The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has a city and a Bundoora campus. The conference is being held on the city campus (luckily for you, Bundoora is 30 kilometres north!). The main city campus is located in Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD), which is what North American's would recognise as 'downtown'. It is probably 7 minutes walk from the conference hotels, and is serviced by literally dozens of trams and a major city rail station.
In a few minutes walk are major city restaurants, the Queen Victoria Market, city cinemas, galleries, bars, and so on.
BTW, if you go to http://www.whereis.com.au/ and put in 124 Latrobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria, as your address you'll also get a pretty useful map.Posted by amiles at April 1, 2003 10:50 PM