Travel, Tours and Accommodation

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Guided Walk - Koori Heritage Trust

Birrarung Wilam (River Camp) Walk

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Safer Families invites you to join the Koori Heritage Trust as they take you on a 1 hour cultural and historical walk.

The Birrarung Wilam Walk takes you through Federation Square and down to the Birrarung Wilam (Common Ground) Aboriginal art installations experiencing the Aboriginal history of the Birrarung Marr (Beside the river of mists) and Aboriginal Peoples of the Kulin Nation.

With one of our friendly Koorie guides, you will learn how the land on which Melbourne is located has changed over time and learn the significance of the Birrarung Wilam to the local Kulin peoples. You will gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding of this incredible location, an important gathering place for the Kulin Nation and one of Melbourne’s most popular meeting hubs.

To read more about the Koori Heritage Trust, please visit their website. 

This event is free. It is an optional event part of the IDVH 2018 Conference.

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Day Tours

Billibellary's Walk

A cultural interpretation of the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus landscape that provides an experience of connection to country which Wurundjeri people continue to have both physically and spiritually. The Walk is self guided.

For more information on this free walk, please visit the website.

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Gray Line Tours

We have negotiated a special conference discount on all Melbourne tours available through Gray Line Tours. Using this service, you can select your preferred tour options and travel dates, including before and after the conference.

For more information, or to make a booking with a conference discount, please visit:  Gray Line and select Melbourne.

N.B. The conference discount will be applied on the payment page.

Important message: Gray Line does not have any connection with the conference or the conference organisers. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions on the tour operator’s website before proceeding with payment.


Melbourne CBD

Assistance with any accommodation needs for our conference are being managed by ICMS Australasia For more information, click on the above heading or contact Jessica at

N.B. Only ICMS Australasia or Safer Families CRE will contact you about your accommodation or travel. Please be aware of any external companies operating in Accommodation bookings fraudulently requesting your details.  


Local dining options

For a list of local dinner options, please click here

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Public Transport in Melbourne

Myki Cards
If you're visiting Melbourne and wanting to use public transport, you can purchase a Myki Card for $6 at any major train station (Southern Cross/Flinders Street etc.) or at 7-Eleven convience stores. You'll need to add funds to this card before you can start using it.

The trams that run up Bourke Street and stop outside of RACV City Club are #86 and #96. Both of these trams travel via Southern Cross Station and the Bourke Street Mall.

The closest train station to the RACV City Club is Flagstaff Station, being just a 7-minute walk away.

If you need to catch a taxi, Shebah is our preferred provider. For more information about Shebah, visit their website

For more information about public transport in Melbourne, including information on Myki cards, routes and timetables, please visit the PTV website


What’s on in Melbourne 

This website outlines a list of attractions, dining and arts & culture for in and around Melbourne city.