TRANSPORT FROM THE AIRPORT|
The Melbourne Airport is located 20km north-west of the city centre on the Tullamarine Freeway. It is open 24 hours a day and handles both international and domestic flights at terminals in the same building. Skybus Airport Coach Service provides a regular service between the airport and the city ($A11 per person), with a transfer time of 35-40mins. Transport on the Skybus Coach may be easily arranged on arrival at the airport. Taxis are also readily available at the airport taxi ranks. They have a transfer time of 25-35 minutes and cost approximately $A30 for the journey into the city. VISAS
Visitors from outside Australia may require visas - please check with your travel agent, or your closest Australian Consulate Office. These are located in major cities throughout the world and will be able to process you visa application.
CAR PARKING AND TRANSPORT
Car parking is available below the Hilton, the rate is currently $4.00 per hour, with a maximum of $16 per car, per day. Residential guests are charged $8.00 per day. Car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed and is subject to availability. Jolimont train station is across the road, and trams along Flinders Street stop outside the hotel. Taxis are generally readily available. The centre of the city is a leisurely 10 minute walk through the tranquil Fitzroy Gardens.
PASSPORT & VISA REQUIREMENTS
All visitors to Australia need a valid passport. Entry Visas are required for visitors from many countries.
It is an Australian requirement that every non-Australian travelling to Australia must obtain a visa before starting their journey. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU APPLY FOR YOUR VISA WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DEPARTURE DATE. In addition, travellers must ensure they obtain the correct visa for their stay.
People seeking to attend or participate at TIAFT in Melbourne need to apply for a short stay business visitor visa (subclass 456).
Those who are able to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) may obtain either a short or long-validity short stay business ETA. ETAs are issued through computer links between the Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers around the world. Further information is available at www.immi.gov.au/eta/index.htm.
Application for Visas can be made via Australian Embassies or Consulates in major cities around the world. Further information about entry Visas and travelling to Australia is available at www.immi.gov.au