Melbourne | Naarm

The traditional Aboriginal name of Melbourne is Naarm and Naarm is the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation. The Kulin Nation is a collective of five Aboriginal clans: Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Wathaurrung, Taungurung and Dja DjaWrung.  Their collective territory extends around Port Phillip and Western Port, up into the Great Dividing Range and the Loddon and Goulburn River valleys. The Kulin nation has inhabited the area for an estimated 40,000 years and prior to colonisation was a nation or more than 20,000 people.

There's always something new to explore in Melbourne – from world-class coffee blends to shopping and dining experiences. Head to one of the rooftop bars for a drink, slide into a booth at a cosy pub or go an a gastronomic experience at a hatted restaurants. If you appreciate the Arts, there is always something on offer in the East End Theatre District, or meander through local and international exhibits at the city’s many galleries and museums, or simply explore the street art when wandering through the paint-splashed city lanes.

Why not extend your stay and take in spectacular coastal views along the iconic Great Ocean Road, meet the fairy penguins on Phillip Island, or go for walks in the scenic Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Or you can always visit one of the many charming wineries for an afternoon.


Conference and workshop venue

Conference workshops: 16 and 17 September 2024
Conference: 18, 19 and 20 September

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria 3006  | Link to website

The MCEC is located in the bustling South Wharf precinct surrounded by outlet shopping, trendy bars and eateries with the city centre just a short walk or tram ride away


Left: View of Southbank and Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from Seafarer's Bridge, Melbourne City / Yarra River; Right: Microflite Helicopter ride over the Yarra River and Melbourne City (Creator: Rob Blackburn)

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