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Austral + Asia- Information for Delegates


The conference will be held at the Performing Arts Centre, (PAC) building 68, Monash University, Wellington Rd, Clayton. (Melways map ref. 70 G10)

Burchill Rooms are located at the ground level of PAC, same as the Drama Theatre. Rehearsal Room is adjacent to the Drama Theatre. The Dance Studio is located upstairs the Drama Theatre and can be accessed through the stairs near the toilet or the ticketing/box office of the building. We will provide signage and guides or you can ask assistance from the volunteers and working staff.

Information for Presenters

There will be 3 papers per session, with paper length of 20 minutes reading or discussion, followed by a 10 minutes question and answer portion. Workshop-Demonstration or performances must be in the range of 30-40 minutes, followed by a 10 minute discussion. Please bring your presentation on a standard USB stick or hard drives.

There is no need to send presentations in advance. Plan to load and test your presentation on the computer in your venue during the break before your session (see program downloadable in this website). You can also approach any volunteer and working staff for this matter. Fast internet is available on computers in all venues. However, be sure to have a static version of your presentation as back up.

Information for Session Moderators

Session Chairs or Moderators are responsible for keeping presenters within their allotted speaking time. Question time can either be after each individual presentation, or at the end of the session and it is the Chair’s responsibility to negotiate this with presenters.

Information for International Visitors

Melbourne has a very unpredictable weather. During the conference it will be Spring time in Melbourne, and November temperatures average 10-20 degrees Celsius. Make sure you provide yourself with appropriate clothes. Please check time zone changes before your departure. For visa information entering Australia, see

Monash University Campus Map and Further Information

You can find the campus map and other pertinent information about the Clayton Campus through these links:

Campus map:
About Clayton campus:

Travel information

How to get from Melbourne City to Monash University Clayton:

i. By train
From the City or Flinderst Street Station travel by train on the Dandenong, Pakenham or Cranbourne line. Get off at Huntingdale station and catch a bus. Buses leave for Clayton campus every 15-20 minutes. The 601 service express shuttle leaves for Clayton campus every four minutes.
ii. By bus
These buses travel direct to the Clayton campus bus loop:

Other buses include:

See the website for timetables and more information.

iii. By car
(Melways map ref. 70 G10)
Travel about 30 minutes from the city centre along Citylink and the Monash Freeway. If travelling from Melbourne's north or south, travel along Eastlink and exit west at the Monash Freeway. CityLink  and EastLink  are both tollways. Please check their websites if you need information about how to pay the toll.
Citylink -
Eastlink -

If traveling from Melbourne airport, add 15 minutes travel time.

The university taxi bay is in front of the Monash Australian Indigenous Studies Centre and the Alexander Theatre. 
TAKE NOTE: In Victoria, the public transport facilities (train, trams, and busses) are slowly shifting its daily met (paper) tickets to a plastic or stored value card known as myki. myki is the smart card ticketing system that is replacing Metcard in metropolitan and paper tickets on buses in selected regional towns. In future, myki will be valid for travel on V/Line trains between major regional towns and Melbourne. myki is a durable and re-usable smart card that stores value to pay your public transport fare (from the Myki Website).
For more information about this important changes and how to use the public transport, please visit:


You need a parking permit  during the weekdays, but we also offer short-term parking zones. You can park without a permit in the blue, red and yellow zones after 5pm on weekdays and all weekend. You can open the campus map at  to locate specific parking areas and you can check the information about metered and free parking at .


There is physical access to the venue for people with a disability. Please contact us if you have any particular access requirements.


We kindly request that all presenters/ participants make their own arrangements for accommodation. However, below are a number of accommodation options that we have provided to make it a bit easier for you. Contact details are provided so that you can make your own bookings. Please confirm prices before booking.

City (CBD) Hotels

1. The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
215 Little Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Reservations: 1800 331 147
Phone: +61 3 9669 0000
Fax: +61 3 9669 0001

2. Adelphi Hotel and Spa
Adelphi Hotel and Spa
+61 (3) 8080 8888
187 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
Website: /

3. Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Reservation enquiries
Tel: +61 3 9667 5800
Freecall: 1300 65 65 65
Fax: +61 3 9667 5805

4. Elephant Backpacker
Elephant Backpacker
250 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 61 3 9654 2616
Fax: 61 3 9663 7009
Free call: 1800 002 616


Hotels in the city of Monash

5. The Greenhouse Backpacker
The Greenhouse Backpacker
Level 6,
228 Flinders Lane,
Telephone: 61 3 8627 0041

6. Monash Hotel
Monash Hotel
2077 Dandenong Road, Clayton VIC 3168
Tel : + 61 3 9544 8011
Fax : + 61 3 9544 8409

7. Clayton Monash Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments
Clayton Monash Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments
1790 Dandenong Road, Clayton VIC 3168
Tel : +613 9544 0911
Fax : +613 9543 3638

8. Gateway on Monash Boutique Hotel
Gateway on Monash Boutique Hotel
630 Blackburn Road,
Notting Hill, Melbourne, VIC 3168.
Tel: +61 3 9561 4455
Fax: +61 3 9561 7544

9. The Mulgrave Court Motor Inn
The Mulgrave Motor Inn
605 Ferntree Gully Road, Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Tel: + 61 3 9561 5611
Fax: + 61 3 9562 2246

10. Hotel Bruce County
Hotel Bruce County
445 Blackburn Road, Mt Waverley, VIC 3149.
Tel: + 61 3 9803 5411
Fax: + 61 3 9887 9284

11: Park Avenue Accommodation Group rates in Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley
Park Avenue Accomodation Group
Tel: +61 3 9807 5777
Fax: +61 3 9807 5677

285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150
Tel: 03 8561 2345

14. Book with Goverment Travel to receive discounts on accommodation is a new online accommodation booking site that has been developed exclusively for Government /University employees/Members.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the above accommodation options do not have any connection with Monash University or the Austral+Asia Conference Organising Committee. This information is provided to conference delegates on a general basis and it is the delegate’s responsibility to research, make a booking and pay for the accommodation service provided directly with the service providers.

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