Getting around Melbourne

Perfect walking city

Melbourne is set in a compact grid layout, making it very easy to navigate by foot. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is located within easy walking distance of many hotels, restaurants, cafés, shopping and attractions. The City of Melbourne provides informative walking maps and information that can be downloaded for free.

Myki Visitor Pass

The Visitor Myki has been developed for visitors and is available at Public Transport Victoria (PTV) hubs, the Melbourne Visitor Information Centre and many hotels, motels and backpacker accommodation providers. The Visitor Myki costs AU$14 and is pre-loaded with Myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1. Tram travel in Melbourne’s central business district and Docklands is free. Click here to download the Free Tram Zone Map. For further information please see

RACV Melbourne Bike Share Scheme

Melbourne’s Bike Share Scheme allows users to hire one of 600 bikes at the 50 docking stations around the city centre.

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus

On the Melbourne Visitors Shuttle Bus delegates can hop on and off at any of the 13 key city locations including the Melbourne Museum, Queen Victoria Market, Royal Botanic Gardens and Chinatown.

River cruises

With the Yarra River running through it, Melbourne is a great city to make your way around by boat. Jump on a Melbourne Water Taxi or take a scenic cruise departing from Southbank.

Free City Circle Tram

Operating every 12 minutes, the City Circle Tram travels the perimeter of Melbourne’s city centre, taking in many of Melbourne’s landmarks. Delegates can catch the tram at any of the specially marked stops on Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive or Spring Street. The City Circle route uses iconic W-Class trams, offering passengers an historical experience and commentary along the way.

Car Hire

Melbourne Airport has five car rental companies located on-site. All have offices on the ground floor of the Short Term Car Park, and information desks in the Melbourne Airport Domestic Terminals. Contact the companies direct for current rates.

  1. AVIS Car Rental
    • Within Australia: 13 63 33
    • Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 1800
  2. Budget
  3. Europcar
  4. Thrifty Car Rental
  5. Hertz Car Rental
    • Within Australia: 13 30 39
    • Outside Australia: +61 3 9338 4044


Melbourne’s major taxi companies include:

  • 13 CABS (13 22 27—within Australia only)
  • Arrow (13 22 11—within Australia only)
  • Embassy Taxis (13 17 55—within Australia only)
  • Silver Top Taxis (13 10 08—within Australia only)

Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside the International Terminal and both Domestic Terminals. Expect a taxi fare of around AUD70 for a trip between the CBD and Melbourne Airport.