Swinburne University of Technology

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, and their Elders past and present, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Swinburne’s Australian campuses are located in Melbourne’s east and outer-east. We are honoured to recognise our connection to Wurundjeri Country, history, culture and spirituality through these locations, and strive to ensure that we operate in a manner that respects the Elders and Ancestors of these lands.

Swinburne also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of lands across Australia where we conduct business, their Elders, Ancestors, cultures and heritage.

Swinburne University of Technology hosts Australia’s deepest research concentration in social enterprise and is a leading university in design and social innovation.

Just 10-15 minutes from the centre of Melbourne by train, the Hawthorn campus is the main campus of Swinburne. Hawthorn is one of the city’s most attractive inner suburbs.

The campus is set among the vibrant cafés, restaurants, bars, boutiques and bookshops of Glenferrie Road. It has the convenience of supermarkets, banks and ATMs nearby.

Explore the many laneways, loaded with fantastic coffee and shopping options. Relax in Central Gardens or go to the gym at the newly renovated Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Hawthorn’s newest movie theatre, Lido Cinemas, has eight screens and a rooftop cinema.

Conference Venue


How to get there

Swinburne University of Techology's Hawthorn campus is a 20 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD. Parking is available in the Wakefield Street Multilevel Carpark at $7.50 per day. Please refer to the Swinburne Hawthorn Campus Map.

Swinburne University of Techology's Hawthorn campus can also be accessed by public transport, with Glenferrie train station (on the Lilydale, Alamein and Belgrave lines) being a 5 minute walk from the conference venue. Train travel time between Melbourne's CBD and Glenferrie train station vary between 10-15 minutes, depending on the time of day.  Plan your journey here.

Melbourne's public transport network (trains, trams and buses) use the Myki ticketing system. For more information please click here.

About Melbourne

Victoria's capital, Melbourne, sits on the banks of the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne boasts a packed program of festivals and events, Australia's best and most stylish shopping, has a lively passion for eating and drinking, and supports a flourishing arts scene.

Grand nineteenth-century architecture and elegant gardens, built following the discovery of gold, are a reminder of Victoria's 'Gold Rush' past, while Aboriginal cultural landmarks and landscapes continue to connect Indigenous Australians from South Eastern Australia with a living cultural heritage dating back more than 60,000 years.

 Go to to read more about Melbourne and Victoria.


Melbourne Airport is located approximately 25km north-west of the Melbourne's CBD on the Tullamarine Freeway - less than 25 minutes by car.


SkyBus offers two express bus services:

  • Airport to/from Melbourne city - operates 24/7, including all public holidays, running every 10 minutes.
  • Airport to/from St Kilda - operates 6am to 7pm, 7 days a week.

Tickets ($38 adult return) can be purchased on arrival at the bus stop or purchased online at

On arrival at Southern Cross Station in the city, SkyBus provides a complimentary hotel transfer service (subject to availability) during the following hours:

  • 6:00am - 10.30pm on Monday to Friday; 
  • 7:00am - 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday (excluding Christmas day).

For more information visit


Taxis are available from all airport terminals. The journey to Swinburne's Hawthorn campus will take approximately 45 minutes and cost approximately AUD$80.00. Airport to Melbourne's CBD will take approximately 30 minutes and cost approximately AUD$60.00.  All taxis are meter operated by time and distance, and operate 24 hours a day. Taxis indicate they are vacant by illuminating their sign on the roof. At airport terminals, available taxis will wait at the taxi rank. Taxis can be contacted on 13 22 27.

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