Host City & Venue


Melbourne is strategically located with links to the world’s major hubs. The city is well connected and easily accessible via Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, serviced by over 30 international and domestic airlines, and is just a 25-minute drive to the city. Once in Melbourne, getting around is easy via train, tram, bus and visitor shuttle.  Learn more about what you can see and do while visiting Melbourne on the Visit Victoria website.

Melbourne is a lively, sophisticated city packed with shops, restaurants, bars and cafes in wide, leafy boulevards and tiny, atmospheric laneways that beckon to be explored. With regular medal-winning appearances in the Economist’s Most Liveable Cities list (taking the top award three times since 2002), Melbourne has a right to be boastful. But despite its temperate climate, safe streets, cosmopolitan lifestyle and beautiful setting, locals remain low-key about their city.

They know that Melbourne is Australia’s undisputed event, sport, culture and food capital; a city with a European approach to style and a lifestyle that puts it in the fast lane. No need to shout. It’s a sophisticated mix of style, warmth and Australian informality and you won’t find it in any other place. This city practically breathes the good life. Believe it. When you see it – you’ll think the world of Melbourne. Click here to visit the official travel website for international visitors to Melbourne, Australia or view the Official Melbourne Visitor’s Guide.

*Important Note: Accommodation availability in Melbourne CBD during the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference 2019 (ABEC 2019) dates is very limited due to a number of other large events taking place around Melbourne, such as the World Engineers Convention 2019 (WEC 2019) and another large international convention. We strongly encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible to secure your rooms.


Woodward Conference Centre
10th floor, Melbourne Law School (Building 106)
185 Pelham St, Carlton VIC 3053

University of Melbourne – Parkville Campus  

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 34 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014).

University House at The Woodward Centre is located south of Grattan Street on the 10th floor of the Law Building on Pelham Street, featuring stunning views of the city. With excellent exhibition facilities and integrated seminar rooms, this is the premier conference location in the University precinct. The Woodward Centre houses one of two cafés managed by the University House.