The University of Melbourne

The Symposium will take place at the University of Melbourne in the Melbourne Law School and the Business and Economics Building, both modern architectural additions to the University’s campus, and provide state-of-the-art lecture theatres and meeting spaces.

The University is located a short tram ride or an easy walk from the Central Business District of Melbourne, and the streets around the buildings are home to numerous cafes, where excellent coffee and a variety of food are available. Melbourne’s own “Little Italy” is only a few hundred metres away with countless restaurants and cafes on offer. There is also an abundance of accommodation available, including residential colleges, apartments and hotels.

The banquet dinner will be held in the Neo-Gothic Dining Hall of Ormond College, and the welcome reception will be held at Healesville Sanctuary, a wildlife haven for native animals in the countryside northeast of Melbourne in one of Victoria’s wine-growing regions. Delegates will have the chance to interact with some of the residents of the Sanctuary while getting to know fellow symposium attendees.

The University of Melbourne
UoM campus
The University of Melbourne is a public University and ranked as Australia's best university by various bodies. The University is Australia's second oldest, being founded in 1853. The University is located in Parkville, within the City of Melbourne, and a short walk or tram ride to the Central Business District.
Conference venue:
The Law Building
Law Building
The Law Building features seminar rooms with video conferencing, audio-visual facilities, projection and plasma screen technologies, and data and power connections to every seat supplemented by full wireless networking. Conference participants will be able to connect their own personal laptop computers to the University's network and the World Wide Web from anywhere in the building.
Ormond College Dining Hall
Ormond college
The Dining Hall is one of Australia’s finest Neo-Gothic buildings. Wood paneling, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, open fireplaces, beautiful carved wooden tables and chairs and original candelabra create an impressive ambience.
Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Santuary
Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most loved tourist attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. The Sanctuary is committed to fighting wildlife extinction and offers visitors the opportunity to come close up to unique Australian animals in a stunning bushland setting.

Conference Venue

UoM campus

City of Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne CBD from the Yarra River
Melbourne Night

Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and is the country’s most multicultural city, where the locals enjoy a moderate oceanic climate. Founded in 1835, Melbourne became one of the world's largest and wealthiest cities during the gold rush of the 1850s, and is now the capital city of the State of Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia, with over 4.25 million inhabitants, and was ranked as the World's Most Liveable City in 2011 and again in 2012. Melbourne is rated highly in the areas of education, entertainment, healthcare, research and development, tourism and sports. Melbourne is often referred to as Australia's garden city, and the state of Victoria was once known as the garden state.

UoM campus

Free-Tram Zone

The Free-tram Zone within Melbourne CBD is in close proximity to the conference venue and is an ideal means of transport to easily get about in the city. UoM campus