, you most certainly can – additional tickets can be booked when you registered online, or through the Leishman Associates office. Please email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. During the Forum, bookings can be made at the registration desk, subject to availability.
What food is included in my registration?
Food included or not, depends on the type of registration:
All morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea are provided each day. All food at the Forum Welcome and Forum Dinner is included if you are attending.
Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea are provided only for the day you have registered.
I have special dietary requirements – what do I do?
You must advise the conference managers of any special dietary requirements when you register for the conference. Caterers at each function will be informed of these. During the day there will be a buffet table offering food suitable for dietary requirements. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to ask staff at the registration help desk.
If your dietary request relates to a life threatening allergy, please ensure that you advise the organisers as soon as possible.
How do I pay for my accommodation?
Bookings will be made direct with the hotel. See our ‘Accommodation’ page for more details.
Is there security at the Forum?
The members of the Forum organising committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the conference by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property. Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured. Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a conference name badge.
Note – Advise Leishman Associates staff if this does not occur.
Can I photograph or record the Forum sessions?
Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker. A professional photographer will be at the Forum, if you have any issues with being photographed please notify the photographer or Leishman Associates staff.
I am a speaker, what should I do?
Please bring your PowerPoint presentation with you when you register. All speakers should present themselves to the Speakers Preparation Desk at least four hours prior to their scheduled presentation time, to upload their presentation. Speakers are also requested to assemble in their session room 5 minutes before the commencement of the session if possible, to meet with their session chair and to familiarise themselves with the room and the audio visual equipment.
A technician will be present in the room at all times. There will be facility to test and modify your presentation if required.
Will copies of the presentations be available after the Forum?
PowerPoints will be available on the Forum website following the conclusion of the Forum.
Speakers will be requested to sign a release form. This is not compulsory.
What is the dress code for the Forum?
For all Forum Sessions and the Welcome Drinks/Forum Dinner, the dress code is smart casual or informal business.
Will there be wireless internet access at the Forum?
There will be complimentary Wi-Fi available at the Forum. Details will be provided at the registration desk.
AAIR Forum reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers, if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.