International Conference on

Forensic Research & Technology

Melbourne, Australia   July 23-24, 2018

Venue & Hospitality

City Highlights

About City

Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's center is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. Geologically, it is built on the conclusion of Quaternary lava flows to the west, Silurian mudstones to the east, and Holocene sand accumulation to the southeast along Port Phillip. The southeastern suburbs are situated on the Selwyn fault which transects Mount Martha and Cranbourne.

Melbourne was ranked the world's fourth top University City in 2008 after London, Boston and Tokyo in a poll commissioned by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Of the top twenty high schools in Australia according to the Better Education ranking, six are located in Melbourne.

Melbourne is an international cultural center, with cultural endeavors spanning major events and festivals, drama, musicals, comedy, music, art, architecture, literature, film and television. The climate, waterfront location and nightlife make it one of the most vibrant destinations in Australia.   

Transportation in Melbourne:

  • The world's largest tram network.
  • Bus (which consist of 323 routes) and coach services.
  • A railway network (16 lines - the second largest in Australia).
  • A regional rail network (5 lines).
  • Interstate railway services operated by NSW Train Link and Great Southern Railway (The Overland).
  • The largest freeway network of any Australian city.
  • Two major passenger airports (including Tullamarine, the second busiest in Australia).
  • Port of Melbourne (Australia's busiest port for containerized and general cargo).
  • Multiple taxi, hire car and other small commercial passenger vehicle services.
  • Public bike-hire system (since mid-2010).