How do I get to the Conference?

AIDC is located at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). ACMI is located in the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square. You can enter via two access points - from the Federation Square plaza entrance or the Flinders Street entrance (pictured above).

By Train

Flinders Street Station is the primary train station when travelling to ACMI. It is located within Zone 1 and is a short walk from the venue. You will require a MYKI card which can be purchased at any metropolitan train station. Information about where to purchase your MYKI and how to use our public transport system which includes trams and buses can be found at Public Transport Victoria. (

Trains depart from Flinders Street Station until approx. 12:30pm Monday - Friday and run on a reduced timetable over the weekend. We advise that you plan your journey in advance.

By Tram and the Free Tram Zone

Tram numbers 70, 75 and the City Circle tram stop on Flinders Street outside Federation Square. Tram numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 22, 64, 67, 72 stop outside Flinders Street Station.

Melbourne operates a Free Tram Zone in the CBD which includes the area from the iconic Queen Victoria Market across to Victoria Harbour in Docklands, up to Spring Street and over to Flinders Street Station and Federation Square.

Travel on trams within this zone is free, and you don’t need a MYKI, 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.

By Plane

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) is located approximately 25km north-west of the Melbourne's CBD. All major and domestic airlines fly into Tullamarine Airport.


Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and between Terminal 2 and 3. Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor of the transport hub outside Terminal 4.

By Rent-a-car

Melbourne Airport has six car rental companies located on site. All have offices on the ground floor of the At Terminal T1, T2, T3 car park, and information desks in the Melbourne Airport domestic terminals. Click here for companies operating from Melbourne Airport.

By Bus

Skybus offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre. This service operates 24/7, including all public holidays. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day.

Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the bus stop or purchased online at

On arrival at Southern Cross Station in the city, SkyBus provides a complimentary hotel transfer service (see website for exclusions).

Parking at ACMI

Public car parking is available at Federation Square and in Flinders Lane. The Federation Square car park is accessible via the main entrance on Russell Street, or via the service road on Batman Avenue.