Directions to the building and registration area (New!)

All of the YRRSDS sessions, including lunch and coffee breaks, are held in RMIT Building 80; street address is 445 Swanston St Melbourne. 

The registration (and most of the sessions) will be in room 80.08.09. That is, building 80, floor 8, room 9. There will be signs directing you to it.

Referring to the photo of the building below, there are two entrances, marked by red ellipses. If you take the right entrance  you'll find a bank of lifts at the back of the building. Take one of these to Level 8.

Free Tram Zone

YRRSDS 2018 will be held at the conveniently located City Campus of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia (collocated with SIGdial).

Address: 124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Campus map can be found here.

RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus

                RMIT University (photo: Johanne Trippas)


Melbourne City campus is located in the cosmopolitan heart of the “world’s most liveable city” and is surrounded by public transport, restaurants, cafes, theatres, galleries and parks.

The campus is near major public transport hubs including a major train station, Melbourne Central Station and tram services that connect you to every suburb in Melbourne and beyond.

There is an area in which public transportation is free close to RMIT!

Public transport

The easiest way to get around with public transport in Melbourne is by tram. Most north-south trams run along Swanston street which go pass the RMIT University campus. Other north-south trams are on Elizabeth street which is one block away from RMIT University campus.

You can also travel east-west along Flinders Street, Collins Street, or Bourke street where you can connect with a Swanston Street tram.

Other options are by train, the closest train station is Melbourne Central Station on the City Loop. From Flinders Street Station, you can also join a connecting City Loop train service or any tram travelling up Swanston Street.

Many bus lines connect to train and tram services listed above. Check Public Transport Victoria for details of connecting services.

You need to use a Myki card to use public transport. Melbourne has a ‘free tram zone’ in the city center where you do not need to pay. One default fare is $4.30 which allows you to travel up to 2 hours.

For more information concerning transportation, please click here.


Space Hotel (

The Nunnery (

If you have further questions, please contact the local organizers:

Damiano Spina: damiano (dot) spina (at)

Johanne Trippas: johanne (dot) trippas (at)

Going around in Melbourne

A map with recommended spots in the city can be found here.

A small guide with recommended tourism routs can be found here.

More information about Melbourne, Victoria, and Australia