Travel to Melbourne
The IAFL 2019 conference takes place in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities. Melbourne is a vibrant and exciting city with all the best that Australian multicultural society has to offer. Delegates can arrange travel to Melbourne International Airport and stay in the Melbourne CBD to be conveniently located near the RMIT City Campus.
A note from your Conference Committee Chair
As chair of the organising committee and president of the IAFL, I am delighted to invite you to my home city of Melbourne*. For me, the city is layered and complex – a gold rush past and the heady days of Marvellous Melbourne in the 1880s have left an indelible imprint on the fabric of modern Melbourne.
For many visitors, Melbourne is rattling trams, soaring Victorian public buildings, and laneway street art. And certainly Melburnians are proud of their fabulous festivals and foodie culture (and don’t even get us started on the coffee thing). Yet I still find myself lingering on a quiet bridge over the Yarra imagining a majestic pre-settlement landscape, the riverside meeting-place of two mighty language groups, the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri.
Above all, Melbourne is a place of secrets and treasures. Bring a warm coat and experience it all this July.
A/Prof Georgina Heydon
More detailed travel information is available through the Melbourne Convention Bureau portal linked through the banner above.
For accommodation options, please see below for a wide range of recommendations. In addition to these hotels listed, any hotels located in the CBD, or along the Swanston Street and St Kilda Road tram corridor will be convenient for the conference venue at RMIT University’s city campus.
*Since we’re linguists, Australian English is non-rhotic so ‘Melbourne’ is pronounced with all the stress on the first syllable and a schwa in the second syllable.
Accommodation in Melbourne
Some hotels on this list (which is not exhaustive) has kindly extended rate offers for IAFL conference delegates. Please see the red ‘discounted’ section next to each listing with instructions on how to secure these discounts.
1. Novotel and IBIS Melbourne Central
399 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
Discount: click here, enter your travel dates, then search by city ‘Melbourne’. When the hotel list appears, look for and click on the ‘negotiated rate’ icon (with a red suitcase) and follow the prompts to book. This will entitle you to 9% off novotel, and 5% off IBIS.
2. Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000
Tel: (+61) 3 8327 2777
Discount: to secure a discount when booking, click here and enter ‘iafl2019’ into the promo code section
3. Rydges on Swanston
701 Swanston St, Carlton Melbourne 3053
Tel: (+61) 3 9347 7811
Discount: to secure a discount, call +61 393477811, or email email@example.com to book and quote ‘IAFL conference 2019’
4. Discovery Melbourne
167-175 Franklin Street, Melbourne 3000
Tel: (+61) 3 9329 7525
5. Mantra on Little Bourke
471 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Reservation 1300 987 604
6. IBIS Melbourne Swanston Street
609 Swanston Street, Carlton, Melbourne 3053
Discount: Click here to book a discounted rate of $110 per night (approx 15% off)
7. Mercure Melbourne Therry Street
43 Therry Street, Melbourne 3000
Discount: Click here and enter ‘IAFL’ into the promo code section for an exclusive discount
8. Quest on Bourke/ Lonsdale/ Carlton
155 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Tel: (+61) 3 9631 0400
Discount: Click here and enter ‘IAFL2019’ into the promo code section to access a discounted rate
43 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Tel: (+61) 3 9663 3317 https://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/vic/melbourne/quest-on-lonsdale/overview
2-9 Finlay Place, Carlton VIC 3053 Australia
Tel: (+61) 3 8341 4777
9. Melbourne Central YHA
562 Flinders St Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Tel: (+61) 3 9621 2523
Hostel Manager: Suzanne Taylor
10. Brady Hotel Central Melbourne
30 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Tel: (+61) 3 9650 9888
Discount: To book follow this link, select ‘book now’ and the promo code ‘IAFL19’ to secure a discount