Below is information and some frequently asked questions together with answers regarding the upcoming Conference of Clubs 2018.

Transportation Options to & from Melbourne Airport

Please see below our guide to transportation from Melbourne Airport for your perusal.

For eligible Club Delegates or Position Holders entitled to SISWP Travel Pool Reimbursement, please be advised that a maximum of AUD 55.00 return trip will be payable (regardless of mode of transport) to and from the Melbourne airport.  Please remember to keep your receipt to submit with your Travel Claim.


If you are staying at the Pullman & Mecure Melbourne Albert Park

We recommend the quickest and most economical method of transport which is the Starbus Shuttle Service.

StarbusShuttle Service to or from Melbourne Airport

Pullman & Mecure Melbourne Albert Park Hotel guests are provided with a shuttle from Melbourne Airport through an external company Starbus. The fare is AUD 27.00 per adult & AUD 12.00 per child aged between 4-14 for a one way journey, infants travel free of charge, a discounted round trip is also available.

Click here to book a Starbus

Please collect your luggage on arrival and then call Starbus on 03 8378 8700 to advise you are ready to go. The Starbus operator will explain how to get to the collection area known as Groups and Charters. (See map below).

Please note: Starbus runs from Melbourne Airport between the hours of 6:00am to 9:00pm & departs approximately every 15 minutes. Starbus collections from our hotel start at 4:45am until 8:45pm, with a collection at 45 minutes past the hour, provided it is pre-booked.
Note: Starbus operates with a 20 minute collection window on all Hotel pick up's. This will be explained in further detail on your booking confirmation email.

 Starbus Airport Shuttle Map










Starbus collection area.

Please collect all luggage & then call Starbus on 03 8378 8700, if you do not have a mobile phone, Starbus provides free call phones inside T2 & T3. 

Click here to view a larger map 


Directions from Melbourne CBD to Pullman Albert Park Melbourne

Map pic

The best way for you to travel would be via tram from Flinders Street Station. Outside of the station is tram stop number 13 which is adjacent to Federation Square.
From this stop you will need to catch any one of the 3, 5, 6, 16, 64 or 67 tram services heading southbound (away from the city) and stop at number 27.
Turn right into Lorne Street and head towards Albert Park Lake.
The Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is located on the next corner with the entrance on Queens Road.


Click here for Public Transport Victoria

If you are interested in hiring a car or a limousine or if you have any questions regarding the above options, please contact the contact the Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park on +61 3 85542570


Other Transport Options

Skybus (Takes you to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne CBD)

On arrival at the airport make your way to the Skybus ticket booth outside the domestic terminal and inside the international terminal. The express Skybus will take you to Southern Cross Station. A return ticket is AUD 38.00. 

The Skybus service runs every 10 minutes approximately.  If you are staying at or near the Pullman Mercure you can find taxis immediately outside the bus station.

If you are staying in a Hotel in immediate CBD District - There is a complementary hotel transfer service provided by Skybus.


If you are staying in a Hotel in the Southland and Dockland precint - There is also a Southbank Docklands Service – servicing hotels within the Southland and Dockland precinct. 

Click here for Skybus Website

Taxis from the airport

The cost from Melbourne airport to the city is anywhere from AUD 70.00 – 80.00 one way.

Uber from the airport

Ubers can now be requested from the airport to the city.

Click here for Uber Website


Conference Official Logos

We encourage you to share your experieinces of Conference on your social media sites, to assist with this conference logos for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram postings have been made available for you to use.   folder Click on this link to download and share whenever you are posting about the conference.


Conference Registration: 


Paying via PayPal

Q: Do I have to have a PayPal account to register and pay online?

A:  No. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay by Direct Debit or Credit Card. If you wish to pay by Direct Debit or Credit Card, select the Paypal payment option at the end of the Registration form:

Tip Sheet Paying By Direct Debit or Credit Card without a Paypal Account1






  You will be redirected to the Paypal screen where you need to select the Pay with Debit or Credit Card option. Follow the steps to complete your payment.

Tip Sheet Paying By Direct Debit or Credit Card without a Paypal Account 















Registering for SISWP Board Meetings

Q: I want to register as an observer for the SISWP Board Meetings. When Can I do this?

A: Follow this link to Events on the SISWP Website to register.


