ANZSGM 2020 ASM Melbourne 27 - 29 May 2020

Melbourne, Victoria

Things to do and top attractions in Melbourne

Wander through Melbourne's laneways

The centre of Melbourne is threaded with cobbled laneways, which have become a mecca for coffee shops,
cafés and unique shopping boutiques. Start at Flinders Street station, wander down Degraves Street, and
explore the city's beautiful arcades and street art around every corner - including works from England-based
graffiti artist Banksy. Head down Collins Street to visit the exquisite Block Arcade then get your caffeine hit
at pocket-sized Brother Baba Budan or Patricia, both on Little Bourke Street.

Get a taste of Melbourne's best coffee

For Melburnians, coffee is more than just an essential part of their morning routine. It's become so deeply
embedded in the culture that it has truly evolved into an art form. Home to thousands of cafes and some of
the world's best baristas, you'll never be far away from a sophisticated cup of single origin coffee. Australia's
signature coffee is the flat white (similar to a latte), but you'll also find cold-drip, pour over, siphon and even
Instagram-worthy green matcha, blue algae and tumeric infused lattes. Head to ST. ALi in South
Melbourne, Seven Seeds in Carlton or Industry Beans in Fitzroy to see for yourself just how serious coffee
can be. Find our top pick of Melbourne's coffee shops here.

Shop like a local

Melbourne is renowned for its markets, which sell everything from local produce to arts and crafts and
vintage fashion. Get amongst the hustle and bustle of the Queen Victoria Markets, the largest open-air
market in the Southern Hemisphere. You can take a bus from there to the South Melbourne Market, and
enjoy dim sim or street-style Mexican food under its historic awnings. On weekends, pick up handmade
pieces from emerging Australian designers at the Rose St. Artists' Market in Fitzroy, just a quick tram ride
from the city centre.

Dine at some of Melbourne's most famous restaurants

Book well in advance for Attica, one of the world's 50 best restaurants, and tuck into Ben Shewry's unique
tasting menu. Melbourne's city laneways are home to popular restaurants, such as Tonka, hidden down the
graffiti-covered Duckboard Place, and elegant Flower Drum on Market Lane. Nearby, TV chef George
Colombaris plates up modern Greek food at his flagship restaurant The Press Club and souvas at his string
of casual restaurants Jimmy Grants. For the tastiest cheap eats, don't miss  Hannoi Hannah's  delicious
Vietnamese street food or Fonda Mexican for tacos and burritos. Both pack out quickly.

Sip cocktails at a rooftop bar

Enjoy drinks with a view at one of Melbourne's many rooftop bars. Popping up across the city centre, and
the bohemian neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Carlton, these high-altitude bars enable you to watch the
sun set with a drink in hand. Local favourites include the spectacular rooftop terrace at Naked in the Sky in
Fitzroy, Rooftop Bar gracing Curtin House in the city centre (which transforms into a rooftop cinema in
summer), and, nearby, the very unique Madame Brussels.

Discover why Melbourne is regarded as the world's sporting capital

Melbourne is Australia's sports capital and its venues are legendary. Join the fun at the Melbourne Cricket
Ground (MCG) for the Australian Football League from March until September, or the international cricket
matches from November until February. Go trackside at Flemington for the excitement of the Melbourne
Cup, held on the first Tuesday in November, or be exhilarated by the Australian Grand Prix, when Albert
Park is transformed into a high-speed racetrack. Find out more about Melbourne's sports events.


Important Dates

ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2020
27-29 May 2020

October 2019
Call for Abstracts opens

November 2019
Early bird registration opens

February 2020
Call for Abstracts closes

March 2020
Early bird registration closes


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