As announced at the 2022 AGM, the 2023 SUBCON will be held over the weekend of 6 – 9 October. The weekend will be based in the Melbourne bay side suburb of St Kilda and it is anticipated that the majority of events will be held in St. Kida area.
To assist with the planning of the weekend we request you submit your expressions of interest in attending the various events. Please complete the on-line form below.
I have included some accommodation options but will provide further details on this later. In addition I have supplied some travel information.
Elsie (Ian) Tanner
Those attending SUBCON and planning to stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, please use this link for booking and enter the Promo Code SUB2023 to get the best rate.
Booking: Available for Deluxe room, Superior room, and Deluxe Terrace
Available to book from today till 30 Sept 2023
Valid for stay: 6 Oct 2023 – 9 Oct 2023
If booking via the website, you will be offered $18 per night for parking instead of $25.
If you have any issues using the web site call the hotel direct on +61 3 8598 6700 quote Promo Code SUB2023
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MEL – Melbourne Tullamarine, is the main international and domestic airport. QANTAS, JETSTAR, VIRGIN and REX are some of the carriers using this airport.
AVV – Melbourne Avalon
Travel from airports to St Kilda. Options
Sky Bus – https://www.skybus.com.au/
Main Train Stations
Melbourne has an extensive tram network throughout the CBD and inner suburbs. Trams use MYKI cards exclusively for payment. A MYKI card cost $6 to purchase (concessions prices are available). A large area around the CBD is free.
St Kilda routes include 16, 96 and 3a (3a - weekends and public holidays only).
Cosmopolitan Hotel 3.5 Stars – 2 – 8 Carlisle Street St Kilda 2 min walk to St Kilda RSL
Quest Apartments 4 Stars - 1 Eildon Road St Kilda 7 min walk to St Kilda RSL
Rydges Hotel 4 Stars - 35-37 Fitzroy Street St Kilda 11 min walk (via Acland Street) or 14 min walk (via The Esplanade) or 6 min via tram (routes 16, 96 or (3a Sat/Sun only))
Tolarno Hotel 3.5 Stars - 42 Fitzroy Street St Kilda 11 min walk (via Acland Street) or 14 min walk (via The Esplanade) or 6 min via tram (routes 16, 96 or (3a Sat/Sun only))
The Prince of Wales Hotel 4 Stars - 2 Acland Street S Kilda 9 min walk (via Acland Street) or 12 min walk (via The Esplanade) or 6 min via tram (routes 16, 96 or (3a Sat/Sun only))
St Kilda - Things To Do
Acland Street, St Kilda - Neighbourhood: St. Kilda
St. Kilda is an iconic beachside suburb and one of the most culturally and economically diverse of Melbourne’s neighbourhoods. It is a traditional haven for musicians, artists and writers, drawn to the European ambience and fresh ocean breezes. At night, it can have an edgier side, but by day, it features a relaxed vibe – the market stalls, boutiques and outdoor bars display St. Kilda’s easy-going attitude. Ocean winds blow from Port Phillip Bay and waves lap onto its long and mostly deserted beaches. Rides whir at the world’s oldest operational Luna Park. On a lazy weekend morning, bikers cruise along Acland Street, showing off their motorcycles. But the late morning crowds are too busy at brunch to notice. St. Kilda is a perfect place to relax after a night out with friends.
Take a stroll down the St Kilda pier and visit the Penguins.
The St Kilda Breakwater is home to a colony of Little Penguins. The isolation of the breakwater is an ideal location for them to live. Just before dusk, you can view the colony coming ashore from the promenade on the St Kilda Breakwater. A viewing platform is accessible at the head of the pier; however, it can be very busy at times. We recommend visiting during weeknights to reduce traffic and for the protection of the penguins.
St Kilda Esplanade Markets
In its idyllic beachside location, the St Kilda Esplanade Market is an icon of St Kilda and Melbourne. A world-renowned art and craft makers’ haven, the market has been the destination of choice for those seeking high-quality and authentic Australian products since 1970. Find a range of arts, crafts and other original creations to take home every Sunday from 10am.
Located on the Upper Esplanade in St Kilda.
10am to 5pm (daylight saving hours)
10am to 4pm (all other times)
Location - The Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182
St Kilda Ferry
St Kilda Ferry is a ferry service running between St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Williamstown. It's amazing what you can see along the way, from the occasional Dolphin or Penguin to the large cruise liners that call Port Melbourne home during the cruise season. Jump aboard at Williamstown, Port Melbourne or St Kilda. You can disembark at any location and jump back on to resume your adventures at the next destination. See our website for departure times and pricing. We also give group discounts and can charter the boat to your group. We are operating weekends until further notice. St Kilda Ferry - Home - Stkilda to Williamstown to Port Melbourne and Return
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