Travelling to the Conference
The closest City Loop station is Melbourne Central. From here you can catch a tram or walk to the campus.
From Elizabeth Street catch tram number 19 and disembark at Stop 11 (The University of Melbourne/Royal Parade). Follow Genetics Lane (to the left of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health) to the Arts West building.
From Swanston Street catch tram number 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72, and disembark at Stop 1 (Melbourne University/Swanston Street).
The Parkville campus is a 15 to 20 minute walk north of Melbourne’s CBD.
- University Square Car Park: Entrance at 244 Bouverie Street or 206 Berkeley Street.
- Eastern Precinct Car Park: 375 Cardigan Street, Carlton, near the corner of Elgin Street.
- Royal Parade: Enter via Royal Parade, located between Genetics Lane and Medical Road (beneath Kenneth Myer Building).
Best Western Plus Travel Inn
225 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053 (450m from the University)
This offer is available through to (and including) 16 June 2023.
Reservations must be made through the hotel website only: www.thetravelinn.com.au
The code is “OCIS”, and must be entered as above. The rate is $185 for a room only. If you would like to add breakfast, please contact the hotel directly.
Any cancellations must be made by 2pm the day prior to arrival.
Essence Hotel Carlton
609 Swanston Sreet, Carlton VIC 3053 (450m from the University)
The rate is $169 for stays Sunday to Thursday, and $199 for stays Friday and Saturday.
Reservations must be made through the hotel website only: www.essencehotels.com.au/carlton
The code is “OCISESSCARL” – choose the dates of stay, and click book now. Then click the drop-down menu where it says ‘ADD CODE’, change the option from ‘DISCOUNT CODE’ to ‘RATE ACCESS’, and input the code.
The code must be entered as shown above, and bookings can be made for the period of 05/07/2023 – 08/07/2023.
voco Melbourne Central
18 Timothy Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 (1.3 km from the University)
A special link has been created for OCIS delegates and reservations must be made via this link: 2023 OCIS Conference – voco: Melbourne Central
The rate is $260 per night.
43 Therry Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (700m from the University)
Delegates can book by emailing the hotel at firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting the code OCIS23.
The rate is AUD$125.00 room only per night, valid for 4th – 7th July 2023 (any dates outside this will be subject to availability and can be quoted at time of booking).
Standard Studio Queen Rooms – 1 x Queen bed, ensuite bathroom, heating and cooling, kitchenette with hot plate burners, microwave, toaster, basic crockery and cutlery, working desk and flat screen TV. Max two people occupancy sharing 1 x Queen bed. No rollaways.
Cancellation Policy – 7 days prior to arrival (hotel must be notified by 2pm 7 days prior, or full cancellation fees apply).
Covid Cancellations – if the guest needs to cancel within 7 days of arrival due to Covid, this will be looked at on a case by case basis.
No Show Policy – if the guest does not arrive, full fees for all nights booked will be charged.
Payment – credit card details are required at time of booking to secure and full payment is required on arrival, along with photo Identification & a credit card pre-authorization of AUD$100.00 or Eftpos bond.