Logistics FAQs

Luckily, we are well positioned right in the heart of the Melbourne CBD! We will provide you with a GHC18 Guide to Melbourne, which will help you sort out whether you want to take public transport or do your own walking tour to get immersed in Melbourne #laneways on your way to our centrally-located social events. Accommodated delegates will have buses organised to shuttle them to and from events that are located a bit further out of the city. Bus passes for non-accommodated delegates will be available for purchase at a later date.

Yes! All delegates who purchase full registration will be provided with 4 morning teas, 3 lunches and 2 afternoon teas at the Melbourne Town Hall. Dinner will also be provided for all delegates at Festival on the Monday evening.

In addition, accommodated delegates will also receive 3 dinners (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and a lunch (Monday).  

Due to our commitment to sustainability, almost all meals provided at GHC18 will be vegetarian. Please note that we are not providing breakfast for accommodated delegates. However, both hotels have a fully equipped kitchen and are close to a supermarket.

Delegates will be staying at either Quest on William Apartment Hotel or City Edge on Elizabeth Apartment Hotel. Both these venues offer high-quality 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens and are located within walking distance of the Melbourne Town Hall.

Please note, delegates will be sharing a queen bed in some rooms. Room allocations will be organised prior to the event by the AMSA Global Health representatives at each university.

Delegates staying at Quest on William will be required to pay a $50 cash deposit on arrival.

You will be able to check-in from approximately 12.00 pm.

Check in will be open from 2 pm at the Melbourne Town Hall on Friday, the 17th of August. Delegates from Victorian universities and those attending the AMSA Global Health Intensive may have the opportunity to pre-register.

All of the major domestic airlines offer flights to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL). Be aware that some Jetstar flights will arrive at Avalon Airport (AVV); we do not advise this option as Avalon is located considerably further away from the city.

There are several ways to get from Melbourne Airport into the CBD (unfortunately, we still have no airport train):

1. Taxi

  • A cab ride will cost $56 – $62 and takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

2.  Uber

  • Uber drivers can collect passengers from 2 locations at Melbourne Airport. For Qantas and Virgin Australia passengers, the pick up zone is Lane 1 of the forecourt. For Jetstar, TigerAir, Rex or AirNorth passengers, the pick up zone is Level 2 inside the T4 Ground Transport Hub. Uber is usually cheaper than a taxi, however, it does depend on demand.  
  • https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Passengers/To-from-the-airport/Taxis-hire-cars

3. Sky Bus

  • Sky Buses depart every 10 minutes from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station. The journey takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes. A trip costs $18 (one-way) if you book online or $19.50 if you buy a ticket at the airport kiosk.
  • https://www.skybus.com.au/

The GHC18 opening ceremony will commence at 3.30 pm on Friday, the 17th of August. The event will conclude after the Gala Ball on the night of Tuesday, the 21st of August. We recommend arriving in Melbourne by early afternoon on Friday, the 17th of August, and departing (not too early) on Wednesday, the 22nd of August.

GHC18 will be held at the Melbourne Town Hall. This historic venue is located in the heart of the CBD and is easily accessible by public transport.  

Melbourne Town Hall
90-130 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC 3000