Planning Your Travel
Because of time change and jet lag the Organizing Committee suggests you consider arriving in Australia a day early. This will enable you to relax and familiarize yourself with your hotel and its surrounds before the start of the Congress. Sleep on the way over and have great time when you get here. If you are traveling from the East from or via America, don't forget the dateline. It means you lose a day on you way over (because we are ahead of America!) but gain it on the way back so you will arrive home the same day you leave.
Flying to Lorne
The closest international airports to Lorne are located in Melbourne, approximately 141 kilometres of distance; about 2 hours drive.
- Air China
- Air Mauritius
- Air Vanuatu
- Garuda Indonesia
- Korean Air
- Philippine Airlines
- Vietnam Airlines
- Air Pacific
- Air New Zealand
- Cathay Pacific
- China Eastern
- China Southern Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Brunei
Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is the world’s most advanced and streamlined travel authorisation system. If the country your passport represents has ETA Business Access, you can obtain authority to enter at the same time as you book your flights.
In addition, a recent innovative enhancement to ETA arrangements allows citizens from 30+ countries to access an instant online application. For more information, visit www.immi.gov.au
International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) Australian immigration staff can assist Congress organisers with delegate visa processing.
Business Contact Information for Visa info purposes:
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Lorne is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time in September and the first week of October. Eastern Daylight Savings time will come into effect on the 4th October 2015. Lorne will then be ahead 11 hours Greenwich Mean Time.
How to get to Lorne
Transportation from Melbourne to Lorne
The Congress Organisers have organised the optional coach transfers for the Symposium departing from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) to Lorne and returning to MCEC at the conclusion of the Symposium.
From Melbourne by Car
Follow the Princes Highway (M1) from Melbourne to Geelong, then take the Great Ocean Road (B100) through Torquay to Lorne.
OR follow the Princes Highway (M1) from Melbourne to Geelong to Winchelsea (A1). Then take C151 via Deans Marsh to Lorne.
Public Transport to Lorne
V-line train/coach services depart daily from Melbourne to Geelong and along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne and Apollo Bay.
V-line coach services connect along the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell and Warrnambool on Friday all year (extra service during December -January). V-line enquiries - phone 136196
From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport by Car
Take the Western Ring Road (M80) south to the Princes Highway (M1), then head to Geelong. Take the Great Ocean Road (B100) from Geelong through Torquay to Lorne or take the Western Ring Road (M80) south to the Princes Highway (M1), then head to Geelong. Continue along the Princes Highway (A1) to Winchelsea then take C151 via Deans Marsh to Lorne.
From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport by Public Transport
From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, take the Skybus to Spencer Street Railway Station in central Melbourne, then connect to V-line train/coach service to Geelong and the Great Ocean Road/Lorne.
Skybus - Phone 9335 3066 or from Melbourne - Tullamarine Airport, take the bus with Gull Airport Service to Geelong, then connect to Geelong Railway station to take the V-line coach service along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne. Gull Airport Service - Phone (03) 5222 4966
From Melbourne Avalon Airport
As Jetstar flies out of Melbourne from both Tullamarine and Avalon, please make sure you travel from the correct airport - refer to the Jetstar flight schedule.
Getting to and from the airport
Distance from Avalon Airport and Geelong CBD is 19km from Avalon.
Travel time to & from Geelong CBD is 20-25 mins by car (approx.).
Car rentals for discounted car rental rates from Avalon.
Taxi fare to & from Geelong CBD $30 (approx.)
Bus Services from Geelong will coincide with the Jetstar schedule.
Parking at airport: $10 for the first day and then $5 a day.
By car, take the Princes Highway (M1), to Geelong. Take the Great Ocean Road (B100) from Geelong through Torquay to Lorne or continue along the Princes Highway (A1) to Winchelsea then take C151 via Deans Marsh to Lorne.
By public transport, take bus service along the Princes Highway (M1), to Geelong Railway station to take the V-line coach service along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne.