Registration is now closed for the U21 Health Sciences Group Annual Meeting 2018 hosted by the University of Melbourne on the 10-14 September 2018.

The programme

The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Building Healthy Communities’ and will focus on the key areas of Student Mental Health and Gender Based Violence with a global Indigenous Health and Minority group focus interwoven throughout the week.

Please click here to download the programme for this year's Annual Meeting. 

Hotel information

Three hotels in Melbourne City Centre have been recommended for your stay during the Annual Meeting with all hotels within easy walking distance for shopping, sightseeing, restaurants, parks and also the University. Your room at these hotels can be booked directly through the registration platform.  However, you are welcome to source your own accommodation by contacting alternate providers directly.

September is a very busy month in Melbourne and we advise delegates to register for the Meeting and to book flights and accommodation as early as possible.

Recommended Hotels:

Invoicing and payment for the recommended hotels and Friday tour will be managed by ATPI Corporate Events, a partner organisation of The University of Melbourne.

About Melbourne

Known as the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne has something for everyone and has been voted the world’s most liveable city by the Economist for the last seven years. Melbourne City Centre is filled with exceptional cafes, restaurants, gardens, live music venues and galleries and Melbourne’s famous laneways are the perfect place to discover hidden bars, boutiques and vibrant street art. Sports fans are well catered for, and the extensive public transport network makes it easy to explore everything this multicultural city has to offer.  

Melbourne is the gateway to the scenic regional areas of the State of Victoria, from the beautiful beaches and surf of the Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninsula, to the picturesque landscape of the Yarra Valley and mountains of Victoria’s high country.

For more information on Melbourne and surrounds please visit:   

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Optional Tour: Yarra Valley Day Tour: 

Friday 14th September



Spend an afternoon exploring Australia’s iconic Yarra Valley region. Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley offers breathtaking scenery, quality local food and world-renowned wines. The first stop will be Healesville Sanctuary, a unique zoo and haven for Australian bush and animals, where we will wander through the park and experience an up-close encounter with some of our wildlife. Following our visit to the park, we will travel to nearby Oakridge for wine tastings and afternoon tea. Finally, we will end the afternoon with a visit to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. 

The tour will depart the University of Melbourne at 12.30pm and arrive back in the city centre at approximately 6.30pm

Costs for the tour are $135 AUD per person and this can be paid directly via the registration process.

Getting to and from Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is located approximately 20km outside the City Centre, approximate travel times and costs can be found here.  

For information on transport options, travel times and pick-up locations visit the Melbourne Airport website:   

Visa information and Invitation letters

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australia visa to enter the country.  New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country.  All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home.

Further information can be found here:

If you require an invitation letter to apply for a visa to travel to Australia, please email   

Contact us

For any queries please contact either:

The Local Organising Committee -    

Corrina Greenwood, Executive Officer, U21 HSG -