Logistical Information

Getting to Melbourne from the airport

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport accommodates flights from most of the major cities in Australia by Virgin and QANTAS, as well as direct flights from NZ by Air New Zealand, and more. SkyBus operates transfer buses between the airport and Southern Cross, a train station located on the city loop around the heart of Melbourne. There are also many rental car companies at the airport, and other methods to get to and from the airport include taxis and the ride-share app, Uber. You can find more information about transport options from the airport to the centre on the airport’s website.

Getting to Swinburne and using public transport around the city

If you choose to take the SkyBus to the city, Swinburne Hawthorn campus can be reached by train from Southern Cross via the Alamein, Belgrave or Lilydale lines. The campus is located at Glenferrie train station. The PTV journey planner is a useful tool for planning your trip (there's also an app that you can download). You’ll need a myKi card to use public transport, you can read about getting and using a myKi here


Workshop location

The workshop will be held at the Innovation hub and design factory (old Hawthorn fire station): building FS in the Swinburne Hawthorn campus map . Click here for walking directions from the Glenferrie train station


Besides these hotels listed below, a myriad of accommodation options can be found at Melbourne CBD, which can be reached in 20 mins by train.

Richmond Hill Hotel

Richmond Hill Hotel is located close to East Richmond train station, six minutes away from Glenferrie station by train. This hotel offers simple but comfortable economy rooms. Bathrooms are shared with couple of other rooms. En-suite rooms with private bathroom are also available.

Quest Apartment Hotels

The Hawthorn branch of Quest Apartment Hotels is located within 2 minutes of walk from Swinburne University.

Glenferrie hotel

The Glenferrie Hotel is located within a 5 min walk distance from the Swinburne Hawthorn campus.

Child Care

If you require child care, please let us know in advance.

If you require further information please contact Karl Glazebrook.