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== To and from the airport ==
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Welcome to the Delegate Wiki for linux.conf.au 2016 Geelong - LCA By the Bay.
  
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.  
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This Wiki is intended to be your conference companion and source of information to ensure you have a first-rate conference experience. The Wiki is collaboratively written and edited by the [[Conference Organisers]] and Delegates. You are welcome to edit the Wiki, as long as you do it awesomely.  
  
Please ensure that you list your flight on the [[Airport_arrivals_and_departures_page|Airport arrivals and departures page]].
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If you're arriving or departing outside of these times, you may need to make other arrangements.
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[https://linux.conf.au/wiki/Special:AllPages All Wiki Pages]
  
* [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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== Information by attendee type ==
* [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.skybus.com.au/ Skybus] runs a shuttle service between Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL) and Southern Cross Station. From there a train can be caught into Geelong.
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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. Then catch the train to Geelong as below.
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== To and from Melbourne ==
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* [[Information for Speakers]]
 
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* [[Information for Delegates]]
The [http://www.vline.com.au/ VLine regional rail] runs from Melbourne's Southern Cross station to Geelong every 20 minutes during peak hours, the journey takes approximately one hour.
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* [[Information for Volunteers]]
 
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* [[Information for Students]]
The Geelong Station is an easy ten minute walk to Deakin Waterfront Campus.
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* [[Information for Partners and family]]
 
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* [[Information for International Visitors]]
The Waurn Ponds Station is about 3km from the Deakin Student Residences, not all trains travel to Waurn Ponds Station.
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* [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/1745 Timetable]
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Driving from Melbourne's CBD to Geelong takes about an hour. Be aware that the route has a significant number of fixed speed cameras.
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=== VLine train restrictions ===
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This is mainly for those travelling from Melbourne to the conference by VLine...
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If you are based in Melbourne or Victoria in general, you may have heard that V/Line's VLocity  trains have been "restricted" from the Melbourne metro rail network.
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Some trains are now running right into Southern Cross (aka Spencer Street) which is the Melbourne terminus for most of VLine's Melbourne train services.
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As a delegate, how may this affect you?
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* Those trains that are not running in and out of Melbourne will be replaced by coaches, at least for the Melbourne network section.
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* If you are wanting to be in Geelong by a particular time, please allow an extra hour for your travel time.
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* Check VLine's web site at https://www.vline.com.au/ for service updates and replacements.
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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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There is free parking at Eastern Park, about 15 minutes walk to Deakin. There is [http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/parking/article/item/8cb90a3988f5454.aspx a $3 shuttle bus] which runs at the start and end of the working day.
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Car Parking at the Residences at Waurn Ponds is NOT included in the accommodation pricing. See [[Accommodation#Car_Parking|Accommodation]] for more details. The same day pass can be used across both campuses.
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== Information by conference lifecycle ==
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* [[Registering for linux.conf.au]]
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* [[Transport|Getting to linux.conf.au]]
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* [[Accommodation|Where to stay at linux.conf.au]]
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* [[What to expect at linux.conf.au]]
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* [[Miniconf_Info |What's in store for the miniconfs]]
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* [[What to do at linux.conf.au]]
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* [[What happens after linux.conf.au]]
  
 
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Revision as of 15:36, 17 January 2016

Welcome to the Delegate Wiki for linux.conf.au 2016 Geelong - LCA By the Bay.

This Wiki is intended to be your conference companion and source of information to ensure you have a first-rate conference experience. The Wiki is collaboratively written and edited by the Conference Organisers and Delegates. You are welcome to edit the Wiki, as long as you do it awesomely.

To sign in to the Wiki, use the email address you registered on linux.conf.au with as your username, and the same password from linux.conf.au

All Wiki Pages

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ATTENDEE TYPE:

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