20th World Congress Of Basic And Clinical Pharmacology

General Information

General Information

Disability access

If you require disability-specific facilities, please notify the conference secretariat by indicating this during the registration process.

Dress

A smart casual dress code applies for all conference sessions and social functions.

Insurance

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

Liability disclaimer

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the conference organisers accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.

Name badges

The wearing of identification badges is mandatory and will be required for admission to all sessions and conference social functions.

No smoking policy

Delegates should be aware that smoking is not allowed in public buildings and many hotels and restaurants throughout Australia, including the conference venue.

Transport

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (https://mcec.com.au/visit)  is conveniently located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. Only 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport, and close to trains, trams and buses.

Tickets

Public transport tickets

You’ll need either a myki (card ticket) or paper ticket to travel on public transport in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

You need a myki if you’re travelling on:

  • Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses
  • V/Line trains between metropolitan Melbourne and Eaglehawk/Epsom, Seymour, Traralgon, Waurn Ponds and Wendouree
  • Buses within Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and the Latrobe Valley.

If you’re only travelling in the city’s Free Tram Zone, you don’t need a myki.

Buy a myki and top up at:

More information: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/buy-a-myki-and-top-up/where-to-buy-and-top-up/

Travelling by tram

Trams run every 6-12 minutes and stop outside the Melbourne Exhibition Centre:

  • Tram lines 12, 96 and 109 travel along Clarendon Street from South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and St. Kilda and service the CBD via Collins and Bourke Streets
  • Tram line 70 runs along Flinders Street stopping on the north side of the Melbourne Convention Centre

For all tram timetables view For all train timetables view ptv.vic.gov.au

Travelling by train

Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street) is just a short stroll from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Trains run every 15-20 minutes.

For all train timetables view ptv.vic.gov.au

Travelling by car

Car parking at the Exhibition Centre

The venue is easily accessed by the City’s roadways and freeways. City Link connects the centre with the airport in just 20 minutes. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has a car park located within the Exhibition Centre, accessed via Normanby Street.

For up-to-date additional parking options information visit here.

Additionally, there are secure car parks located in and around South Wharf including, South Wharf Retail Car Park, Siddeley Street Carpark, Freeway Carpark and Montague Street Carpark.

Travelling by Taxi

Taxi ranks are located at both the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the Melbourne Convention Centre as well as all major hotels, Crown Entertainment Complex and Spencer and Flinders Street Stations.

Travelling by Uber or rideshare

Uber and other ride share options are available in Melbourne, Victoria and is another transport option in Brisbane. You can download the app and use it to request a driver to your location.

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