Accommodation & Transport

La Trobe University, Bundoora  is a suburban university located 14 kilometres North East of central Melbourne, Victoria.  Attendees are required to arrange their own accommodation and transport. We hope that the following information will help you.

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We encourage local AFN members to consider billeting interstate / international AFN members. Interested AFN locals and visitors can post to our billeting discussion board which will be available shortly.

There is limited accommodation on La Trobe campus (  We have also listed a range of accommodation options near La Trobe University, noting that this is not an endorsement. You could also search online accommodation sites, e.g. Wotif and Airbnb (see below for a list of neighbouring suburbs with easy access to public transport). As always, prices vary subject to demand – book early to get the best deals.


Hotel Distrance from Uni Star rating Approx nightly room cost
Punthill Ivanhoe 3.8km 4.5 $190
Mantra Bell City 4.5km 4.5 $160
Austin Rise Bed and Breakfast 4.0km 4 $170
Quest Bundoora 4.9km 4 $195
Quest Ivanhoe 5.5km 4 $210
Parc Hotel 1.3km 3.5 $180
Breakfree Bell City 4.4km 3.5 $75
Comfort Inn Greensborough 2.9km 3.5 $130


Suburbs along the #86 Tram route include Melbourne city centre traveling along Bourke St from Southern Cross station, Fitzroy, Clifton Hill, Northcote, Thornbury, Preston, Reservoir and Bundoora.


La Trobe University, Bundoora is accessible by public transport (train and bus) and road. A myki card is required for travel on public transport in Melbourne and can be bought from participating 7-eleven stores, IGA stores and newspaper outlets as well as from train stations.

Train and bus   The Bundoora Campus can be accessed via Reservoir and Macleod Railway Stations (South Morang and Hurstbridge lines) from Central Melbourne.

Travel time: 40-50 minutes.  For more information (including scheduled services) visit Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner / PTV Journey Planner app (Android / iPhone).

Tram  Tram 86 runs from Waterfront City (Docklands) along Bourke Street. To get to La Trobe University, alight at the La Trobe University Medical Centre.

Travel time: 50-65 minutes.  Real time information on trams to / from the Bundoora Campus is available from Yarra Trams TramTRACKER.

Transport from Melbourne Airport SkyBus to Southern Cross Station from where the #86 Tram can be picked up. This tram route runs through the city and is useful for city apartments and hotels. Alternatively, take a train from Platform 9 for Hurstbridge/ Eltham trains alighting at MacLeod station for the bus connection.

Parking  – closest car parks are Car Park 3 and 4; can pay by meter or using the CellOPark app which is easy to use.  For a map of the car park and venue, click here.

If you need help

If you need help with anything or have any questions regarding the above, please call our question guru, Danielle Bolton on 07 5429 8480 or email

See you in Melbourne!

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