About the Venue

The venue for this year’s User Forum is the Rydges Melbourne, Victoria

Welcome to a refreshingly local and transformed Rydges Melbourne, nestled in the vibrant heart of the city’s theatre district. Immerse yourself in the pulse of Melbourne’s culture, with Chinatown at your doorstep, exclusive Collins Street boutiques, major sporting precincts, Emporium, Melbourne Central and the Bourke Street Mall all moments away.

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a family staycation, our accommodations cater to your desires with our Rydges Apartments offering kitchenettes, spacious lounge rooms, laundry facilities and the convenient service you expect from a hotel. Stay active with our interactive fitness studio equipped with the latest technology and equipment or relax at our year-round heated Rooftop Pool located on level 23, offering breathtaking city views.

Indulge your senses at Bossley Bar & Restaurant, where Executive Head Chef Paul Griffiths celebrates Melbourne’s theatre district with a classic menu with a modern twist that showcases locally sourced ingredients and the vibrant flavours of Victoria. Moody lighting and green leather banquets create an intimate dinner setting or enjoy a cocktail and experience the hustle of Exhibition Street from outdoor bar terrace.

BY AIR | Tullamarine or Avalon Airports

BY ROAD | 18kms from Tullamarine Airport and 58km from Brisbane

TRANSFERS | Tullamarine to Rydges
Taxi – $100.00 one way
Skybus – $20.00 each way
Bourke Street Tram – free

TRANSFERS| Avalon to Rydges
Taxi – due to distance, recommend Skybus
Skybus – $26.50 one way, return from $50
Bourke Street Tram – free

MELBOURNE TRAMS| A Tram Stop immediately available near corner of Exhibition and Bourke Street to enable you to very easily get to the various Melbourne precincts. Travel within the CBD is free, outside of that area you will need to tap on with MYKI card. Also the tram connects to the Skybus airport transfer terminal at Southern Cross Station, to enable transfers to Tullamarine and Avalon Airports.

Melbourne Bourke Street Tram

PARKING | Please check with the hotel directly for parking information