Information for Melbourne course participants


See this Excel sheet and download these maps of inner Melbourne.

Airport shuttle

SkyBus offers a 24/7 express bus service from the airport to the city centre (much cheaper than taxi): buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day. $18 Adult one way, or return $30. 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.
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CoPS Courses held at CoPS are intensive -- there is so much material to fit in ! Typical daily schedules start with an 8.45am lecture, followed by a computer lab session and another lecture before breaking for lunch at 12.30pm. More lectures and labs run from 1.30 to 7.00pm. The schedule suits most foreign and out-of-state course participants, but may tire those who plan to travel daily from far-off homes or hotels. They should consider staying closer. Also, there is little time during the courses for visitors to sample the delights of the Melbourne area -- we suggest you arrive a few days early [or stay on after] to discover these.


Course participants from outside Australia may require an Australian visa. We can assist with a formal letter of invitation. Apply as early as possible for a visa, as it may take some time to process.

Location of CoPS at Victoria University

CoPS VU is at 300 Flinders St, just west of the Elizabeth St intersection.

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