Industry's Pick
Sheraton On The Park
As one of the largest conference hotels in the city, Sheraton on the Park provides versatile meeting space for up to 900 guests theatre-style. On the main convention level, soaring windows showcase stunning Hyde Park vistas. The availability of abundant space with natural light has always been a highlight of our meeting facilities, but the pillarless Grand Ballroom with its intelligent technology featuring an LED lighting system can make any conference session a masterpiece. Our hotel is a hospitable haven where guests can take comfort in the flawless delivery of their function. Absolute commitment to customer satisfaction is one of the hotel’s key distinguishing factors, and the professionalism of our staff makes the difference between a good event and a great one. For those planning a large wedding, the Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 people to toast, cheer and share your “big day.” With 557 stylish and comfortable guest rooms and 18 meeting rooms, it’s easy to see why Sheraton on the Park was named “Leading Conference Hotel, Australia and Australasia” in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 World Travel Awards. It was also inducted into the “Function Venue of the Year” Hall of Fame after winning the New South Wales Australian Hotel Association Awards for Excellence in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Destination Venues
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Major International Airports and Visa Information
Melbourne Airport (www.melbourneairport.com.au) SkyBus runs an express bus service to the city 24/7 including public holidays. Adult tickets cost $16 (one-way) or $26 (return). On arrival at Southern Cross Station in the city, a complimentary hotel transfer service is provided from 0600 to 2200 Mondays to Fridays and from 0730 to 1730 Saturdays and Sundays excluding Christmas day. A return trip between the CBD and Melbourne Airport by taxi costs about A$80 to A$85, plus a A$2 taxi parking fee at the airport. Details are as listed in the airport's website.

Several types of visas are available for short-term tourist/holiday visits of up to three months as well as business visas. Go to the Australian government's Department of Immigration and Citizenship website, www.immi.gov.au/visawizard to select and apply for the correct visa.
Convention Centres
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (www.mcec.com.au) Billed as the first and only environmentally-rated convention centre in the world. Offers 52 meeting rooms, a banquet hall and a plenary hall for up to 5,550 delegates that can be divided into three self-contained, acoustically separate theatres. The Melbourne Exhibition Centre is linked to the convention centre and features 30,000m2 of exhibition space, meeting rooms and a 466-seat auditorium.