The 2018 Humanitarianism Conference will be held at Melbourne Law School, located in the suburb of Carlton directly north of the City of Melbourne's Central Business District.

Referred to as the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is emblemised by its iconic trams, distinctive blue cobblestone laneways and impressive array of cafes that underscore the city's artistic atmosphere. It is with great pleasure we welcome you to our city for the 2018 Humanitarianism Conference.



Visitors new to Melbourne should note that there is no train connecting the city to the airport.

Many of the hotels provide free shuttle services from Melbourne Airport's international terminal to your accommodation. Outside of this, a private taxi will typically cost between 65 and 70 AUD. Alternatively, there is a bus service called SkyBus that costs 18.50 AUD one way from the airport to Melbourne's CBD at Southern Cross Station. Tickets can be purchased at the airport.



Visitors from outside Australia should note that the conference will be held at the start of Melbourne winter. During the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Melbourne is 14°C and the average minimum is 7°C. Further information about average weather conditions and reliable weather forecasts are available from Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

Winter is an ideal time to visit the warmer parts of Australia, particularly North Queensland, the Northern Territory and North Western Australia, all of which are dry and warm in June through August. Further information about good winter travel options is available from Tourism Australia.



Attendees will be responsible for booking their own accommodation. To help assist in this matter, LPIL has compiled a list of hotels and serviced apartments that are closest to Melbourne Law School. The distance is the approximate amount of time the accommodation is to Melbourne Law School by walking and price is in AUD per night. Please note that the price is merely an approximation and is likely to change closer to the date of the conference.



Rydges on Swanston. 5-minute walk, 240 AUD regular rate, University of Melbourne preferred rate of 182 AUD

Carlton Lygon Lodge. 12-minute walk, 150 AUD

Carlton Terrace. 13-minute walk, 170 AUD

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. 30-minute walk or 25 minutes on public transport, 260 AUD

Best Western Plus Travel Inn Carlton. 12-minute walk, 140 AUD

Vibe Hotel Carlton. 30-minute walk or 8-minute tram, 140 AUD

IBIS Melbourne Hotel & Apartments. 9-minute walk, 125 AUD

IBIS Melbourne Swanston Street. 6-minute walk, 140 AUD

The Westin. 25-minute walk or 15 minutes on public transport, 330 AUD



Carlton Clocktower Apartments. 14-minute walk, 170 AUD

Quest on Finlay Apartments. 13-minute walk, 180 AUD



While the conference will be catered for morning/afternoon tea and lunch, there are a number of superb cafes and restaurants close to MLS that we encourage attendees to venture to for an early breakfast or dinner. Broadsheet is a excellent guide to all things Melbourne. Other notable establishments located near MLS are listed below.


coffee + cafes

Seven Seeds. 114 Berkeley St, Carlton, sevenseeds.com.au

Humble Rays. 71 Bouverie St, Carlton, humblerays.com

Queensberry Pour House. 210 Queensberry St, Carlton, queensberryph.com.au

Stovetop. 100 Leicester St, Carlton, stovetop.com.au 



Kaprica. 19 Lincoln Square South, Carlton, broadsheet.com.au

DOC Espresso. 326 Lygon St, Carlton, docgroup.net

The Town Mouse. 312 Drummond St, Carlton, thetownmouse.com.au

The Lincoln. 91 Cardigan St, Carlton, hotellincoln.com.au