Melbourne was voted the world's most liveable city for the seventh consecutive year in 2017. Its wide-open spaces, park lands, clean environment, temperate climate and casual lifestyle are complemented by a bustling, vibrant, cosmopolitan centre, home to over four million people.
Melbourne is home to award winning restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled laneways, eccentric bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.
Whilst visiting Melbourne, indulge in some retail therapy, stroll along the Yarra River on Southbank, visit the many galleries and arts scene, see a football match at the MCG or visit the Melbourne Zoo. A city like no other in the world, there is lots to see and do in Melbourne.
For more information, please visit the official travel website for Melbourne.
Airport Transfers and Taxi Services
SkyBus is an airport express transport service that departs from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and will take passengers directly to Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne CBD (corner of Collins and Spencer Streets).
Silver Top Taxi provides taxi services throughout Melbourne. Taxis are available outside the Tullamarine airport or can be booked directly by dialing 131 008 or visiting www.silvertop.com.au.
There is no onsite parking at RMIT City Campus, however commercial parking is available at Wilson Parking (110 Victoria Street, Carlton VIC), which is approximately a 4-minute walk from RMIT. If you prefer the flexibility of street parking, the City of Melbourne offers more than 3000 parking bays throughout the central business district. Please be aware that there parking bays are subject to enforced parking restrictions.
You will need a valid myki ticket to travel on public transport in Melbourne. You can purchase and put money on a myki card from the ticket office window at train stations. For further information, call 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au
Free Tram Zone
It is important to note that the Free Tram Zone in Swanston Street ceases at Melbourne Central Station. All stops within the zone are clearly marked and tram drivers will make regular announcements when approaching zone boundaries.
Many bus lines offer services connecting to train and tram services listed above.
The closest train station to the RMIT City Campus buildings is Melbourne Central Station on the City Loop. From Flinders Street Station, you can join a connecting City Loop train service or any tram travelling up Swanston Street.
Most north-south Yarra Trams run along Swanston Street (routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72). For Elizabeth Street services (routes 19, 57, 59), get off at Melbourne Central and walk one block to Swanston Street. If you’re travelling east-west along Flinders Street (routes 48, 70, 75) Collins Street (routes 109 and 12) or Bourke Street (routes 86 and 96) align at Swanston Street for connecting trams.