Rydges Melbourne (CBD)
186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ph +61 3 9662 0511


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Getting there

When travelling to Rydges Melbourne from the airport, travel along the Tullamarine Freeway and take the left turn into Flemington Rd when the city. At the roundabout, continue straight ahead onto Elizabeth St. Turn left at Victoria Parade and right into Exhibition St. The Rydges Melbourne hotel is on your left.


Secure Parking is located under Rydges Melbourne for guests requiring car parking with lift access to the reception & ground floor. Charges apply and are subject to change.

Max vehicle height is 1.9 m. Subject to availability, a secondary offsite car park may be offered in the event the onsite car park is full, due to limited spaces.


Public Transport

Buy a Myki smartcard for flexible travel between trains, trams and buses. You’ll be able to use public transport in and around the city for just a few hours or all day. Plan your trip, buy or top up your Myki card online and download maps and timetables from Public Transport Victoria, the one-stop shop for information about travelling on public transport (phone 1800 800 007).

Free Tram Zone

The Free Tram Zone in Melbourne’s CBD makes it easier for commuters and tourists to move around the city. The principal boundaries of the Free Tram Zone are Spring Street, Flinders Street and La Trobe Street. Tram routes along Victoria Street, William Street and Elizabeth Street that surround Queen Victoria Market are also included as well as the Docklands area.

Visit Public Transport Victoria for timetables and a route map.


There are many designated taxi ranks across the central city. The City of Melbourne also manages Safe City taxi ranks which provide a safer environment for both passengers and taxi ranks. See the map below and Safe City taxi ranks for more information.

Accessible transport

For information on public transport and accessibility services for travellers with limited mobility, see:

Venue Accessibility

Rydges Melbourne’s conference areas, restaurant, bar and lobby were all designed to be compliant with full disabled access and hotel rooms suited for wheelchairs are available. Please contact the hotel to make a booking for a room with these features.


Rydges Melbourne rooms and suites are bright and spacious, all with Rydges Dream Beds for the best nights sleep, individually controlled air-conditioning, large work desks with ergonomic chair, free WI-FI, LCD TV and media hub, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, and tea & coffee making facilities. Rydges Melbourne offers a range of suites and self contained apartments, all with large living areas featuring separate dining and lounge, and some with spa tubs for the ultimate indulgence.

Conference Attendee Special Rate

Conference attendee bookings will be made directly with the hotel and are subject to availability. The following rate is extended to attendees who choose to stay at Rydges Wednesday 17 October 2018 to Friday 19 October 2018:

Queen Deluxe Room: $230.00 per night, buffet breakfast for 1 included
Queen Spa Suite: $280.00 per night, buffet breakfast for 1 included

Additional full hot buffet breakfast at $22.00 per person when taken

In regards to booking accommodation, follow these steps to book the conference rate:

  1. Call the hotel on 03 9662 0511 or email
  2. If calling, please press ‘1’ for reservations
  3. Provide the reservations staff with your booking details (dates of your stay, name, contact details, credit card details) and the event code: H-INT102013
  4. Subject to availability, your reservation will be made and a confirmation sent to the provided email address


Free High Speed & Secure Internet Access is available in all guest rooms and public areas. With recently installed hi-speed WiFi throughout the building you can stay connected. Internet access is also available in our business centre on the ground floor. All internet at Rydges Melbourne is complimentary.