Melbourne School of Engineering
Nonlinear Signal Processing Laboratory

PROSPECTIVE VISITORS

Visiting NSP Lab is an ideal way of founding new collaboration or consolidating existing partnerships. NSP Lab is committed to providing a consistent, rich and useful programme for academic or other visitors.

Prospective visitors may contact NSP Lab directly explaining background and objectives for their visit. When a visit is organised, workspace, access to university research facilities and IT support are always made available. Certain minor costs may also be covered by NSP Lab, but visitors are expected to mainly fund their stay.

Information regarding accomodation, transport and places to visit in Melbourne may be found through this link. A comprehensive and scholarly reference on Melbourne's history and attractions has been prepared by Prof. Charles Sowerwine and Dr. Alice Garner from the History Department of the University of Melbourne.


Information for Visitors

Welcome to Melbourne!

We hope that the following information will assist you in planning a smooth and enjoyable stay. Details are provided below to assist you in making your transport, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements.

Transport

Travel from the Airport to Melbourne

Melbourne International Airport is located 20km north-west of the city centre. The city can be easily accessed by taxi or Skybus.

Taxi

A taxi from the airport to the city will cost around A$40.00.

Skybus

This bus service costs A$16.00 per adult one way and $26.00 return. The Skybus departs every 10 - 15 minutes and depending on the time of day will drop you off at your hotel or at the main terminus at Spencer Street Station. Please allow 20 - 40 minutes travel time to the city depending on the time of day. For further information regarding Skybus, please visit the Skybus website or telephone (61 3) 9335 3066.

Travel from the City to the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is located approximately 1.5km north of the city centre. It can be accessed by foot, taxi or by tram.

Taxi

A taxi from the city to the University of Melbourne will cost around A$10.00

Tram

Trams can be taken to the University of Melbourne via Elizabeth Street or Swanston Street. For further information regarding tram services, please visit the Yarra Trams website. 

Other Transport Information

Melbourne has an extensive public transportation system consisting of buses, trains and trams. The University is particularly well serviced by trams and buses. The system works via an automated ticketing system. A ticket for use on all public transport is called a Metcard. Commuters are able to purchase Metcards on trams or from conveniently located retail outlets throughout Melbourne and suburbs that allow travel on any of the three forms of public transport available.
Metcard tickets range in price depending on the distance that needs to be travelled and whether the ticket is for all day use or within a two-hour period. Metcards are available in the form of, two hour, daily, weekly and monthly tickets. Yearly tickets can only be purchased from railway stations or the Met Shop. Metcard tickets can be conveniently purchased on campus from the Pharmacy in Union House.
The Met Shop is located at the Melbourne Town Hall at the corner of Swanston Street and Little Collins Street, Melbourne and is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays. There you can purchase tickets and obtain timetables, information, brochures, maps and other travel merchandise. You may also telephone for information on 131 638 or visit the Metcard website.

City Circle Tram

For details regarding the free City Circle Tram, please click here.

Trains

For details regarding Melbourne's train services, please refer to the Connex Trains website.

Buses

For details regarding Melbourne's extensive bus services please click here.

Taxis

There are numerous taxi companies operating in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs. For further information please click here.

 Regional Travel

If you would like to visit a regional area of Victoria using public transport, please visit the VLine website or telephone 131 196 to book your ticket.
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Accommodation

There are many accommodation options available to visitors in Melbourne. The University of Melbourne is located within a five to ten minute tram ride from the Melbourne central business district and the nearest suburb to the University is Carlton.

To search for accommodation please visit the Visit Melbourne accommodation website

Residential Colleges

The following residential colleges offer short-term accommodation. Please note that accommodation is subject to availability.
International House
University College 

For enquiry about accommodation in different Colleges and the international house please follow this link .

Maps

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering building is in the East side of the south Lawn. For a map see this link. The residential colleges are located in the north west of the campus. The International House is further away towards North West.

 

Places to visit in Victoria

The following is a list of some of the tourism attraction near Melbourne.