Visitor information

Getting around Melbourne


Follow the taxi signs at the airport. A taxi costs ~$65 to The University of Melbourne.

Silver Top Taxi      13 10 08
Black Cabs 13 22 27
Uber app


The airport express bus that travels directly to Southern Cross train station. Tickets cost $19 one way and can be purchased online or at the airport on arrival.

Public Transport Victoria

Melbourne trains, trams and buses are organised by Public transport Victoria. Route and timetable information can be accessed on the PTV website.

To use all forms of public transport, you need to purchase a myki card at any ticket office window or 7-Eleven store and top it up with a dollar value to pay for your travel. Then simply touch on and touch off every time you use a train, tram or bus.

Myki card $6.00
2 Hour fare $4.40
Daily fare $8.80
Weekend cap $6.40

More detailed information is available on the myki website.

The closest tram stop to Old Arts is on Tram Route 19 - Stop 11 University of Melbourne/Royal Parade.

The closest tram stop to University College is on Tram Route 19 - Stop 13 Gatehouse St/Royal Parade.

In an emergency


Ambulance, fire and police 000
Carlton Police 03 9347 1377
Royal Melbourne Hospital 03 9342 7000
Royal Dental Hospital 03 9341 1000

University of Melbourne


03 8344 6666 or

1800 246 066

CoEDL summer school

Belinda Hofmeyr                      

03 8344 7626 or

043 1038 434

After hours medical advice

Nurse on call                                                                                           1300 60 60 24   (24 hours)
Afterhours GP helpline

1800 022 222   

(6pm‐8am Mon‐Sat,12pm – 8am Sun/Mon)


Chemist Warehouse  (03) 9347 6531 (8am – 9pm)
Victoria Market, 592 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

Health Smart Pharmacy (03) 9349 1222 (8am – 7pm)
5 Grattan St, Parkville

Restaurants and Food stores

A small selection on campus in Union House.
A wide selection of restaurants and a supermarket on Lygon Street, Carlton.
A selection of restaurants in North Melbourne.
A small shopping centre with a supermarket and restaurants in and around it at Barkly Square, Brunswick.
A multitude of options in the CBD.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University