Getting to the Venue

The Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre is just a 75 minute drive from Melbourne or Tullarmarine Airport via the Western Freeway, M8. 

Arriving by Air and road

Flights arrive daily into Melbourne's Tullamarine Airports from most major cities across Australia. From here you can choose to hire a car or book an Airport Shuttle onto Ballarat. To book an Airport Shuttle, please click here

Arriving By Train

Trains depart Melbourne's Southern Cross station and arrive within 90 minutes on the direct V/Line train into the centre of Ballarat. Please click here to view the V/Line timetable.

Once in Ballarat


Taxis are available 24/7 around Ballarat. To make a booking please call 131 008.

Tourist Shuttle

A complimentary shuttle service is available between major Ballarat destinations on weekends. Please click here to make a booking. 


The newly introduced bus network in Ballarat has services operating every 30 minutes from the Ballarat Railway Station to the suburbs of Ballarat. Route 21 from the station to Buninyong runs via Main Road, the location of the conference venue. Please click here for more information.

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