Getting Around

Transport

MoodleMoot Australia 2015 is hosted in Victoria for ease and efficiency of transport for Australian and international guests. While all attendees are welcome to seek their own means of transport and accommodation, for convenience and cost savings the following options are suggested.

Getting to Monash University, Clayton Campus

Clayton is the largest of Monash's campuses. It combines a vibrant research, technology and manufacturing precinct with first-rate sporting facilities, shops, a student centre, libraries, a post office, banks, medical services and religious centres. The campus can be reached by public transport utilising an extensive bus network combined with train stations in surrounding suburbs.

Travel by car

Clayton campus is 20 kilometres from Melbourne's city centre and located on the corner of Wellington Road and Princes Highway. Its Melway street directory map reference is 70 G10.

The trip will take approximately 30 minutes from the city centre along CityLink (tolls apply) and the Monash Freeway. If using EastLink (tolls apply) from the north or south, use the Monash Freeway interchange and travel west. 

Parking at Clayton campus
Free on-campus parking will be available during the conference in any blue parking area within the south-east four multi-level carpark.


Public transport

To travel on Melbourne's trains, trams and buses you will need to purchase and use a myki card. This reusable smart card is easy to use. Simply top up before your journey and then touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel. 

When travelling on public transport you must always have a valid ticket and show it on request. If you do not have a valid ticket you may receive a fine.

You can buy and top up your myki at over 800 retailers including all 7-Eleven stores, the ticket office window at premium stations and staffed V/Line commuter stations, from a myki machine (full fare myki cards only) located at all train stations and major tram and bus interchanges.

International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can buy a myki visitor value pack to travel on the public transport network in Melbourne and regional Victoria. The pack includes discount offers at 15 Melbourne and regional attractions as well as a protective souvenir myki wallet.

Further information about the myki travel card can be found on the Public Transport Victoria website.


Travel by train


Take the Dandenong, Pakenham or Cranbourne line train to Huntingdale Station from where you can catch a 601, 630 or 900 bus to the Clayton campus bus interchange. On Day One and Two of the Moot, Monash Uni volunteers will be waiting at Huntingdale station to direct you to the buses. 


Travel by bus

The following bus routes have stops at the Clayton campus bus interchange:

  • 601: operates between Huntingdale Railway Station - Clayton campus 
(departs every four minutes during semester, Monday to Friday, 7.00am - 7.00pm)
  • 630: operates between Elwood and Monash University, Clayton campus
  • 631: operates between Waverly Gardens and Southland shopping centres
  • 691: operates between Bayswater and Waverley Gardens shopping centre
  • 703: operates between Blackburn and Middle Brighton
  • 733: operates between Box Hill and Oakleigh
  • 737: operates between Croydon and Monash University, Clayton campus
  • 802/804/862: different routes between Dandenong and Chadstone shopping centre
  • 900: operates between Rowville and Caulfield Railway Station, via Clayton campus.

Alternative bus routes with stops near the campus include:

  • 742: operates between Eastland and Chadstone shopping centres and stops at the back of the University on the ring road.
  • 800: operates between Dandenong and Chadstone and stops close to the campus on Dandenong Road.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information, maps and timetables.


Uber 

MoodleMoot Australia delegates that are first time users can use the code uberon4free for a $25 discount on fares. This may be a handy service for trips to the CBD and for those staying in Glen Waverley. Check out the site here. 


Travel by bicycle


Cycling is a healthy, invigorating and environmentally friendly way to get to Clayton campus and is made all the easier with Melbourne's growing network of bike paths.

You can also take your bicycle on all metropolitan trains. Public Transport Victoria has some helpful tips for cyclists on trains.


Getting Around Monash

See the Venue Map for a list of the main rooms used at the MoodleMoot.


App

While every effort will be made to make the location of theatres and other areas of MoodleMoot clear to visitors, Monash University provides a free app for quick access to useful information, locations and eMaps. Available for both Android and iOS operating systems.



Buses will depart Clayton campus at 5.15pm Wednesday 8th and are ideal for domestic flights 7pm and beyond, international flights 8.15pm and beyond.


Getting to Victoria

Melbourne Airport located at Tullamarine is the main airport for domestic and international flights. Qantas and Virgin Australia are the major airlines. You can also search for flights using Skyscanner or Adioso



Weather

Weather in Melbourne at the time of the MoodleMoot will likely be cool to brisk. Average temperatures during the Winter month of July range from an average low of 6°C to an average high of 13°C, so bring warm clothes. Melbourne weather is variable, so you're likely to see some sunshine, but there is about a 30% chance of rain during this period, so bring an umbrella.

Dress Attire

Attendees at MoodleMoots are educators, not snobs. The dress code is informal and casual. This includes to the drinks gathering at the end of the first day and social events at the end of the second. Don't forget it is likely to be very chilly walking between rooms so 'rug up'.

Wear your MoodleMoot t-shirt or jacket or ones you've picked up at previous Moodle events. That always goes down well.
Last modified: Thursday, 3 December 2015, 3:56 PM