Venue & Travel


 The COSA CPG Advanced Course will take place at the Rydges Hotel Melbourne (CBD)

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Rydges Melbourne (CBD)

186 Exhibition Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Melbourne was voted the Most Liveable City in the World for five consecutive years. Situated on Port Philip Bay, Melbourne is renowned for its safe sandy beach, parks and gardens, great restaurants, bars and cafés, fabulous old buildings, and its colourful past and present. 

Melbourne also prides itself on being the cultural capital of Australia. It has a vibrant arts scene with numerous galleries, concert halls and museums of varying sizes. And every night of the week you will be able to find a pub or bar where you can see famous and not so famous bands and performers. Immerse yourself in the vibrant city life of Melbourne!

Thing to do in Melbourne

Melbourne Tourism website

Visitor information centres in the Melbourne CBD:

  • Melbourne Visitor Centre
    2 Swanston St
    Phone: 03 9658 9658
  • Melbourne Visitor Booth
    Bourke St Mall
    Phone: 03 9658 9658

How to get there

Rydges Melbourne sits in the heart of the city’s vibrant theatre district and is close to Chinatown as well as exclusive Collins Street boutiques and world-famous Bourke Street Mall for Melbourne shopping. 

The hotel is only 30 minutes drive from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. Catching public transportation from Rydges Melbourne is easy, with a bus stop right on Exhibition Street, Parliament Railway Station one block away on Spring Street and a tram stop on Bourke Street just 50 meters away.


Domestic travellers should use the following links to book early in order to secure discounted rates for your flight! 



A taxi is approximately $45.00 and a 30 min drive (depending on time of day).

Phone: 132227

Silver Top
Phone: 131 008

BY SHUTTLE BUS - Melbourne Airport to City


$19.00 one way, $38.00 return. Please visit the website for more details:

The SkyBus Melbourne City Express operates 24/7 and the journey time is approximately 30 to 45 minutes! 
Take the Skybus from Domestic or International terminals (T3 or T1) to Southern Cross Station.

From Southern Cross Station take the SkyBus Free City Hotel Shuttle to the Rydges Melbourne at no additional charge. The SkyBus Free City Hotel Shuttle service operates from 06:00 – 22:30 weekdays and 06:00 – 19:00 on weekends. 
How to use the SkyBus Free City Hotel Shuttle:

  • Arriving in Melbourne: 
    On arrival at Southern Cross Station, check in at our City Hotel Shuttle booth.
  • Departing from Melbourne: 
    Ask your concierge to call SkyBus during our operating hours on +(61 3) 9600 1711 (quoting your room number) to reserve a pick-up time for the SkyBus Free City Hotel Shuttle. You will be taken to our city terminal at Southern Cross Station to board an express SkyBus to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL).

SkyBus timetable (Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross and return)

SkyBus fares (Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross and return)

SkyBus location (Melbourne Tullmarine Airport & Southern Cross Station)


Rydges Melbourne is easy accessible with public transportation:
- bus stop =  stop right on Exhibition Street
- train stop=  Parliament Railway Station (one block away on Spring Street)
- tram stop = on Bourke Street (just 50 meters away)

The Rydges Melbourne is located within the "Free Tram Zone". Travel on trams within this zone is free, and you don’t need a myki (Melbourne's travel card), however, if your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader in the normal way to make sure you have a valid ticket. The Free Tram Zone signs at tram stops will identify the boundaries of the zone.

Free tram zone map 

Public Transport Information

Buy a miky card - Ticket fares


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