About Melbourne

Melbourne is renowned for its innovation, both locally and globally. From its reputation as home to many of the country’s most successful start-ups to the creativity it breeds as you wander down its city streets, Melbourne is a place synonymous with pushing boundaries, breaking conventional rules, disrupting and transforming.

As does anyone in the business of project leadership, Melbourne is a city with a ‘work hard play hard’ attitude to getting things done. There is plenty to explore so if you are looking to extend your stay at either side of the 2019 National Conference, there are spectacular galleries, live music venues, prestigious restaurants, intricate laneways and designer boutique stores.

Project leaders need no reminders about planning ahead, but check the weather forecasts to make sure you’re well prepared, as well as the links below for what’s on in and around your stay.




Visa Information

We look forward to welcoming our international guests from across the globe. Please be aware that unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will require a visa to enter the country. We have listed below some useful links to guide you with the type of visa that is applicable to your circumstance along with information on the application process itself.

Confirmation of your registration and full payment for the 2019 National Conference may be documentation you require with lodging your application, but rest assured that if things don’t go to plan and your visa application is not granted, we will refund what you have paid.

Useful links

Conference Venue

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is a venue that needs no introduction. It has hosted everything from large conventions and exhibitions, to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners that draw audiences of the world’s elite thinkers, innovators and leaders.

From the latest in event technology to ground-breaking design and architecture, MCEC is irrefutably the perfect backdrop for coming together as the project management community and driving the next wave of (r)evolution in the industry.

The MCEC is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne and close to restaurants, bars and cafes. We anticipate that many of our delegates will be looking to relax and unwind from the full line up of inspiring and energised program sessions, so free public transport options within the city will make it easy to get around.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Victoria, 3006
P: +61 3 9235 8000


There are a number of transportation options from Melbourne Airport.


  • Scope: Catching a taxi is arguably the most convenient means of reaching your destination and taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminal 1 and between Terminals 2 and 3, and outside Terminal 4.
  • Time: continuously throughout the day
  • Cost: $50-75


  • Scope: SkyBus offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre. Bus stops are located outside Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4.
  • Time: These depart every 10 minutes from 6am to 11pm and every 15-30 minutes at other times and the journey should take approximately 20 minutes.
  • Cost: Tickets can be purchased when you arrive at the bus stop or online from www.skybus.com.au

Rental Car

  • Scope: There are a number of car rental companies at Melbourne Airport. These are located on the ground floor of Terminals 1 and 2 as well as in the Terminal 3 carpark.