Getting to Geelong

Getting to Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus is easy! Depending on where you are travelling from you can go by train, car or fly to either Tullamarine or Avalon airport.

Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus

The Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus is located near the centre of Geelong, within walking distance from both Geelong station and Geelong CBD. (Map of the campus)


The easiest way to get to Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus from Melbourne is with the V-Line train from Southern Cross Station to Geelong Station. The conference venue is five minutes’ walk from the main Geelong train station. Trains run about three times per hour.


It takes a little over an hour by car to get to Geelong from Melbourne.


Although there is a car park near the Geelong Waterfront campus, this is strictly for staff and students only.  Visitors/delegates cannot park there as there are no prearranged paid allocated spots for conference delegates. There are, however, many good parking places around and close to the campus.  See here for an outline of the best parking places in central Geelong, along with their hourly/daily costs.

We recommend Central Geelong Park and Ride – Upper Hearne ParadePark all day and ride the shuttle bus to and from Central Geelong for just $3 per day. This service operates Monday to Friday, from 7:30-10:00am in the morning and 4:00-6:30pm in the evening, departing approximately every 10 minutes.


Avalon airport is only 20 minutes from Geelong by car. You can find bargain flights to and from Avalon with Jetstar from Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart. There is an Avalon Airport Shuttle that can take you into Geelong but note that this service needs to be booked in advance.

For those who cannot fly to Avalon airport, Tullamarine is the next best option. It takes approximately one hour with the Gull Bus service and this airport has both domestic and international flights. Alternatively, you can take the Sky Bus to Southern Cross station and from there take the V-Line train to Geelong.

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