Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and has been voted the world’s most liveable city six years running. Divided into two parts by the Yarra river, Melbourne’s multicultural population finds its home amongst lush parklands and Victorian era architecture. The arts, culture, and food are a large focus of Melbourne’s 4 million plus residents and the Victorian government. The city is noted for its many and varied exhibitions and festivals.
Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University is the primary local host for DiGRA 2017. It is located in the heart of the urban suburb of Hawthorn which is a short train or tam ride from the city. Places to sample a variety of cuisines and catch up with other delegates abound, although this suburb is primarily known for its Indian and South East Asian cuisine.
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is the workshops host for DiGRA 2017 and the central campus is located on the corner of Swanston and Latrobe streets, very near the middle of Melbourne’s thriving CBD. Places to eat and sample tourist attractions abound, as does accommodation.
The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne will be hosting some of the DiGRA 2017 social events and is located in Parkville, just outside of the Melbourne CBD. There are many places to eat and drink, on campus and nearby. Accommodation is plentiful and will put you in close proximity to RMIT University also.