General Information

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The metropolis is located on Port Phillip Bay, a large natural harbour, with the city centre positioned on the estuary of the Yarra River at the northernmost point of the bay. Often referred to as the “Garden City” and “cultural capital of Australia”, It is also a major centre for contemporary and traditional Australian music. The metropolis is also home to the world’s largest tram network. Melbourne Airport, the main passenger airport, is the second busiest in Australia and the Port of Melbourne is Australia’s busiest seaport for containerised and general cargo. Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that their city has been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Melburnians love the city’s vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, cafe-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Melbourne is a young city and as such it never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.

Climate and Clothing

Melbourne’s climate is one that is as changeable as the seasons, so tourists should go prepared for anything, though on the whole Melbourne enjoys warm summers, mild spring and autumn and cool winters. Like some other parts of Australia, Melbourne experiences a temperate climate which means that it is not prone to dangers such as tropical cyclones, though the unpredictable rainfall is something that can surprise some people. In November, the last month of the spring, Melbourne experiences an average temperatures range from 9.6 - 19.6°C (49.3 - 67.3°F). The season is known as the most variable of the year, when weather can quickly change from calm and sunny to cold and windy. Pack your umbrella – October is the wettest month with roughly 10 days of rainfall.

Currency and Banking

Decimal currency is used in Australia (AUD) and currency units are dollars and cents. Australian notes are: $100, $50, $20, $10, $5. Coins are: $2, $1, 50, 20, 10, and 5 cents.

Time Zone

Melbourne’s time is 10 hours ahead of GMT.

Electricity

The electrical supply is 240 volts, 50 Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug. Most city hotels provide 110 volts for shavers.

Hotel Information
- Quest Serviced Apartments Hawthorn

Address: Quest, 616 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia

E-Mail for Booking: questhawthorn@queststudios.com.au.

Telephone: 0061 3 8803 7700.

Distance from conference venue: 0.6 KM.

Website:
https://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/vic/hawthorn/quest-hawthorn/overview.

Special accommodate rates for both the Studio room and the Studio Executive room have been arranged for the conference dates (21st to 25th, November): To book, send an email request to sales.hawthorn@questapartments.com.au. In the subject line please write the special rate booking code “ICEEE/ICEIV2018 Conference”. If you have any doubt or enquires before you make the booking, please contact iceiv2018@iceee.net. .



- The Glenferrie Hotel Hawthorn

Address: 324 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia.

E-Mail for Booking: glenferriehotel@ozemail.com.au.

Telephone: 0061 3 9818 6530.

Distance from conference venue: 0.3 KM.

Website:
www.glenferriehotel.com.au.

To book, send an email request to glenferriehotel@ozemail.com.au. In the subject line please write the special rate booking code “ICEEE/ICEIV2018 Conference”. If you have any doubt or enquires before you make the booking, please contact iceiv2018@iceee.net. .



- Camberwell Serviced Apartments

Address: 85 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East VIC 3123 Australia.

E-Mail for Booking: camberwellsa@outlook.com.

Telephone: 0061 3 9861 8400.

Distance from conference venue: 1.5 KM.



- Best Western Premier Hotel 115 Kew

Address: 115 Cotham Rd, Kew VIC 3101

E-Mail for Booking: reception@bestwesternkew.com.au

Telephone: 0061 3 8862 0200

Distance from conference venue: 2.0 KM

Website:https://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/vic/hawthorn/quest-hawthorn/overview


- Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne

Address: 649 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

E-Mail for Booking: SwitchRiverwalk@amora.melbourne

Telephone: 0061 3 9246 1200

Distance from conference venue: 2.2 KM



- The Hotel Windsor

Address: 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria,3000,Australia.

Booking can be made by using the special rate code “CONF2018
on the website www.thehotelwindor.com.au
or by sending email to reservations@thw.com.au
or by calling telephone: 0061 3 9633 6002.

Distance from conference venue: 0.3 KM.

Website: www.thehotelwindor.com.au

 

The Hotel Windor is in Melbourne CBD, a train can be taken from Glenferrie Railway Station (about 5 minute walking distance from Swinburne) directly to Parliament Railway Station (about 1 minute working distance from The Hotel Windsor) for about 15 minutes.

If you have any doubt or enquires before you make the booking, please contact iceiv2018@iceee.net.

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