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==What to bring to linux.conf.au==
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==To and from the airport==
  
* '''Laptop, phone, camera, chargers etc''' - most people bring a laptop, tablet etc. Free WiFi is available. Many Delegates enjoy hacking, coding and developing together at linux.conf.au.  
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Buses will be provided to and from Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL), and depending on numbers, also to and from Avalon airport (AVV) on Sunday 31st January and Saturday 6th February.  
* '''Sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle''' - Geelong, although coastal, can have high summer temperatures. The conference venue is a block from the beach, feel free to bring swimming gear.  
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* '''Clothes and toiletries''' - the conference venue is a block away from a [http://www.westfield.com.au/geelong Westfield shopping centre], so you'll be OK if you forget anything. Remember to bring any medication you may need.  
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Please ensure that you list your flight on the [[Airport_arrivals_and_departures_page|Airport arrivals and departures page]].
* '''Identification and if international, your passport''' - for registration purposes, we may need to see identification, and if you're a student, we'll need to see your student card. Geelong has plenty of beer, and in accordance with liquor laws, you may be asked for ID to be served alcohol.
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* '''Cash or card''' - you will likely have some incidental expenses during the conference. There's an ATM (Westpac) at the conference venue, and most nearby venues take card.  
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If you're arriving or departing outside of these times, you may need to make other arrangements.
* '''An appetite''' - Geelong has a magnificent range of eateries and restaurants all within walking distance.
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* [http://gull.com.au/ Gull Bus] - goes between Geelong and Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) airport. The nearest stop is Geelong train station, which is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. Expect to pay around $55 for a round trip.  
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* [http://www.avalonairportshuttle.com.au/ Avalon Airport Shuttle] - door to door service from your accommodation to or from Avalon Airport (AVV - Sydney only). Expect to pay around $45 for a round trip.
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* [http://www.vline.com.au/ VLine regional rail to Melbourne] - Geelong is around 1 hour by rail from Melbourne. From there, you can catch the [http://www.skybus.com.au/ Skybus] to Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL).
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* public transport from [http://melbourneairport.com.au/to-from-the-airport/other-bus-services/overview.html Melbourne Tullamarine airport] (requires [https://www.mymyki.com.au/ myki card] only) - [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/7531 901 bus] to Broadmeadows station, [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/3 metropolitan train] to Southern Cross station, [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/1745 country train] to Geelong railway station
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== To and from the Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds ==
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For those staying at the [http://www.deakin.edu.au/residences Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds], we will be running shuttles to and from the conference venue at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, around 15km away.
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It's important that you're up early in the morning in order to catch the bus to conf!
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== Transport around Geelong ==
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[http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/local-areas/view/19 Geelong is well serviced by buses, which use the pre-paid Myki system].
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You probably want [https://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/8633 Route 41.]
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The more direct bus is the [https://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/8765 Route 1] which will take you directly from Waurn Ponds to Waterfront with minimal stops.
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== Taxi Companies ==
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Geelong has one main taxi company.
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* [http://www.geelongtaxis.com.au/ Geelong Taxi Network ] - 131 008
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Taxi ranks can be found at the northern end of the Geelong Railway Station at northern.
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For those that are getting an taxi from town, go to Moorabool Street, Opposite Market Square.
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Under Victorian regulations, after 10PM (or 22:00 if you prefer) Taxi Drivers have the right to ask for an estimate of the fare before the journey. If you are heading to the Deakin Student Residences in Waurn Ponds, the taxi fare will be around $25-30.
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Cabcharge add a surcharge (5 or 10%, accounts vary) to taxi fares paid with credit card.
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== Car Parking ==
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Parking is available at Deakin's Waterfront Campus for around $6 per day. The easiest way to pay for parking is via the [https://paybyphone.com Pay by Phone application]. The Waterfront car park ID is Geelong Waterfront Campus - 10157.  
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Car parking is also available at the [http://www.carepark.com.au/find-a-care-park/cunninham-pier/ Cunningham Pier] for around $10 per day.  
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Car Parking at the Residences at Waurn Ponds is usually included in the accommodation pricing, but check with Deakin Residences for more information.
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To and from the airport

Buses will be provided to and from Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL), and depending on numbers, also to and from Avalon airport (AVV) on Sunday 31st January and Saturday 6th February.

Please ensure that you list your flight on the Airport arrivals and departures page.

If you're arriving or departing outside of these times, you may need to make other arrangements.

  • Gull Bus - goes between Geelong and Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) airport. The nearest stop is Geelong train station, which is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. Expect to pay around $55 for a round trip.
  • Avalon Airport Shuttle - door to door service from your accommodation to or from Avalon Airport (AVV - Sydney only). Expect to pay around $45 for a round trip.
  • VLine regional rail to Melbourne - Geelong is around 1 hour by rail from Melbourne. From there, you can catch the Skybus to Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL).
  • public transport from Melbourne Tullamarine airport (requires myki card only) - 901 bus to Broadmeadows station, metropolitan train to Southern Cross station, country train to Geelong railway station

To and from the Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds

For those staying at the Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds, we will be running shuttles to and from the conference venue at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, around 15km away.

It's important that you're up early in the morning in order to catch the bus to conf!

Transport around Geelong

Geelong is well serviced by buses, which use the pre-paid Myki system.

You probably want Route 41.

The more direct bus is the Route 1 which will take you directly from Waurn Ponds to Waterfront with minimal stops.

Taxi Companies

Geelong has one main taxi company.

Taxi ranks can be found at the northern end of the Geelong Railway Station at northern.

For those that are getting an taxi from town, go to Moorabool Street, Opposite Market Square.

Under Victorian regulations, after 10PM (or 22:00 if you prefer) Taxi Drivers have the right to ask for an estimate of the fare before the journey. If you are heading to the Deakin Student Residences in Waurn Ponds, the taxi fare will be around $25-30.

Cabcharge add a surcharge (5 or 10%, accounts vary) to taxi fares paid with credit card.

Car Parking

Parking is available at Deakin's Waterfront Campus for around $6 per day. The easiest way to pay for parking is via the Pay by Phone application. The Waterfront car park ID is Geelong Waterfront Campus - 10157.

Car parking is also available at the Cunningham Pier for around $10 per day.

Car Parking at the Residences at Waurn Ponds is usually included in the accommodation pricing, but check with Deakin Residences for more information.



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