Getting there

Apply for a travel bursary before COB Wednesday 14 September.

By plane

Avalon Airport services flights from Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, and is only a 25-minute drive from Novotel Geelong. You can organise a bus transfer to the hotel here, otherwise an Uber or a taxi will cost around $50.

Tullamarine Airport is over an hour’s drive from Geelong. You can organise a bus transfer through Gull Geelong, otherwise an Uber or taxi will cost between $120-170.

By train

If you’re coming from Melbourne by train, the V/Line will get you to Geelong station in an hour. Novotel Geelong is just a ten-minute walk (or short Uber ride) from the station.

By car

If you’re coming by car, see Novotel’s helpful driving directions here.


Novotel Geelong has guaranteed on-site parking for delegates at a discounted rate of $27 per day.

For delegates who are not staying at the hotel, additional parking is available at Westfield Geelong (located behind the hotel), which can be arranged at a discounted rate of $27 per day through the Novotel reception team.

For additional parking options nearby to the Novotel click here.

If you have any queries or if you experience any difficulties sorting out transport options, contact the CFAustralia team – we’re happy to help.

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