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2017 National conference - Home Economics without Borders

General information

Disclaimer of liability

The HEIA conference organisers reserve the right to amend the conference program. The conference organising committee, the HEIA, and the conference managers will not accept responsibility for any act or omission of speakers from the program. No liability will be accepted by the conference organising committee, the HEIA or the conference managers, howsoever sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, for loss or damage caused to delegates’ personal property as a result of the conference or related events, or in the event of industrial disputes.

Airport/hotel transfers

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is approximately a 25 minute drive to the Melbourne CBD. Guests travelling from the airport or other points by car should note that tolls are applicable on the Citylink Tollway/State Route 43.

Airport shuttle

SkyBus offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre. This service operates 24/7 and buses run every ten minutes throughout the day. SkyBus operates from two locations at Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) right outside arrivals. On arrival at Southern Cross Station in the city, SkyBus provides a complimentary hotel transfer service, subject to availability, during the following hours: 0600–2230 Monday to Friday and 0730–1730 Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the bus stop or purchased online at www.skybus.com.au. Tickets are $19 per person one way (current as at 19/1/16).

Private airport shuttle

Should colleagues wish to share an airport transfer, several private airport shuttle services operate. Please view their websites for further information:

VHA Airport Shuttle

Star Bus Airport Shuttle

Melbourne Corporate Cars

Omni Car

Airport private shuttle

The public bus stop at Melbourne Airport is located at Terminal 1 and the transport hub in Terminal 4.

Passengers travelling to and from the city can take the train to Broadmeadows Station and board the high-frequency SmartBus Route 901. For more information visit Public Transport Victoria or phone 1800 800 007 for


Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminal 1, between Terminal 2 and 3 and on the ground floor of the transport hub outside Terminal 4. As a guide, the fare to Melbourne CBD is $60.
Public transport

City Circle Tram and Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

The City Circle Tram and Melbourne Visitor Shuttle bus get you around to all the city’s major attractions for free. Hop on and hop off the free shuttle bus at any of the stops at key city destinations. Running daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Visit Public Transport Victoria for timetables and a route map.

Trams, trains and buses

For more information on public transport and journey planners, visit to the Public Transport Victoria.


Melbourne's metro trains run between the outer suburbs and Flinders Street Station in the city. The city loop is Melbourne's underground system, with five stations in the central business district: Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff (closed weekends), Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street. Southern Cross Station is Melbourne's hub for regional and interstate trains.


Passengers can board trams at signposted stops displaying maps, route numbers and a timetable. Route numbers are also displayed on the front of the tram. Travel within the central area of Melbourne by tram is free, though you will need a myki card if you plan to start or finish your journey outside of this central area.


Melbourne buses run frequently to major hubs, including shopping centres, schools, hospitals, leisure and sports venues, and some of Melbourne's biggest attractions. For people travelling further afield, Victoria's V/Line service gives access to regional towns and scenic attractions across the state.

Myki cards

Buy a Myki smartcard for flexible travel between trains, trams and buses. You'll be able to use public transport in and around the city for just a few hours or all day. Plan your trip, buy or top up your Myki card online and download maps and timetables from Public Transport Victoria.

Dietary requirements

Please advise of allergies or specific dietary needs during the registration process.

Disabled facilities

If you require disability-specific facilities, please notify the conference secretariat when you register. Access to the conference rooms is by stairs, escalators and lifts.


Smart casual attire for conference sessions.


It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate medical, travel and personal insurance before travelling.

Internet access

Limited complimentary wireless internet access is provided by the Rydges Melbourne for the duration of the conference.

Privacy policy

Upon registering to attend this conference, some of your personal details may be used to generate a delegate list, i.e. name, organisation, address and email address. This list will be distributed to other organisations directly related to the conference, such as sponsors and trade exhibitors. Please indicate on the registration form if you do not want your details to appear on the delegate list. In providing your email address, you agree to receive email correspondence in relation to this conference.

Please advise the photographer if you do not wish photographs that include you to be published in HEIA publications or website.

Trade exhibition

There will be a trade exhibition in the foyer on the conference level of the Rydges Melbourne. Morning tea and dessert will be served in this area to enable participants to view the exhibition.

Conference secretariat

For further information or assistance with your conference registration, please contact:
Expert Events
Email: heiamelbourne2017@expertevents.com.au
Phone: 07 3848 2100
Fax: 07 3848 2133
Post: PO Box 351, Hamilton Central, Qld 4007

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