Q: Can we register for a Trade Table at the Conference of Clubs 2018?

A: If you would like to have a trade table at the conference send a request by email to the conference committee at

 Numbers of tables are limited due to space available.


Q: When is the SISWP Annual General Meeting being held?

A: SISWP Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 6th May at 1:30pm.


Q: Is there a Partners Program?

The Conference Planning Committee are keen to welcome member’s partners and friends to the May 2018 COC.
Several partners of the Committee have been working on a Partners Program and are excited about the tours and opportunities available to explore Melbourne and a couple of the Victorian regions.

More Information Click Here


SISWP Shop at COC18

Q: Will there be a SISWP Shop at Conference to buy merchandise?

A: SISWP Shop Open Times below.

Friday 4th May:
Open 8:15am
Close 3:30pm

Saturday 5th May:
Open 8:15am
Close 3:30pm

Sunday 6th May:
Open 8:30am
Close 11:00am

To view items available and prices please Click Here to download Shop order form.

These stunning Conference of Clubs 2018 Badge will be available for purchase at the Shop for AUD$25.

COC 2016 2018 Gold Badge FinalCOC 2016 2018 Silver Badge Final

Our Conference of Clubs 2018 Badge is based around President Theresa’s Biennium 2016-18 Biennium theme. The replica diamonds celebrate our 21st Conference of Clubs, and the replica ruby is to celebrate our 40th Anniversary of Federation Charter.


Melbourne Information:

Q: Restaurants and Cafes close to Conference Venue?

A: Please see a list below of a selection of restaurants in St Kilda, Albert Park and Toorak Areas of Melbourne.

You can also Click Here to download further reccommendations from the Pullman & Mercure Hotel and Maps of near by places of interest Click Here.

Rosco's @ Chevron

Relaxed all-day cafe for Italian pizza, pasta and salads.


Open: Monday -Friday 11.30am-10.30pm
Saturday & Sunday

14/519 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

 Phone: (03) 9525 2679

The Point Restaurant

Australian, Contemporary
Dedicated to serving the finest seasonal produce.


Open: Tuesday-Sunday,
12pm - 2:30pm & 6pm - LATE

Address: Aquatic Drive, Albert Park Lake VIC 3206

Phone: 03 9682 5566

The Botanical

It serves a generous, family-style menu in the restaurant, wine store and bar, celebrating the flavours and ingredients of Modern Australian cuisine and produce.


Monday – Thursday: 11am - 1am
Friday – Saturday: 7am - 1am
Sunday: 7am - 11:30pm

Address: 169 Domain Road South Yarra, VIC 3141

Phone: (03) 9820 788

Hunter's Kitchen & Bar

Locally-sourced fish, steak and salads served in a relaxed restaurant.


Monday to Saturday  7 am to 11 pm.


454 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Phone: (03)9867 4466

Topo Gigio 

Australian/Italian influence


 Open: Tues-Sat12pm–9:30pm
Sun & Mon 5:30pm–10pm

Address: 432 Toorak Rd, Toorak VIC 3142

Phone: (03) 9827 5555


Q: Where is the nearest place of worship to Albert Park?

A: Please see a list below of Places of worship near Albert Park.

Anglican Parish of the Parks 

Address: 99 Bridport St, Albert Park VIC
Phone: (03) 9696 5116

Albert Park Baptist Church 


Address: 115 Kerferd Rd, Albert Park
Phone: (03) 9699 8407

Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne Meditation Centre

Meditation in Albert Park, Victoria

Address: 63 Victoria Ave, Albert Park
Phone:0405 122 386

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church 

Address: 377 Dorcas St, South Melb
Phone: (03) 9690 5895

St Patrick's Cathedral  

Catholic Cathedral in East Melbourne

Address: 1 Cathedral Pl, East Melb
Phone: (03) 9662 2233

St. Luke's Anglican Church

Address: 210 Dorcas St, South Melb
Phone: (03) 9686 8521

South Port UnitingCare  

Within the tradition of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Address: 319 Dorcas St, South Melb
Phone: (03) 9690 1188

St Paul's Cathedral

Anglican church in the City of Melbourne

Address: Flinders Ln & Swanston St, Melbourne

St Joseph's Church  

Catholic church in Victoria, Australia

Address: 274 Rouse St, Port Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9681 9600







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