Getting Around Melbourne

Perfect walking city
Melbourne is set in a compact grid layout, making it very easy to navigate by foot. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is located within easy walking distance of many hotels, restaurants, cafés, shopping and attractions. The City of Melbourne provides informative walking maps and information that can be downloaded for free.

Myki Visitor Pass
The Visitor Myki has been developed for visitors and is available at Public Transport Victoria (PTV) hubs, the Melbourne Visitor Information Centre and many hotels, motels and backpacker accommodation providers. The Visitor Myki costs AU$15 and is pre-loaded with Myki Explorer for one day’s travel in Metropolitan Melbourne. Tram travel in Melbourne’s central business district and Docklands is free. Click here to download the Free Tram Zone Map. For further information please see

RACV Melbourne Bike Share Scheme
Melbourne’s Bike Share Scheme allows users to hire one of 600 bikes at the 50 docking stations around the city centre.

River cruises
With the Yarra River running through it, Melbourne is a great city to make your way around by boat. Jump on a Melbourne Water Taxi or take a scenic cruise departing from Southbank.

Free City Circle Tram
Operating every 12 minutes, the City Circle Tram travels the perimeter of Melbourne’s city centre, taking in many of Melbourne’s landmarks. Delegates can catch the tram at any of the specially marked stops on Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive or Spring Street. The City Circle route uses iconic W-Class trams, offering passengers an historical experience and commentary along the way.

Car Hire
Melbourne Airport has five car rental companies located on-site. All have offices on the ground floor of the Short Term Car Park, and information desks in the Melbourne Airport Domestic Terminals. Contact the companies direct for current rates.

AVIS Car Rental
Within Australia: 13 63 33
Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 1800

Within Australia: 13 27 27
Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 6955

Within Australia: 1300 13 13 90
Outside Australia: +61 3 9241 6800

Thrifty Car Rental
Within Australia: 1300 36 72 27
Outside Australia: +61 3 9241 6100

Hertz Car Rental
Within Australia: 13 30 39
Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 4044

Melbourne’s major taxi companies include:

13 CABS (13 22 27—within Australia only)
Arrow (13 22 11—within Australia only)
Embassy Taxis (13 17 55—within Australia only)
Silver Top Taxis (13 10 08—within Australia only)

Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside the International Terminal and both Domestic Terminals. Expect a taxi fare of around AUD70 for a trip between the CBD and Melbourne Airport.